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    56th RQS :

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    News of 56th Rescue Squadron


    USAF Helicopter Technicians at Aviano, 19-Jul-20 : #Aviano US Air Force 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit (56th HMU) completed move to new base at Aviano Air Base, Italy from RAF Lakenheath, UK. The technical support specialists maintains the 56th Rescue Squadron (56 RQS) HH-60G Pave Hawks flying

    HC-130J Combat King II Refueling Pave Hawk, 17-Dec-19 : #AerialRefueling USAF HC-130J Combat King II from 79th Rescue Squadron (RQS) and HH-60G from 56th RQS which relocated to Aviano last year, trained aerial refueling in Southern Europe

    USAF Combat, Search and Rescue Evolution, 17-May-18 : #CSAR From the YR-4 rescue in Burma during WWII, through the HH-43 Huskie and HH-3E Jolly Green Giant in Vietnam, to nowadays Pave Hawks, the combat search and rescue will continue to evolve and grow

    USAFE Pave Hawks Relocates to Aviano, 15-May-18 : US Air Force Europe rescue squadrons, the 56th RQS flying the HH-60G Pave Hawk with their PJ associate unit 57th RQS moved from RAF Lakenheath to Aviano, Italy as announced in November 2015

    USAF PJs in CSAR Demo at RAF Lakenheath, 22-Apr-16 : RAF Lakenheath new drop zone was the scenario for USAF 48th Security Forces Squadron, the 56th and 57th Rescue Squadron showcasing pararescuemen (PJs) in a CSAR demonstration from Pave Hawk helicopter

    USAF Lakenheath Squadrons to Relocate to Aviano, 05-Nov-15 : U.S. Air Force announced that 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons (RQS), 5 HH-60G and PJs respectively totalling 350 personnel, from RAF Lakenheath, UK are relocating to Aviano Air Base, Italy in 2017

    USAF Pave Hawks Training with RAF Tornados, 13-Mar-15 : 31 Squadron RAF exchange pilots train in combat search and rescue (CSAR), and specifically the role of the RAF Tornado GR-4 in on-scene command, with RAF Lakenheath based USAF Pave Hawks

    17-Jan-14 - 56th RQS Memorial Service: That others may live




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