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920th Rescue Wing pays tribute to fallen pararescuemen during memorial

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, FL, UNITED STATES 03.27.2018 Story by Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice  920th Rescue Wing/Public Affairs  It was a roller coaster of emotions for the approximately 1,500 people who joined together from across the globe to pay tribute to pararescuemen Master Sgt. William Posch and Staff Sgt. Carl Enis March 27, 2018 in aircraft …

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Joint Air Force, Army team enhances Afghanistan rescue mission

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN 03.09.2018 Story by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook  455th Air Expeditionary Wing   The night is dark. The air is heavy, filled with the smoke and dust of Afghanistan. On the flightline at Bagram Airfield, a U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook helicopter sits beating thunder with its blades against the sky, waiting.  An 83rd Expeditionary Rescue …

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Catalyzing joint personnel recovery operations

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — The 48th Fighter Wing welcomed back deployed members of the 57th Rescue Squadron here, Feb. 8. Guardian Angel teams comprised of pararescuemen and combat rescue officers returned from a deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, where they were part of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. …

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353rd Special Operations Group wraps up Cobra Gold 2018

U-TAPAO, THAILAND 02.23.2018 Story by Capt. Jessica Tait  353rd Special Operations Group  (DVIDSHUB.NET) The 353rd SOG trained side-by-side with their Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) counterparts throughout the exercise, conducting formation and low-level aviation, military free fall (MFF) operations, assault zone establishment and control, fixed and rotary wing fires, rigging alternate method Zodiac (RAMZ) airdrops, an overwater …

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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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