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  • Japan, US conduct bilateral training at Torii Station

    Emergency response personnel from Kadena Air Base, Torii Station and various departments of the Okinawa Prefecture conducted an annual bilateral aircraft mishap exercise Feb. 17, at Torii Station.
  • Guardian Angel recounts battle which earned him Silver Star

    The air erupted with the percussive sound of machine-gun fire. Master Sgt. Roger Sparks jumped out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter and began the 40-foot hoist down to the bleeding men clinging to a tree for cover.
  • Vandenberg teams with local search, rescue members to hone skills

    Members of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron’s fire department at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, participated in a comprehensive Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) exercise at Allan Hancock College's public safety training complex, Feb. 2.
  • Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

    As the flames grew more intense with each failed attempt to coax the shocked woman out of the car with words, Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana knew they were running out of time, so he took a different course of action.
  • Lackland Airman saves man from burning building

    When a house in his neighborhood caught fire, Senior Airman Christopher Taylor took to action attempting to save the man still trapped inside, Nov. 3 in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Airman aids Washington D.C. crash victim

    An Airman from the 89th Communications Squadron here, saved the life of a middle-aged Washington D.C. woman after witnessing her car crash Oct. 16.
  • Injured Idaho hiker rescued by Fairchild crews

    Airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, rescued a 36-year-old female rock climber Sept. 20, near Priest Lake, Idaho, after she suffered injuries to her face, lower leg and foot.
  • Flash flood calls for quick rescue, inspires community to give back

    The sound of rushing water is still clear in Airman 1st Class Tyler Webb's mind, as he remembers with a heavy heart the moment he decided to see past his own situation to save others in need of his help.
  • Nellis AFB Airmen save elderly couple during flash flood

    Three Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE, assisted by three members of the 799th Air Base Squadron, saved an elderly couple during a flash flood Aug. 4 while they were on their way home from their work sites at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • First responders save trapped Airmen during Typhoon Neoguri

    Two 18th Security Forces Squadron response force members were rescued by a team of first responders while on duty here during Super Typhoon Neoguri, which struck the western coast of Okinawa, Japan, July 7-9.
  • Airmen rescue injured mountain climber

    Two Airmen from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord risked their lives to rescue an injured climber from Mount Rainier May 28.
  • AF 'impossible' rescue mission recognized

    On the remote coastline of Eastern Iceland, inaccessible to ordinary travel, a plaque was dedicated May 30 to commemorate a U.S. Air Force rescue team operation accomplished 20 years earlier. On Jan. 10, 1994, members of the 56th Rescue Squadron, then located at Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, executed a mission in extreme weather against the odds to rescue the crew of the Godinn, stranded just off the coast of Vodvlavik, Iceland.
  • Davis-Monthan PJs respond to horrific 19-vehicle accident

    Eight Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davi-Monthan Air Force Base were first responders on a 19-vehicle accident involving more than 20 people Oct. 29, on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak, Ariz., .
  • Air Force reunites Alaska families with sled dogs

    For six days a week, a small 30-passenger, chartered plane touched down on the runway in Galena, Alaska, carrying a team of contractors with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, their equipment and supplies for conducting environmental investigations at the former Air Force Galena Forward Operating Location. Recently, the flight manifest boasted a few unusual passengers ... sled dogs.
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