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  • HH-60W Jolly Green II begins live-fire testing

    Deep within Eglin’s range, rapid, powerful gunfire reverberated across the expanse beginning Aug. 17. Live fire testing began for the HH-60W Jolly Green II’s three primary weapons, the GAU-2, GAU-18 and GAU-21.
  • Two pararescue Airmen receive Silver Star Medals for gallant actions in Afghanistan

    Two U.S. Air Force pararescue Airmen received the Silver Star Medal in a ceremony Dec. 13 here for gallantry in action against enemies of the United States while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • Echoes of 1999 rescue ring loud and clear for Goldfein, providing lessons and vision for today

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein has a direct answer when asked what echoes to this day, what continues to influence his thinking and actions even now, 20 years after he found himself on the ground in hostile surroundings, his F-16 in the distance smoldering and destroyed.
  • PJs sharpen skills during Razor’s Edge

    The 48th Rescue Squadron from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base participated in an exercise from April 8-18, 2019. Razor’s Edge is a two-week long exercise where pararescuemen train to be better prepared for unilateral and joint combat search and rescue operations in any situation and environment. To meet these expectations they endure rigorous training reflective of real-world scenarios that they may encounter downrange.
  • Airmen, Soldiers build partnership for life-saving mission in Afghanistan

    The Soldiers and Airmen work side-by-side to execute the personnel recovery mission in Southwestern Afghanistan, standing ready to rescue, recover and return joint and coalition forces in times of danger or extreme duress.
  • Utterly selfless: A pararescue legend's legacy

    Chuck “Cowboy” Morrow, 76, a retired pararescue specialist of 20 years passed away Jan. 23, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford, Mississippi. Morrow was remembered as a humble and generous hero in the guardian angel community who fought for the lives of others.
  • AF helicopter ‘hard crew’ formula improves cohesion, mission

    In the realm of team sports where expectations and the stakes to win are high, teams rely on continuity and chemistry to maximize their effectiveness and propel them to the top. Utilizing a similar game plan, operating as a ‘hard crew’, a team of Moody’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aircrew recently unified and flew every mission together at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla., to enhance their Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) capabilities so they will perform at their peak when it matters the most— when lives are on the line.
  • Airmen shine during VGK Military Appreciation Game

    The Knights commemorated military appreciation night with special camouflage jerseys that they wore during pregame warm-ups. In addition, Staff Sgt. Isiah King, protocol specialist assigned to the United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, sang the National Anthem and Capt. Cameron Rochelle, combat rescue officer assigned to the 34th Weapons Squadron, and Master Sgt. Shane Brickey, a pararescueman assigned to the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron, repelled from the rafters of the T-Mobile Arena prior to the military appreciation hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Anaheim Ducks at the T-Mobile Arena, November 14, 2018.
  • Airmen partner toward quicker deployments

    Rescue Airmen from the 23d Wing visited the Devil Raiders of the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW), to better understand the essential assets to stand up rescue operations from bare-base situations. Although the 23d Wing’s mission to organize, train, equip and maintain combat-ready for Air Combat Command, and the 621st CRW focuses on rapidly organizing and standing up bare bases for Air Mobility Command aircraft, they both believed they could learn from each other.
  • JBLE Airman overcomes struggle by paying it forward

    As he drove home on an overcast winter’s day, an incessant flood of overly critical thoughts fueled feelings of defeat that consumed every moment since the blow horn was pressed to signal, “I quit.” U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Svoleantopoulos, 497th Operations Support Squadron weapons tactician, returned from the U.S. Air Force Pararescue Indoctrination Course much sooner than he anticipated.
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