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68th Rescue Squadron


68th Rescue Squadron (Guardian Angel Formal Training Unit)




a. Initial Commissioning:   June 4, 2014 at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ as the 68th Rescue Flight.

        b. Re-Commissioned:   June 1, 2017 at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ as the 68th Rescue Squadron



To instruct and train Pararescuemen (PJs) and Combat Rescue Officers (CROs) providing advanced skill upgrades and proficiency training in order to meet combat capability requirements and enhance integration with joint combat forces in support of joint force commander and combatant commander taskings.


Since its inception, the 68 RQS has trained a countless number of PJ/CRO’s and bestowed hundreds of upgrades across several MAJCOM’s in support of OEF, OIF, ONN, OIR, CJTF-HOA, humanitarian relief operations, and direct medical and rescue support to the President of the United States. 



The 68 RQS organizational structure mirrors traditional Guardian Angel squadrons and consists of Combat Rescue Officers (CRO), Pararescuemen (PJ) and combat support personnel.


Task Org:

The 68 RQS (GA FTU) is controlled and managed by Air Combat Command (ACC), however it operates under the 563d Rescue Group (RQG), and reports to the 23d Wing (WG), located at Moody AFB, GA. 

 Current as of November 2017