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103d Rescue Squadron
106th Rescue Wing - PJs.jpg
Night parachute jump of a 103d RS pararescue specialist
Active 2004–Present
Country  United States
Allegiance  New York
Branch US-AirNationalGuard-2007Emblem.svg  Air National Guard
Type Pararescue specialists
Role Combat Search and Rescue
Part of New York Air National Guard
Garrison/HQ Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, New York
103d Rescue Squadron emblem 103d Rescue Squadron.png

The 103d Rescue Squadron (103 RQS) is a unit of the New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing stationed at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, New York. The squadron has no assigned aircraft; personnel assigned utilize aircraft of the 101st and 102d Rescue Squadrons of the Wing.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Established in 2004 by the Air Force Special Operations Commandas part of a re-organization of Air National Guard rescue wings which created separate squadrons for fixed-wing, helicopter and pararescue elements of the 106th Rescue Wing. The squadron consists of pararescue and support personnel, utilizing the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters of the 101st Rescue Squadron and the HC-130P Hercules transports of the 102d Rescue Squadron. All three squadrons are assigned to the 106th Operations Group.

References[edit | edit source]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Rogers, B. (2006). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. ISBN 1-85780-197-0

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