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Members of the 308th Rescue Squadron presented Senior Master Sgt. Jon Grant, pararescue superintendent, 920th Operations Group, with a special shadow box for his retirement from the Air Force Reserve January 7, 2017, after 27-year Air Force career as a pararescueman. During the ceremony at Patrick Air Force Base, comrades and commanders filled the room to honor him and his family for their longstanding service to country. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes) 27-year pararescueman retires
After 27 years serving as an Air Force Pararescueman (PJ), Senior Master Sgt. Jon Grant retired January 7, 2017. He was highly decorated and deployed many times in support of combat operations. Within the 920th Rescue Wing, he served as the 920th Operations Group Pararescue Superintendant and the Guardian Angel Standardization and Evaluations NCO.
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(Left to right) Chaplain (Col.) Randy Marshall, deputy command chaplain, and Chief Master Sgt. Natalie Gray, chaplain assistant functional manager, Air Force Reserve Command, visited the Air Force Reserve's 920th Rescue Wing, chaplains, Staff. Sgt. Anna Vazquez, NCOIC Chapel Operations; and Chaplain (Maj.) Matthew Simpson, Wing Chaplain, during the Wing’s Unit Training Assembly Jan 7-8, 2017, for a senior religious team one-on-one engagement with the chaplain’s office at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Air Force Reserve chaplains visit Rescue Warrior Chaplains
Military members around the globe sign on as volunteers to defend the many freedoms of the United States. Here at the 920th Rescue Wing, the Reserve Chaplain corps has a unique mission providing warrior care to combat search and rescue Airmen while ensuring their 1st Amendment rights.Col. Randy Marshall, deputy command chaplain, and Chief Master
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Maj. Jennifer Orton, a combat search and rescue (CSAR) pilot with the 39th Rescue Squadron here, flies the HC-130P/N King fixed-wing aerial refueling aircraft on missions for the 920th Rescue Wing. Orton recently discovered that according to the 39th RSQ she holds the title of being their first female Air Force Reserve fixed-wing CSAR pilot. (U.S. Photo by Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes) Mom, RV adventurer makes Air Force Reserve Rescue history
Individuals start businesses, build monuments and create beautiful artwork to gain recognition and to kick start their own legacies. However, sometimes people do amazing things that were never a part of their agenda to begin with.Citizen Airman Maj. Jennifer Orton is one of those people. Most days she spends her time caring for her two young
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Staff Sgt. Roberto E. Maisonave (first row, third in), a client systems technician with the 920th Mission Support Group Communications Flight, poses with the Seminole County Sheriff's school crossing guards (back row) and 920th RQW safety team (front row). Maisonave designed Carl the Safety Bear which is a large part of a safety initiative in the county. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes) Military member creates larger-than-life animal character to save kids’ lives
Move over Mickey Mouse, Carl the Safety Bear is here to spread a message of goodwill and spotlight safety in Seminole County. With animal memes exploding all over the internet and a famous mouse at the forefront of Florida’s most-visited destination, it only made sense for the Seminole County Sherriff’s School Crossing Guard director, Jo Jo Sturm,
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The Patrick Air Force Base Youth Programs has a new Youth Sports and Fitness Director, Shelly Welker, formally an Education and Training Technician at the Child Development Center.  Welker’s goals include focusing on the Air Force programs that bring together health and fitness. In her new position, she will help children and Air Force families find ways to be active and healthy together. She also looks forward to continuing to bridge the gap between the base and the local community sports programs here. For more information about Youth Sports, call 321-610-8880. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) New youth sports and fitness director brings innovative ideas

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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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