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  • Air Force preps for Hurricane Dorian

    As of Sept. 3, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, entered Hurricane Condition, or HURCON, 1, which indicates surface winds in excess of 50 knots (58 mph) could arrive in the area of Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station within 12 hours. The base issued a limited evacuation order Aug. 31, for Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral AFS and Jonathan-Dickinson Missile Tracking Annex personnel.
  • 920th RQW Airmen prepare for human spaceflight

    To prepare for the arrival of human space flight tests next year, the 920th Rescue Wing along with the DoD Human Space Flight Support Office, NASA and SpaceX personnel joined forces to plan and execute a realistic medical evacuation exercise at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Oct. 25.
  • Air Force Technical Applications Center uses failure to evolve

    In 2013, AFTAC formed an Innovation Lab to find ways to improve and accomplish their mission by developing concepts and technologies faster and cheaper. But the number one reason for establishing the lab was to enable innovators within the center to take calculated risks and evolve from failure to achieve success. From that concept grew the center’s “eFAILution” wall, a prominent centerpiece of projects displayed on the wall that didn’t quite make the grade. It’s what lab personnel describe as “a lineage of success born of failure” and their central message is simple: continue to learn and evolve from your mistakes.
  • Combat-search-and-rescue Airmen press pause to tackle Hurricane Florence aftermath

    Reserve and active duty pararescuemen were undergoing dive and jump training Sept. 11, in Key West, Florida, when they were recalled back to their home units to immediately begin the process of pre-positioning for Hurricane Florence search-and-rescue operations.
  • Air Force Association recognizes Florida Reserve wing with unit award

    Reserve Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing were awarded with the Air Force Association Unit Award Sept. 18, during the opening and awards ceremony at the annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor.
  • 301st Rescue Squadron supports SpaceX resupply rocket launch

    Airmen from the 301st Rescue Squadron supported the successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 29, 2018. The launch of the Falcon 9 marked its fifteenth commercial resupply services mission lifting off at 5:42:42 a.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
  • Air Force Widow vows to 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.
  • Shared tears and triumphs define Memorial Day for 920th Rescue Wing commander

    A year-and-a-half into commanding the 920th Rescue Wing, Col. Kurt A. Matthews is getting ready to attend his fourth burial. Tragedies of the past year brought Memorial Day into perspective for 2,000 Airmen that serve with the 920th Rescue Wing, along with Matthews, who has seen the scars left by Vietnam in his own family.
  • 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.
  • Around the Air Force: March 7

    On this look around the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein discusses national defense strategy, and Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, supported the launch of an Atlas V rocket. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Jevon Smith.
  • Reserve wing receives German Maritime Search and Rescue award

    For the first time in 20 years, the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service awarded the Medal of Honor on Ribbon for Rescue Missions at Sea in Gold in a special ceremony to the 920th Rescue Wing Jan. 26, 2018, at the German Martime Museum. The wing, based out of Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, was honored for its rescue of two German citizens, a father and son, whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 7, 2017.
  • Two innovative Space Command ideas are in Air Force competition

    Air Force Space Command recently nominated two innovative ideas for the Air Force’s Spark Tank competition.
  • Airmen travel to Earth’s southernmost point for annual maintenance

    With 24 hours of daily sunlight in their favor, a team of seismic technicians traveled to the southernmost point on Earth to conduct annual maintenance of the equipment they use to monitor global nuclear treaties.
  • Double take: Brothers’ bond extends far beyond twin upbringing

    It is well known that twins share a unique bond that transcends other sibling relationships. It’s common for twins to live, work and recreate within close proximity to each other throughout their lives. But for one pair of Air Force twins, they’ve taken that commonality several steps further.
  • Airmen conduct long-range rescue of cruise passenger

    Within two hours of the call, Airmen with the 920th Rescue Wing took to the skies bound for a cruise ship roughly 500 miles off the Florida coastline carrying an elderly passenger suffering an acute condition and in need of medical evacuation Nov. 7, 2017.
  • Financial Services Center prepares to process travel vouchers for Irma evacuees

    Air Force Financial Services Center officials anticipate processing approximately 8,000 travel vouchers filed by Airmen who evacuated in advance of Hurricane Irma.
  • AF senior leaders thank Patrick-Cape Airmen for Irma recovery efforts

    The Under Secretary of the Air Force, Matthew Donovan, and the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, thanked Airmen for their Hurricane Irma recovery efforts Sept. 20, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.
  • Cyberspace critical to nuclear treaty monitoring

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center here is charged with ensuring each and every nation across the globe complies with the ban on nuclear weapons testing, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members of AFTAC answer that call without fail – monitoring nuclear treaty compliance is their business.
  • Rescue Airman amputee wins battle to serve in AFRC

    For most, an amputation would be the greatest challenge they have ever faced in life, but for one Reserve Airman, the real struggle came when he fought to keep serving.
  • AFTAC, University of Texas to partner on nuclear forensics research

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center will collaborate with the University of Texas at Austin to conduct research in the field of nuclear forensics.
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