"They couldn't believe we were all the way from Alaska," said Maj. Jay Casello. "They were incredibly excited to have us down there."
The Alaska National Guard 176th wing pararescuers returned from areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, where they provided humanitarian relief, on Friday.
"Hurricane season is not over," said Lt. Col. Matthew Komatsu. "We'll be ready if we get another call."