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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
0 4/13
2017
A young spectator smiles in the pilot seat of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during the Melbourne Air & Space Show April 1, 2017, in Melbourne, Fla. Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing displayed the helicopter and equipment used to accomplish the combat search-and-rescue mission. The airshow attracted nearly 200,000 participants and showcased both military and civilian aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jared Trimarchi) Combat search-and-rescue mission showcased during Melbourne air show
Nearly 200,000 spectators attended the Melbourne Air and Space Show, which showcased the advancements of avionics and airpower through civilian and military aircraft demonstrations April 1-2, 2017 at Melbourne, Florida.The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, two F-35 Lightning II and the French air force’s Patrouille de France (which has not been
0 4/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Freeze-dried plasma to the rescue
Since hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in combat casualties, Air Force Special Operations Command is improving access to blood products on the battlefield.
0 4/05
2017
Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, speaks to Reserve Airmen during his first commander's call April 2, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Matthews took command of the Air Force Reserve's only combat search-and-rescue wing in December 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared Trimarchi) Reserve wing leader holds first commander’s call
The new commander of the 920th Rescue Wing held his first commander’s call at 2:30 p.m. April 2 at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute on base.Col. Kurt Matthews, who took command of the wing in December, spoke to Reserve Airmen about his expectations, the wing’s priorities, and the new vision and mission statements. He also
0 4/03
2017
Master Sgt. Rhonda Danyus, 308th Rescue Squadron unit training manager, encourages Airmen to donate nonperishable food and toiletries to the 4th Annual Rescue Feeds Food Drive. Those interested may drop off items in bins located throughout the wing now through April 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes)




Wing hosts 4th Annual Rescue Feeds Food Drive
The 920th Rescue Wing's 4th Annual Rescue Feeds Food Drive is aiming to collect more than 3,000 pounds of nonperishable food and toiletries for the South Brevard Sharing Center Inc. by April 7.The unit has donated approximately 5,200 pounds of food and supplies since 2014 in an effort to support the local community, said Master Sgt. Rhonda Danyus,
0 4/02
2017
During a recent message to Airmen, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright addresses Airmen about the responsibility that every Airman has to stop sexual assault. (Courtesy photo) Stopping Sexual Assault – Not Just in April
The truth is, the vast majority of Airmen we serve alongside have never – and will never – sexually assault another person in their lifetime. Let me say it again for the people in the back – the vast majority of our Airmen HAVE NEVER and WILL NEVER harm another person. Hard stop.
0 3/31
2017
Joseph Grenny, social scientist for business performance, shares his passion about how human behavior affects an organization March 30, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Grenny provided insight about how to communicate effectively when it matters most and when to step up to life's most important conversations in order to achieve positive results.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Phil Sunkel) Change begins with crucial conversation

0 3/31
2017
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 milestone recycled rocket launch
SpaceX made history March 30, 2017 with the successful launch of a reused Falcon 9 rocket, marking the first time a commercial company has been able to send a previously-launched rocket into space a second time.   SpaceX launched SES-10 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:27 p.m. EDT. One hour prior to
0 3/30
2017
Brandon Daugherty, a Space Medical Contingency Specialist with the 45th Operations Group, Detachment 3, Human Spaceflight Support, talks to the team on the "Front Porch" floatation device that was unfolded and inflated by Pararescuemen and Combat Rescue Officers from the 103rd Rescue Squadron following a jump from the back of a C-17 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, March 5, 2017. During this training, a rigid inflatible boat (known as a "Hard Duck") was dropped from a C-17 along with several jumpers and an inflatable device known as the "Front Porch".This device is intended to be mated to the Orion spacecraft, and can be used to support astronauts who have made a water landing in the Orion spacecraft following a flight. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy) Air Force Guardian Angels test Orion spacecraft rescue support equipment
When NASA’s Orion spacecraft returns from its missions beyond the moon, the crew module will splash down in the ocean just like the Apollo capsules that took men to the moon and back in the 1970s.The space agency needs to make sure the rescue support equipment for the Orion crew module is practical, so NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and the
0 3/24
2017
The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-9 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at 8:18 p.m. ET March 18, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The Air Force has been breaking barriers since 1947 and the successful WGS-9 launch marks an important occasion for the Wideband constellation as it is a major milestone in a 20-year multilateral partnership. (Courtesy photo/ULA) Reserve Airmen support successful Delta IV WGS-9 launch
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 920th Rescue Wing in partnership with the 45th Space Wing, supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-9 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 here March 18, 2017, at 8:18 p.m. ET.Air Force Reserve Airmen launched and piloted an Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter to
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2017
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