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  • Operations Support Airmen welcome new commander

    The 920th Operations Support Squadron welcomed its new commander, Lt. Col. Scott Nichols, during a change of command ceremony July 9 at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. Colonel Nichols moves into the command position after serving as the unit’s chief of weapons and tactics since July 2014. “You’ve had an amazing and impressive
  • Rescue warriors head downrange

    This summer, Guardian Angel Airmen and support personnel from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Oregon, embarked on the largest deployment in the history of the squadron. Their extended deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve is unprecedented for three reasons.First, the 304th RQS is an
  • Day into night, rescue Airmen save two German citizens at sea on long-range rescue mission

    In a concerted effort throughout July 7, 2017 and into the early hours of July 8, approximately 80 Citizen Airmen and four aircraft from the 920th Rescue Wing successfully rescued 2 German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida.  At the request of the U.S. Coast Guard's
  • Citizen Airmen support SpaceX rocket launch, enjoy view

    Team rescue was out in full force over the 4th of July holiday weekend flying range clearing support for several SpaceX attempts to launch a Falcon 9 rocket. Finally, on its third attempt, SpaceX successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, July 5, at 7:38 p.m. EDT. “It was a clear
  • Zika Virus 2017, what you need to know

    As mosquito season ramps up this summer, we want to provide you with information to keep you and your family safe. Mosquitos have the ability to transmit the Zika virus and the following are the latest facts.  To date there have been no cases of local transmission of the Zika Virus in Brevard County or the 45th Space Wing. Although there have been
  • Air Staff deputy director visits rescue warriors

    Maj. Gen. Vincent Mancuso, Air Staff deputy director, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, spent the day touring the 920th Rescue Wing June 23, 2017 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.During his visit, he received a mission briefing from Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, toured the 308th Rescue Squadron Guardian Angels pararescue facility
  • Citizen Airmen support historic launch of Bulgarian satellite

    Members of the 920th Rescue Wing assisted in another successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 23 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.Aircrew aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter worked diligently to clear the Eastern Test Range and ensure the Atlantic Ocean coastline beneath the rocket’s path was clear of sea
  • Patrick Air Force Wings solidify partnership in epic way

    Most business agreements are solidified over coffee and a handshake at a boardroom table, but joint mission partners here commemorated signing their host-tenant support agreement in a first-time epic fashion. Host base commander Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith, 45th Space Wing, and tenant unit commander Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing, agreed to
  • Air Force Reservists return home from Afghanistan and Africa deployments

    Approximately 75 Citizen Airman from the 920th Rescue Wing are expected to return to the U.S. from Afghanistan and Africa where they provided personnel recovery support over the last four months.The majority of the reservists have arrived and the rest should be home by the end of the week.With American flags and colorful signs in hand, a crowd
  • Lightning Safety: What you need to know

    Lightning is the second leading source of weather-related deaths in Florida. Central Florida is considered the nation’s ‘Lightning Alley’ with the most lightning per square mile in the U.S. Our lightning season begins in late May and ends in September. In the past, lightning was the number one source of weather-related deaths in Florida. However,