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Rescue Airmen conduct medical evacuation of cruise passenger at sea Citizen Airmen conduct long-range rescue of cruise passenger
Within two hours of the call, Citizen Airmen with 920th Rescue Wing took to the skies bound for a cruise ship roughly 500 miles off the Florida coastline carrying an elderly passenger suffering an acute condition and in need of medical evacuation Nov. 7.
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Reserve Citizen Airmen Staff Sgt.Gregg Forshaw, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen, 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, gets a child to safely to his helicopter August 30, 2017, while flying Hurricane Harvey relief missions with his rescue team in and around Port Arthur, Texas (Courtesy photo) Helicopter crew recalls family-of-four Harvey relief mission
Reserve Citizen Airman Staff Sgt. Gregg Forshaw, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, and Senior Airman Davy Brinkmann, 301st Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, were part of a six-person HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crew that rescued 84 Hurricane Harvey survivors Aug. 30, around Port Arthur,
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Master Sgt. Louis Hause, left, and Staff Sgt. Lucus Vannorsdall, right, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen, tend to victims of an active shooter exercise July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. The pararescuemen were the first medics to arrive on scene, followed by the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters who took command of the scene. The first responders worked side-by-side to attend to victims and load them into ambulances for transport to the hospital.  The exercise was a joint endeavor between the host 45th Space Wing and 920th Rescue Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice) Joint exercise tests active shooter response
The 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing inspection teams worked side-by-side July 25, 2017 as they tested their units' response capabilities in working together to combat an active shooter on the installation.
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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
0 7/07
2017
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 milestone recycled rocket launch
SpaceX made history March 30 with the successful launch of a reused Falcon 9 rocket, marking the first time a commercial company has been able to send a previously-launched rocket into space a second time.   SpaceX launched SES-10 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:27 p.m. EDT. One hour prior to the
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Amidst avalanche warnings and whiteout conditions, Air Force Reserve Guardian Angel Airmen from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Ore., combined forces with two dozen other searchers and the Air National Guard to find a missing skier March 9, 2017. Reserve rescuers join search for missing skier on Mt Hood
Amidst avalanche warnings and whiteout conditions, Air Force Reserve Guardian Angel Airmen from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Ore., combined forces with two dozen other searchers and the Air National Guard to help find a missing skier March 9.
0 3/09
2017
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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To ensure the flying safety of Air Force choppers used to save lives in combat, maintenance crews from the 920th Rescue Wing swap out an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for reconditioning January 25, 2017. A team of 10 maintainers is necessary to skillfully muscle the metal warrior into the cargo bay however, more often join the unique event for hands-on training and to secure the warrior on a smooth journey over an ocean and a continent to trade places with the combat-weary aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Cathleen Snow)
Maintenance crews swap out rescue choppers for combat ops
Combat is hard on the body; it’s especially hard on the body of military choppers flown over Afghanistan’s jagged mountains and through its never-ending dust. To ensure the flying safety of Air Force choppers used to save lives in combat, maintenance crews from the 920th Rescue Wing swap out an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for reconditioning.
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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
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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
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