VIDEO: Airmen From The 920th Rescue Wing Return To Patrick Air Force Base From Afghanistan
By FOX 35 // February 9, 2017
Airmen served four months overseas
ABOVE VIDEO: It was a happy homecoming on Wednesday for 50 Citizen Airman from the 920th Rescue Wing.
BREVARD COUNTY • PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA – It was a happy homecoming on Wednesday for 50 Citizen Airman from the 920th Rescue Wing.
They consists of helicopter aviator, maintenance and support personnel who perform air rescue using Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters.
The group returned to at Patrick Air Force Base after serving overseas for four months, performing combat rescue operations in Afghanistan.
While in Afghanistan, these airmen picked up injured soldiers and flew them back to safety.
Earlier this month, two more groups of Citizen Airman from the 920th Rescue Wing deployed to two different overseas locations to provide personnel recovery support to ongoing operations.
A group of fixed-wing aviator, maintenance and support personnel landed in Africa for four months as part of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa and will remain in place for personnel-recovery operations and humanitarian efforts as needed throughout east Africa.
Another group of helicopter aviators, maintenance and support personnel landed in Afghanistan to replace a group of 920th Airmen who have been in place at Bagram Air Base since October providing air rescue.
These are the Airmen that returned home Wednesday.
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