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  • Patrick wings solidify partnership in epic way

    Most business agreements are solidified over coffee and a handshake at a boardroom table, but joint mission partners here commemorated signing their host-tenant support agreement in a first-time epic fashion.Host base commander Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith, 45th Space Wing, and tenant unit commander Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing, agreed to
  • Airman shares journey after combat injury takes leg

    Difficult and challenging things happen to everyone, but having resiliency is the ability to bounce back after facing diversity, said the 45th Space Wing Interim Command Chief Master Sgt. Alexander Hall as he addressed Airmen during Wingman Day.
  • Citizen Airman saves eight people from drowning

    Sometimes spending time at the beach is just what one needs after a long day at work; however, for one Air Force Reserve Airman, his beach time was just what eight others needed. While surf fishing off the beach at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Tech. Sgt. Shaun Hartman risked his life to save eight others who got caught in rip currents April 14.
  • Citizen Airman support successful rocket launch of weather satellite

    Against a clear fall night on Florida's Space Coast, Citizen Airmen piloting an Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, a few miles from Space Launch Complex 41 here, had the best view of an Atlas V rocket as it pierced the sky carrying a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft Nov. 19 at 6:42 p.m. ET.Prior to the launch, the
  • 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,
  • 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
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