920th Rescue Wing
  • 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
  • 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,
  • A memorable squeeze

    Eleven years ago this month, this hug between rescuer and rescuee went viral. In September 2005, Master Sgt. Mike Maroney, pararescueman, was caught on camera by an Air Force photographer hugging this adorable 3-year-old girl with pigtails just after he rescued her, along with her family, from the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Last
  • Clergy Appreciation Day lifts spirits

    More than 20 local Space Coast clergy members pose for a photograph during Clergy Appreciation Day Aug. 29, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The guests were provided with a spiritual seminar hosted by the 45th Space Wing and the 920th Rescue Wing where they learned more about both missions and the Airmen who carry them out. (U.S. Air Force
  • Patrick to host pararescue rodeo, reunion Sept 19-25

    The 920th Rescue Wing's Pararescue Team from its 308th Rescue Squadron will host the annual Pararescue Rodeo and Reunion here Sept. 19-25.
  • Rigger trades active-duty career for Guardian Angel mission

    Before a pararescueman jumps out the back of a cargo plane, the last thing on his mind should be whether or not his parachute will deploy. He shouldn’t wonder, before he jumps into a black abyss of water, if the jet ski package will be intact after its descent. His focus should be on saving a life. In order to focus on a search and rescue mission,
  • Patrick hosts annual Individual Ready Reserve muster

    The 45th Force Support Squadron in coordination with the 45th Medical Group, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, 45th Security Forces Squadron, 920th Rescue Wing, 333rd Recruiting Squadron, and Veterans Administration, held their Annual Individual Ready Reserve Muster here May 6.The 45th Space Wing was selected to host the muster, which brought in more
  • Air Force, NASA team up to ready for America's return to human spaceflight

    Air Force Guardian Angel Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing here and astronauts practiced aspects of safe rescue operations recently when they completed rehearsals at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, Texas, and at Langley Research Center, Virginia.NASA recently released news that its Commercial Crew Program is set to perform human spaceflight
  • Space Coast honors newest chiefs

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody made a special visit to the Space Coast to welcome nine Airmen to the rank of chief master sergeant at a ceremony in Cocoa Beach, March 6."When you look at your stripes be proud of them. Becoming a chief doesn't happen overnight," Cody said. "You are here because of the support of your loved ones
  • Rescue Reservists train with Royal Canadian Air Force

    More than 100 Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing here trained with Royal Canadian Air Force search-and-rescue personnel during an annual exercise in Key West, Florida, March 2-6.During the search-and-rescue exercise, or SAREX, the Reserve Airmen and their counterparts practiced land and water rescue operations on the island just 90 miles from Cuba.