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  • 920th Rescue Wing marks 60th year since activation

    January 15, 2023, marks the 60th anniversary of the birth of the lineage of the 920th Rescue Wing in the United States Air Force Reserve.The wing has a storied history that began in Memphis, Tennessee, as the 920th Troop Carrier Group, Assault, on Jan. 15, 1963. As an independent group of the 445th

  • 39th RQS performs open water rescue training

    Lt. Col. Chris Ferrara, 39th Rescue Squadron pilot, scans the ocean as he maneuvers an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft during open water rescue training near the Florida coast Jan. 8, 2023. The 39th RQS operates the HC-130J, the U.S. Air Force's only dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform.

  • 920th Rescue Wing mission video

    The 920th Rescue Wing is comprised of 23 subordinate groups and squadrons, including three geographically separated units; one at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, one at Portland, Oregon, and one at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.The wing is responsible for a demanding and compelling

  • HC-130J aircraft maintenance squadron welcomes new commander

    The 720th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron held a change of command ceremony welcoming their new commander inside the Fuel Cell Hangar here this week.The incoming squadron commander is inheriting the Air Force Reserve Command’s only HC-130J Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; a squadron that is

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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