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  • Logistics Readiness Squadron Receives New Commander

    *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
  • 2020 Temporary Deferral of Social Security Taxes

    In order to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Presidential Memorandum was issued on August 8, 2020 and guidance followed by Internal Revenue Service on August 28, 2020, to temporarily defer Social Security (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI), as seen on the Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) as "FICA-SOC SECURITY")
  • Patrick Air Force Base Downgrades to HPCON Bravo

    Due to a two-week downward trend in percentage of positive cases, both in the state and in surrounding counties, Patrick Air Force Base is moving from Health Protection Condition Charlie to HPCON Bravo effective at 12:00 p.m. Sept. 8.Current installation mitigation measures will remain in effect, including base entry control point no touch
  • Reservist’s maternity issues sparks reform

    For many pregnant women in the military the struggle to easily access maternity uniforms can be an overwhelming process.
  • Guardian Angels Rescue Lost Father, Daughter Near Mt. Hood

    On September 3, a 34-year-old male, his seven-year-old daughter, and their dog were rescued after being reported missing for two days in the Mt. Hood wilderness area.At the time of notification, the lost personnel were believed to be in a steep canyon. Clackamas County Sheriffs took the lead and requested assistance from the 304th Rescue Squadron,
  • HC-130J Provides NASCAR Flyover

    The 920th Rescue Wing's 39th Rescue Squadron performed two flyover events for the Daytona 400 NASCAR races at Daytona International Speedway in August with their HC-130J Combat King II aircraft.Flyovers are a way for the U.S. Air Force to showcase the capabilities of aircraft while at the same time inspiring a future generations to serve their
  • Deployment in the Time of COVID

    It’s 2 a.m. on a hot and muggy morning. In an empty parking lot, minivans and SUV’s are gathering together. People of all ages are gathering around a sidewalk, holding signs with barely visible names. A 5-year-old girl sits on the curb, hands holding her face, waiting, waiting, waiting…At the beginning of 2020, the 304th Rescue Squadron, 305th
  • NASCAR, Driver Salute New Air Force Reservist

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When LaToya Freeman got a call July 22 saying her name was going to be painted on Jimmie Johnson’s car as part of NASCAR Salutes for the Super Start Batteries 400 race at the Kansas Speedway, she was in disbelief.Freeman, who recently enlisted in the Air Force Reserve but has yet to attend Basic Military Training, was
  • To the Rescue

    A hospital within a hospital, a first of its kind, was the response needed to combat a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans and was rapidly affecting New York, the country and world.This strain of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is proving to be as devastating as the 1918 Spanish Flu claiming the lives of over
  • 920th Welcomes New Force Support Squadron Commander

    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
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