New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing

Officially Licensed Product of the
U.S. Air Force
Item Number: 61051
Product Type:  Coin
Size: 1 3/4 inch (44mm) Round
Material: Nickel Antique with Enamel
Price: $10.00
 
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The 106th Rescue Wing is a unit of the New York Air National Guard, stationed at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, New York. If activated to federal service, the Wing is gained by the United States Air Force Special Operations Command.

The 102d Rescue Squadron, assigned to the 106th Operations Group of the 106th Rescue Wing, is a descendant organization of the World War I 102d Aero Squadron, established on 23 August 1917. It was reformed on 4 November 1922, as the 102d Observation Squadron, and is one of the 29 original National Guard Observation Squadrons of the United States Army National Guard formed before World War II. The squadron has a history going back to 30 April 1908, and is the oldest unit of the New York Air National Guard.

The 106th Rescue Wing deploys worldwide to provide combat search and rescue coverage for U.S. and allied forces. Combat search and rescue missions include flying low-level, preferably at night aided with night vision goggles, to an objective area where aerial refueling of a rescue helicopter is performed, or para-rescue teams are deployed.

During peacetime, the unit also provides search and rescue services to the maritime community, supports the US Coast Guard in missions outside their capabilities as well as NASA.

Honor the New York Air National Guard with this beautiful coin of antique nickel with enamel.

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