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  • Reserve rescue helicopter wins best in show at world's largest air tattoo

    The 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo, the world’s largest air show, according to its web site, selected the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from the 943rd Rescue Group, Tucson, Ariz., as the winner of best static display out of hundreds of aircraft.
  • Air Force Widow vows to bring awareness to invisible wounds

    Air Force veteran Stacey Pavenski, 46, of Palm Bay, Florida, has post traumatic stress disorder, but she didn’t get it from serving in combat. It came from her husband’s combat struggles that drove him to take his own life in their bedroom, Sept. 18, 2017, while she was in the kitchen. He was 45. That fateful day has led her on a journey to bring
  • Two Air Force Reserve Pararescuemen among 7 Airmen killed in Iraq helicopter crash

    Two Air Force Reserve pararescuemen, Master Sgt. William Posch, 36 and Staff Sgt. Carl Enis, 31, are among the seven Airmen killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq, March 15, 2018.
  • Bataan survivor’s descendant leads unit in grueling marathon

    Thirty years ago, she was dancing on her granddaddy’s feet; this month, she marched 26.2 miles through deep desert sand and over mountains carrying a 50-pound ruck sack with four comrades in arms, in his honor.
  • Citizen Airmen support milestone recycled rocket launch

    SpaceX made history March 30 with the successful launch of a reused Falcon 9 rocket, marking the first time a commercial company has been able to send a previously-launched rocket into space a second time.   SpaceX launched SES-10 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:27 p.m. EDT. One hour prior to the
  • Reserve Airmen support successful Delta IV launch

    The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 920th Rescue Wing in partnership with the 45th Space Wing, supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-9 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 here March 18.
  • Air Force's first HC-130 takes final flight to retirement

    After more than 50 years of faithful service and rescue missions spanning the globe, King 52, the first HC-130 configured for Air Force rescue in 1964, retires March 6, 2017.
  • Air Commando assumes command of 920th Rescue Wing

    Col. Kurt Matthews assumed command of the 920th Rescue Wing here Dec. 3 in a change of command ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas.
  • Pararescuemen gather for rodeo, reunion

    “That others may live.” To a pararecueman, this is the motto, creed and essence of what it means to be part of the Air Force’s guardian angel community. Through every war or conflict, this creed has created a brotherhood bonded through legacy - one continuing to be written. At the 2016 Pararescue Reunion in Melbourne, Florida, active duty, Guard
  • Portland PJs recover missing hiker

    Living by the words of their motto, these things we do that others may live, Air Force Reserve Pararescuemen, known as PJs, from Portland’s 304th Rescue Squadron assisted in recovering a hiker who was declared missing October 25. When 31-year-old Melvin Burtch didn’t return home that evening, Skamania County Sherriff initiated search efforts
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