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  • Guardian Angel team aids in high-altitude rescue in Washington State

    Air Force Reserve Guardian Angel members from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Oregon, combined forces with a U.S. Army Reserve CH-47 Chinook helicopter unit, out of Joint Base Lewis McCord to rescue a stranded climber June 1, 2017.According to the National Park Service, the experienced mountaineer, who is also a member of Canada’s national
  • Rescue heroes headline Miami Beach air show

    Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, joined top tier U.S. military assets from around the world in Miami Beach to demonstrate a cumulative show of air power at the National Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show May 27-28.  Military personnel from active, guard and reserve units performed numerous
  • A lesson in resiliency; Airman shares journey after combat injury takes leg

    Difficult and challenging things happen to everyone, but having resiliency is the ability to bounce back after facing diversity, said the 45th Space Wing Interim Command Chief Master Sgt. Alexander Hall as he addressed Airmen during Wingman Day.  The command chief then turned the floor over to Staff Sgt. August O’Niell, pararescueman, and his Air
  • Rescue Team supports rocket launch

    Two 920th Rescue Wing helicopter crews and a maintenance team supported a range clearing mission ahead of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launch May 15 along the Space Coast. According to Lt. Col. Gordon Schmidt, 301st Rescue Squadron director of operations, the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter teams ensured a safe takeoff zone by clearing approximately 300
  • Rescue Wing assists in search for missing aircraft passengers

    Air Force Reserve search and rescue personnel from the 920th Rescue Wing joined forces with the Coast Guard May 16 to search for two adults and two children reported missing the day prior.A team of 13 Citizen Airmen departed in one of the wing’s HC-130 King aircraft at approximately 4 p.m. to search for the passengers, whose MU-2B twin-prop plane
  • 45th Space Wing enables nation's space mission

    Space launches may soon be an almost weekly sight on Florida's Space Coast. As the need for space lift grows globally, partnerships between the Air Force, other government agencies and the commercial space industry are enhancing the 45th Space Wing's vision of remaining the world's premier gateway to space.
  • Adjusted gate hours for Memorial Day

    As Memorial Day approaches, Patrick Air Force Base will change entry gate operating hours consistent with the direction for previous federal holidays.  This change maximizes the number of defenders who can spend time with family and friends.  Patrick Air Force Base's East Gate will change operating hours beginning the evening of Thursday, May 25,
  • Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary

    Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.
  • Citizen Airman saves eight people from drowning

    Sometimes spending time at the beach is just what one needs after a long day at work; however, for one Air Force Reserve Airman, his beach time was just what eight others needed. While surf fishing off the beach at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Tech. Sgt. Shaun Hartman risked his life to save eight others who got caught in rip currents April 14,
  • Rescue Airmen host American Ninja Warriors

    American Ninja Warrior stars Barclay Stockett and Brent Steffensen met with members of the 308th Rescue Squadron during their visit to Patrick Air Force Base April 21, 2017. The stars were on base as part of a two-day Alpha Warrior Military Tour that included a meet-and-greet the first day followed by a Ninja Warrior style competition for base