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  • Florida baseball honors military, 1st 920th Airman amputee

    During a Florida Fire Frogs minor league baseball game August 18, 2017, the team not only honored all military and 1st responders, but they took time out to pay special tribute to Senior Airman Kevin Greene, the 920th Rescue Wing’s first single amputee to return to military service after a tragic accident resulted in the amputation of part of his
  • Rescue wing welcomes new top enlisted leader

    Time, team and tough – these are the goals of the 920th Rescue Wing’s newly appointed top enlisted leader, Command Chief Master Sgt. Douglas Isaacks.Isaacks, who carries more than 18 years of pararescue experience, officially took over as command chief Aug. 6, after having served as the 920th Operations Group superintendent since September
  • Wing bids farewell to King 30

    The 920th Rescue Wing commander, Col. Kurt Matthews, and members of a hand-selected aircrew flew HC-130N King 30 on its final flight Aug. 7 from Patrick to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, to be decommissioned.The aircraft, tail number 5830, had been part of the 920th RQW for nearly three years and was part of the unit’s recent deployment to
  • Command Chief retires after 33 years

    The 920th Rescue Wing’s highest ranking enlisted member retired during a ceremony Aug. 5 at the base theater.Command Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Bianchi retired after nearly 33 years in the Air Force. He spent more than two decades of his career with the 920th RQW.Col. Jeffrey Macrander, former 920th RQW commander, presided over the ceremony, which
  • Office worker turns rescue hero

    On July 7, 2017, approximately 80 reservists and four aircraft from the 920th Rescue Wing geared up for a long-range rescue of two German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles east of the Florida coastline in the Bermuda Triangle.Those 80 Airmen consisted of four aircraft aircrews as well as maintenance and operations
  • Joint exercise tests active shooter response

    The 920th Rescue Wing and 45th Space Wing inspection teams worked side-by-side July 25, 2017 as they tested their units' response capabilities in working together to combat an active shooter on the installation. The exercise kicked off shortly after 8 a.m. in Hangar 750, when a disgruntled Airman shot six others and then himself. A team of 45th
  • AF rolls out phased retirement program for eligible civilians

    Eligible Air Force civilian employees now have the option of working part time in a “semi-retired” status, according to new Air Force Instruction 36-817, Civilian Phased Retirement Program.The civilian phased-retirement program allows eligible full-time employees to request to work on a part-time basis and receive a portion of their retirement
  • Deployed family members reunite for birth of child

    After four months in Afghanistan working as an aircraft armament systems technician, Staff Sgt. Jeff A. Parrish Jr. was looking forward to some well-earned rest and relaxation with his wife before the birth of their daughter.Rest and relaxation was far from reality; however, as the first-time father high tailed it home a few days ahead of his team
  • Air Force announces enlisted PME redesign

    Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.”
  • AFRC gives rescue wing top marks in mission execution

    It’s been roughly two years in the making, and the unofficial results of the 920th Rescue Wing’s Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone event are in -- it is highly effective at executing its mission and effective in all other aspects.A team of 47 subject matter experts from Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command visited the wing July 7-10, to meet