Air Rescue ball awards heroes

Vita is proud to have been able to sponsor the US Air Force Air Rescue Ball and honored to stand amongst the men and women who have sacrificed so bravely. The That Others May Live Foundation and the Air Rescue Association support search and rescue operations around the globe and honor those who are injured in the line of duty. The That Others May Live Foundation, TOMLF, provides emergency funds to families in crisis in the search and rescue community, scholarships to college for the children of fallen search and rescuers, and PTSD support services to those returning from the field. It is a privilege for Vita work with the leadership of TOMLF and to have seen the generations of rescuers represented in the room this Saturday. The dedication of each member for the search and rescue community is unwavering, they reflect the core values of that community throughout their work. TOMLF awarded the 58th Rescue Squadron as the 2019 USAF Rescue Squadron of the Year, the rescuers in the 58th RQS had a year full of exceptional diligence and bravery. These men and women sacrificed their safety in the face of great danger repeatedly throughout the year without hesitation, their selfless service and dedication to their work is inspiring.

The Air Rescue Association awarded the Richard T. Kight Award to U.S. Air Force Maj. Mark Fraser, 18th Operations Support Squadron chief of wing weapons and tactics. This award recognizes the Air Force individual who has contributed the most to the overall effectiveness of the rescue mission through management, innovation or other outstanding achievements. Maj. Fraser represents the best and brightest from this community for his exceptional leadership and dedication to furthering the safety and efficiency of search and rescue operations. Vita is honored to build technology that will enable these pararescue men to continue their life saving missions with increased safety so that they can bring people home… every time.