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Three 920th Rescue Wing pararescuemen were part of the most challenging mission of 2013 which led to them being awarded the Mackay Trophy. (From left to right) Staff Sgt. Lee Von Hack-Prestinary, Tech. Sgt. Dan Warren and Tech. Sgt. Jason Broline earned the award for their heroic efforts to safely evacuate American citizens and provide medical care to the passengers who were critically injured when their CV-22 Osprey came under heavy enemy fire during the mission December 21, 2013. (Courtesy photo) Three years later: Epic Rooster 73 Flight remembered
In the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, in the same exhibit hall with Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and the Wright Brothers' 1903 flyer, under a case of protective glass, stands a massive silver cup, lined in gold, atop a three-tiered mahogany pedestal.The pedestal is adorned with dozens of small, silver medallions
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Master Sgt. Heidi White holds her 19-year-old daughter Elissa's hand while her daughter recovers rom surgery December 7, 2016 at Florida Hospital, Orlando. Elissa White had surgery to donate one of her kidneys to her father, Retired Master Sgt. Derrell White who had been facing the harsh reality that he may not make it to Christmas Day due to a chronic medical condition that was worsening. Fate decided he would get the perfect gift this year - life. (Courtesy photo) Military father gets perfect Christmas gift – life; the giver – his teenager
For one Palm Bay, Florida military family, Christmas came early. The family patriarch had been facing the harsh reality that he may not make it to Christmas Day due to a chronic medical condition that was worsening. His kidneys were functioning at only 12% and his hope of finding a viable donor in time was grim. But fate decided he would get the
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Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, is presented with a book titled: Images of America Patrick Air Force Base by Roger McCormick, author, and volunteer at the Sands Space History Center Dec. 8, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Images from military and community archives, along with private collections, are used to tell the story of this historical base, which has the responsibility of managing a military airfield and a spaceport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) Author makes Patrick AFB history come to life

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Team Rescue supports a Delta IV rocket launch on a military satellite mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Liftoff! Team Rescue supports a Delta IV rocket launch with military satellite
Team Rescue supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-8 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 here December 7 at 6:53 p.m. ET.
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Retired Col. Willie Cooper II presents the Air Force certificate of retirement to Master Sgt. Ernesto Torres at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 4, 2016. Torres, a logistics planner and unit deployment manager with the 920th Maintenance Group, served in active duty and the Air Force Reserve for a total of 35 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Rescue reservist retires after 35 years of service
A reservist from the 920th Rescue Wing here commemorated the end of his Air Force service during a retirement ceremony at the base all ranks club Dec. 4. Master Sgt. Ernesto Torres, a logistics planner and unit deployment manager with the 920th Maintenance Group, reminisced about his 35 years of service and celebrated with family, friends and
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On Dec. 7, 2001, Staff Sgt. Douglas L. Eccleston died while performing his duties rescuing a sailor off the coast of Bermuda. Due to Eccleston's heroic actions, the sailor’s life was saved. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Fallen Rescue hero remembered
Airmen from throughout the 920th Rescue Wing here remember the legacy of one of their own today, 15 years later. On Dec. 7, 2001, Staff Sgt. Douglas L. Eccleston died while performing his duties rescuing a sailor off the coast of Bermuda. During a mission to save a critically-ill crewman of the 600-foot supertanker Alma Belia, Eccleston's
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Col. Kurt Matthews (center) assumed command of the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Dec. 3 in a change of command ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, 10th Air Force commander, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas (left). Matthews replaced Col. Jeffrey L. Macrander (right) who served as the 920th RQW commander from August 2011 to December 2016. Approximately 400 civilian and military guests attended. (U.S. Air Force photo./1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Air commando assumes command of 920th Rescue Wing
Col. Kurt Matthews assumed command of the 920th Rescue Wing here Dec. 3 in a change of command ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee, 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas.   Matthews replaced Col. Jeffrey L. Macrander who served as the 920th RQW commander from August 2011 to December 2016. Macrander will
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Twenty-one Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, received their Associate of Applied Science degrees from the Community College of the Air Force Dec. 4 during a ceremony at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute here. 
During the ceremony, Col. Brett Howard, the 920th RQW vice wing commander, presented the diplomas while 920th RQW Command Chief Timothy Bianchi presented special coins to each graduate.
Citizen Airmen from Patrick earn CCAF degrees
Twenty-one Reserve Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing here received their Associate of Applied Science degrees from the Community College of the Air Force Dec. 4 during a ceremony at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute here. During the ceremony, Col. Brett Howard, the 920th RQW vice wing commander, presented the diplomas while 920th
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Tech Sgt. Shane Brickey, assigned to the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron (53rd Wing, Air Combat Command), dives in the Pacific Ocean to retrieve a boilerplate-testing article, belonging to NASA’s Orion Program, Oct. 28, 2016. USS San Diego (LPD 22) is currently conducting recovery operations with NASA’s Orion Program; testing a new towing technique utilizing NASA and Naval technology with the goal of reducing manning and increasing safety. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Torrey W. Lee) PAFB supports multi-agency astronaut recovery team
The 45th Operations Group Detachment 3 recently coordinated and participated in an Underway Recovery Test-5 (URT-5) at sea off the coast of California as part of a U.S. government interagency effort to safely retrieve the Orion crew module that is capable of carrying humans into deep space. Known as U.S. Strategic Command’s Human Space Flight
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Default Air Force Logo 2-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians
All new federal employees appointed within the Defense Department to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period.
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