Air Staff deputy director visits rescue warriors

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)

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)

Capt. Ryan Ruddy, 308th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, discusses the Guardian Angel pararescue mission with Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, right, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, June 23, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The general spent the day with the 920th Rescue Wing touring some of its units and visiting with HC-130 and HH-60G aviators and maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Capt. Ryan Ruddy, 308th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, discusses the Guardian Angel pararescue mission with Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, right, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, June 23, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The general spent the day with the 920th Rescue Wing touring some of its units and visiting with HC-130 and HH-60G aviators and maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Montero, right, 301st Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, explains some of the equipment he uses during missions aboard the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to tour guests June 23, 2017 on the flight line at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The guests accompanied Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, while he toured the 920th Rescue Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Montero, right, 301st Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, explains some of the equipment he uses during missions aboard the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to tour guests June 23, 2017 on the flight line at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The guests accompanied Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, while he toured the 920th Rescue Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, right, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, talks with Maj. Sarah Scaglione, 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, during a tour of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter June 23, 2017 on the flight line 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)

Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, right, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, talks with Maj. Sarah Scaglione, 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, during a tour of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter June 23, 2017 on the flight line 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)

Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Castillo, left, 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew chief, talks with an Eagle Scout about the Pave Hawk and the 920th Rescue Wing mission during a tour of the unit June 23, 2017 on the flight line at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The scouts accompanied Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, during a tour of the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Castillo, left, 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew chief, talks with an Eagle Scout about the Pave Hawk and the 920th Rescue Wing mission during a tour of the unit June 23, 2017 on the flight line at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The scouts accompanied Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, during a tour of the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Aviators and maintainers of the 920th Rescue Wing discuss the capabilities of the HC-130 Hercules and its contributions to the rescue mission to Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, middle, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, and his guests June 23, 2017 in the back of an HC-130 on the Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, flight line. 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)

Aviators and maintainers of the 920th Rescue Wing discuss the capabilities of the HC-130 Hercules and its contributions to the rescue mission to Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, middle, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, and his guests June 23, 2017 in the back of an HC-130 on the Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, flight line. 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)

Col. Kurt Matthews, right, 920th Rescue Wing commander, bids farewell to Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, right, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, June 23, 2017 outside the dining facility at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The general spent the day with the 920th Rescue Wing touring the 308th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels facility and visiting with HC-130 Hercules and HH-60G Pave Hawk aviators and maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Col. Kurt Matthews, right, 920th Rescue Wing commander, bids farewell to Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, right, Air Staff deputy director, Pentagon, June 23, 2017 outside the dining facility at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The general spent the day with the 920th Rescue Wing touring the 308th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels facility and visiting with HC-130 Hercules and HH-60G Pave Hawk aviators and maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- 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 and visited with HC-130 and HH-60G aviators and maintainers on the flight line. Accompanying General Mancuso on the tour were colleagues, eagle scouts and family members.