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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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Aaron Farrior, former pararesuceman who served during the Vietnam War, takes a seat during the 2016 Pararescue Reunion in Melbourne, Florida, September 22, 2016. Farrior is the recipient of a Sliver Star and four Distinguished Flying Crosses for his actions and service during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Dana White) Pararescuemen gather for rodeo, reunion
“That others may live.” To a pararecueman, this is the motto, creed and essence of what it means to be part of the Air Force’s guardian angel community. Through every war or conflict, this creed has created a brotherhood bonded through legacy - one continuing to be written. At the 2016 Pararescue Reunion in Melbourne, Florida, active duty, Guard
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Patrick Air Force Base and Sea World personnel team up to help a  sick whale Sept. 7, which led Air Force Reservist Tech. Sgt. Bridget Gayden, 920th Rescue Wing Security Forces Airman, to become a Sea World volunteer to help sick animals.(U.S. Air Force photo Master Sgt. Paul Flipse) Beached whale encounter leads Airman to Sea World volunteerism
As an Air Force Reserve security forces Airman, Tech. Sgt. Bridget Gayden never imagined she’d be responding to help a sick mammal, however on Sept. 7, Gayden and fellow 920th Rescue Wing SF Airmen were called to help a 10-foot whale stranded on Patrick Air Force Base’s beach.“It was an unforgettable experience,” said Gayden which led her to
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Two pararescumen (PJs) ascend up a six-story building during the 2016 Pararescue Rodeo hosted by the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, September 22, 2016. The rodeo, also known as a skills competition, was a week-long event which tested PJs on skill sets such as precision-parachute jumping, rifle and pistol accuracy shooting, open-ocean surface swimming, high-angle and confined space rescues, water rescues and overall physical endurance. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Katie Spencer) Pararescue Rodeo tests battlefield Airmen
The 920th Rescue Wing hosted the 2016 Pararescue Rodeo in and around Florida's Space Coast Sept. 19-23. The Guardian Angel Team from the 308th Rescue Squadron here put 46 battlefield Airmen through the rigors of battle-ready drills to save lives in combat, amongst Florida’s tropical environment. Far from a day at the beach, the skills competition,
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