920th Rescue Wing
  • Rescue Reservists clear range for rocket launch

    Wing reservists provided range-clearance and contingency support for the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Feb. 5 at 8:38 a.m.Onboard the Atlas was the final in a block of 12 GPS IIF satellites. The Boeing-built GPS IIF satellites provides improved
  • Portland pararescuers recover lost skier on Mount Hood

    Air Force Reservists from the 304th Rescue Squadron joined forces with local volunteer search and rescue organizations to rescue a lost skier who called 911 after getting lost on Mount Hood, a popular wilderness recreation area 40 miles east of Portland.The call for assistance came in the early evening from the Clackamas County Sherriff's office
  • Rescue wing retiring aging HC-130s

    With no fanfare other than the fading rumble of its four turbo-prop engines, one of Patrick's well-worn HC-130P/N King aircraft - number 65-00976 - disappeared into the afternoon sky heading into retirement at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, the aircraft retirement "bone yard," in
  • Reservists support historic launch, landing of rocket

    Helicopter aircrews from the 920th Rescue Wing held their hover near Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted skyward at 8:29 p.m. Dec. 21.On board the Falcon were 11 communications satellites, which were to be placed into low-Earth orbit (LEO) (between 99 - 1,200 miles up). Normally, once that
  • 43 Patrick Citizen Airmen earn CCAF degrees

    Forty three Reserve Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing here graduated with an associate's degree from the Community College of the Air Force Dec. 5.During the ceremony, Col. Paul "Brett" Howard, 920th RQW vice commander, presented diplomas while 920th RQW Command Chief Tim Bianchi presented special coins to each graduate."Earning these degrees is a
  • 35-year career chief takes fini-flight

    As therotor blades of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter churned and slowly came to a fullstop, they signaled the end of Chief Master Sgt. Lazaro Ibarra's final flighthere, Dec. 2. Within minutes of his fini-flight, the 301st RescueSquadron's retiring chief was doused with fluorescent green sea dye, a powerfultool for open-water rescue operations,
  • Rescue wing clears path for launch, resupply mission

    Wing reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing here provided range clearance and safety support for a resupply mission to the International Space Station. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module lifted off successfully
  • AF Reservists join effort to rescue missing men

    Air Force reservistsjoined forces with local volunteer search and rescue organizations to rescue twomen who went missing Oct. 25.The call for help came Oct. 26 from the Clackamas County Sherriff's office requestingassistance to help locate two men who were overdue by 6 hours after they wentwild mushroom hunting in a remote wilderness area 19 miles
  • Reserve rescue assists with search for cargo ship

    The 920th Rescue Wing deployed an aircraft Tuesday in support of the search for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro, which is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin.A wing aircrew departed from here in an HC-130P/N King aircraft today at approximately 10:45 a.m. with two 4-man pararescue teams on board.The Reserve wing joins
  • F-22, F-16 pilots hone water survival skills

    More than 70 reservists and active duty service members from three units participated in water survival training at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 14 - 18. Service members from the 301st Fighter Wing here and its geographically separated F-22 unit, the 44th Fighter Group at Tyndall Air