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Staff Sgt. August O’Niell, (right), pararescueman, and his wingmen, Maj. Paul Carpenter (center), HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter instructor pilot, and Chief Master Sgt. Randolph Wells, special mission aviation superintendent, gave a presentation on resiliency to 45th Space Wing and Air Force Technical Applications Center Airmen May 19 and 22. The three embarked on a 2011 deployment to save lives when O’Niell was shot through both legs during a combat rescue mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo SrA Brandon Kalloo Sanes) A lesson in resiliency; Airman shares journey after combat injury takes his 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.  The command chief then turned the floor over to Staff Sgt. August O’Niell, pararescueman, and his Air
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Stock launch image courtesy of Carleton Bailie Rescue Team supports rocket launch
Two 920th Rescue Wing helicopter crews supported a range clearing mission ahead of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launch May 15 along the Space Coast.
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A 920th Rescue Wing HC-130 King aircraft takes off from  Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, May 16 for a five-hour search and rescue mission off the coast of the Bahamas to locate a downed aircraft and its four passengers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo) Rescue Wing assists in search for missing aircraft passengers
Air Force Reserve search and rescue personnel from the 920th Rescue Wing joined forces with the Coast Guard May 16 to search for two adults and two children reported missing the day prior.A team of 13 Citizen Airmen departed in one of the wing’s HC-130 King aircraft at approximately 4 p.m. to search for the passengers, whose MU-2B twin-prop plane
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Heather Wilson was confirmed as the new Secretary of the Air Force by the Senate May 8, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary
Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.
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While surf fishing off the beach at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Tech. Sgt. Shaun Hartman risked his life to save 8 others who got caught in rip currents April 14, 2017. Three weeks after that harrowing day during the 920th Rescue Wing’s drill training weekend May 7, 2017, Vice Wing Commander Col. P. Brett Howard presented Hartman with the wing commander’s coin at the 308th Rescue Squadron where he serves as a medical logistics technician, for his heroics. 
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,
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Master Sgt. Blain Morgan, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, shows American Ninja Warrior star Barclay Stockett an M4 carbine along with other military equipment April 21, 2017 during a tour of the unit at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo/Phillip Sunkel) Rescue Airmen host American Ninja Warriors
American Ninja Warrior stars Barclay Stockett and Brent Steffensen met with members of the 308th Rescue Squadron during their visit to Patrick Air Force Base April 21, 2017. The stars were on base as part of a two-day Alpha Warrior Military Tour that included a meet-and-greet the first day followed by a Ninja Warrior style competition for base
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Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith, left, 45th Space Wing commander, and Col. Kurt A. Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, shake hands after signing a robust new support agreement April 21, 2017, to solidify their mission partnership. Even though the missions are distinctly different, working together ensures they maintain the greatest Air Force in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) Mission partnership solidified
April 21 marked a momentous occasion for the 45th Space Wing and 920th Rescue Wing mission partners at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The two Air Force wings signed a robust new support agreement. Even though their missions are distinctly different, wing leaders from both units agreed that working together ensures they maintain the greatest Air
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Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, support a SpaceX launch from Kennedy Space Center (Courtesy photo) Citizen Airmen support successful Falcon 9 NROL-76 launch
Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing cleared the Eastern Test Range in support of SpaceX’s successful launch of the NROL-76 spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center May 1 at 7:15 a.m. ET.SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched with a classified national security payload for the U.S. National
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2017 Sea turtle nesting season begins
All 45th Space Wing organizations, tenants and residents are reminded to turn their lights off from dusk until dawn during turtle nesting season, May 1 to Oct. 31.   The beaches at CCAFS and PAFB are prime nesting habitat for loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtles.  Artificial lighting negatively affects nocturnal sea turtle behavior of both
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AFCEC 2017 EARTH DAY graphic Team Patrick Earth Day events
Annual Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Spring Beach CleanupApril 20; 8-11:30 a.m. Cleanup supplies will be provided. Participants should bring hats, sunscreen, water, and wear comfortable closed-toed shoes. This is an authorized alternate duty location for 45th Space Wing civilians. Participants must pre-register by contacting Rachel Mandel at
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