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Senior Airman Davy Brinkmann, 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, special missions aviations specialist, gets sight on a fellow pararescuemen below as they prepare to hoist two stranded victims of Hurricane Harvey Aug. 31, 2017 from Beaumont, Texas. Reserve Citizen Airman named Space Coast Firefighter of the Year
Senior Airman Davey Brinkman, a special mission aviator with the 920th Rescue Wing's 301st Rescue Squadron, was named 2017 Space Coast Fire Chiefs' Association Firefighter of the Year.
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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.
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Rescue teams from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, rescue stranded victims trapped by flooding from Hurricane Harvey Aug. 31, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas. The 920th RQW deployed roughly 90 Citizen Airmen, three Pave Hawks and two HC-130Ns in support of Air Force Northern’s search and rescue mission for FEMA disaster relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice) Florida Reserve Airmen fly Texas relief missions
A contingent of 95 Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing, Cocoa Beach, Florida, joined forces with several other groups of military rescue assets and were airborne within the first few hours of arriving here, exercising their combat rescue skills over and around Houston.
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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
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Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, support a SpaceX launch from Kennedy Space Center (Courtesy photo) Citizen Airmen support successful Falcon 9 NROL-76 launch
Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing cleared the Eastern Test Range in support of SpaceX’s successful launch of the NROL-76 spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center May 1 at 7:15 a.m. ET.SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched with a classified national security payload for the U.S. National
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The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-9 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at 8:18 p.m. ET March 18, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The Air Force has been breaking barriers since 1947 and the successful WGS-9 launch marks an important occasion for the Wideband constellation as it is a major milestone in a 20-year multilateral partnership. (Courtesy photo/ULA) Reserve Airmen support successful Delta IV launch
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 920th Rescue Wing in partnership with the 45th Space Wing, supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-9 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 here March 18.
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Key leaders from the 920th Rescue Wing discuss aligning the wing’s mission, vision, goals and priorities during a strategic alignment event at the 943rd Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 8. Based at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., the 920th RQW is the only Air Force Reserve Command combat-search-and-rescue unit. This was the first time Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th RQW commander, visited the group since taking command in December 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Rescue group hosts strategic alignment event
Leadership and key personnel from the 920th Rescue Wing gathered to discuss the wing’s mission, vision, priorities and more during a strategic alignment event here March 7-8.Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, brought together leaders within the wing and the 943rd Rescue Group headquarters here for the two-day meeting.“We looked at
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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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