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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,
  • Mount Rainier Search-and-Rescue Training for Upcoming Hiking Season

    On April 22, 2020, the 304th Rescue Squadron performed mission essential training with the Army Reserve in support of search and rescue training for the upcoming climbing season at Mount Rainer National Park.In today’s climate of the COVID-19 pandemic, special measures were implemented to mitigate risk during this life-saving training. The Air
  • A Somber Mission: Air Force Reserve Guardian Angels Team Up For Recovery On Mt. Hood

    Wednesday morning the 304th Rescue Squadron supported a rescue operation on Mt. Hood after a downed aircraft was spotted earlier this week.Twelve personnel from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Air Force Reserve, participated in the rescue efforts. During the course of the operation it was discovered that there were no survivors and they would be
  • Rescue Citizen Airmen redeploy to Portland

    After a roughly four-and-a-half month deployment, 89 Citizen Airmen with the 304th Rescue Squadron were welcomed home by family, friends and co-workers Oct. 7-16 in Portland, Oregon.The Airmen, who deployed to Iraq and an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, returned home in waves by commercial and military airlift.“This deployment was twice as
  • Guardian Angel team aids in high-altitude rescue in Washington State

    Air Force Reserve Guardian Angel members from the 304th Rescue Squadron, Portland, Oregon, combined forces with a U.S. Army Reserve CH-47 Chinook helicopter unit, out of Joint Base Lewis McCord to rescue a stranded climber June 1, 2017.According to the National Park Service, the experienced mountaineer, who is also a member of Canada’s national
  • Portland PJs recover missing hiker

    Living by the words of their motto, these things we do that others may live, Air Force Reserve Pararescuemen, known as PJs, from Portland’s 304th Rescue Squadron assisted in recovering a hiker who was declared missing October 25. When 31-year-old Melvin Burtch didn’t return home that evening, Skamania County Sherriff initiated search efforts
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