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  • Full-time student, part-time Airman: Deploying reservist prepares for transition with Yellow Ribbon

    Being a full-time college student can be like having a full-time job. Students sometimes feel stuck in a never-ending cycle of going to class, doing homework, studying and writing papers over and over again. For one student and Citizen Airman, that cycle is about to be disrupted for something completely different: a military deployment. Airman 1st
  • 920th Maintenance Group increases efficiency with innovative pre-deployment tracking system

    When reservists deploy, they are often in a race against time. Traditional reservists who work one weekend per month have to balance physicals, fitness testing, ancillary training, meetings, commander's calls and more -- in addition to their operational jobs. It is difficult for reservists to fit everything they need to do for a whole month into
  • A heart worth waiting for: Airman receives Purple Heart 8 years after injuries

    Editor's note: The following is the second of a two part series about Tech. Sgt. Kellen Grogan, 920th Rescue Wing Security Forces, and his journey toward earning a Purple Heart.Upon returning home from his deployment, Tech. Sgt. Kellen Grogan didn't know what to tell his parents. He had survived an improvised explosive device detonating underneath
  • A heart worth waiting for: Airman receives Purple Heart 8 years after injuries

    Editor's note: The following is the first of a two part series about Tech. Sgt. Kellen Grogan, 920th Rescue Wing Security Forces, and his journey toward earning a Purple Heart. "Just don't tell my mom; she's going to kill me," Tech. Sgt. Kellen Grogan recalled saying to a fellow Airman shortly after their Humvee rolled over an improvised explosive
  • Road to war paves way to life of running for one combat rescue pilot

    Air Force Reserve combat-search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, Capt. Jason Tomas, 920th Rescue Wing, did not start out as a runner. But now, he asserts that not only was he born to run, but we are all born to run. Going to war led him to this philosophical belief about running, and to his biggest running feat to date--a 50-mile ultra-marathon in the
  • Rescue Airmen join kids in their fight against cancer

    "These things we do, that others may live," is the motto Rescue Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing live and breathe by in the many aspects they employ to save lives. The 'things' they do are saving the life of a fellow Marine, Soldier or Airman while under fire in a combat zone; maintaining rescue aircraft in dusty combat locations to ensure
  • From crimefighting to counseling Airmen, it's all in a day's work for one Air Force Reservist

    Rounding up criminals wearing a bullet proof vest and a U.S. Marshals badge is a full time job for one Citizen Airman.However, Master Sgt. David Say wears another uniform and has a different set of responsibilities as a Reserve first sergeant at the 920th Rescue Wing's Operational Support Squadron.Say wears two hats, literally and figuratively. As
  • Broken Airman relearns walking, runs marathon

    On the morning of October 4, 2010, an enjoyable commute to work came to a crashing halt for motorcyclist and Air Force Reservist Tech. Sgt. Thomas Cowan.Cowan, the developmental and training flight facilitator for the 920th Rescue Wing, said it was a beautiful morning, so he just jumped on his motorcycle and headed to work. But after driving only
  • Helping fellow Airmen: a job and a passion

    Airmen of all ranks and career fields are encouraged to help one another whenever possible; it's the concept of being a good wingman. For many Airmen, helping others is part of their job, but for Senior Airman Faith Morgan, it's more than that - it's a passion.  Morgan, the executive assistant to the 920th Rescue Wing's Command Chief Master Sgt.
  • Reserve pararescueman aims high: 29,035 feet high

    Staff Sgt. Nicholas Gibson has spent most of his life in Florida, one of the flattest states in the nation with its highest natural point reaching 345 feet -- the lowest high point of any state in the U.S. While he loves the sunshine state and calls it home, Gibson has always had a desire to reach higher ground. As a teenager, Gibson said he began
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