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  • U.S. Air Force Reserve combat-search-and-rescue helicopter wins best in show at world’s largest air show

    The 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo, the world’s largest air show, according to its web site, selected the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from the 943rd Rescue Group, Tucson, Ariz., as the winner of best static display out of hundreds of aircraft. The international 100-year celebration boasted 302 aircraft from 43 air arms representing 30 nations,
  • Air Force Widow vows to share her PTSD story, bring awareness to invisible wounds

    Air Force veteran Stacey Pavenski, 46, of Palm Bay, Florida, has post traumatic stress disorder, but she didn’t get it from serving in combat. It came from her husband’s combat struggles that drove him to take his own life in their bedroom, Sept. 18, 2017, while she was in the kitchen. He was 45. That fateful day has led her on a journey to bring
  • Two Air Force Reserve Pararescuemen among 7 Airmen killed in Iraq helicopter crash

    Two Air Force Reserve pararescuemen, Master Sgt. William Posch, 36 and Staff Sgt. Carl Enis, 31, are among the seven Airmen killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq, March 15, 2018.Both men were assigned to the 308th Rescue Squadron at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The squadron of elite Guardian Angel Airmen serve as highly trained rescue
  • Portland PJs recover missing hiker

    Early October 26, a team of four PJs scoured steep rocky terrain near the Oregon-Washington border until nightfall with the assistance of civil search and rescue teams. Information was obtained to pinpoint the GPS coordinates for 31-year-old Melvin Burtch’s cell phone allowing searchers to navigate to the cell phone location where they found Burtch’s body within 50 yards of the location of the phone.
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