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  • Air Force firefighter rescues two from burning vehicle, cares for crash victim

    With his 15 years of experience as an Air Force firefighter, Travers U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Scott Travers, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of fire logistics, stops to rescue two from a burning vehicle and aid a motorcycle crash victim.
  • Crash in the Ocean: Air Force aids TBM Avenger pilot

    On a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon, a pilot mans the controls of a TBM Avenger, a U.S. Navy warplane, as he soars over Cocoa Beach, Florida. As he prepares to perform aerial maneuvers and entertain thousands, he soon discovers a problem. At approximately 1:20 p.m., April 17, he declares an in-flight emergency and requests permission to land immediately.
  • Air Force's first HC-130 takes its final flight to retirement

    After more than 50 years of faithful service and rescue missions spanning the globe, King 52, the first HC-130 configured for Air Force rescue in 1964, retires March 6, 2017. Accompanied by its 920th Rescue Wing dedicated crew chiefs and a nostalgic aircrew, the aircraft, Tail number 4852, heads to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, from
  • Patrick, 920th RQW host visiting aircrew for training

    The 301st Rescue Squadron, of the 920th Rescue Wing, provided water survival training for visiting aircrew from the 445th Airlift Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, at Patrick AFB, Fla., May 17, 2016.  Trainees who simulated needing rescue from the Banana River were hoisted into an HH-60 Pave Hawk by the 301st RQS as part of the training. The 920th
  • 45th Weather Squadron works with students to enhance knowledge

    Members of the 45th Space Wing Weather Squadron met with Lake Nona High School students at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. May 23, 2016, to discuss their Lightning Launch Commit Criteria (LLCC) findings and results in regards to weather and climatology. Prior to the school year, Bill Roeder, 45th Space Wing Weather Squadron meteorologist,
  • Wing participates in unique run during National Police Week

    Members of the 45th Space Wing participated in a Quarterly Wing Run lead by the 45th Security Forces Squadron, as part of National Police Week. Participants had three options for this unique Wing Run. Options included: a 5K run in Air Force physical training gear, a 2-Mile Ruck March in ABUs with ruck weight, or a 5K Ruck March in Airman Battle
  • SFS holds Open House during National Police Week

    The 45th Security Forces Squadron held an open house at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., May 18, 2016, during National Police Week, to honor all law enforcement and first responders who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The open house included a Military Working Dog demonstration and a tour of the holding cells, dispatch center, mobile command post,
  • 45th Security Forces Squadron unveils improved military working dog obedience yard

    The 45th Security Forces Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil an upgraded military working dog obedience yard at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., May 11, 2016.The ceremony included a military working dog demonstration and featured Chiefs of Police and local law enforcement K-9 officers from across Brevard County. Among the upgrades include a canopy which lowers the temperature 10 to 20 degrees and keeps the team training year-round all while reducing the impact of rain, sun and heat on our training operations.
  • 45th Space Wing celebrates cultural diversity with ‘Taste of Asia’

    The 45th Space Wing hosted an Asian American and Pacific Islander event at the Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Shark Center, to kick off the heritage observance month with the Taste of Asia event May 4, 2016. The theme for this year's observance is: Walk together, embrace differences, build legacies, which is designed to bring cultural awareness
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