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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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Returning Home to Take Command

    Maj. Charles “Dan” assumed command of the 308th Rescue Squadron during a Change of Command Ceremony at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., July 11, 2020.The 308th RQS, a unit within the 920th Rescue Wing, consists of CRO’s, PJ’s and their support team. The CRO’s conduct strategic, operational and tactical level planning, provide battle staff expertise,
  • VCSAF’s challenge invites Reserve Citizen Airmen to submit ideas

    What’s your idea to save Airmen time?Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson initiated a challenge to Airmen, including Reservists, to come up with and submit their ideas on how Airmen can improve processes, save time and complete the Air Force mission more effectively.Wilson’s challenge is part of the Air Force’s Airmen Powered by
  • LRS Building Renovations Complete

    The 920th Rescue Wing’s Logistics and Readiness Squadron (LRS) celebrated the completion of nearly two million dollars’ worth of renovations to their facility on June 7 with a special ribbon cutting ceremony.LRS is the ultimate logistics organization, combining planning, supply and transportation skills into one organization, under one commander,