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  • 39th Rescue Squadron welcomes new commander

    The 39th Rescue Squadron’s Change of Command Ceremony for Lt. Col. David Underwood took place inside the Fuel Cell hangar here, March 4. “Dave has a keen eye for innovation, organizational improvement, and organizational proficiency through process improvement. He is the right officer at the

  • RAPIDS infiltration/exfiltration training

    The 39th and 308th Rescue Squadrons worked in unison to execute RAPIDS infiltration and exfiltration training here, June 6, 2023.RAPIDS is a Special Forces tactic for quickly inserting and extracting personnel into and out of an area. The 308th RQS trains and maintains the Air Forces only dedicated

  • 308th Rescue Squadron honors Jolly 51

    The 308th Rescue Squadron, Gold Star family members, and friends conducted a special memorial "Jolly 51" workout event at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida, March 9, honoring the seven service members who made the ultimate sacrifice on March 15, 2018, in the helicopter crash of "Jolly 51" that was

  • In remembrance of Jolly 51

    Today, and every day, we remember the crew of Jolly 51.Capt. Mark K. Weber, 38th Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, GeorgiaCapt. Andreas B. O’Keeffe, 106th Rescue Wing, Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, New YorkCapt. Christopher T. Zanetis, 106th Rescue Wing, Francis S. Gabreski ANG

  • 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

  • A New Era Takes Flight

    A rainy June 2, 2020, was a historic day for the 39th Rescue Squadron as aircrew members flew the first fully operational HC-130J Combat King II training mission.  This first operational flight marks an important milestone for the 39th RQS because the HC-130J replaced the HC-130 P/N as the only Air