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Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander (right), base community members and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Lamoureux, 45th Space Wing command chief, (left), celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Air Force Aid Society during a ceremony March 10, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is the official charity of the United States Air Force incorporated in 1942 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to help relieve financial distress of Air Force members and their families and to assist them in financing their higher education goals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) Patrick AFB celebrates 75 years of AFAS

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The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of the EchoStar XXIII spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center March 16 at 2 a.m. EDT. (Courtesy photo/SpaceX webcast) Air Force Reservists support successful SpaceX launch
Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing secured the Eastern Range prior to SpaceX’s successful launch of the EchoStar XXIII spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center March 16 at 2 a.m. EDT.
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An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter hurries to recover a patient, March 3, 2017, at the Orchard Combat Training Center in Idaho, during pre-deployment training for the 305th Rescue Squadron. The 305th RQS, located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., is conducting training at the Idaho Air National Guard’s Orchard Combat Training Center, a 143,000-acre live-fire range located south of Boise, Idaho, to hone all of their search and rescue procedures before heading to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jared Trimarchi) Deployment training
More than 120 Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing are supporting the 305th Rescue Squadron’s upcoming deployment to Southwest Asia by participating in a two-week pre-deployment training. The 305th RQS, located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., is conducting training at the Idaho Air National Guard’s Orchard Combat Training Center, a 143,000-acre live-fire range located south of Boise, Idaho, equipped with ‘pop-up’ and moving targets made for tanks and helicopters
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Key leaders from the 920th Rescue Wing discuss aligning the wing’s mission, vision, goals and priorities during a strategic alignment event at the 943rd Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 8. Based at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., the 920th RQW is the only Air Force Reserve Command combat-search-and-rescue unit. This was the first time Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th RQW commander, visited the group since taking command in December 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Anna-Marie Wyant) Rescue group hosts strategic alignment event
Leadership and key personnel from the 920th Rescue Wing gathered to discuss the wing’s mission, vision, priorities and more during a strategic alignment event here March 7-8.Colonel Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, brought together leaders within the wing including the vice wing commander, command chief, group commanders, group chiefs,
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Amidst avalanche warnings and whiteout conditions, Air Force Reserve Guardian Angel Airmen from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Ore., combined forces with two dozen other searchers and the Air National Guard to find a missing skier March 9, 2017. Air Force Reserve rescuers join search for missing skier on Mt Hood
Amidst avalanche warnings and whiteout conditions, Air Force Reserve Guardian Angel Airmen from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Ore., combined forces with two dozen other searchers and the Air National Guard to help find a missing skier March 9 and 10, 2017.  Steve Leavitt, 57, was reported missing Tuesday, March 6, when he did not return home
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A team of Air Force Reserve rescue medics load a simulated patient connected to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine onto an Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter March 4, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, as part of the 5th annual MEDBEACH joint medical response exercise. More than 250 military medics from 12 units across the country participated in this year's exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Leslie Forshaw) Joint medical exercise hits the beach
More than 250 military medics from 12 units across the country converged at the 920th Rescue Wing for a joint medical exercise Feb. 27 through March 5 to hone their capabilities for real-world wartime emergencies.The 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron hosted the 5th Annual MEDBEACH, a joint service exercise, to prepare military medical personnel
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The Space Coast Chiefs’ Group held its annual Chief Master Sergeant Recognition Ceremony in Cocoa Beach, Florida, to honor 14 Airmen and a Coast Guardsman as they transitioned to the highest enlisted rank of chief master sergeant in their respective branches March 3, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes) Ceremony honors Space Coast chief selects
The Space Coast Chiefs’ Group held its annual Chief Master Sergeant Recognition Ceremony in Cocoa Beach, Florida, to honor 14 Airmen and a Coast Guardsman as they transitioned to the highest enlisted rank of chief master sergeant in their respective branches March 3.  The formalities began when senior Air Force enlisted leaders placed lanyards
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Senior Airman Liam Miner, 720th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, stands by ready to marshall King 52, the first HC-130 configured for Air Force rescue, down the Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, taxiway for the last time March 6, 2017. King 52 will retire at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, with more than 50 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice) Air Force's first HC-130 takes its final flight to retirement
After more than 50 years of faithful service and rescue missions spanning the globe, King 52, the first HC-130 configured for Air Force rescue in 1964, retires March 6, 2017.Accompanied by its 920th Rescue Wing dedicated crew chiefs and a nostalgic aircrew, the aircraft, Tail number 4852, heads to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, from Patrick
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Tech. Sgt. Ben Domian a survival, evasion, resistance, and escape specialist with the 920th Rescue Wing, and his partner, Juliana Herz, a professional model based out of New York, work together during a challenge on a new reality show, "Kicking and Screaming," set to air March 9 at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time on FOX Network. The competition series teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered novices in a tropical jungle in Fiji to battle it out for a chance to win $500,000. (Photo by Jeff Neira courtesy of FOX Broadcasting company.)

Rescue warrior battles it out on prime time reality show
Most people would jump at the chance to be stranded on a tropical island with a beautiful model. But what if it meant living in the jungle; making your own shelter; scavenging for your own food; encountering dangerous creatures, raging rivers, and extreme weather and competing against nine other couples in a physically and mentally draining
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(U.S. Air Force graphic/James Rainier) Patrick AFB gate hours to change: Effective March 6
The Patrick AFB South and East Gate (formerly known as the Main gate), will permanently swap operating hours beginning March 6, 2017. The East gate hours of operation will change to open at 6 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. The South gate hours will change to be accessible 24-hours.  This change is designed to enhance safety for patrons, to increase
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