Sat, Jan 03, 2009
A group of Air Force Reserve Command Airmen from the 920th
Rescue Wing has departed on the last leg of a 14-month deployment
to Afghanistan Dec. 27 in support of Operation Enduring
Approximately 40 helicopter aircrew members, maintenance
specialists and logistics and support personnel gathered with their
friends and families at the wing's helicopter squadron facility for
The reservists will be replacing a similar-sized group of
rescue-wing Airmen already in Afghanistan supporting the U.S. Army
medical evacuation operation.
Rescue Airmen from the 920th, and from the wing's sister units
in Arizona and Oregon, began the medevac deployment in
February. Since then, they have saved more than 300 lives.
A "save" refers to a situation where, without immediate medical
evacuation, a person would lose his or her life, limb or eyesight.
In addition, wing Airmen also have recorded nearly 350 assists --
evacuations where life, limb or eyesight was not in immediate
The wing's primary wartime job is combat search and rescue,
which involves locating and rescuing servicemembers isolated in
combat, such as pilots shot down behind enemy lines. The medevac
deployment marks the first time the 920th has undertaken the role
for the U.S. Army.
The reservists are due to return early this summer.
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