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102nd RQS :

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102nd Rescue Squadron
Oldest Air National Guard unit, the New York 102th was a Bombardment, Fighter and Transport unit before changing to the Rescue Service in 1975.

1975-1989 : 102d Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Squadron ( 102 ARRS )
1989-1992 : 102d Air Rescue Squadron ( 102 ARS )
1992- : 102d RQS

On 2004 their HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters went to 101 RQS of the same wing remaining the 102nd with HC-130P Hercules. 103 RQS groups the pararescue personnel.

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New York Guards Remembered Jolly 85 Crash, 14-Jun-18 : New York Air National Guard remembered the 7 airmen killed on June 13, 1978 HH-3E “Jolly 85” accident. The “Jolly Green Giant” rescue helicopter crashed into Trembleau Mountain outside of Keeseville, NY

New York 106th Rescue Wing Opening Heritage Park, 21-Sep-15 : New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing performed a ceremony for the opening of the wing Heritage Park at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, NY

NY Air Guard Para-Rescue Show in Memorial Day, 30-May-14 : WANTAGH, N.Y. by Master Sgt Cheran Cambridge - In 2013 federal budget turmoil kept the para-rescue jumpers of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing away from the annual Memorial Day weekend Jones Beach Airshow.


1975/    Francis S. GabreskiKFOK


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1990/04S-70 H-60
1975/90S-61 H-3

102nd RQS List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
61-558 ch-3c 1965 65-12783 : 1980 HH-3E type pictured with 106 ARRG / 102nd ARRS, New York Air National+
- N650DC : private Wilmington, DE; 1995-1999
- ZK-HYK : w/o Feb00 during log lifting; Fuselage stored at Palmerston North Internat+
61-644 ch-3e 69-5800 : USAF; conv HH-3E; 102nd RQS (ARRS) w/o 13jun78 New York Air National Guard
70-1305 mh-60g 88-26108 : USAF, conv HH-60G; 1998 102nd RQS; 2004 101 RQS, 2011 still
70-1307 hh-60g 88-26110 : USAF; 102nd RQS w/o 30oct91 New York Air National Guard
70-1308 hh-60g 88-26111 : 1998 102nd RQS; 2004 101 RQS, 2012 still
70-1310 hh-60g 88-26112 : USAF; 2003 102nd RQS; 2004 101 RQS; 2014 still
70-1315 hh-60g 88-26113 : USAF; 1998 102nd RQS; 2004 101 RQS, 2012 still
70-1316 uh-60a 88-26114 : USAF, conv to HH-60G; 2002 102nd RQS, New York Air National Guard
US Army Aviation 88-26114 : US Army; 20apr90 pictured (pic1) on a fuel stop at the US Naval Base AUTEC+

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