List of United States Air Force rescue squadrons

Summary

This article is a list of United States air force rescue squadrons both active, inactive, and historical. A rescue squadron's main task is to provide both combat, and peacetime search and rescue operations. Which involve the search for and the provision of aid to those in danger or distress, in combat the role may overlap somewhat with casualty evacuation operations.

Air Rescue Squadrons

Squadron Shield Location Supported Unit Notes
1st Air Rescue Squadron
2d Air Rescue Squadron
3d Air Rescue Squadron
4th Air Rescue Squadron
7th Air Rescue Squadron
9th Air Rescue Squadron
10th Air Rescue Squadron
28th Air Rescue Squadron Ramey AFB
33rd Air Rescue Squadron Naha Air Base, Okinawa [1]
34th Air Rescue Squadron
46th Air Rescue Squadron Otis AFB
49th Air Rescue Squadron
57th Air Rescue Squadron Lajes Field
62d Air Rescue Squadron Stead AFB Nevada
64th Air Rescue Squadron Norton AFB
65th Air Rescue Squadron Nellis AFB
76th Air Rescue Squadron Hickam AFB Hawaii deactivated
81st Air Rescue Squadron
2157th Air Rescue Squadron K-16, Korea
2190th Air Rescue Squadron
Eastern Air Rescue Center Robins AFB
Central Air Rescue Center Richards-Gebaur AFB
Western Air Rescue Center Hamilton AFB

Rescue Flights (RF)

Squadron Shield Location Motto Supported Unit

Expeditionary Rescue Squadrons (ERQS)

Squadron Shield Current
Location
Equipment Supported Unit Notes
26th Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
Lightning
Bolts
Diyarbakır Air Base HC-130J[2][3] 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group Previously at Camp Bastion
until 1 January 2014.
46th Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
HH-60G Previously at Camp Bastion
until 1 January 2013.
332nd Air Expeditionary Wing
52d Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
Owl Diyarbakır Air Base Pararescuemen[4] 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group
59th Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
N/A HH-60 Previously at Kandahar Airfield
until Feb 2013.[5]
64th Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
Palm
Trees
Diyarbakır Air Base HH-60G 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group Previously at Joint Base Balad
81st Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
Camp Lemonnier HC-130 CJTF-HOA [6]
82d Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
Camp Lemonnier Pararescuemen CJTF-HOA [7]
83d Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron.jpg
Bagram Airfield CH-47 (U.S. Army) 455th Air Expeditionary Wing [8] Formerly used HH-60G's (USAF) until October 2017.

Rescue Squadrons (RQS)

Squadron Shield Location Motto Supported Unit Notes
8th Emergency Rescue Squadron Camp Carson [9]
26th Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
Lightning
Bolts
Diyarbakır Air Base HC-130J[10][11] 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group Previously at Camp Bastion
until 1 January 2014.
31st Rescue Squadron
31st Rescue Squadron.jpg
Kadena AB Vigilance and Honor
33d Rescue Squadron
33d Rescue Squadron.jpg
Kadena AB
36th Rescue Squadron
36th Rescue Squadron.jpg
Fairchild AFB "That Others May Live"
38th Rescue Squadron
38th Rescue Squadron.jpg
Moody AFB "PJs"
39th Rescue Squadron
39th Rescue Squadron.jpg
Patrick Space Force Base "Kings" Air Force Reserve
41st Rescue Squadron
41st Rescue Squadron.jpg
Moody AFB "Jolly Green"
46th Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
N/A Previously at Camp Bastion
until 1 January 2013.
48th Rescue Squadron
48th Rescue Squadron.jpg
Davis-Monthan AFB "Move the World"
52d Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
Owl Diyarbakır Air Base Pararescuemen[12] 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group
55th Rescue Squadron
55th Rescue Squadron USAF.jpg
Davis-Monthan AFB "We Come in the Dark"
56th Rescue Squadron
56th Rescue Squadron.jpg
Aviano Air Base, Italy
57th Rescue Squadron Aviano Air Base, Italy
58th Rescue Squadron
58th Rescue Squadron.jpg
Nellis AFB
59th Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
N/A HH-60 Previously at Kandahar Airfield
until Feb 2013.[13]
64th Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
Palm
Trees
Diyarbakır Air Base HH-60G 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group Previously at Joint Base Balad
66th Rescue Squadron
66th Rescue Squadron.jpg
Nellis AFB
71st Rescue Squadron
71st Rescue Squadron.jpg
Moody AFB "Kings"
79th Rescue Squadron
79th Rescue Squadron USAF.jpg
Davis-Monthan AFB
81st Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
Camp Lemonnier HC-130 CJTF-HOA [14]
82d Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
Camp Lemonnier Pararescuemen CJTF-HOA [15]
83d Expeditionary
Rescue Squadron
83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron.jpg
Bagram Airfield CH-47 (U.S. Army) 455th Air Expeditionary Wing [16] Flew HH-60G's until October 2017.
101st Rescue Squadron
101st Rescue Squadron emblem.jpg
Francis S. Gabreski ANGB NY ANG
102d Rescue Squadron
102 Rescue Sq.svg
Francis S. Gabreski ANGB "ANG’s Oldest Unit" NY ANG
103d Rescue Squadron
103d Rescue Squadron.png
Francis S. Gabreski ANGB NY ANG
129th Rescue Squadron
129th Rescue Squadron emblem.jpg
Moffett Federal Airfield CA ANG
130th Rescue Squadron
130th Rescue Squadron emblem.jpg
Moffett Federal Airfield CA ANG
131st Rescue Squadron
131st Rescue Squadron emblem.jpg
Moffett Federal Airfield CA ANG
210th Rescue Squadron
210 Rescue Squadron emblem.svg
Kulis ANGB "Second to None" AK ANG
211th Rescue Squadron
211th Rescue Squadron emblem.jpg
Kulis ANGB AK ANG
212th Rescue Squadron
212th Rescue Squadron emblem.jpg
Kulis ANGB AK ANG
301st Rescue Squadron
301st Rescue Squadron.png
Patrick Space Force Base "Guardian Wings" Air Force Reserve
303d Rescue Squadron
303d Rescue Squadron.jpg
Portland IAP Air Force Reserve
inactivated 2003
304th Rescue Squadron
304th Rescue Squadron.jpg
Portland IAP Air Force Reserve
305th Rescue Squadron
305th Rescue Squadron.png
Davis-Monthan AFB "Anytime, Anywhere" Air Force Reserve
306th Rescue Squadron Davis-Monthan AFB "That Others May Live" Air Force Reserve
308th Rescue Squadron Patrick Space Force Base "Ut Ali Vivant" Air Force Reserve
449th Rescue Squadron
512th Rescue Squadron
512 Rescue Sq.jpg
Kirtland AFB "Jolly" Training

Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadrons

Squadron Shield Location Motto Supported Unit
37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

See also

References

Citations

  1. ^ Gregory 1988, p. 39.
  2. ^ "D-Ms Deployers Return Home". Desert Lightning News. 4 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Rescue Squadron Arrival". USAF. 4 December 2016.
  4. ^ "A Day in the Life: Pararescue". DVIDS. 4 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Departure ends Air Force medevac missions at Kandahar". Stars and Stripes. 5 March 2017.
  6. ^ "81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron conducts Night Mission to aerially re-fuel two HH-60 Pave Hawk Helicopters Simultaneously". CJTF-HOA. 5 March 2017.
  7. ^ "CJTF-HOA rescue squadrons conduct training exercise". CJTF-HOA. 5 March 2017.
  8. ^ "455th Expeditionary Operations Group". USAF. 5 March 2017.
  9. ^ Gregory 1988, p. 28.
  10. ^ "D-Ms Deployers Return Home". Desert Lightning News. 4 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Rescue Squadron Arrival". USAF. 4 December 2016.
  12. ^ "A Day in the Life: Pararescue". DVIDS. 4 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Departure ends Air Force medevac missions at Kandahar". Stars and Stripes. 5 March 2017.
  14. ^ "81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron conducts Night Mission to aerially re-fuel two HH-60 Pave Hawk Helicopters Simultaneously". CJTF-HOA. 5 March 2017.
  15. ^ "CJTF-HOA rescue squadrons conduct training exercise". CJTF-HOA. 5 March 2017.
  16. ^ "455th Expeditionary Operations Group". USAF. 5 March 2017.

Bibliography

  • Gregory, B (1988). Vietnam Helicopter Handbook. UK: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-024-1.