306th Rescue Squadron Performed Full Mission Profile, Flew HC-130J to Recover Sensitive Equipment
By 920th Rescue Wing // May 31, 2020
The training was successful and just one part of the mission requirements for a Rescue Squadron
The 306th RQS’s mission is to rescue isolated personnel or equipment, is a geographically separated unit within the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base
BREVARD COUNTY • PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA – The 306th Rescue Squadron recently performed a Full Mission Profile that involved flying with the 79th Rescue Squadron in an HC-130J aircraft over a body of water to recover sensitive equipment from a simulated Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
The 306th RQS Pararescuemen (PJ) first pushed their boat from the HC-130 into the water then jumped in after it. Once in the water, the PJ’s de-rigged the boat and went to the simulated Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
The team was hoisted into a 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter.
As Air Force Reservists, it’s common for the 306th RQS to train with a total force effort; the 79th RQS and the 55th RQS are both part of the Active Duty Air Force.
The training was successful and just one part of the mission requirements for a Rescue Squadron.
Air Force PJs are charged with personnel recovery missions and are trained to rescue and provide lifesaving care worldwide.
The 306th RQS’s mission is to rescue isolated personnel or equipment anytime, anywhere. The 306th is part of the 943rd Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ, which is a geographically separated unit within the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.
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