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  • 301st Rescue Squadron welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Melvin Bonifacio assumed command of the 301st Rescue Squadron during a change of command ceremony at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida, Feb. 3. Bonifacio was born in the Philippines and has a diverse military career, serving in roles such as Training Officer, Plans Officer, Tactics Officer

  • Wing receives first new HH-60W Jolly Green II helicopter

    A new era began when the 920th Rescue Wing’s first new HH-60W Jolly Green II helicopter touched down here Feb. 1.Flown to the 943d Rescue Group by the 305th Rescue Squadron, the arrival of the HH-60W marks the beginning of the wing’s conversion from the HH-60G Pave Hawk, which served the wing since

  • 920th Rescue Wing announces 2023 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    The 920th Rescue Wing announced its 2023 Airmen of the Year on Jan. 17. These wing-level distinctions recognize high-performing rescue Airmen who exceed the expectations of Air Force core values, leadership and job performance. -- Airman: Senior Airman Joshua Morse, 920th Aircraft Maintenance

  • 920th Rescue Wing announces its Fourth Quarter winners

    The 920th Rescue Wing announced the Airmen who were selected as the wing’s top performers for the fourth quarter of 2023 on Jan. 17.-- Airman: Senior Airman Logan Art, 305th Rescue Squadron-- Non-Commissioned Officer: Tech. Sgt. James Clair, 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron-- Senior NCO: Master

  • Reserve seeks pilots

    The Air Force Reserve Command has a critical need for pilots – some 300, actually. Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command addresses this need through current pilot affiliations from active duty, as well as by training new pilots.Most of AFRC’s pilot positions are filled by current pilots who are

  • CPI team streamlines enlisted to officer commissioning process

    In November 2022, the 442d Fighter Wing process manager, Mrs. Shallyn Troutman, put together a continuous process improvement event to address the issue of inconsistent Deserving Airman Commissioning Boards. She gathered a team of sharp company-grade officers who had been enlisted themselves and

  • Rescue maintainers repurpose helicopter spindles

    Rescue maintainers assigned to the 920th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 920th Rescue Wing, removed spindles from the main rotor head of one of the wing's HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters scheduled for retirement inside a maintenance hangar here, Jan. 3.The decision was made to remove and repurpose