Patrick Airmen, Canadian Personnel Conquer Maritime Rescue

Aviation rescue airmen and pararescue jumpers from Air Force Reserve Command’s 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick AFB, Fla., conducted a training mission with Canadian rescue forces off the coast of Key West, Fla. The Patrick airmen flew their HC-130 rescue tankers and HH-60G rescue helicopters, practicing spot landings and precision equipment and personnel drops with the Canadians at various islands and airports in the Florida Keys. As part of the activities, the Patrick PJs and Canadian search and rescue technicians also dove into the ocean waters from the aircraft and from watercraft to practice maritime rescue. The exercise took place Dec. 8-13. (Patrick report by Capt. Cathleen Snow and SSgt. Leslie Kraushaar)