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  • Florida Reserve Citizen Airmen join search for Airman in Gulf

    Search and Rescue Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing departed the base at approximately noon today to join the search for a missing Special Tactics Airman in the Gulf of Mexico. The Airman is from the 24th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
  • 920th Wing Commander Selected for New Assignment

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief of Air Force Reserve, announced on Nov. 5, 2019 that Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, has been selected to serve as the Vice Commander for 22nd Air Force at Dobbins Air Force Base, Georgia.Col. Matthews has been the commander of the 920th Rescue Wing since Dec. 2016 and is a 1990 graduate of the
  • Last Unit to Bid Farewell to Legacy of Combat Rescue Aircraft

    The 920th Rescue Wing is celebrating the legacy of its HC-130P/N combat-rescue fleet  as the wing expects to receive a replacement fleet of HC-130J in the Spring of 2020. This new airframe, HC-130J, will not only replace the legacy HC-130 fleet but with its arrival also comes the elimination of two aviation career fields: Flight Engineer and
  • Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

    In an effort to enhance the officer talent management system and enable tailored and agile development, the Air Force is expanding the single Line of the Air Force promotion category into six distinct developmental categories, senior officials here announced Oct. 21.
  • 39 Years of Service

    Colonel Charlene Nelson retired from the Air Force Reserve after 39 years of exemplary service to this nation, October 5, 2019 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. As part of the 920th Rescue Wing, Nelson served as the director of staff. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes)
  • 304th Rescue Squadron Find Missing Woman

    A 75-year-old woman was lost in the Pacific Northwest for three days. Search and rescue teams had been methodically looking for her but to no avail.Skamania County Sheriff’s office had been leading the search, along with volunteer teams, for three days before the Sheriff's office asked the 304th Rescue Squadron to support their efforts.Jung C.
  • 920th Mission Support Group Assumption of Command

    Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, presents the 920th Mission Support Group guidon to Lt. Col. Matthew Heintzelman during an assumption of command ceremony at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 5, 2019. Heintzelman's previous assignment was the Deputy Commander for the 482nd Mission Support Group at Homestead Air Reserve Base,
  • Florida Reserve Citizen Airmen take on dual deployments despite challenges

    More than 100 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing recently deployed in support of operations in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.“This was a bottom-up and top-down effort,” said Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander.“From the bottom up we had our squadrons identifying what they needed to be successful in training their
  • 304th Rescue Squadron Celebrates One of its Own

    The 304th Rescue Squadron celebrated the promotion of Joshua M. McConkley, director and senior aerospace medicine physician, to the rank of colonel during a ceremony at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon, August 4.
  • AFRC restructures the enlisted grade force

    On October 1, more than 3,500 enlisted Reserve Citizen Airmen will see upgrades to their grade authorizations.MAJCOM senior enlisted leaders and other key members reviewed, evaluated and restructured the enlisted grade authorizations as part of the Enlisted Grade Council, established in 2016. The council grew out of a continuous process improvement