Out of the Spotlight
- My first SAR. Kane, Steve // Approach: The Naval Safety Center's Aviation Magazine;Nov/Dec94, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p26
Narrates an American Air Force officer's first search and rescue (SAR) mission. Descending under the cloud deck; Engine trouble experienced by another plane; Operating altitudes; Situational awareness; Finding the survivor.
- THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE. Anders, Mark // Boys' Life;Jan2014, Vol. 104 Issue 1, p34
This article provides information on the U.S. Air Force pararescuemen, commonly called the PJs, including their equipment, training and combat-and-rescue operation.
- Advanced Avionics To The Rescue. Minami, Wayde R. // Flying Safety;Jul2001, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p12
Discusses the rescue operation conducted by the crew of Witch 53, a C-130J aircraft of the 135th Airlift Group of the United States Air Force in Baltimore, Maryland, for a lost student pilot who was flying over the Atlantic Ocean.
- Three PJs brave cold, rough seas to aid injured sailor. Warren, Ken // Citizen Airman: The Official Magazine of the Air National Guard ;Dec2001, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p18
Focuses on the response of the 920th Rescue Group, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, to the injured sailor at 1,300 miles at sea. Call from Air Rescue Coordination Center; Details on the response made by the team; Condition of the sailor.
- Rescue Unit Exceeds 300 Afghanistan Saves. // Citizen Airman: The Official Magazine of the Air National Guard ;Feb2009, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p9
The article reports that the U.S. Air Force Reservists with the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida have saved more than 300 American troops since deployment to Afghanistan in February 2008. The Reserve Command flew helicopter missions in support of the Army medical evacuation...
- Airman's World. // Airman;May2001, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p8
Presents an update on the United States (U.S.) Air Force as of May 2001. Response of retired Air Force master sergeant and Tuskegee Airman Cleo Mason to the presence of B-52 bombers at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota; Training between the U.S. and Italian squadron for search and rescue...
- Bravo Zulu. // Approach: The Naval Safety Center's Aviation Magazine;Nov/Dec94, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p24
Highlights outstanding performance of duty by American Air Force personnel. Rescuing of Spanish woman on a sailboat; Control of aircraft yaw; Immediate slide-on landing; Experiencing of main-rotor damper failure.
- Trained Lifeboat. // Time;3/5/1951, Vol. 57 Issue 10, p69
The article reports on the radio-controlled lifeboat launched by the U.S. Air Force in February 1951, which will solve the difficulty of getting into a boat during lifesaving operations at sea. It says that the rescue plane can pick up survivors as if it was a seagoing taxi. According to the...
- 'Portraits in Courage' honors Patrick pararescue jumper. // Citizen Airman: The Official Magazine of the Air National Guard ;Oct2011, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p12
The article reports that Staff Sergeant Daniel Warren of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and his team have been honored in the U.S. Air Force's publication "Portraits in Courage," for a rescue operation in Afghanistan where he saved 15 lives and assisted 49 people during the operation.