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212th Rescue Squadron

212th Rescue Squadron
A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 212th Rescue Squadron prepares a splint, while a 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter hovers in the background.
Active 2004 – present
Country  United States
Allegiance  Alaska
Branch   Air National Guard
Type Squadron
Role Combat Search and Rescue
Part of Alaska Air National Guard
Garrison/HQ Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska
File:212th Rescue Squadron emblem

The 212th Rescue Squadron (212 RQS) is a unit of the Alaska Air National Guard 176th Wing stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska. The squadron has no assigned aircraft; personnel assigned use aircraft of the 210th and 211th Rescue Squadrons of the Wing.


  • Overview 1
  • Stations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Established on 8 October 2004 by the 210th Rescue Squadron.

The HH-60 helicopter flight became 210th Rescue Squadron; the HC-130P Hercules flight become the 211th Rescue Squadron, and the pararescue flight became the 212th Rescue Squadron. The 212th also received additional manning and Combat Rescue Officers, which further increased its capabilities.

The squadron consists of pararescue and support personnel, using the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters of the 210th Rescue Squadron and the HC-130P Hercules transports of the 211th Rescue Squadron. All three squadrons are assigned to the 176th Operations Group.



 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • 212th Rescue Squadron factsheet

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