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Air National Guard Supports California Mudslide Rescue Efforts

FROM: Defense.gov By Air Force Capt. Roderick Bersamina 129th Rescue Wing MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif., Jan. 11, 2018 — California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing are providing search and rescue support in Southern California for those affected by recent mudslides. A California Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter with aircrew members and pararescuemen …

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Pararescue students put through final paces in joint exercises with Army

FROM DVIDS: The cadre at the USAF Pararescue School here employed a dynamic exercise regimen and the 3-501st Air Assault Brigade, an Army unit from Fort Bliss, Texas, to create the fog of war for students Jan. 4-13. The 10-day final evaluation phase was designed to test students comprehensively before they earn the right to …

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Finding the way: Special Tactics chief awarded Silver Star

HURLBURT FIELD, FL, UNITED STATES 12.15.2017 Story by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy  24th Special Operations Wing Chief Master Sgt. Michael West, a Special Tactics operator with the 720th Operations Support Squadron, utilized 58 coalition aircraft delivering 24,000 pounds of munitions, turning the tide of battle, and now he’s receiving the Silver Star Medal. During a ceremony …

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Battlefield Airmen bear the cold, increase combat capability

The 3rd ASOS recently completed some bone-chilling field training exercises up in Alaska.  Judging by the pictures, it looks like they had a kick ass time in the frozen tundra. Story By Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson, 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — Working outside when it’s negative 15 degrees, …

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