Based at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., the 920th Rescue Wing is an Air Force Reserve Command combat-search-and-rescue unit. Commanded by Col. Jeffrey L. Macrander. The 920th RQW trains and equips 1,800 Citizen Airmen to search for, locate and recover U.S. Armed Forces and coalition personnel during military operations. Air Force rescue is the only DoD entity specifically organized, trained and equipped to conduct personnel recovery operations into hostile or denied areas as a primary mission.
The 920th also provides safety and security surveillance of the Eastern Launch Range during all rocket launches from the Space Coast. The unit's other peacetime missions are providing civil search and rescue support for those who are lost or in distress, and providing humanitarian and disaster-relief operations.
The 920th Rescue Wing is comprised of 24 subordinate groups and squadrons, including three geographically-separated units--the 943rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., the 304th Rescue Squadron at Portland, Ore, and the 920th Aerospace Medicine Flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. The 920th Rescue Wing is responsible for a demanding and compelling array of life-saving missions, and the men and women who work here must maintain a high level of proficiency and be ready to deploy at moment's notice.
CCATT Coordinator: LtCol Trish Hayden