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  • Rodeo builds pararescue camaraderie, skills in the Tucson desert

    For the first time, the highly coveted pararescue (PJ) rodeo was hosted in the Tucson desert at Davis- Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Oct 4-10. The desert rodeo united both active duty and Reserve PJs for some skill building and friendly competition among their peers."My favorite part was getting to

  • Survivalist, Alaska native, teaches students life lessons

    An avid outdoorsman who grew up on the banks of majestic Alaska, and a dedicated member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve's 943rd Rescue Group here, trained in aircraft flight equipment and survival tactics, Senior Master Sergeant Jeffrey Ginther has picked up plenty of useful and interesting skills

  • Chief of Staff recognizes Chief of Air Force Week, hometown heroes

    The Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, recognized Air Force Reservist, Lt. Col. John Brodeur, director of Cocoa Beach Air Force Week 2010, among many, during a capstone senior leader dinner at the historic Cocoa Beach Pier, Oct. 30, 2010. With well over 35,000 Airmen currently

  • Making waves at Air Force Week

    Beachcombers enjoyed the waves Air Force assets kicked up during Air Force Week at a not-so-typical day at the beach.The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Team, the F-15 Strike Eagle and the 920th Rescue Wing, were among some of the military displays of air power over the sea Oct. 29.The

  • Men in black showcase astronaut rescue techniques in multiple-aircraft demo

    What do Pave Hawks and pelicans have in common?Nothing, but they both performed fly bys during the 2010 Cocoa Beach Air Force Week at the Cocoa Beach Pier, Oct. 27. The aerial spectacle drew onlookers from near and far as they peered with amazement as four Air Force Reserve pararescuemen, or PJs,

  • Air Force reign in Cocoa Beach forecast

    With a quiet hurricane season coming to an end in the sunshine state, one major blast is being predicted and it's happening this week through Halloween.The City of Orlando, Known as America's playground and the endless summer sanctuary that is Cocoa Beach, have become staging spots for Air Force

  • A look behind, beyond the gates

    With well over 35,000 Airmen currently deployed across the globe in support of contingency operations, the theme of Air Force Week is Honoring Hometown Heroes and it's taking place at the endless summer sanctuary that is Cocoa Beach.To gain momentum for the weeklong event of Air Force recruiting

  • Rescue Wing Airmen return from duty in the Horn of Africa

    Rescue Wing Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing here touched down in Florida Friday night after piloting home a wing HC-130P/N King aircraft all the way from Africa where they were deployed for the past 45 days. The extended-range-combat-search-and-rescue aircraft transported twenty Airmen and was the

  • Air Force Reserve joins search for missing kayaker

    Rescue Reservists from the Air Force Reserve's 920th Rescue Wing here have joined the search for a missing ocean kayaker Thursday off the coast of Patrick Air Force Base. Missing is Mr. Michael Alexander, 49, from Port Canaveral, who left to go fishing Wednesday morning and never returned home,

  • Rodeo smackdown brings home bronze for Reserve pararescuemen

    It's "ops normal" today for eight Air Force Reserve pararescuemen, or PJs, as they made their way home to the 920th Rescue Wing, after a week-long trek through the Arizona desert, October 4-10, 2010. The men made up two teams of four and deployed from Florida to the southern Arizona desert to