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  • Florida Air Force Reserve wing prepares for Hurricane Michael response

    Air Force Reservists with the 920th Rescue Wing began preparing to launch search-and-rescue missions in response to Hurricane Michael Oct. 10.The Air Force Reserve unit, which specializes in combat search and rescue, allocated aircraft, supplies and personnel in anticipation of hurricane relief.The 920th RQW will remain on standby until called into
  • Reservist prepares for Warrior Games 2017

    The U.S. has been at war for more than 15 years. For military members, this means more than 15 years of deployments. With war and deployments comes injuries; some are visible, some are not.Regardless of the visibility of injuries, the Department of Defense Warrior Games is open to wounded warrior athletes. Tech. Sgt. Larry O’Neil’s wounds may not
  • Reservist shares personal tragedy to raise awareness during National Suicide Prevention Month

    One Air Force reservist is trying to open up dialogue about a topic that is close to her heart, yet many people are too uncomfortable to discuss: suicide. Master Sgt. Altrameise Myers' teenage son died by suicide in 2012. As the fourth anniversary of his death approaches, Myers is working to raise awareness about suicide and share her story. She hopes to reduce the stigma and get others to discuss this serious subject.
  • Keeping 920th Rescue Warriors connected

    In today's advanced networked communications systems, the demand to deliver accurate, real-time information over secure data links is critical to every Air Force mission.Tasked with responsibility for search and rescue during hostile military operations, civilian SAR and humanitarian/disaster relief operations support, the 920th Rescue Wing here
  • Living with chronic illness: Retired reservist seeks life-saving organ donor

    In fall 2014, recently retired Master Sgt. Derrell White faced a harsh reality: his kidneys were slowly failing, and his survival depended on a kidney transplant. Although he heard those words nearly 30 years earlier, finding out his kidneys were operating at only 18 percent, combined with the fact that he recently became anemic and was regularly
  • Living with chronic illness: Airman doesn't let diagnosis hold him back

    Retired Master Sgt. Derrell White enjoys physical activities. He likes playing sports, running races, doing martial arts, going to the gym and more. But he can't do his favorite activities much these days -- a chronic condition has changed his life.In 1986, Derrell was 26 and in the best shape of his life. He had recently finished his first
  • Reserve doctor reflects on three-decade rescue career

    Commuting to an assigned base is a monthly endeavor for many reservists. While some spend a couple hours or more on the road to attend their drill weekends, few travel through all four continental U.S. time zones for only two days of work. Dr. (Col.) Lewis Neace was one of those few.Neace, former commander of the 920th Aeromedical Support Squadron
  • 10 hurricane preparation tips to know

    The ingredients for a hurricane include a pre- existing weather disturbance, warm tropical oceans, moisture, and relatively light winds aloft. If the right conditions persist long enough, they can combine to produce the violent winds, incredible waves, torrential rains, and floods we associate with this phenomenon. The official hurricane season for