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  • Reserve Citizen Airmen support Teen Rescue Near Mt. St. Helens

    The 304th Rescue Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 920th Rescue Wing, participated in the successful rescue of a 16-year-old male who was missing for more than 30 hours near Mt. St. Helens. On Sept. 28, the 304th Rescue Squadron deployed a 12-person technical search-and-rescue team to support Cowlitz County Sheriff’s office to find
  • Accelerate Change

    How would you conduct your mission if you were in an austere and possibly hostile environment? This is the question the 920th Force Support Squadron’s (FSS) Services Flight continuously strives to answer.They’ve found that by conducting hands-on research testing potential equipment, they not only maximize their functionality but also their enduring
  • Heavy Hitting

    The 39th Rescue Squadron etched out a small but heavy piece of history on Sept. 17 with their first-ever heavy equipment airdrop.“Thanks to improved HC-130J capabilities, the 39th has added a new mission set of heavy equipment airdrops to our list of proficiencies,” said Capt. Michael, 39th RQS pilot. “Going from the legacy to the J model is like
  • Testing the Waters

    Located along the Space Coast, 920th Rescue Wing Airmen are surrounded by water. For aircrew, having the knowledge and skills necessary to survive unanticipated water landings and/or other episodes where rescue may be required is paramount.The responsibility of ensuring aircrew are properly trained and equipped for any water survival situation
  • Rescue Airmen Enhance Lethality, Readiness of Wing

    Maj. Gen. Brian K. Borgen, Tenth Air Force Commander, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, visited 920th Rescue Wing Airmen at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 12.Borgen spent the weekend visiting Airmen within nearly every single squadron attached to the 920th RQW.“Our Reservists are in a unique position to combine their
  • The 433rd Airlift Wing welcomes Travis aircraft during California wildfires

    In the late evening hours of Aug. 19, the Tanker Airlift Control Center at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, notified the 433rd Airlift Wing command post here that eight C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft from Travis Air Force Base, California, would be evacuating to the airfield here as a precaution against damage from the LNU Lightning Complex fires in Northern California.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen respond to museum after employee finds potentially dangerous artifact

    It’s not uncommon to see historical artifacts at a museum, but when an artifact comes with a post-it-note stating ‘Danger, it may be active’ a local call to authorities is warranted. That call came from the Berrien Springs County Plaza Museum Berrien Springs, Michigan, June 18, when a new employee discovered a Civil War era cannon ball with the message attached.
  • Reserve Wing refuels Blue Angels using a KC-46

    A KC-46 Pegasus assigned to the 931st Air Refueling Wing refuels a U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet. This marks the first time the 931st ARW has refueled the Blue Angels using a KC-46. The KC-46 represents the beginning of a new era in air-to-air refueling capability to support the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. The modernized
  • A career worth a thousand words: Colonel Campbell reflects on career in aviation

    Col. Pat Campbell, who recently served as the 94th Operations Group commander, reflects on the highs and lows of his career, which he credits as being equally responsible for molding him into the commander he is today. This includes his time as an Air Force Academy cadet, an EWO on the F-4G Wild Weasel, and 94th Operations Group commander.
  • First sergeant carries on family legacy of service

    The inspiration for Master Sgt. David Flores, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group first sergeant, to join the Air Force came from one person in his life.“My father was in the Air Force and he served in Vietnam, his service was my first exposure to the military,” he said. “He was the most patriotic man I knew and he loved his country. I wanted to live
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