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  • Moose-country 'rescue' mania

    Alberta Canada's Peace River Valley was anything but peaceful as Combat Rescue Reservists from Cocoa Beach, Fla. flanked their hulking HC-130P/N Hercules turbo-prop rescue aircraft in a multi-national exercise with more than two-hundred civilian and military participants from throughout Canada and

  • Florida's Guardian Angels return from saving lives in Afghanistan

    As the sun shone brightly and the Banana River glistened next to 920th Rescue Wing's pararescue squadron here, a small, intimate group of families waited anxiously as the white bus pulled into the parking lot May 5, 2010.It had been quiet around the guardian angel's squadron the last four months,

  • 920th Rescue Wing welcomes new leader

    The men and women of Air Force Reserve Command's only Combat Search and Rescue Wing welcomed a new commander May 2 during a wing change of command ceremony held inside Hangar 750 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.Colonel Robert L. "BDU" Dunn assumed command of the 920th Rescue Wing from Colonel Steven

  • Hosed down, tied up, taken away

    As the rotors of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter slowed to a stop on the 920th Rescue Wing's flight line here April 29, two fire trucks with their water hoses poised and a team of four pararescuemen (PJs) waited for the pilot of the helicopter to emerge.The door opened and a figure in a green flight

  • Angel Thunder Exercise reigns over southern Arizona

    The desert, known for its sharp edges and ruthless heat, set the stage here for a world premiere training event.Angel Thunder, a multi-national, interagency, personnel recovery exercise that focused specifically on combat search and rescue or CSAR, was the name of the game for Air Force Rescue

  • Commentary: Ready for resilience

    Greetings! I am your newest 920th Rescue Wing chaplain. I am thrilled to be a part of this wing. If all goes according to plan, I will be in place full-time for at least the next two years. One of the themes I will be focusing on is resilience for the 920th RQW team members and their families. You

  • The 'shot lady' strikes again and again

    It's a Saturday afternoon during the Air Force Reserve's 920th Rescue Wing "drill weekend" and the clinic is buzzing with activity. Servicemembers waiting for flight physicals patiently pass the time chatting while others choke down copious amounts of water in preparation for their random-drug

  • Deployed Airmen take a gamble to help Haitians

    After toiling in the humidity all day to help Haitians here who were badly affected by an earthquake that struck the country January 12, U.S. service members found another way to help while having a little fun in the deployed environment.Casino Night brought out the best players in Air Force's tent

  • Rescue Reservists support early morning lift-off

    Early morning skies lit up with the successful launch of NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery approximately 11 miles north of here. The launch occurred at 6:21 a.m. (EDT) from Space Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center.The 920th Rescue Wing Reservists were on hand, as usual, for any unforeseen

  • Answering the call

    For some military members, the call to duty is only surpassed by the call to help others. For Air Force Reservist and 920th Rescue Wing member Tech. Sgt. Corey Hellmann, it's his motivation and mission in life.When he isn't providing respiratory therapy at his civilian job, a level-one trauma center