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  • Florida Rescue wing honors legacy of fallen American heroes

    Love never dies.On March 1, the commander of the 920th Rescue Wing, Col. Kurt Matthews, stood before wing Airmen and families of three fallen Airmen who were lost March 15, 2018, in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crash in Anbar Province, Iraq.“I know you all personally,” said Matthews, “To be here in front of you is daunting because it means so
  • Emergency Response Exercise Tests Readiness

    Following the February Unit Training Assembly, the 920th Rescue Wing partnered with the 45th Space Wing to conduct an emergency response exercise.“The unit was successful in demonstrating annual requirements to react to a threat,” Lt. Col. Nick Philpitt, 920th RQW Chief of Inspections, said. “During this particular exercise, we were able to
  • Reserve Citizen Airman Takes First in Cycling at 2019 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials

    More than 120 wounded warriors from the Air Force and Army gathered March 1 to officially open the sixth annual Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base.
  • Reserve Airmen Conduct Water Survival Training

    Aircrew from the 39th and 301st Rescue Squadrons participated in water rescue training along the Banana River, near Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Feb 9. This training is required every three years to maintain proficiency in emergency evacuation procedures while flying over water. Aircrew are trained on different aspects of survival equipment such
  • Pararescue Command Chief Leaves Legacy of Resilent Leadership

    Attaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, the Air Force’s highest enlisted rank, is usually the pinnacle of an Airman’s career, but for Command Chief Master Sgt. Douglas C. Isaacks, a 20-year pararescueman, his career has been a daisy chain of successes leading to his rise to the top in the most-deployed, and only Reserve Rescue wing in the
  • Tuskegee Airman properly laid to rest

    Thanks to the help of local veteran groups, family and members of the Patrick AFB Honor Guard, Tuskegee Airman Edwin Cowan, was given full military honors for his service, Feb. 7, 2019, at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Fla.
  • Selfless Dedication

    When Lisa Fernandez became the Key Spouse for the 308th Rescue Squadron, she never imagined her efforts would lead to her nomination by Air Force Reserve Command for the 2019 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year award.“I feel very blessed and honored, but I don’t do this for recognition,” Fernandez said. “I don’t do it alone. I have a very strong
  • A Somber Mission: Air Force Reserve Guardian Angels Team Up For Recovery On Mt. Hood

    Wednesday morning the 304th Rescue Squadron supported a rescue operation on Mt. Hood after a downed aircraft was spotted earlier this week.Twelve personnel from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Air Force Reserve, participated in the rescue efforts. During the course of the operation it was discovered that there were no survivors and they would be
  • 45 SW hosts F-15s, F-16s, C-130 training

    The residents near Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, may notice increased noise from military aircraft as the base will be host to F-15, F-16 and C-130 training missions.
  • Civilian Commanders Call

    Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, will hold a Civilian All Call on Jan. 30, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the Base Theater. If you are an Air Reserve Technician or a civilian, you are required to attend.Please make sure you adjust to be in attendance. There will be a mandatory supervisors training immediately following for civilian
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