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  • Air Force Guardian Angels test Orion spacecraft rescue support equipment

    When NASA’s Orion spacecraft returns from its missions beyond the moon, the crew module will splash down in the ocean just like the Apollo capsules that took men to the moon and back in the 1970s.The space agency needs to make sure the rescue support equipment for the Orion crew module is practical, so NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and the
  • Reserve Airmen support successful Delta IV WGS-9 launch

    The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 920th Rescue Wing in partnership with the 45th Space Wing, supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-9 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 here March 18, 2017, at 8:18 p.m. ET.Air Force Reserve Airmen launched and piloted an Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter to
  • Air Force Reservists support successful SpaceX launch

    Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing secured the Eastern Range prior to SpaceX’s successful launch of the EchoStar XXIII spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center March 16 at 2 a.m. EDT.
  • Deployment training

    More than 120 Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing are supporting the 305th Rescue Squadron’s upcoming deployment to Southwest Asia by participating in a two-week pre-deployment training. The 305th RQS, located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., is conducting training at the Idaho Air National Guard’s Orchard Combat Training Center, a 143,000-acre live-fire range located south of Boise, Idaho, equipped with ‘pop-up’ and moving targets made for tanks and helicopters
  • Rescue group hosts strategic alignment event

    Leadership and key personnel from the 920th Rescue Wing gathered to discuss the wing’s mission, vision, priorities and more during a strategic alignment event here March 7-8.Colonel Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, brought together leaders within the wing including the vice wing commander, command chief, group commanders, group chiefs,
  • Air Force Reserve rescuers join search for missing skier on Mt Hood

    Amidst avalanche warnings and whiteout conditions, Air Force Reserve Guardian Angel Airmen from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Ore., combined forces with two dozen other searchers and the Air National Guard to help find a missing skier March 9 and 10, 2017.  Steve Leavitt, 57, was reported missing Tuesday, March 6, when he did not return home
  • Joint medical exercise hits the beach

    More than 250 military medics from 12 units across the country converged at the 920th Rescue Wing for a joint medical exercise Feb. 27 through March 5 to hone their capabilities for real-world wartime emergencies.The 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron hosted the 5th Annual MEDBEACH, a joint service exercise, to prepare military medical personnel
  • Ceremony honors Space Coast chief selects

    The Space Coast Chiefs’ Group held its annual Chief Master Sergeant Recognition Ceremony in Cocoa Beach, Florida, to honor 14 Airmen and a Coast Guardsman as they transitioned to the highest enlisted rank of chief master sergeant in their respective branches March 3.  The formalities began when senior Air Force enlisted leaders placed lanyards
  • Air Force's first HC-130 takes its final flight to retirement

    After more than 50 years of faithful service and rescue missions spanning the globe, King 52, the first HC-130 configured for Air Force rescue in 1964, retires March 6, 2017.Accompanied by its 920th Rescue Wing dedicated crew chiefs and a nostalgic aircrew, the aircraft, Tail number 4852, heads to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, from Patrick