Life-saving Air Force Reserve Wing enjoys Family Day
By SrA Brandon Kallo Sanes, 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 20, 2019
Reserve Citizen Airmen who are part of the world's premiere Rescue Wing responsible for saving lives during combat operations and in peacetime, and their families, gathered at Patrick Air Force Base for the 920th Rescue Wing’s biannual Family Day, May 4, 2019.
This year’s event included bounce houses, face painting and games. Families indulged in charcoal grilled favorites, like burgers and hotdogs, and enjoyed a live band performance.
“We can’t thank our military families enough for being here,” said Col. Ian Chase, 920th Rescue Wing vice commander. “Your sacrifices and commitment to our service members do not go unnoticed.”
Participants had the opportunity to knock Chase, as well as other commanding officers, off their throne into a tank filled with icy cold water and sea dye used to mark survivors in the ocean. The neon green bath enhanced the experience for all.
Another favorite was the military working dog demonstration. Master Sgt. Christine Edwards, 920th Rescue Wing historian explained that she and her family always wanted to learn about these amazing animals and finally had the chance.
“My family really had fun with all the different activities,” said Edwards. “I think it’s important for them to understand what we’re doing and why we’re doing it because they are an essential part of our support system.”
The 920th Rescue Wing is an Air Force Reserve unit tasked with conducting life-saving combat-search-and-rescue missions anywhere in the world.