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Media Relations

All media queries and requests for interviews must be coordinated through the Public Affairs office. During normal duty hours, Monday - Friday, you can contact us at (321) 494-0536.

Based at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., the 920th Rescue Wing is an Air Force Reserve Command combat-search-and-rescue unit comprised of 2,000 Citizen Airmen. Its primary mission is combat search and rescue - to search for, locate and recover U.S. Armed Forces and coalition personnel who become isolated during military operations. Air Force rescue is the only DoD entity specifically organized, trained and equipped to conduct personnel recovery operations into hostile or denied areas as a primary mission.

The 920th also provides safety and security surveillance of the Eastern Launch Range during all rocket launches from the Space Coast. The unit's other peacetime missions are providing civil search and rescue support for those who are lost or in distress, and providing humanitarian and disaster-relief operations. 

The Media Relations Section of Public Affairs provides news releases on newsworthy Air Force missions, programs, and activities. It works with the news media to provide interviews, coordinate visits and to respond to queries. We seek every opportunity to tell the Air Force story by reaching the public through local, regional and national news media organizations.

 

Internal Information

The 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs staff writes, edits and photographs news and feature stories for publication on the base public website, newsletter and various social media platforms. Often times, these products are shared via other news media outlets.

If you have a story idea about the 920th Rescue Wing or its members that you think the public affairs staff would be interested in covering, please e-mail 920RQWPA@us.af.mil or call (321) 494-0536.

In addition to this website, www.920rqw.afrc.af.mil, visit the 920th Rescue Wing's Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/920thRescueWing for the latest news and updates.

Community Relations

The objective of the community relations program is to increase public awareness and understanding of the Air Force and the 920th Rescue Wing's mission. We support surrounding communities in all aspects, ranging from tour requests and speaking engagements to airshow demonstrations and flyovers. Our goal is to foster positive relations with the surrounding communities. For more information, call (321) 494-0536.

Base Tours
The 920th Rescue Wing is an exciting part of your community and an excellent resource and educational tool for groups interested in aviation or a career in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Base tours are conducted on Fridays for groups of 20-40 people, on a first come, first-served basis. Priority scheduling is given to Junior ROTC students and other youth groups serving high-school-age students. Civic and business organizations or senior citizen groups are also welcome. Requests should be made at least 30 days in advance. All requests are accommodated based on the operational schedule of the 920th Rescue Wing. To begin the process of setting up a base tour, e-mail detailed requests to 920RQWPA@us.af.mil.

Speaker Requests
The Speaker's Bureau gives Air Force people the chance to interact directly with its neighbors in the community, professional organizations, schools, businesses and civic organizations. Our speakers consist of personnel from a wide-array of job descriptions. Most organizations request speakers to talk about the Guardian Angels, HH-60G Pave Hawk, HC-130P/N King, 920th Rescue Wing mission, Air Force Reserve mission, specific job descriptions or personal experiences in the Air Force. We will try to match up a speaker to your specific request. If you would like to schedule a speaker for an event, e-mail a detailed request to 920RQWPA@us.af.mil.

Aerial Event Requests
Community Relations helps facilitate flyover and static display requests that the 920th Rescue Wing performs in the community; however, the process does not start with this office. To start a request, you must submit a DD Form 2535 online, which can be found at www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil, and receive approval from the Air Force Aerial Events office at the Pentagon. The 920th RQW can only consider your request after you have approval from the Pentagon. Flyovers are considered for aviation-related and patriotic observances held in conjunction with Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, POW/MIA Day, or Veterans Day (event must be within five days of the actual holiday dates to be considered). There are some exceptions to policies; those not meeting the criteria can possibly be approved one-time only as an Exception-to-Policy event, provided there is sufficient rationale for support. The request process takes approximately 60 days to complete.

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Commander's Action Line

The 920th Rescue Wing maintains a commander's action line. The wing commander encourages its use. Concerns should be addressed at the lowest possible level in the chain of command and elevated as necessary.

Though not required, Action Line users should leave point-of-contact information when submitting an Action Line. This will allow those who are addressing the concern to clarify the information and respond, if necessary. E-mail messages to 920rqwpa@us.af.mil.

Hometown News

Citizen Airmen who want to share news of their accomplishments and achievements with family members and friends back home can do so online through the Army and Air Force Hometown News Release Program. Click here to submit an announcement.