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Rescue Airmen support historic rocket launchRescue Airmen support historic rocket launch
Rescue Airmen support historic rocket launch

An Atlas V rocket takes off July 19, 2013 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This launch marked the largest ever payload for an Atlas V rocket. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Anna-Maire Wyant)
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Posted: 7/19/2013

Moon over Delta IV & Pave HawkMoon over Delta IV & Pave Hawk
Moon over Delta IV & Pave Hawk

A multimillion-dollar military communications satellite is orbiting around Earth today after a May 24th Delta IV rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., that lit up the night sky while Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing safeguarded the hazard zone. These things we do that others may live, is the creed Rescue Wing Airmen live by when carrying out their mission of saving lives, allowing them the benefit of having a front-row seat to dangerous, yet vital missions like combat rescue and rocket launches. The spacecraft is the fifth rocket in a series of Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft designed to provide the DoD, the White House and U.S. and allied forces around the world with secure, high-bandwidth communications. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Rob Haston)
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Posted: 6/2/2013

Rescue Airmen support rocket launchRescue Airmen support rocket launch
Rescue Airmen support rocket launch

Rescue Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., piloted two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, scanning and clearing the beachline and waters that fell within the Eastern Range. The Airmen commenced their mission hours prior to the launch of the Delta-IV Heavy rocket, NROL-15, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Fla. which carried a classified load. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Peter Dean)
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Posted: 11/9/2012

Final EndeavorFinal Endeavor
Final Endeavor

A modified Boeing 747 carrying Space Shuttle Endeavor on its back flew over Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. September 19 to its final resting place in California. Air Force Reservists the 920th Rescue Wing are celebrating 50 years of manned space support for their service as guardians to the astronauts during all space shuttle missions. The Airmen were on hand to rescue the astronauts in case of an emergency and the astronauts had to bail out of the shuttle. The space shuttle program ended in July 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow)
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Posted: 9/19/2012

NASA launches rocket AtlasNASA launches rocket Atlas
NASA launches rocket Atlas

After multiple scrubs, United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket launches from Complex 41 in the early hours of Aug. 30. Atlas 5 is carrying two heavily shielded 1,400-pound satellites, Radiation Belt Storm Probes, that will fly in tandem through Earth's energetic Van Allen radiation belts in a two-year mission to probe the structure of the huge doughnut-shaped zones, how they are affected by titanic solar storms and the threat they pose to astronauts and costly spacecraft, according to CBS News "Space Place". (United Launch Alliance/Pat Corkery)
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Posted: 8/30/2012

Home at lastHome at last
Home at last

A maintenance Airman from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., works on the avionics systems of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter that recently returned from an overseas deployment to Afghanistan. Rescue Wing Airmen were deployed to Camp Bastion providing combat search and rescue. During the year-long effort, they performed more than 800 rescues. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow)
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Posted: 6/20/2012

Rocket launch supportRocket launch support
Rocket launch support

Air Force Reserve Combat-search-and-rescue Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., returned to PAFB shortly before 9 a.m. after supporting the successful launch of an Atlas V rocket from nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the 50th Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle mission carrying a classified National Reconnaissance Office satellite payload at 8:28 a.m. EDT.(U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow)
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Posted: 6/20/2012

Night visionNight vision
Night vision

Mike Killian, ARES Institute and AmericaSpace reporter/photographer covers a 920th Rescue Wing rocket launch mission May 22 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Aircrew Life Support Airmen issued him night vision goggles to allow him to see during the mission. He flew along with the Airmen on their range clearing mission aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to support a milestone rocket launch. Several hours prior to a Falcon 9 rocket launch, Airmen secured the Eastern Range for the first ever commercial mission to the International Space Station. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow)
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Posted: 5/24/2012

Night visionNight vision
Night vision

Aircrew life support technicians from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., issued a pair of night vision goggles to Mike Killian, Ares Institute and AmericaSpace.com reporter/photogrpher to prepare him for a flight on a Rescue Wing's night time range-clearing mission aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter May 22. Killian was there to cover the 920th's support for a milestone rocket launch. The Airmen and Killian flew several hours prior to a Falcon 9 rocket launch securing the Eastern Range for the first commercial mission to the International Space Station. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow)
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Posted: 5/24/2012

Through the lensThrough the lens
Through the lens

Mike Killian, ARES Institute and AmericaSpace reporter/photographer covers a 920th Rescue Wing rocket launch mission May 22 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. He photographs Airmen as they prep through the night for a range clearing mission aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to support a milestone rocket launch. Killian flew with the Airmen several hours prior to a Falcon 9 rocket launch securing the Eastern Range for the first ever commercial mission to the International Space Station. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow)
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Posted: 5/24/2012

Rocket menRocket men
Rocket men

Pilots, Capt. Paul Carpenter and Col. Jeffrey Macrander, also the 920th Rescue Wing Commander, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., ready an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for flight May 22. Aircrew Airmen flew through the night to clear the range prior to the milestone SpaceX Technologies Falcon 9 rocket launch, which will be the first commercial launch to the International Space Station. Rescue Wing Airman have supported rocket launches, manned and unmanned, for the past 50 years. They are on hand to secure the Eastern Range prior to every Space Coast launch. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow)
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Posted: 5/24/2012

Night launchNight launch
Night launch

Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. ready an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for flight May 22. Aircrew Airmen flew through the night to clear the range prior to the SpaceX Technologies Falcon 9 rocket launch, which will be the first commercial launch to the International Space Station. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow)
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Posted: 5/24/2012

    

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