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  • 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,
  • Jolly Green II continues tests, completes first aerial refueling

    The connection marked the start of two weeks of developmental testing of the aircraft’s aerial refueling abilities by 413th Flight Test Squadron testers and their mission partners.
  • 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
  • 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 Force dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery
  • Not For Self But For Country

    On April 5, 2020, the 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron (ASTS) and the 943rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMDS) sent several highly trained medical personnel in support of a COVID-19 response team from the Air Force Reserve. The 943rd AMDS is part of the 943rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and the 920th RQW at Patrick AFB,
  • 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.
  • Super Six Visit Veterans at Tucson’s VA Hospital

    Members of the 943rd Rescue Group’s junior enlisted private organization, the Super Six, organized a visit with veterans being treated at Tucson’s Veteran’s Administration Hospital August 1.  The morale event organized by Tech Sgt. Bryan Lewis, the club’s president, received volunteers from across the group, not just Super Six members. Senior
  • Major Niul S. Manske Assumes Command of the 304th Rescue Squadron

    Major Niul S. Manske assumed command of the 304th Rescue Squadron at Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon, during a ceremony there August 3.Manske comes to the 304th Rescue Squadron from Alaska, where he was a combat rescue officer with the 212th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard. Prior to joining the U.S. Air Force, Manske was a U.S.
  • June Angel's Wings online

    The June Angel's Wings Newsletter is now available online. For a look at what Rescue Warriors are up to, there are plenty of stories about their latest exploits. Content ranges from imagery of the recent medical exercise our Airmen participated in at Patrick Air Force Base, to a field exercise that our security forces Airmen participated in off
  • Dr Carrie Elk gives PTS presentation to wing leaders

     Dr. Carrie Elk, of the Elk Institute for Psychological Health Performance, gave a presentation to leadership of the 920th Rescue Wing about post-traumatic stress, Saturday, April 6 at the Base Theater. The Elk Institute for Psychological Health & Performance is a non profit 501(c)3 that was established to provide individual and group education,
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