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Senior Airman Liam Miner, 720th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, stands by ready to marshall King 52, the first HC-130 configured for Air Force rescue, down the Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, taxiway for the last time March 6, 2017. King 52 will retire at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, with more than 50 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice) Air Force's first HC-130 takes final flight to retirement
After more than 50 years of faithful service and rescue missions spanning the globe, King 52, the first HC-130 configured for Air Force rescue in 1964, retires March 6, 2017.
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Tech. Sgt. Ben Domian a survival, evasion, resistance, and escape specialist with the 920th Rescue Wing, and his partner, Juliana Herz, a professional model based out of New York, work together during a challenge on a new reality show, "Kicking and Screaming," set to air March 9 at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time on FOX Network. The competition series teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered novices in a tropical jungle in Fiji to battle it out for a chance to win $500,000. (Photo by Jeff Neira courtesy of FOX Broadcasting company.)

Rescue warrior battles it out on prime time reality show
Most people would jump at the chance to be stranded on a tropical island with a beautiful model. But what if it meant living in the jungle; making your own shelter; scavenging for your own food; encountering dangerous creatures, raging rivers, and extreme weather and competing against nine other couples in a physically and mentally draining
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Staff Sgt. Gordon Grooms, a reservist from the 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, greets his son at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., upon return from a four-month deployment Feb. 8, 2017. Approximately 50 wing reservists were welcomed home by friends, family members and fellow Airmen on the Patrick AFB flight line. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Rescue Airmen return from Afghanistan deployment
Approximately 50 reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing returned to Patrick from Afghanistan Feb. 8 after providing personnel recovery support to ongoing operations for the last four months.
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Master Sgt. Heidi White holds her 19-year-old daughter Elissa's hand while her daughter recovers rom surgery December 7, 2016 at Florida Hospital, Orlando. Elissa White had surgery to donate one of her kidneys to her father, Retired Master Sgt. Derrell White who had been facing the harsh reality that he may not make it to Christmas Day due to a chronic medical condition that was worsening. Fate decided he would get the perfect gift this year - life. (Courtesy photo) Teenager gives father gift of life for Christmas
For one Palm Bay, Florida military family, Christmas came early. The family patriarch had been facing the harsh reality that he may not make it to Christmas Day due to a chronic medical condition that was worsening. His kidneys were functioning at only 12 percent and his hope of finding a viable donor in time was grim. But fate decided he would get the perfect gift this year - life. His 19-year-old daughter, the giver; her gift – a kidney.
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Team Rescue supports a Delta IV rocket launch on a military satellite mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Team Rescue supports Delta IV military satellite launch
Team Rescue supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-8 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 here December 7 at 6:53 p.m. ET.
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On Dec. 7, 2001, Staff Sgt. Douglas L. Eccleston died while performing his duties rescuing a sailor off the coast of Bermuda. Due to Eccleston's heroic actions, the sailor’s life was saved. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Fallen Rescue hero remembered
Airmen from throughout the 920th Rescue Wing here remember the legacy of one of their own today, 15 years later. On Dec. 7, 2001, Staff Sgt. Douglas L. Eccleston died while performing his duties rescuing a sailor off the coast of Bermuda. During a mission to save a critically-ill crewman of the 600-foot supertanker Alma Belia, Eccleston's
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Col. Kurt Matthews (center) assumed command of the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Dec. 3 in a change of command ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, 10th Air Force commander, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas (left). Matthews replaced Col. Jeffrey L. Macrander (right) who served as the 920th RQW commander from August 2011 to December 2016. Approximately 400 civilian and military guests attended. (U.S. Air Force photo./1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Air Commando assumes command of 920th Rescue Wing
Col. Kurt Matthews assumed command of the 920th Rescue Wing here Dec. 3 in a change of command ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas.
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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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The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here Nov. 19 at 6:42 p.m. ET. (Courtesy photo by ULA) Citizen Airman support successful rocket launch of weather satellite
Against a clear fall night on Florida's Space Coast, Citizen Airmen piloting an Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, a few miles from Space Launch Complex 41 here, had the best view of an Atlas V rocket as it pierced the sky carrying a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft Nov. 19 at 6:42 p.m. ET.Prior to the launch, the
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To commemorate Veteran's Day, Air Force Reservist Tech. Sgt. Angela Borders, 920th Force Support Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, led a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ceremony November 8, 2016, where she works as an Immigration Services Officer in Orlando when she's not serving the country. (Courtesy photo) Air Force Reservist leads citizenship ceremony
As an Immigration Services Officer in Orlando, Air Force Reservist Tech. Sgt. Angela Borders, 920th Force Support Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, led a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ceremony November 8, 2016, as the Mistress of  Ceremony. As a tribute to her service to the nation, she donned her service dress uniform during
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