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Lt. Col. Scott Nichols, middle, 920th Operations Support Squadron commander, takes the unit guidon from Col. Michael LoForti, 920th Operations Group commander, during the squadron change of command ceremony July 9, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Mark Borosch) Operations Support Airmen welcome new commander
The 920th Operations Support Squadron welcomed its new commander, Lt. Col. Scott Nichols, during a change of command ceremony July 9 at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. Colonel Nichols moves into the command position after serving as the unit’s chief of weapons and tactics since July 2014. “You’ve had an amazing and impressive
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Members of the 304th Rescue Squadron drive all-terrain vehicles onto a C-5 Galaxy in preparation for the unit’s largest deployment in its 60-year history, May 27, 2017, Portland, Oregon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Schaeffer Bonner) Rescue warriors head downrange
This summer, Guardian Angel Airmen and support personnel from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Oregon, embarked on the largest deployment in the history of the squadron. Their extended deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve is unprecedented for three reasons.First, the 304th RQS is an
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Maj. Chris Ferrara, HC-130P/N "King" co-pilot, is part of  concerted rescue effort of approximately 80 wing personnel from the 920th Rescue Wing who rescued two German citizens in distress at sea July 7, 2017 and into July 8. The victim's vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of southern Florida. At the request of the U.S. Coast Guard's Seventh District in Miami, the 920th RQW was alerted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, to assist in the long-range search and rescue. Approximately 80 wing Citizen Airmen and four wing aircraft helped execute the rescue mission to include, maintenance, operations and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark Borosch)
Day into night, rescue Airmen save two German citizens at sea on long-range rescue mission
In a concerted effort throughout July 7, 2017 and into the early hours of July 8, approximately 80 Citizen Airmen and four aircraft from the 920th Rescue Wing successfully rescued 2 German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida.  At the request of the U.S. Coast Guard's
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Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, provided range-clearance and contingency support for the successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch.  Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, July 5, at 7:38 p.m. EDT.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Mark Borosch) Citizen Airmen support SpaceX rocket launch, enjoy view
Team rescue was out in full force over the 4th of July holiday weekend flying range clearing support for several SpaceX attempts to launch a Falcon 9 rocket. Finally, on its third attempt, SpaceX successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, July 5, at 7:38 p.m. EDT. “It was a clear
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Default Air Force Logo Zika Virus 2017, what you need to know
As mosquito season ramps up this summer, we want to provide you with information to keep you and your family safe. Mosquitos have the ability to transmit the Zika virus and the following are the latest facts.  To date there have been no cases of local transmission of the Zika Virus in Brevard County or the 45th Space Wing. Although there have been
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Aviators and maintainers of the 920th Rescue Wing guide Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, right, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, and his guests on a tour of the HC-130 Hercules June 23, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. During the general’s visit of the 920th Rescue Wing, he received a mission briefing, toured the 308th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels facility and visited with HC-130 and HH-60G aviators and maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice) Air Staff deputy director visits rescue warriors
Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, Air Staff deputy director, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, spent the day touring the 920th Rescue Wing June 23, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.During his visit, he received a mission briefing from Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, toured the 308th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels pararescue facility
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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 historic launch of Bulgarian satellite
Members of the 920th Rescue Wing assisted in another successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 23 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.Aircrew aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter worked diligently to clear the Eastern Test Range and ensure the Atlantic Ocean coastline beneath the rocket’s path was clear of sea
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The 45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith (left) and 920th Rescue Wing Commander Colonel Kurt A. Matthews, shake hands prior to tandem skydiving June 8, 2017, over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, to demonstrate their wing's commitment to mutual-support and shared resources in an unforgettable way after signing a new host-tenant support agreement. (U.S. Air Force photo / Matthew Jurgens) Patrick Air Force Wings solidify partnership in epic way
Most business agreements are solidified over coffee and a handshake at a boardroom table, but joint mission partners here commemorated signing their host-tenant support agreement in a first-time epic fashion. Host base commander Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith, 45th Space Wing, and tenant unit commander Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing, agreed to
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Approximately thirty Citizen Airman from the 920th Rescue Wing returned home from Afghanistan June 6 after providing personnel recovery support to ongoing operations for the last four months. Families, friends and pets gathered on base to greet their loved ones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes)
Air Force Reservists return home from Afghanistan and Africa deployments
Approximately 75 Citizen Airman from the 920th Rescue Wing are expected to return to the U.S. from Afghanistan and Africa where they provided personnel recovery support over the last four months.The majority of the reservists have arrived and the rest should be home by the end of the week.With American flags and colorful signs in hand, a crowd
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The depicted figure shows the 10 lightning warning areas issued by the 45th Weather Squadron. Phase 1 Lightning Watches and Phase 2 Lightning Warnings directly apply to the small (inner) green circles. The large (outer) yellow circles include a prudent safety buffer. (Screen capture image may not be to scale) Lightning Safety: What you need to know
Lightning is the second leading source of weather-related deaths in Florida. Central Florida is considered the nation’s ‘Lightning Alley’ with the most lightning per square mile in the U.S. Our lightning season begins in late May and ends in September. In the past, lightning was the number one source of weather-related deaths in Florida. However,
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