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(Courtesy photo) Memorial Day rescue by Portland Air Force Reserve Guardian Angels
The 304th Rescue Squadron combined forces with local authorities and the Oregon National Guard to rescue three climbers who fell on Mount Hood Memorial Day.The motto of the Guardian Angels is “These things we do, that others may live,” and this credo has no limits. Within an hour of notification these Citizen Airmen were at the Squadron, leaving
0 6/03
2018
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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2017
Col. Michael LoForti, 920th Operations Group commander, presents Master Sgt. Isabelle Klier-Graham, 920th Rescue Wing Equal Opportunity advisor, with his commander's coin July 9, 2017 to thank her for her assistance in the long-range rescue of two German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles east of the Florida coastline in the Bermuda Triangle. Klier-Graham, a Bayreuth, Germany, native, worked as a German translator on the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo-Sanes) Office worker turns rescue hero
On July 7, approximately 80 Reservists and four aircraft from the 920th Rescue Wing geared up for a long-range rescue of two German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles east of the Florida coastline in the Bermuda Triangle.Those 80 Airmen consisted of four aircraft aircrews as well as maintenance and operations teams
0 7/27
2017
Members of the 304th Rescue Squadron drive all-terrain vehicles onto a C-5 Galaxy in preparation for the unit’s largest deployment in its 60-year history, May 27, 2017, Portland, Oregon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Schaeffer Bonner) Rescue warriors head downrange
This summer, Guardian Angel Airmen and support personnel from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Oregon, embarked on the largest deployment in the history of the squadron.Their extended deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve is unprecedented for three reasons.First, the 304th RQS is an Air
0 7/08
2017
A Pararescueman from the 920th Rescue Wing out of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., enters the water from an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during the National Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show, May 27, 2017, at Miami Beach, Fla. Top tier U.S. military assets assembled in Miami to showcase air superiority while honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice during the Memorial Day weekend. The 920th Rescue Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only rescue wing, headlined the airshow, demonstrating combat-search-and-rescue capabilities, by teaming up with a HC-130P/N Combat King and four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes) Rescue heroes headline Miami Beach air show
Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, joined top tier U.S. military assets from around the world in Miami Beach to demonstrate a cumulative show of air power at the National Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show, May 27-28.Military personnel from active, guard and reserve units performed numerous
0 5/28
2017
Staff Sgt. August O’Niell, (right), pararescueman, and his wingmen, Maj. Paul Carpenter (center), HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter instructor pilot, and Chief Master Sgt. Randolph Wells, special mission aviation superintendent, gave a presentation on resiliency to 45th Space Wing and Air Force Technical Applications Center Airmen May 19 and 22. The three embarked on a 2011 deployment to save lives when O’Niell was shot through both legs during a combat rescue mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo SrA Brandon Kalloo Sanes) Airman shares journey after combat injury takes leg
Difficult and challenging things happen to everyone, but having resiliency is the ability to bounce back after facing diversity, said the 45th Space Wing Interim Command Chief Master Sgt. Alexander Hall as he addressed Airmen during Wingman Day.
0 5/23
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
Maj. Jennifer Orton, a combat search and rescue (CSAR) pilot with the 39th Rescue Squadron here, flies the HC-130P/N King fixed-wing aerial refueling aircraft on missions for the 920th Rescue Wing. Orton recently discovered that according to the 39th RSQ she holds the title of being their first female Air Force Reserve fixed-wing CSAR pilot. (U.S. Photo by Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes) Mom, RV adventurer makes Air Force Reserve Rescue history
Individuals start businesses, build monuments and create beautiful artwork to gain recognition and to kick start their own legacies. However, sometimes people do amazing things that were never a part of their agenda to begin with.Citizen Airman Maj. Jennifer Orton is one of those people. Most days she spends her time caring for her two young
0 1/08
2017
Air Force reservists from the 304th Rescue Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., train with Oregon and Kentucky National Guard chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives enhanced force response force package members during the Cascadia Rising exercise at Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Ore., June 8, 2016. Cascadia Rising’s scenario is a 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, resulting in a tsunami, testing first responders, emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. John Hughel) 304th RQS partners with federal, civilian emergency responders
Air Force reservists from the 304th Rescue Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., train with Oregon and Kentucky National Guard chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives enhanced force response force package members during the Cascadia Rising exercise at Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Ore., June 8, 2016. Cascadia
0 6/13
2016
Air Force reservists from the 304th Rescue Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., train with Oregon and Kentucky National Guard chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives enhanced force response force package members during the Cascadia Rising exercise at Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Ore., June 8, 2016. Cascadia Rising’s scenario is a 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, resulting in a tsunami, testing first responders, emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. John Hughel) Rescue reservists partner with emergency responders
Air Force reservists from the 304th Rescue Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., train with Oregon and Kentucky National Guard chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives enhanced force response force package members during the Cascadia Rising exercise at Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Ore., June 8, 2016. Cascadia
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2016
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