101st Rescue Squadron

The 101st Rescue Squadron (101 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 is equipped with the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, configured for combat search and rescue operations.

101st Rescue Squadron
101st Rescue Squadron - HH-60G Pavehawk Helicopters Refueling In Air.jpg
101st Rescue Squadron – HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters refueling in air
Country United States
Allegiance New York
BranchUS-AirNationalGuard-2007Emblem.svg  Air National Guard
TypeCombat Search & Rescue Specialists
RoleCombat Search and Rescue
Part ofNew York Air National Guard
Garrison/HQFrancis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, New York
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Aircraft flown
HelicopterHH-60G Pave Hawk


Established in 2004 by the Air Force Special Operations Command as 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. Subsequently reverted to Air Combat Command.

The squadron maintains, supports and operates the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters of the 106th Rescue Wing. It is an integral component of the 106th Operations Group, along with the HC-130J Combat King II search and rescue/aerial refueling aircraft of the 102d Rescue Squadron, transporting pararescue personnel of the 103d RQS in their mission.


  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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