Air Force to put CSAR units at Davis-Monthan

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Air Force officials announced Dec. 16 that the 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., would become home to three combat search and rescue squadrons.

The announcement follows an environmental assessment that resulted in a finding of no significant impact. The move will allow the Air Force to fill its critical need for CSAR capabilities.

As many as 12 HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters, 10 HC-130 refueling aircraft, and 1,000 additional personnel could be stationed at the base by the end of 2007. Most of the aircraft will come from the 939th Rescue Wing in Portland, Ore., to be permanently assigned at Davis-Monthan in 2003. That move will include eight HH-60s and five HC-130s refueling aircraft. (Courtesy of Air Combat Command News Service)