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Senior Airman Jordon Kelly, 920th Rescue Wing Securtiy Forces Element journeyman, cleans his weapon in preparation for deployment to Kirkuk AB Iraq. He and 12 other team members are scheduled to spend 179 days in the northern Iraq base. (U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Chance C. Babin) Rescue wing security forces deploy to Iraq
Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing are being mobilized to report to Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq for a 179- day deployment. The team of 13 Reservists will be leaving Patrick Air Force Base Monday morning, Aug. 20. The Security Forces troops will be performing air base ground defense duties while at Kirkuk AB, which is located north of
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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The crew of a 920th Rescue Wing HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter conducts post-flight operations after supporting a NASA Delta II rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center just before 5:30 a.m. today. 

Reservists from the 920th are responsible for clearing the Eastern range before all Space Shuttle and rocket launches -- flying off the coast of Kennedy Space Center to ensure no boats are in the launch path. 

The lazy twist of smoke in the early-morning sky is all that remains from the trail left by the rocket, which carried the Phoenix spacecraft on the first leg of its trip to Mars' arctic plain, where a landing craft will dig through the Martian soil and ice to analyze the samples it retrieves. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Flipse) Reservists clear a path to Mars

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NASA astronauts wait to be lowered into the choppy Atlantic, where 920th pararescuemen (PJs) circle, shark-like, in anticipation. The PJs would later cart the astronauts to prearranged “drop sites,” where the astronauts would perform survival training while waiting to be found and rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Flipse) Reservists train for Space Shuttle disaster
According to NASA, the term "Mode VIII" refers to the worst-case, survivable shuttle-launch scenario involving an open-water bailout. In short, the shuttle encountered a problem during liftoff and doesn't have the means to make it to a landing site, which means the crew must parachute from the disabled craft into the Atlantic Ocean. On May 31, the
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Air Force Reserve helicopter rescue crews from 920th Rescue Wing take time to refuel briefly at Patrick Air Force Base before heading back out to continue searching for a missing diver.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow) Air Force Reserve searches for missing diver, aids in rescue of another
The 920th Rescue Wing answers the call for help in search of a missing diver off the coast of Port Canaveral, Fla., while earlier in the day rescue crews aid in the successful rescue of another diver. In the most recent search, a 60-year-old man was diving with a friend for lobster when they became separated. The man's diving companion resurfaced
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tech. Sgt. James Dock, a recruiter with the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., was one of seven servicemembers featured during the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' Military Appreciation Day, held at Tropicana Field here July 15. All five branches of the military were represented, and honorees were treated to seats in a luxury box to watch the Rays play the New York Yankees. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Flipse) Reserve Airman honored at Devil Rays' game

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Air Force Reservist, Tech. Sgt. Russ Morris, a crew chief with the 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, takes a moment to clean the windows of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter after performing maintenance on the aircraft.  Squeaky Clean

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Staff Sgt. Kacee Holmes (left) and Master Sgt. Chris Seinkner, Air Force Reserve pararescuemen with the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., were preparing for a training mission when they got called out on a real life-saving mission that resulted in rescuing a 66-year-old man from the Atlantic Ocean June 28. Training mission results in life-saving rescue
If not for a lot coincidences and a keen Air Force Reserve helicopter crew from the 920th Rescue Wing, 66-year-old Floridian Russell Alger would not be alive today. Several miles off of the coast of Daytona Beach, Fla., Lt. Col. Paul Nevius and his crew were piloting an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter back to Patrick Air Force Base when they spotted a
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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE - Air Force Reserve pararescueman, Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Curl, prior to his retirement, made his final jump as a PJ with the 920th Rescue Wing June 21.  The senior pararescueman has been the "poster child" for the rescue wing as his image was used on various national Air Force Reserve advertisements for pararescue.  Chief Curl began his career on active duty here as a young Airman weather observer then cross-trained into pararescue in the Air Force Reserve.  His 28-year career has brought him back to Patrick for the last 15 years.  The Chief said he plans to seek employment in the local area upon retirement. Pararescue poster child makes final leap

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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE - A crew of Team Patrick mission partners reeled in the largest catch in the Dolphin Class propelling them to 1st place status during the Central Florida Offshore Anglers Tournament held June 23rd off of Port Canaveral, Fla.  They won with a weight of 44.6 lbs during the contest.  Pictured left to right the Crew of the "Brassy Hooker" - Master Sgt. Tim Baxley, 920th Rescue Wing; Tech. Sgt. Brad Spalding (Captain), DDMS; Master Sgt. Steve Richmond, 920th Rescue Wing; and Mr. John "Big White" Starkey, 45th Services Squadron. 
According to Sergeant Spalding, prior to the contest, his 13-year-old fishing enthusiast daughter, Ashley, kissed the Black Bart "Tuna Candy" lure they used.  She bought the lure with her winnings from a tournament two weeks prior for taking 2nd place in the Junior Snapper division with an 8.4 lb Red Snapper.  She was visiting her grandparents in Indiana on the day of the tournament and was not happy she was absent for their winning catch, but prior to leaving said, "Put it in the spread!" Team Patrick mission partners "reel" winners

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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Reservists from the 943rd Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., and the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portlant IAP, Ore., transfer mock casualties from their HH-60G Pave Hawk to a waiting C-130. The pararescue units teamed up for Patriot Angel, a Combat Search and Rescue exercise held here June 13 - 21. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Flipse) Exercising patients

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