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  • Helping Airmen through tough times

    Taking care of the Airmen who take care of the 301st Fighter Wing mission--to train and deploy combat-ready Airmen--is the wing's main priority and it takes everyone doing their jobs to meet that goal. Master Sgt. David Flores, 301 FW Operations Group first sergeant, describes why he chose the path directly responsible to meet Airmen's needs."I
  • Wing Exercise bolsters readiness, highlights importance of partnership

    The 920th's Operations Group, Maintenance Group and Aeromedical Staging Squadron Critical Care Air Transport team participated in a quarterly training exercise Oct. 29 that focused on the full combat capability the team brings to the fight by integrating world-class professionals to conduct rescue operations.“Planning and executing exercises like
  • 304th Supports Teen Rescue Near Mt. St. Helens

    The 304th Rescue Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 920th Rescue Wing, participated in the successful rescue of a 16-year-old male who was missing for more than 30 hours near Mt. St. Helens. On Sept. 28, the 304th Rescue Squadron deployed a 12-person technical search-and-rescue team to support Cowlitz County Sheriff’s office to find
  • Accelerate Change

    How would you conduct your mission if you were in an austere and possibly hostile environment? This is the question the 920th Force Support Squadron’s (FSS) Services Flight continuously strives to answer.They’ve found that by conducting hands-on research testing potential equipment, they not only maximize their functionality but also their enduring
  • Heavy Hitting

    The 39th Rescue Squadron etched out a small but heavy piece of history on Sept. 17 with their first-ever heavy equipment airdrop.“Thanks to improved HC-130J capabilities, the 39th has added a new mission set of heavy equipment airdrops to our list of proficiencies,” said Capt. Michael, 39th RQS pilot. “Going from the legacy to the J model is like
  • Rescue Airmen Enhance Lethality, Readiness of Wing

    Maj. Gen. Brian K. Borgen, Tenth Air Force Commander, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, visited 920th Rescue Wing Airmen at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 12.Borgen spent the weekend visiting Airmen within nearly every single squadron attached to the 920th RQW.“Our Reservists are in a unique position to combine their
  • Testing the Waters

    Located along the Space Coast, 920th Rescue Wing Airmen are surrounded by water. For aircrew, having the knowledge and skills necessary to survive unanticipated water landings and/or other episodes where rescue may be required is paramount.The responsibility of ensuring aircrew are properly trained and equipped for any water survival situation
  • Lack of Red Flags

    Editor’s Note: Last names have been omitted for operational security.The National Institute of Mental Health describes feelings of despair, researching ways to die and social withdrawal as signs that someone is considering suicide. Additional signs listed on their website include extreme mood swings, excessive drug use and feelings of being
  • Virtual Aim High Flight Academy targets diversity, inclusion improvement

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited some in-person efforts for Air Force Recruiting Service, technology – like video teleconferencing – has helped bridge the gap and allowed the service to keep performing its mission.For AFRS’s Detachment 1, VTC has allowed young people from around the country to
  • MacDill supports joint force exercise

    For around a week, the skies over MacDill Air Force Base, Florida buzzed with the sounds of HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters, as the base hosted a Joint Force deployment readiness exercise.
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