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  • Reserve Citizen Airmen support successful SpaceX rocket launch

    Reserve Citizen Airmen get the job done every day, whether it’s on the ground, in the air, at sea, or in this case—in space.On Sunday, July 22, 2018, SpaceX, a commercial leader in aerospace, successfully launched the Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. By launching this rocket, it
  • Citizen Airmen support two successful rocket launches

    Members of the 920th Rescue Wing assisted in two successful rocket launches Oct. 11 and 15 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.Aircrew aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter worked attentively to clear the Eastern Test Range and ensure the Atlantic coastline beneath the rockets’ paths was clear of vessels and people beforehand.The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
  • Citizen Airmen support historic launch of Bulgarian satellite

    Members of the 920th Rescue Wing assisted in another successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 23 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.Aircrew aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter worked diligently to clear the Eastern Test Range and ensure the Atlantic Ocean coastline beneath the rocket’s path was clear of sea
  • Citizen Airmen support milestone rocket launch

    Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing cleared the range June 3 for a SpaceX mission which marked the 100th launch from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.Flying HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, reservists from the wing routinely clear the coastline of marine vessels as a safety precaution before launches.According to
  • Rescue Team supports rocket launch

    Two 920th Rescue Wing helicopter crews and a maintenance team supported a range clearing mission ahead of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launch May 15 along the Space Coast. According to Lt. Col. Gordon Schmidt, 301st Rescue Squadron director of operations, the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter teams ensured a safe takeoff zone by clearing approximately 300
  • Citizen Airmen support successful Falcon 9 NROL-76 launch

    Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing cleared the Eastern Test Range in support of SpaceX’s successful launch of the NROL-76 spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center May 1 at 7:15 a.m. ET.SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched with a classified national security payload for the U.S. National
  • Air Force reservists support special delivery to space

    Astronauts deployed to the International Space Station received a special package Feb. 23 shipped straight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida Feb. 19 upon the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft.The delivery of roughly 5,500 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies, required a lot of time and coordination from many moving parts, including
  • Reserve warriors support successful launch

    The U.S. Air Force Reserve's 920th Rescue Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the third Space Based Infrared Systems Geosynchronous Earth Orbit spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, Jan. 20 at 7:42 p.m. ET.The Reservists cleared the Eastern Range in an HH-60G Pave
  • Liftoff! Team Rescue supports a Delta IV rocket launch with military satellite

    Team Rescue supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-8 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 here December 7 at 6:53 p.m. ET.
  • Citizen Airman support successful rocket launch of weather satellite

    Against a clear fall night on Florida's Space Coast, Citizen Airmen piloting an Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, a few miles from Space Launch Complex 41 here, had the best view of an Atlas V rocket as it pierced the sky carrying a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft Nov. 19 at 6:42 p.m. ET.Prior to the launch, the
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