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Logistics Readiness Squadron Receives New Commander

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

*Editors Note: Last names have been omitted for operational security.

Maj. Omar took command of the 920th Logistics Readiness Squadron during an Assumption of Command ceremony inside the base theater Sept. 12 on Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.

“I will be your biggest advocate,” Omar said, addressing the members of the LRS in the audience. “I will support and fight for you, that’s my solemn promise.”

His squadron is responsible for executing their mission across distinctive logistics lines from material management, fuel, deployment and distribution to vehicle management; forming a cohesive team that provides logistics support to 920th RQW Airmen.

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.

Based at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, the 920th Rescue Wing is the only Air Force Reserve Command that trains and equips Airmen to carry out its mission to plan, lead, and conduct military rescue operations and missions to deny competitors and adversaries exploitation of isolated personnel. 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.