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Hurricane Recovery Team restores Patrick AFB after Hurricane Matthew

Tech. Sgt. Donrico Hooker, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, turns a valve on a water chiller pump to bleed air through the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning System in the headquarters building Oct. 8, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.  The 45th Space Wing’s hurricane recovery teams, made up of more than 175 personnel have been working around the clock to assess and repair damage on base. The 45th SW returned to normal operations within three days following the storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derwin Oviedo)

Tech. Sgt. Donrico Hooker, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, turns a valve on a water chiller pump to bleed air through the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning System in the headquarters building Oct. 8, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The 45th Space Wing’s hurricane recovery teams, made up of more than 175 personnel have been working around the clock to assess and repair damage on base. The 45th SW returned to normal operations within three days following the storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derwin Oviedo)

Tech. Sgt. Chad King, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator, collects debris during the 45th Space Wing’s Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts Oct. 8, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Hurricane Recovery Teams for Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station deployed to an alternate location prior to the storm and remained on call to help with immediate assessment repair after the storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derwin Oviedo)

Tech. Sgt. Chad King, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator, collects debris during the 45th Space Wing’s Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts Oct. 8, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Hurricane Recovery Teams for Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station deployed to an alternate location prior to the storm and remained on call to help with immediate assessment repair after the storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derwin Oviedo)

Staff Sgt. Micky Stoner, of the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, cuts limbs of fallen trees during the 45th Space Wing’s Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts Oct. 8, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Hurricane Recovery Teams for Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station worked around the clock to assess and repair storm damage until the installations opened when other personnel were able to return and augment the teams. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derwin Oviedo)

Staff Sgt. Micky Stoner, of the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, cuts limbs of fallen trees during the 45th Space Wing’s Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts Oct. 8, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Hurricane Recovery Teams for Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station worked around the clock to assess and repair storm damage until the installations opened when other personnel were able to return and augment the teams. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derwin Oviedo)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Tech. Sgt. Donrico Hooker, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, turns a valve on a water chiller pump to bleed air through the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning System in the headquarters building Oct. 8, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The 45th Space Wing’s hurricane recovery teams, made up of more than 175 personnel have been working around the clock to assess and repair damage on base. The 45th SW returned to normal operations within three days following the storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Derwin Oviedo)