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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Richman, a 492nd Special Operations Training Group loadmaster, drops a thermal blood transport box during Operation Blood Rain near Eglin Range, Florida, Aug. 5, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Richman, a 492nd Special Operations Training Group loadmaster, drops a thermal blood transport box during Operation Blood Rain near Eglin Range, Florida, Aug. 5, 2021. Operation Blood Rain will provide United States Special Operations Command with new data to support this blood delivery method, directly supporting special operations forces worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Richman, a 492nd Special Operations Training Group Detachment 2 loadmaster, left, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. William Smith, right, the Air Force Special Operations Command integration and operability chief, grab thermal blood transport boxes during Operation Blood Rain near Eglin Range, Florida, Aug. 5, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Richman, a 492nd Special Operations Training Group Detachment 2 loadmaster, left, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. William Smith, right, the Air Force Special Operations Command integration and operability chief, grab thermal blood transport boxes during Operation Blood Rain near Eglin Range, Florida, Aug. 5, 2021. Operation Blood Rain will provide United States Special Operations Command with new data to support this blood delivery method, directly supporting special operations forces worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Catherine Olszewski, a 417th Flight Test Squadron pilot, flies an EC-130J Commando Solo during Operation Blood Rain near Eglin Range, Florida, Aug. 5, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Catherine Olszewski, a 417th Flight Test Squadron pilot, flies an EC-130J Commando Solo during Operation Blood Rain near Eglin Range, Florida, Aug. 5, 2021. Operation Blood Rain is a research project in support of United States Special Operations Command, testing the safety of blood after it has experienced environmental and gravitational forces during the air drop, and assesses its feasibility for transfusion in a patient. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Catherine Olszewski, a 417th Flight Test Squadron pilot, flies a modified EC-130J Commando Solo during Operation Blood Rain near Eglin Range, Florida, Aug. 5, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Catherine Olszewski, a 417th Flight Test Squadron pilot, flies a modified EC-130J Commando Solo during Operation Blood Rain near Eglin Range, Florida, Aug. 5, 2021. Operation Blood Rain is a research project in support of United States Special Operations Command, testing the safety of blood after it has experienced environmental and gravitational forces during the air drop, and assesses its feasibility for transfusion in a patient. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Richman, a 492nd Special Operations Training Group Detachment 2 loadmaster, straps a thermal blood transport box in a modified EC-130J Commando Solo during Operation Blood Rain at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Aug. 5, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Richman, a 492nd Special Operations Training Group Detachment 2 loadmaster, straps a thermal blood transport box in a modified EC-130J Commando Solo during Operation Blood Rain at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Aug. 5, 2021. Operation Blood Rain is a research project in support of United States Special Operations Command, testing the safety of blood after it has experienced environmental and gravitational forces during the air drop, and assesses its feasibility for transfusion in a patient. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)