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A group of Airmen from the 920th Security Forces Squadron listen to a briefing during a deployment line, days before heading overseas to an undisclosed location in Southeast Asia Jan. 6, 2018, at Patrick Air Force Base Florida. Security Forces Reserve Citizen Airmen deploy to Southwest Asia
A group of Airmen from the 920th Security Forces Squadron listen to a briefing during a deployment line, days before heading overseas to an undisclosed location in Southeast Asia Jan. 6, 2018, at Patrick Air Force Base Florida. Deployment lines give Airmen an opportunity to ensure all their necessary documents, readiness items and overall wellbeing
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Col. Ian Chase, 920th Rescue Wing vice commander, works from his desk at Patrick AFB, Dec. 3, 2017. Chase joined the combat search and rescue reserve unit Aug. 5, 2017 and brings with him many years of experience as a navigator. In the past, Chase has been assigned to several special operations units including the 711th Special Operations Squadron, Duke Field, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes) New vice wing commander brings combat-tested leadership to the 920th Rescue Wing
 With 7 deployments, 14 assignments and 4,200 flight hours under his belt since the 1990s, Col. Ian V. Chase, takes on another challenge as the 920th Rescue Wing’s newest vice commander. Chase, who joined the 920th Rescue Wing August 5, 2017, brings with him a working knowledge of special operations and more than 400 flight hours of experience in
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Medal of Honor on Ribbon for Rescue Missions at Sea in Gold Reserve wing receives prestigious German Maritime Search and Rescue award
For the first time in 20 years, the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service awarded the Medal of Honor on Ribbon for Rescue Missions at Sea in Gold in a special ceremony to the 920th Rescue Wing Jan. 26, 2018 at the German Martime Museum.The wing, based out of Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, was honored for its rescue of two German citizens
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Citizen Airmen Reservists Maj. Mary Minshew, HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, and a team of Citizen Airmen Reserve aircrew from the 920th Rescue Wing's 301st Rescue Squadron, train with Beta the Belgium malinois, Reserve Citizen Airmen helicopter crews train with military working dogs
Beta, a military working dog with the 45th Space Wing Security Force Squadron, is trained to smell anything from money to explosives and can even recognize hostile actions. He added a new skill Jan. 23 with the help of Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing who familiarized the K9 with riding in helicopters.Beta, a Belgian Malinois, and
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920th Rescue Wing Senior Leader Retreat Annual Wing Senior Leader Retreat ends in success
Several dozen Citizen Airmen Reserve commanders and top enlisted members of the 920th Rescue Wing gathered for the unit’s annual Senior Leader Retreat held along the Florida Gulf Coast Jan. 16-19.The four-day event was made up several sessions geared toward strategic planning and coordination, with subtopics on policy changes, manpower and
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An Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 4 satellite lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile-warning and infrared surveillance information to the president of the United States, the secretary of defense, combatant commanders, the intelligence community and other key decision makers. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Dalton Williams) Citizen Airmen Reservists support successful SBIRS GEO Flight-4 launch
The Air Force successfully launched the fourth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 7:48 p.m. EST, Jan 19, 2018, but not without the dedication of Citizen Airmen Reservists
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On Feb. 1, 2018, copayments for prescription drugs at TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and retail pharmacies will increase. These changes are required by law and affect TRICARE beneficiaries who are not active duty service members. To see the new TRICARE pharmacy copayments, visit www.tricare.mil/pharmacycosts. To learn more about the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, or move your prescriptions to home delivery, visit www.tricare.mil/pharmacy. (courtesy photo) Increases to TRICARE pharmacy copayments coming Feb. 1, 2018
On Feb. 1, 2018, copayments for prescription drugs at TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and retail pharmacies will increase. These changes are required by law and affect TRICARE beneficiaries who are not active duty service members.
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Senior Airman Davy Brinkmann, 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, special missions aviations specialist, gets sight on a fellow pararescuemen below as they prepare to hoist two stranded victims of Hurricane Harvey Aug. 31, 2017 from Beaumont, Texas. Citizen Airman Reservist Aviator named Space Coast Firefighter of the Year
Citizen Airman Reservist Senior Airman Davy Brinkmann, a special mission aviator with the 920th Rescue Wing's 301st Rescue Squadron, was named 2017 Space Coast Fire Chief's Association Firefighter of the Year.Brinkmann has served with the Rockledge Fire Station as a paramedic and firefighter for the last decade demonstrating an exemplary level of
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Maxwell AFJROTC launches Flight Academy program to address aircrew shortage
Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC has launched a program aimed at potentially putting more pilots in the cockpits of military aircraft to help address the Air Force’s ongoing aircrew shortage. Beginning in the summer of 2018, select AFJROTC cadets who applied for a new Fight Academy scholarship will attend an accredited aviation program at one of six partnering universities to get a private pilot license.
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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, ahead of the 178th Military Committee in Chiefs of Defense Session at NATO Headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium’s capital city, Jan. 15, 2018. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro Continuing Resolutions Create Uncertainty in Defense Department
In Brussels to participate in the NATO Military Committee meeting, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said continuing budget resolutions must end so the DoD can achieve the fiscal stability and predictability it requires.
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