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German Maritime Search, Rescue leader visits Rescue Wing

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Jared Trimarchi
  • 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs

The executive director of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service visited the men and women of the 920th Rescue Wing, June 12, 2019, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. 

Udo Fox, who was also a part of recognizing the wing’s efforts for the rescue of two germanmen stranded approximately 500 nautical miles off the coast of Florida July 7, 2017, came to thank Reserve Citizen Airmen stationed here. 


Fox said the professionalism of the 920th Rescue Wing’s Airmen is supreme. 


On Jan. 26, 2018, some the Airmen responsible for the rescue visited Germany to receive the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service’s Medal of Honor on Ribbon for Rescue Missions at Sea in Gold. It was Fox’s time to return the visit. 


“I am impressed, I expected to be, but listening to you talk about the mission of saving lives, it is obvious you are dedicated to helping others,” Fox added. “You don’t do it for the money, you save lives because you enjoy what you do.”