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Wing bids farewell to King 30 Wing bids farewell to King 30
The 920th Rescue Wing commander, Col. Kurt Matthews, and members of a hand-selected aircrew flew HC-130N King 30 on its final flight Aug. 7 from Patrick to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, to be decommissioned.The aircraft, tail number 5830, had been part of the 920th RQW for nearly three years and was part of the unit’s recent deployment to
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2017
Command Chief retires after 33 years Command Chief retires after 33 years
The 920th Rescue Wing’s highest ranking enlisted member retired during a ceremony Aug. 5 at the base theater.Command Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Bianchi retired after nearly 33 years in the Air Force. He spent more than two decades of his career with the 920th RQW.Col. Jeffrey Macrander, former 920th RQW commander, presided over the ceremony, which
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2017
Col. Michael LoForti, 920th Operations Group commander, presents Master Sgt. Isabelle Klier-Graham, 920th Rescue Wing Equal Opportunity advisor, with his commander's coin July 9, 2017 to thank her for her assistance in the long-range rescue of two German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles east of the Florida coastline in the Bermuda Triangle. Klier-Graham, a Bayreuth, Germany, native, worked as a German translator on the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo-Sanes) Office worker turns rescue hero
On July 7, 2017, approximately 80 reservists and four aircraft from the 920th Rescue Wing geared up for a long-range rescue of two German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles east of the Florida coastline in the Bermuda Triangle.Those 80 Airmen consisted of four aircraft aircrews as well as maintenance and operations
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Master Sgt. Louis Hause, left, and Staff Sgt. Lucus Vannorsdall, right, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen, tend to victims of an active shooter exercise July 25, 2017 in Hangar 750. The pararescuemen were the first medics to arrive on scene, followed by the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters who took command of the scene. The first responders worked side-by-side to attend to victims and load them into ambulances for transport to the hospital.  The exercise was a joint endeavor between the host 45th Space Wing and 920th Rescue Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice) Joint exercise tests active shooter response
The 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing inspection teams worked side-by-side July 25, 2017 as they tested their units' response capabilities in working together to combat an active shooter on the installation. The exercise kicked off shortly after 8 a.m. in Hangar 750, when a disgruntled Airman shot six others and then himself. A team of 45th
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2017
Eligible Air Force civilian employees now have the option of working part-time in a “semi-retired” status with the new civilian phased-retirement program.  (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic) AF rolls out phased retirement program for eligible civilians
Eligible Air Force civilian employees now have the option of working part time in a “semi-retired” status, according to new Air Force Instruction 36-817, Civilian Phased Retirement Program.The civilian phased-retirement program allows eligible full-time employees to request to work on a part-time basis and receive a portion of their retirement
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2017
Staff Sgt. Jeff A. Parrish Jr., left, 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems technician, and his wife, Jacquelyne Parrish, kiss their daughter Raelynn Noelle Parrish, July 4, 2017, outside of their home in Ocoee, Florida. Jeff returned home shortly before the early birth of their first child after a four-month deployment to Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo) Deployed family members reunite for birth of child
After four months in Afghanistan working as an aircraft armament systems technician, Staff Sgt. Jeff A. Parrish Jr. was looking forward to some well-earned rest and relaxation with his wife before the birth of their daughter.Rest and relaxation was far from reality; however, as the first-time father high tailed it home a few days ahead of his team
0 7/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces enlisted PME redesign
Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.”
0 7/18
2017
Senior Master Sgt. Teresa Lapcheske, Air Force Reserve Command Inspection Team member, observes Master Sgt. Jeremy Burton, 920th Maintenance Group quality assurance evaluator, as he evaluates Senior Airman Nick Camis, 720th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, fixing an HC-130 July 9, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice) AFRC gives rescue wing top marks in mission execution
It’s been roughly two years in the making, and the unofficial results of the 920th Rescue Wing’s Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone event are in -- it is highly effective at executing its mission and effective in all other aspects.A team of 47 subject matter experts from Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command visited the wing July 7-10, to meet
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2017
Lt. Col. Scott Nichols, middle, 920th Operations Support Squadron commander, takes the unit guidon from Col. Michael LoForti, 920th Operations Group commander, during the squadron change of command ceremony July 9, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Mark Borosch) Operations Support Airmen welcome new commander
The 920th Operations Support Squadron welcomed its new commander, Lt. Col. Scott Nichols, during a change of command ceremony July 9 at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. Colonel Nichols moves into the command position after serving as the unit’s chief of weapons and tactics since July 2014. “You’ve had an amazing and impressive
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2017
Members of the 304th Rescue Squadron drive all-terrain vehicles onto a C-5 Galaxy in preparation for the unit’s largest deployment in its 60-year history, May 27, 2017, Portland, Oregon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Schaeffer Bonner) Rescue warriors head downrange
This summer, Guardian Angel Airmen and support personnel from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Oregon, embarked on the largest deployment in the history of the squadron. Their extended deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve is unprecedented for three reasons.First, the 304th RQS is an
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2017
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