130th Rescue Squadron


130th Rescue Squadron

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 130th Rescue Squadron


caption= 130th Rescue Squadron Emblem
dates= 1956-Present
country= United States
allegiance=
branch= United States Air Force
type= Squadron
role= Combat Rescue
size=
command_structure= Air National Guard/Air Mobility Command
current_commander=
garrison= Moffett Federal Airfield
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battles=Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom
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The 130th Rescue Squadron is a unit of the California Air National Guard. It currently flies the HH-60G Pavehawk and MC-130P Combat Shadow for its missions. Its parent unit is the 129th Rescue Wing.

Mission

The primary mission is to prepare for wartime taskings as specified by applicable gaining commands. The peacetime mission is under the control of the Governor of California. Upon mobilization, primary specified mission is combat search and rescue (CSAR). When directed by the California State Office of Emergency Services (OES) and/or the Department of Defense (DoD), the mission is to provide disaster relief support as required. This includes search and rescue (SAR) assistance to civil authorities, including International Civil Aeronautics Organization (ICAO) signatories, and foreign governments.

Federal Mission (United States Air Force): To provide manpower, material and equipment resources to conduct and complete combat search and rescue operations on a worldwide basis. To provide manpower, material and equipment to conduct and complete peacetime search operations.

State Mission (California Air National Guard): To furnish trained personnel to respond to state emergencies, such as natural disasters, and to assist civil authorities in the enforcement of the law.

The 130th has been assigned to support operation Iraqi Freedom as of 4/21/07, and is/has deployed to Iraq.

History

Assignments

Major Command

*Air National Guard/Air Combat Command (1992-Present)
*Air National Guard/Tactical Air Command (1956-1992)
*Air National Guard/Continental Air Command (1956)

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

*130th Rescue Squadron (1 October 1995-Present)
*130th Rescue Squadron, 16 March 1992
*130th Air Rescue Squadron, 1 October 1989
*130th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, 3 May 1975
*130th Special Operations Squadron, 8 August 1968
*130th Air Commando Squadron, 1 July 1963
*130th Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium), 28 January 1962
*130th Troop Carrier Squadron, 1 November 1958
*Allocated to the National Guard Bureau (NGB), 3 April 1955
*130th Air Resupply Squadron, 3 April 1955

Bases Stationed

*Moffett Federal Airfield (1984-Present)
*Hayward Airport (1956-1984)

Aircraft operated

*MC-130P Combat Shadow (19??-Present)
*HH-60G Pave Hawk (1991-Present)
*HH-3E Jolly Green Giant (1975-1991)
*U-10D Super Courier (1968-1975)
*U-6A Beaver (1968-1975)
*Cessna U-3A (1968-1975)
*C-119 Flying Boxcar (1968-1975)
*SA-16 Albatross (1963-1968)

References

External links


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