1. Air Force, Army Work Together on Afghanistan Rescue Exercise

    Air Force, Army Work Together on Afghanistan Rescue Exercise Airmen and soldiers recently combined forces in Afghanistan to conduct a personnel recovery exercise to gauge their ability to work together, the Defense Department said. In the exercise, an 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Guardian Angel team flew in an Army CH-47F...
  2. USAF Identifies Seven Airmen Killed in Pave Hawk Crash in Iraq

      The Air Force has identified the seven airmen killed in Iraq on March 15. They are (from left to right: (Top) Capt. Andreas O’Keefe, SSgt. Carl Enis, (Middle) Capt. Mark Weber, SSgt. Dashan Briggs, MSgt. Christopher Raguso, (Bottom) TSgt. William Posch, and Capt. Christopher Zanetis. Air Force Magazine illustration/Air Force...
  3. The Loss of Jolly 51

    The following was received from the Pararescue Association: An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq Thursday March 15, 2018         at about 6:45 GMT, with 7 Rescue Souls on board the Defense Department said.​​​         Call Sign: Jolly 51 ​​​​​​​RIP Brothers Captain Mark Webber,...
  4. Sikorsky Files Pre-Award Protest with GAO Over Upcoming UH-1N Contract

    Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, filed a pre-award protest with the Government Accountability Office on Monday, following discussions with the Air Force over its UH-1N Huey Replacement program. Sikorsky’s concerns are related in part to intellectual property rights. USAF has in recent years insisted on “owning the technical baseline” on...
  5. I Almost Feel Bad For The Guys Who Broke This Navy Helicopter

    We’ve all been there, circling the parking lot, looking for just the right spot. And then you hit a curb, and you feel very dumb. I imagine that’s exactly how these U.S. Navy pilots felt after knocking off their $21 million MH-60S Seahawk’s tailwheel while trying to park at a New York...
  6. Air National Guard Aiding California Mudslide Rescue Efforts

    Air National Guard Aiding California Mudslide Rescue Efforts California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing are aiding search-and-rescue efforts in southern California following recent mudslides. The wing has deployed an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter with aircrews and two pararescuemen to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, the Defense Department...
  7. Patrick PJs Rescue Cruise Ship Passenger

    Patrick PJs Rescue Cruise Ship Passenger About 100 airmen, two HC-130s, and two HH-60s mobilized from Patrick AFB, Fla., on Tuesday to fly about 1,000 miles and rescue a man who became sick on a cruise ship. The airmen and aircraft, assigned to the 920th Rescue Wing, executed multiple air...
  8. Largest Ever Pacific Thunder Search and Rescue Exercise Underway

    Largest Ever Pacific Thunder Search and Rescue Exercise Underway US Air Force and South Korean air force personnel launched the largest Pacific Thunder search and rescue exercise ever on Monday. More than 20 USAF squadrons and nine South Korean wings are involved in Pacific Thunder 18-1, which is led by...
  9. State Department Approves Possible Huey Sale to Czech Republic

    State Department Approves Possible Huey Sale to Czech Republic The State Department on Monday announced the possible sale of UH-1Y utility helicopters to the Czech Republic, a move it says will help ensure “peace and stability in Europe.” If approved by Congress, the $575 million sale would include 12 helicopters,...