A Hampton Bays man has recently graduated from Air National Guard Training at at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee, according to the 106th Air National Guard, based at in Hampton Bays.
Patrick Goldrick graduated on Feb. 1.
"The 106th Rescue Wing is very proud of the achievements of our Airmen," said Thomas J. Owens II, commander of the 106th Rescue Wing. "The various training courses they complete improve not only their skills but they are then able to better our entire wing in the mission of personnel recovery, ultimately saving lives, both here at home and abroad."
According to Owens, "the 106th Rescue Wing operates HH-60 Pavehawk rescue helicopters and HC-130 Hercules search and rescue aircraft from its base. The wing's wartime mission is to rescue American and Allied personnel lost behind enemy lines, and members of the wing have been deploying regularly to Afghanistan to support military operations there. The wing's pararescue jumpers are trained to drop behind enemy lines to secure friendly troops, or into the ocean to rescue crewmen from a sinking ship."