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  • Top Air Force leaders visit Florida Reserve Airmen to say thanks for hurricane relief efforts

    When the CEO sends top management to visit workers, it’s either because they did something very wrong, or they did something very right. On Sept. 20, 2017, top Air Force leadership visited the Airmen of the 920th Rescue Wing to thank them for their Herculean efforts over the past few weeks providing hurricane relief. On Sept. 20, 2017, the
  • During Hurricane Irma, a dinner table was ground zero for Air Force Reserve rescue ops

    When it comes to a military command and control facility, many conjure up visions of sophisticated technology with dozens of high-ranking officials furiously coordinating activities.  For 920th Rescue Wing operations leadership and an encroaching Hurricane Irma, controlling and managing the Air Force Reserve’s rescue operations response to the
  • Florida Reserve wing relocates aircraft; stands ready to rescue in response to Irma

    After returning Sunday from flying weeklong relief efforts in Texas due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey, 920th Rescue Wing reservists have turned around and relocated its helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft September 7 , 2017 in response to Hurricane Irma’s projected path, and are pre-positioned for rescue efforts after the storm hits if they are
  • Helicopter crew recalls family-of-four Harvey relief mission

    Reserve Citizen Airman Staff Sgt. Gregg Forshaw, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, and Senior Airman Davy Brinkmann, 301st Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, 920th Rescue Wing, were part of a six-person HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crew that rescued 84 Hurricane Harvey victims Aug. 30, 2017 around Port Arthur, Texas after Hurricane Harvey
  • Florida Reserve Airmen fly Texas relief missions

    Within the first few hours of arriving at College Station, Texas from Cocoa Beach, Florida, where a contingent of 95 Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing joined forces with several other groups of military rescue assets, they were airborne and exercising their combat rescue training in real-world scenarios over parts in and around
  • Citizen Airmen saving lives in Texas

    For HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter Pilot, Maj. Jason Tomas, Melbourne, Florida resident who grew up in Houston, rescuing people in his former home state is amazing. “One of the rescues was close to my hometown, within 10 miles. I didn’t’ realize it at the time,” he said, but upon looking at the map after landing he saw the proximity and was thrilled.
  • 920th Rescue Wing deploys for Texas

    A group of 91 Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing deployed to Texas to exercise their hurricane relief capabilities. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency or Air Combat Command gives the order to provide disaster relief following Hurricane Harvey’s devastating effects to the state, the 920th will be ready to help.  “We train constantly
  • Defenders conduct pre-deployment field training

    Roughly 60 defenders from the 920th Security Forces Squadron spent a week in the wooded terrain of Patrick Air Force Base's Malabar Annex, Aug. 21-25 conducting a pre-deployment field training exercise. During their week in the field, they practiced squad movements, urban training scenarios and land navigation.“Security Forces Airmen have been
  • Rescue Wing commemorate's Women's Equality Day August 26

    Each year on the 26th day of August the nation and DoD observe Women's Equality Day to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. Through time, this observance has grown to include focusing attention on women's continued efforts toward gaining full equality.
  • Rescue Airman amputee wins battle to serve in AFRC

    For most, an amputation would be the greatest challenge they have ever faced in life, but for one Citizen Airman, the real struggle came when he fought to keep serving.Separation from the service he loved so much was never an option for Senior Airman Kevin Greene, a healthcare management technician with the 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, and