Air Force Reservists with the 920th Rescue Wing started preparing to launch search-and-rescue missions in response to Hurricane Michae.
The car battery died; the air conditioner just quit working; the dog needs to be walked; the kids need help with homework; your dentist called for appointments; dinner hasn’t been cooked; the dishes aren’t clean; the grass is too tall; and the laundry hasn’t been started. This is day two of your spouse being gone on an overseas combat deployment.
A team of five Reserve Citizen pararescue Airmen partnered with the Oregon Army National Guard on a successful rescue of a climber who called for help atop Mount Hood in the midst of a suicide attempt July 13.
Joined by fellow Reserve Citizen Airmen, family and friends, the new 920th Mission Support Group commander took hold of the group’s flag during an assumption of command ceremony, July 14, here.
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.