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  • 38th RQS Airman receives Silver Star

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, 15th Air Force commander, presented Staff Sgt. Nicholas Brunetto, 38th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, with a Silver Star Medal Oct. 29. Brunetto performed a lifesaving procedure on a severely-injured teammate while deployed in February 2020 in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and the Resolute Support mission.
  • COMACC presents BSM to 38th RQS Airman

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, presented a Bronze Star Medal with Valor to an Airman assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS) Aug. 26, here. While deployed to Afghanistan in 2018, Staff Sgt. Aaron Metzger, 38th RQS pararescueman, engaged in action against an enemy of the United States.
  • 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.
  • Fallen CRO laid to rest

    Friends, family and fellow Guardian Angels gathered on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to pay their final respects and honor the life of Capt. Mark Weber as he was laid to rest, July 9. Weber, a combat rescue officer from the 38th Rescue Squadron, was killed in a helicopter crash in Anbar Province, Iraq, March 15, while augmenting the 308th RQS in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
  • 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.
  • Memorial celebrates fallen CRO

    More than 1,000 Airmen, family and friends gathered to say their final goodbyes and honor the life of Capt. Mark Weber during a memorial service, March 21, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Weber, a Combat Rescue Officer (CRO) with the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), was killed in helicopter crash in Anbar Province, Iraq, March 15.
  • Airman becomes voice for caregivers

    Her phone vibrates and a ringtone blares as she receives a video call from her husband. Excitement quickly turned to panic as his anxious face and energy projected through the screen. She listens, baffled and worried as he explained he was lost within the familiar surroundings of the town they had lived in for two years. Her instincts instruct her to physically drive him home and ensure his safety, then reality set in she was deployed thousands of miles away.
  • 38th RQS tests rescue capabilities

    Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron conducted a full mission profile exercise, Dec. 12, 14 and 15, here. During the training, the 38th RQS recovered victims while under enemy fire to prepare for future search and rescue missions and to assess their unit’s ability to work cohesively to accomplish the mission.
  • PJs conduct four static-line jumps in two hours

    The 38th Rescue Squadron Pararescuemen worked in tandem with aircrew members from the 71st RQS to conduct four static-line jumps in just two hours. The PJs needed to conduct all four jumps to maintain qualifications and meet training requirements. All PJs are qualified to conduct both static-line and High altitude, low opening jumps. During a static-line jump, the jumper is attached to the aircraft via the ‘static-line’, which automatically deploys the jumpers’ parachute after they’ve exited the aircraft.
  • Moody deploys skilled warriors

    Airmen assigned to the 38th and 41st Rescue Squadrons prepare for a deployment to Southeast Europe alongside an HH-60G Pave Hawk. The Airmen and the HH-60G will be transported on a C-17 Globmaster III to their final destination. All luggage and weapons were secured in the aircraft prior to the Airmen boarding. The Rescue Squadrons mission is to rapidly mobilize and provide search and rescue of personnel to treat and extract in uncertain or possibly hostile territories.
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