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Lessons about Afghan cultureLessons about Afghan culture
Lessons about Afghan culture

Lt. Col. Joe Alcorn, an HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, speaks to his son's 2nd grade class at Gemini Elementary in Melbourne Beach, Fla. Colonel Alcorn and other reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., spent four months in Afghanistan supporting joint operations. Colonel Alcorn showed the class images of an Afghan school he visited. The Afghani children received school supplies donated by the 2nd graders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Rob Grande)
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Posted: 6/3/2009

Astronauts get total force supportAstronauts get total force support
Astronauts get total force support

An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from Air Force Reserve Command's 920th Rescue Wing receives an in-flight refueling from a Marine Corps C-130 aircraft. Air Force reservists from the Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., unit provide astronaut emergency rescue and public safety support for all manned space shuttles lifting off from Kennedy Space Center. The total force refueling operation took place after the rescuers cleared a 60-mile stretch of the Atlantic Ocean of ships and boats, if they came too close to the launch hazard area. The Airmen then positioned nearby on an alert status to aid the astronauts if an emergency occurred. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Gilian Albro)
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Posted: 5/13/2009

920th folds its wings for Afghanistan mobilization920th folds its wings for Afghanistan mobilization
920th folds its wings for Afghanistan mobilization

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., -- Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., prepare two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters by folding various moving parts for transport onto a C-5 Galaxy aircraft. The C-5 airlifted the helos to the southern Arizona desert where helicopter aircrews and maintenance personnel trained July 12-25 for the toughest flying conditions in the world - Afghanistan. Not only is the country notorious for craggy terrain, but its known for impromptu dust storms, no cultural lighting and some of the highest mountains and steepest valleys. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Allen)
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Posted: 8/15/2008

Reserve Pavehawks on a 'Discovery' missionReserve Pavehawks on a 'Discovery' mission
Reserve Pavehawks on a 'Discovery' mission

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- Two 920th Rescue Wing HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters fly over Space Shuttle Discovery June 14, 2008, moments after Discovery's safe return from the International Space Station. In addition to their military mission, Air Force reserve pilots and pararescuemen from the 920th RQW provide rescue and recovery support for all shuttle launches and landings. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Allen)
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Posted: 6/16/2008

NASA Emergency ExerciseNASA Emergency Exercise
NASA Emergency Exercise

The 920th Rescue Wing out of Patrick Air Foce Base, Fla. was a big player during a Mode 7 Exercise at Cape Canaveral February 13. The Air Force Reserve rescue crews airlifted Air Force Reserve pararescuemen from the wing's 308th Rescue Squadron as well as NASA emergency firefighters to a remote location on the Cape where the exercise took place. It allowed rescue workers to training in space shuttle egress in the event of a space shuttle Mode 7 emergency.
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Posted: 2/14/2007

NASA Emergency ExerciseNASA Emergency Exercise
NASA Emergency Exercise

The Air Force Reserve's 920th Rescue Wing out of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. responds to a NASA emergency exercise February 13. Rescue crews from the wing's 301st rescue squadron provided the emergency airlift for the Air Force Reserve pararescuemen and the NASA emergency firefighters to a remote location on Cape Canaveral where the exercise took place.
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Posted: 2/14/2007

Hurricane KatrinaHurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina

Maj. Tim Pfeifer, an Air Force reservist with the 920th Rescue Wing and commercial pilot with American Airlines, prepares his HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter for another search for survivors in New Orleans Sept. 10. Based out of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Major Pfeifer's crew is part of a Total Force team of AIr Force Reserve, Guard and active duty Airmen, who have saved more than 4,200 people. (Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elaine Mayo)
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Posted: 10/20/2005

Hurricane KatrinaHurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina

Preparing to take off, Senior Master Sgt. Omar Rivera, an Air Reserve Technician and flight engineer with the 920th Rescue Wing, ensures all systems are go aboard his HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter Sept. 10. Working around the clock, Sergeant Rivera and about 100 other reservists supported and flew 6 helicopters saving 472 people in one day. (Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elaine Mayo)
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Posted: 10/20/2005

Hurricane KatrinaHurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina

Tech. Sgt. Fred Zobrist, a flight engineer with Air Force Reserve Commands 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., moves a panel on an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter to service its engine before launching a hurricane search-and-rescue mission from Jackson, Miss. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bill Huntington)
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Posted: 10/20/2005

Rescue teams use cyber toolsRescue teams use cyber tools
Rescue teams use cyber tools

NEW ORLEANS -- Lt. Col. Rob Ament checks the gauges of his HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter as he prepares to search for Hurricane Katrina survivors. Flying missions out of Jackson, Miss., Colonel Ament and his team of Air Force reservists are finding innovative ways to use the Internet, e-mails and satellite technology to check for survivors and people who need still need help. He is the director of operations for the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elaine Mayo)
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Posted: 9/12/2005

Airmen 'pave' way for helpAirmen 'pave' way for help
Airmen 'pave' way for help

JACKSON, Miss. -- HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aircrews continue to fly search-and-rescue missions hoping to find stranded victims of Hurricane Katrina's devastating aftermath. Airmen from active-duty and Reserve units are here supporting the hurricane's rescue operation. As of Sept. 7, the rescue operation has extracted more than 4,000 people trapped by flood waters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Efrain Gonzalez)
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Posted: 9/8/2005

Helicopter mission changes as rescue tempo slowsHelicopter mission changes as rescue tempo slows
Helicopter mission changes as rescue tempo slows

JACKSON, Miss. -- Maintenance crews work on an HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter after it broke before launching. Aircrews from active and Reserve units are here working to rescue people trapped by the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina's destruction along the U.S. southern coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Efrain Gonzalez)
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Posted: 9/7/2005

    

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