920th Welcomes New Force Support Squadron Commander

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Kelly Goonan
  • 920th Rescue Wing

The 920th Force Support Squadron welcomed Lt. Col. Kathleen as their new commander during an Assumption of Command ceremony held inside the base theater, July 11.

“To the Airmen of the Force Support Squadron, I am proud to be your leader,” she said.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the wing provided a Facebook live-stream of the entire event in an effort to provide as many family, friends and co-workers as possible the opportunity to be a part of the ceremony, while maintaining social distancing.

The FSS provides an array of services to 920th Rescue Wing Airmen, civilians, retirees and family members. These services include, but are not limited to, overseeing physical fitness tests, maintaining the lodging program for Airmen who live outside of commuting distance, providing tests for professional military education, and more.

Based at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, the 920th Rescue Wing is the only Air Force Reserve Command that trains and equips approximately 2,000 Airmen who carry out its mission, to search for, locate and recover U.S. Armed Forces personnel during military operations. Air Force rescue is the only DoD entity specifically organized, trained and equipped to conduct personnel recovery operations into hostile or denied areas as a primary mission.

The 920th Rescue Wing comprises 23 subordinate groups and squadrons, including three geographically separated units; one at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, one at Portland, Oregon, and one at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.