Rescue in the News

Remains identified from Vietnam of Col Richard Kibbey, HH-3E Pilot.  AF Time Article

V-22 Osprey begins testing at Kirtland.  AF News article

Pararescue troops get plenty of practice during Balikatan 2000.  AF News article

Air Force awards pilot second medal for heroic rescues.  AF News article

Rescuers save Coast Guard member’s life.  AF News article

February 2000 Airman Magazine.  Great articles on PJ’s and Pitzenbarger.

Air Force assists in Alaska Air search, rescue operations.  AF News article.

Rescuers save Coast Guard member’s life   AFRC News article.

Air Force aids in rescue of missing boaters.  AF News article.

Airmen, soldiers rush to support Venezuela flood victims.  AF News article.

The 66th RQS lost one of their pilots in the crash landing of a C-130 in Kuwait.  Captain Michael D. “G-9” Geragosian was a passenger on the 130 when it crashed.  Read the AF News article here.  Please keep Mike and his family in your prayers.

HH-60 mishap in Kuwait.  AF News article.

Helicopter mishap investigation complete.  AF News article.

Patrick unit rescues hundreds of North Carolina flood victims.  AF News article.

55th inactivation marks end of Pave Hawk era in AFSOC.  AF News article.

AF pilots receive Silver Star for heroic efforts.  AF News article.

Air Force helicopter pilots make daring rescue.  AF News article.

Faster rescues part of JEFX search.  AF News article.

MH-53J accident investigation report released.  AF News article

Rescuers pull injured woman from Mount St. Helens.  AF News article.

Cooperative Cope Thunder units train to rescue downed pilot.  AF News article.

Air Force helps search for JFK Jr.  AF News article.

The Rescuers.  July Airman magazine article.

Alaskan PJ’s search for missing boyAnchorage Daily News.

A-10s perform search, rescue mission.  AF News article.

20th SOS loses a crewman in a Pave Low accident. I did learn this was tail number 68-10364.  She was a long time Vietnam Jolly serving with both the 37th and 40th ARRS.  Our prayers are with the families of the crewman.
News Stories on the crash:
Community gathers to mourn fallen Commando.  AF News article.
CNN story here.
Top 100 US papers.
MSNBC article here.
WRAL Channel 5 News here.
Two AF News articles here and here.

Work begins on CV-22 Osprey.  AF News article.

Honoring a Hero.  A US Coast Guard story on Lt. Jack Rittichier, KIA 9 Jun 1968, SVN.

40th Rescue Flight rescues two.  AF News article.

Enduring so ‘that others may live’  AF News article

66th Rescue Squadron Accident Board Results released.  AF News article.

21st SOS rescues seaman from ship in Mediterranean.  AF News article.

20th SOS, 23rd STS, 55th SOS & 4th SOS team up to save two F-15 pilots.  AF News article.

210th RQS save 19 SEALS an Anchorage Daily News story

The Devil & the Deep Blue  Top story in the December, 1998 issue of Airman Magazine on the 106th RQS and “The Storm of the Century”.

Base helps search for missing plane  AF News story.  Special hats off to the 16th SOS for this one.  Read the story and find out why.

56th Rescue Squadron accomplishes 300th save.  AF News story.  Congrats to the 56th RQS!

Rescue at 13000, feet   AF News story.  Congrats to the 58th SOW!

Portland rescue unit saves four people over four weekends  AF News story.  Congrats to the 939th RQW!

Hurlburt aircrews honored for rescue  AF News story

Air Force helicopter crew plucks fallen climber off mountain  AF News story

Evidence points to fuel starvation in King 56 crash  AF News story

Check out the the Oct. 1998 issue of Flight Journal for Byron Hukee’s excellent article on flying the Skyraider in Vietnam.

Keesler medic wins Pitzenbarger Award.  AF News story

No Wimps Allowed.   Airman Magazine article on Pararescue Training.

‘Chute for the Stars.   Airman Magazine article on Pararescue.

920th Rescue Group goes Hollywood.  AF News story.

106th RQS is at it again.  Pararescuemen save Italian sailor.  AF News story.

106th RQS and Coast Guard combine to save Portuguese fisherman. (Stories from Pilot Online)
Air Guardsmen who made offshore night jump to help fisherman win Coast Guard commendation

The Passing of an Era.  HH-1H’s standdown.  Story by SSgt Greg Bush.

AF News Story.  Pilots’ last flight turns into real rescue.

AF News story. Air Force Sergeants Association names 1998 Pitsenbarger Award winner

“The Rescue of Bat 21” by Darrel Whitcomb is now available through the US Naval Institute Press.  I also saw it in the USAF Museum book store yesterday.

AF News story.    11th Air Force Rescue Coordination Center named nation’s best

AF News story.    Survival radio program will help take search out of search, rescue

AF News story.    Lance Sijan’s legacy lives on

AF News story:   Unit leads joint service team in astronaut rescue training.

AF News story on A-10’s supporting Rescue in Kuwait.