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The 45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith (left) and 920th Rescue Wing Commander Colonel Kurt A. Matthews, shake hands prior to tandem skydiving June 8, 2017, over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to demonstrate their wing's commitment to mutual-support and shared resources in an unforgettable way after signing a new host-tenant support agreement. (U.S. Air Force photo / Matthew Jurgens) Patrick Air Force 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
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Approximately thirty Citizen Airman from the 920th Rescue Wing returned home from Afghanistan June 13 after providing personnel recovery support to ongoing operations for the last four months. Families, friends and pets gathered on base to greet their loved ones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes)
Air Force Reservists return home from Afghanistan and Africa deployments
Approximately 75 Citizen Airman from the 920th Rescue Wing are expected to return to the U.S. from Afghanistan and Africa where they provided personnel recovery support over the last four months.The majority of the reservists have arrived and the rest should be home by the end of the week.With American flags and colorful signs in hand, a crowd
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Fifty maintainers from the 920th Maintenance Group have won the 2016 Maintenance Effectiveness Award at the major command level. The award is the highest level of squadron recognition in the Air Force maintenance career field. Air Combat Command awarded the 2016 MEA to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, a unit to which members of the 920th MXG were deployed from September 2016 to February 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)
Deployed rescue maintainers win maintenance effectiveness award
Fifty maintainers from the 920th Maintenance Group have won the 2016 Maintenance Effectiveness Award at the major command level.  The award is the highest level of squadron recognition in the Air Force maintenance career field. Air Combat Command awarded the 2016 MEA to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Bagram Air Base,
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Lt. Col. Mary Murphy (right), 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, and her son get to know their new puppy Crackers after adopting it in May 2017 from Afghanistan. Its mother was shot and killed, according to No Buddy Left Behind, a non-profit organization geared toward helping deployed servicemembers rescue animals from neglectful and abusive situations. (Courtesy photo) Citizen Airman nurse adopts refugee puppy from Afghanistan
Flagler Beach resident and Citizen Airman Lt. Col. Mary Murphy knows something about caring for others. Not only has she served as a nurse practitioner for 22 years in the civilian world, but she serves as an Air Force Reserve nurse in the 920th Rescue Wing. Last month, Murphy opened her arms to a new puppy that was left to die in the desert after
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The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returns for a successful landing June 3, 2017, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. 

Photo courtesy of SpaceX Citizen Airmen support milestone rocket launch
Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing cleared the range June 3 for a SpaceX mission which marked the 100th launch from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.Flying HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, reservists from the wing routinely clear the coastline of marine vessels as a safety precaution before launches.According to
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Col. Kurt Matthews (right), 920th Rescue Wing commander, hands the 920th Operations Group guidon to Col. Michael Loforti, during an assumption of command ceremony, June 3, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jared Trimarchi) Fighter pilot assumes command of 920th Operations Group
More than 100 Airmen, families and friends witnessed Col. Michael Loforti assume command of the 920th Operations Group, here June 3, 2017 during a ceremony.The 920th OG employs HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters and HC-130P/N King aircraft to conduct civil and combat rescue operations around the world. The group also supports range clearing operations
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Dame Zohe Quintero (middle), a captain with the 920th Force Support Squadron, poses for a photo with members who were knighted by the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem. (Courtesy photo) Citizen Airman shares her other title
Spiritual fitness involves exercising a belief which is greater than oneself and is one of the Air Force pillars on comprehensive fitness. For one Captain from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, fostering children, being involved in a water project and volunteering her time, has earned her the title of dame (a female
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Air Force Reserve Guardian Angel members from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Oregon, combined forces with a U.S. Army Reserve CH-47 Chinook helicopter unit, out of Joint Base Lewis McCord, Washington, to rescue a stranded climber on Mount Rainier June 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Guardian Angel team aids in high-altitude rescue in Washington State
Air Force Reserve Guardian Angel members from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Oregon, combined forces with a U.S. Army Reserve CH-47 Chinook helicopter unit, out of Joint Base Lewis McCord to rescue a stranded climber June 1, 2017.According to the National Park Service, the experienced mountaineer, who is also a member of Canada’s national
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A Pararescueman from the 920th Rescue Wing out of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., enters the water from an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during the National Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show, May 27, 2017, at Miami Beach, Fla. Top tier U.S. military assets assembled in Miami to showcase air superiority while honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice during the Memorial Day weekend. The 920th Rescue Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only rescue wing, headlined the airshow, demonstrating combat-search-and-rescue capabilities, by teaming up with a HC-130P/N Combat King and four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes) Rescue heroes headline Miami Beach air show
Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, joined top tier U.S. military assets from around the world in Miami Beach to demonstrate a cumulative show of air power at the National Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show May 27-28.  Military personnel from active, guard and reserve units performed numerous
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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 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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