Rescue Reservists deploy to Africa
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA — A group of reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing here deployed to the Horn of Africa May 24 for contingency support there.
Approximately 30 Pararescue and support personnel will spend the next four months as part of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa and will be in place for personnel-recovery operations and humanitarian efforts as needed.
The 920th Rescue Wing is the Air Force Reserve’s only combat rescue unit. Air Force rescue units are the Department of Defense’s only elite combat forces specifically organized, trained, equipped and postured to conduct full-spectrum personnel recovery, to include both conventional and unconventional combat-rescue operations.