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  • Air Staff deputy director visits rescue warriors

    Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, Air Staff deputy director, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, spent the day touring the 920th Rescue Wing June 23, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.During his visit, he received a mission briefing from Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, toured the 308th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels pararescue facility
  • Citizen Airmen support historic launch of Bulgarian satellite

    Members of the 920th Rescue Wing assisted in another successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 23 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.Aircrew aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter worked diligently to clear the Eastern Test Range and ensure the Atlantic Ocean coastline beneath the rocket’s path was clear of sea
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lightning Safety: What you need to know

    Lightning is the second leading source of weather-related deaths in Florida. Central Florida is considered the nation’s ‘Lightning Alley’ with the most lightning per square mile in the U.S. Our lightning season begins in late May and ends in September. In the past, lightning was the number one source of weather-related deaths in Florida. However,
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • Former fighter pilot assumes command of rescue operations

    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
  • 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