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  • PJ earns combat mission ready status preparing for space shuttle launch

    The rescue wing mantra ‘these things we do that others may live' employs vast skills that take pararescuemen (PJs) through a whirlwind journey of intense physical and mental demands; a typical day's training for the 308th Rescue Squadron. This day, June 20th, in typical PJ fashion, Pararescueman Staff Sgt. Russell Drake successfully earned his
  • Rescue crews showcase skills

    A contingent of combat rescue Airmen journeyed to Ft. Lauderdale airport by land and air to participate in the McDonald's Air and Sea Show May 6-7. Two crews from the 301st Rescue Squadron each piloted an HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter, known as Jollys, into the show's air space midway through both days of the show. As the Jollys buzzed through the
  • First rescue wing command chief signs off

    Signing off as the first 920th Rescue Wing command chief is Chief Master Sgt. Michael Schooley (Ret.). A man whose personality matches his hearty stereotypical radio announcer's voice -- robust, hearty and mellifluous. Command Chief Schooley, the first man to represent the combat enlisted Airman here at the wing's inception, April 1, 2003, stood
  • Loadmaster brings balance to rescue wing enlisted force

    Precision computation of weight, balance and cargo distribution on HC-130 cargo aircraft is attributed to the aircraft loadmaster; vital to the plane's ability to take off and fly right. In a ceremony held here May 7, one 920th Rescue Wing loadmaster will be carrying over these duties to the position as the wing command chief. Command Chief Master
  • 920th Rescue Wing trailers spearhead pararescumen recruitment effort

    Ever thought about jumping out of an airplane head first over enemy territory? To the Air Force Reserve pararescuemen, or PJs, of the 308th Rescue Squadron, this is just part of the job. The adventurous duties of a pararescuemen don’t always appeal to everyone, which is why the 308th Rescue Squadron has gone to mobile advertisement with two newly
  • Rescue wing kicks off traffic safety program to reduce number of teen driving deaths

    In more ways than one, the Air Force Reserve’s 920th Rescue Wing is living up to its motto, “that others may live.” This past year, in addition to rescuing more than 1,000 Hurricane Katrina victims, rescue wing members have initiated a traffic safety program to help save lives. Operation NOW (not on our watch) will kick off April 11 – 13 to reduce
  • ASTS Airman provides award winning medical, community service

    Master Sgt. Angela J. Woods from the 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron was selected as the winner of the Brigadier General Sarah P. Wells Outstanding Medical Health Services Management Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2005. The award, named after former chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps Brigadier General Wells, recognizes
  • 920th Rescue Wing soars in league with aviation giants

    The 920th Rescue Wing is soaring in a league with aviation giants today after being presented wtih the Jimmy Doolittle Historical Fellow for best exemplifying the Reserve Component Air Search and Rescue mission at the Air Force Associations' 22nd annual Air Warfare Symposium gala Feb 3. Gen. Ronald E. Keys, commander of Air Combat Command,
  • Katrina: A hero's 'tail'

    Courage comes in many shapes and many sizes. During the first days of Hurricane Katrina search and rescue missions, many acts of courage were witnessed. This one came covered in fur. The story of the 301st Rescue Squadron rescue beagle begins Sept. 1 at the I-10 overpass in New Orleans. After setting down to take on multiple loads of stranded
  • Maintainers Shine for 4th time

    The 920th Maintenance Group won the Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Maintenance Effectiveness Award in the consolidated aircraft maintenance category for the fourth consecutive year. The results were announced in November. The yearly award is based on mission accomplishments, effective use of maintenance resources, innovation, management