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On Sept. 20, 2017, the Honorable Matthew P. Donovan, the Under Secretary of the Air Force and General Stephen W. Wilson, the Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, thanked several hundred 920th Rescue Wing Airmen in an aircraft hangar at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, thanking them for their relief efforts after two major hurricanes battered Texas then Florida, back-to-back. The 920th RQW sent a contingent of 95 wing Airmen and 5 rescue aircraft to conduct rescues from Eastern Airport, College Station, Texas August 27, 2017. With little time to spare, the 920th begin responding to Texans in need within 45 minutes of their arrival. A week later they were getting ready to do the same thing at home in response to Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) Air Force leaders thank Florida Reserve Airmen for hurricane relief efforts
Air Force leadership visited the Airmen of the 920th Rescue Wing here Sept. 20, to thank them for their Herculean efforts over the past few weeks providing hurricane relief.
0 9/27
2017
Maj. Chris Ferrara, HC-130P/N "King" co-pilot, is part of  concerted rescue effort of approximately 80 wing personnel from the 920th Rescue Wing who rescued two German citizens in distress at sea July 7, 2017 and into July 8. The victim's vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of southern Florida. At the request of the U.S. Coast Guard's Seventh District in Miami, the 920th RQW was alerted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, to assist in the long-range search and rescue. Approximately 80 wing Citizen Airmen and four wing aircraft helped execute the rescue mission to include, maintenance, operations and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark Borosch)
Day into night, rescue Airmen save two German citizens at sea on long-range rescue mission
In a concerted effort throughout July 7, and into the early hours of July 8, approximately 80 Citizen Airmen and four aircraft from the 920th Rescue Wing successfully rescued 2 German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of southern Florida. At the request of the U.S. Coast Guard's Seventh District
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2017
The 45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith (left) and 920th Rescue Wing Commander Colonel Kurt A. Matthews, shake hands prior to tandem skydiving June 8, 2017, over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to demonstrate their wing's commitment to mutual-support and shared resources in an unforgettable way after signing a new host-tenant support agreement. (U.S. Air Force photo / Matthew Jurgens) Patrick wings solidify partnership in epic way
Most business agreements are solidified over coffee and a handshake at a boardroom table, but joint mission partners here commemorated signing their host-tenant support agreement in a first-time epic fashion.Host base commander Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith, 45th Space Wing, and tenant unit commander Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing, agreed to
0 6/19
2017
While surf fishing off the beach at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Tech. Sgt. Shaun Hartman risked his life to save 8 others who got caught in rip currents April 14, 2017. Three weeks after that harrowing day during the 920th Rescue Wing’s drill training weekend May 7, 2017, Vice Wing Commander Col. P. Brett Howard presented Hartman with the wing commander’s coin at the 308th Rescue Squadron where he serves as a medical logistics technician, for his heroics. 
Citizen Airman saves eight people from drowning
Sometimes spending time at the beach is just what one needs after a long day at work; however, for one Air Force Reserve Airman, his beach time was just what eight others needed. While surf fishing off the beach at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Tech. Sgt. Shaun Hartman risked his life to save eight others who got caught in rip currents April 14.
0 5/07
2017
Medal of Honor recipient retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris coined Maj. Marcus Smith, 308th Rescue Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 31, 2017. During a visit to PAFB, Morris gave a presentation emphasizing the importance of pushing through adversity because "we are trained and trusted to always get the job done regardless of our circumstances." (Courtesy photo) Medal of Honor recipient visits Patrick AFB
It's not everyday you get to meet someone who's been featured on a postage stamp. On Jan. 31, 2017, personnel from Patrick Air Force Base gathered to hear from a special visitor whose likeness was placed on the top right-hand corner of millions of envelopes sent through the U.S. postal system, Medal of Honor recipient retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st
0 2/01
2017
NFL football hero Herschel Walker visited Patrick Air Force Base, January 24, taking  time to meet with Guardian Angel Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing. These elite warrior Airmen undergo intense physical and mental training to rescue isolated personnel in combat. They toured Walker through their squadron and demonstrated some of their rescue skills. Throughout the visit, Walker held their rapt attention sharing lots of inspirational accounts of his days playing football. Later that afternoon, Walker stood in front of several hundred Patrick AFB employees who came to listen to his personal battled with mental illness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Cathleen Snow)
NFL football hero visits Guardian Angels, shares personal journey with mental illness
If you ever followed American football in the 1980s, the name Herschel Walker of the Dallas Cowboys was legendary. At six-foot-one, his granite-like physique was built not by lifting weights but through bodyweight exercises — lots of them. On the order of 2,000-3,000 push-ups and sit-ups every day. In his 50's now, he visited with Guardian Angel
0 1/27
2017
Twenty-one Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, received their Associate of Applied Science degrees from the Community College of the Air Force Dec. 4 during a ceremony at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute here. 
During the ceremony, Col. Brett Howard, the 920th RQW vice wing commander, presented the diplomas while 920th RQW Command Chief Timothy Bianchi presented special coins to each graduate.
Citizen Airmen from Patrick earn CCAF degrees
Twenty-one Reserve Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing here received their Associate of Applied Science degrees from the Community College of the Air Force Dec. 4 during a ceremony at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute here.
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2016
Individual Ready Reserve Muster attendees gather in the base theater to process through required stations here at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., May 6, 2016. The stations the attendees process through include medical, Air Force Reserve recruiting, Veteran's Assistance benefits, and military identification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Thacker) (Released) Patrick hosts annual Individual Ready Reserve muster
The 45th Force Support Squadron in coordination with the 45th Medical Group, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, 45th Security Forces Squadron, 920th Rescue Wing, 333rd Recruiting Squadron, and Veterans Administration, held their Annual Individual Ready Reserve Muster here May 6.The 45th Space Wing was selected to host the muster, which brought in more
0 5/10
2016
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Crews from the 920th Rescue Wing here, prepare to refuel an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from an HC-130P/N aircraft number 65-00976. On Sept. 9, 2015, aircraft #00976 headed to retirement at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, the aircraft retirement "bone yard." For nearly 50 years, this combat proven aircraft served the Air Force, providing more than 16,000 hours of superior air support for its Airmen in combat, special operations, humanitarian, aerial refueling, and search and rescue missions around the world. (Courtesy photo)
Rescue wing retiring aging HC-130s
With no fanfare other than the fading rumble of its four turbo-prop engines, one of Patrick's well-worn HC-130P/N King aircraft - number 65-00976 - disappeared into the afternoon sky heading into retirement at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, the aircraft retirement "bone yard," in
0 1/11
2016
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket settles gently back to Earth at Landing Zone 1 (formerly Launch Complex 13) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station less than 10 minutes after it took off from Launch Complex 40 a little more than 5 miles north. It marked the first time a rocket delivered satellites to orbit (11 on this particular mission), then returned to land safely. The reservists of the 920th Rescue Wing provide range clearance and safety contingency support for all rocket launches from CCAFS/Kennedy Space Center. (courtesy photo/SpaceX) Reservists support historic launch, landing of rocket
Helicopter aircrews from the 920th Rescue Wing held their hover near Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted skyward at 8:29 p.m. Dec. 21.On board the Falcon were 11 communications satellites, which were to be placed into low-Earth orbit (LEO) (between 99 - 1,200 miles up). Normally, once that
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2015
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