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The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here Nov. 19 at 6:42 p.m. ET. (Courtesy photo by ULA) Citizen Airman support successful rocket launch of weather satellite
Against a clear fall night on Florida's Space Coast, Citizen Airmen piloting an Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, a few miles from Space Launch Complex 41 here, had the best view of an Atlas V rocket as it pierced the sky carrying a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft Nov. 19 at 6:42 p.m. ET.Prior to the launch, the
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To commemorate Veteran's Day, Air Force Reservist Tech. Sgt. Angela Borders, 920th Force Support Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, led a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ceremony November 8, 2016, where she works as an Immigration Services Officer in Orlando when she's not serving the country. (Courtesy photo) Air Force Reservist leads citizenship ceremony
As an Immigration Services Officer in Orlando, Air Force Reservist Tech. Sgt. Angela Borders, 920th Force Support Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, led a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ceremony November 8, 2016, as the Mistress of  Ceremony. As a tribute to her service to the nation, she donned her service dress uniform during
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Aaron Farrior, former pararesuceman who served during the Vietnam War, takes a seat during the 2016 Pararescue Reunion in Melbourne, Florida, September 22, 2016. Farrior is the recipient of a Sliver Star and four Distinguished Flying Crosses for his actions and service during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Dana White) A legacy of valor; the pararescueman
“That others may live.”  To a pararecueman, this is the motto, creed and essence of what it means to be part of the Air Force’s guardian angel community. Through every war or conflict, this creed has created a brotherhood bonded through legacy - one continuing to be written. At the 2016 Pararescue Reunion in Melbourne, Florida, Active Duty, Guard
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U.S. Air Force Reserve technical sergeants Chris Paredes and John Marsh review technical data prior to performing maintenance on an HH-60 PaveHawk helicopter at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 31, 2016. Both Airmen are assigned to the 943rd Maintenance Squadron, 943rd Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., and are at Kadena AB for Keen Sword, a bilateral defense exercise designed to practice defending Japan against foreign aggression. (Photo by Master Sgt. Greg Gaunt) Reserve maintainers at Keen Sword '16

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Air Force Reserve Pararescuemen or PJs from Portland’s 304th Rescue Squadron assisted in recovering a hiker who was declared missing October 25, 2016. Early October 26, 2016, a team of four PJs scoured steep rocky terrain near the Oregon-Washington border until nightfall with the assistance of volunteers, civil search and rescue teams, AT&T and Apple. Information was obtained to pinpoint the GPS coordinates for the victim, 31-year-old Melvin Burtch's, cell phone allowing searchers to navigate to the cell phone location. They found Burtch’s body within 50 yards of the location of the phone. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Maj. Chris Bernard)
Portland PJs recover missing hiker
Living by the words of their motto, these things we do that others may live, Air Force Reserve Pararescuemen, known as PJs, from Portland’s 304th Rescue Squadron assisted in recovering a hiker who was declared missing October 25. When 31-year-old Melvin Burtch didn’t return home that evening, Skamania County Sherriff initiated search efforts
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Patrick Air Force Base and Sea World personnel team up to help a  sick whale Sept. 7, which led Air Force Reservist Tech. Sgt. Bridget Gayden, 920th Rescue Wing Security Forces Airman, to become a Sea World volunteer to help sick animals.(U.S. Air Force photo Master Sgt. Paul Flipse) Beached whale encounter leads Airman to Sea World volunteerism
As an Air Force Reserve security forces Airman, Tech. Sgt. Bridget Gayden never imagined she’d be responding to help a sick mammal, however on Sept. 7, Gayden and fellow 920th Rescue Wing SF Airmen were called to help a 10-foot whale stranded on Patrick Air Force Base’s beach.“It was an unforgettable experience,” said Gayden which led her to
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Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is hosting the first-ever Wingman Multicultural Day in celebration of diverse cultural, which focuses on the social domain of Comprehensive Airman Fitness through connection with Wingmen here Oct. 21, 2016. (U.S. Air Force graphic by James Rainier) Patrick to host first-ever Wingman Multicultural Day Oct. 21
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is hosting the first-ever Wingman Multicultural Day in celebration of diverse cultural, which focuses on the social domain of Comprehensive Airman Fitness through connection with Wingmen here Oct. 21, 2016. The day kicks off at 10 a.m. and features various countries and backgrounds who will showcase their diverse
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A team from the 45th Space Wing and contracted partners observe the arrival of the Mariner to the port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 12, 2016. The large cargo ship transported United Launch Alliance’s vehicle hardware to the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station just a day after the base reopened following Hurricane Matthew. Ensuring 100 percent mission success, the 45th SW was able to recover and return to progressing forward with future launches. The Delta IV that arrived after the storm is expected to launch an Air Force Wideband Global SATCOM satellite later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) CCAFS launch operations resume after Hurricane Matthew

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Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, are relocating the wing's rescue helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft in response to Hurricane Matthew’s projected path northeastward along Florida’s east coast. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Cathleen Snow) The 920th Rescue Wing relocates aircraft in response to Hurricane Matthew
Air Force Reserve operations, maintenance and support personnel from the 920th Rescue Wing here began the process of relocating its helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft yesterday in response to Hurricane Matthew’s projected path northeastward along Florida’s east coast.  Along with the 45th Space Wing, as of 3 p.m. yesterday, the 920th RQW entered
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Two pararescumen (PJs) ascend up a six-story building during the 2016 Pararescue Rodeo hosted by the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, September 22, 2016. The rodeo, also known as a skills competition, was a week-long event which tested PJs on skill sets such as precision-parachute jumping, rifle and pistol accuracy shooting, open-ocean surface swimming, high-angle and confined space rescues, water rescues and overall physical endurance. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Katie Spencer) Not a typical day at the beach; Pararescue Rodeo tests battlefield Airmen
The 920th Rescue Wing hosted the 2016 Pararescue Rodeo in and around Florida's Space Coast Sept. 19-23. The Guardian Angel Team from the 308th Rescue Squadron here put 46 battlefield Airmen through the rigors of battle-ready drills to save lives in combat, amongst Florida’s tropical environment. Far from a day at the beach, the skills competition,
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