563rd Rescue Group


563-rqgMission: To organize, train and equip Air Force rescue to rapidly deploy and execute personnel recovery missions worldwide in support of national security objectives.

Description: Directs flying operations for one of only two active-duty Air Force rescue groups dedicated to personnel recovery. The group is responsible for training, readiness and maintenance of one HC-130 squadron and two HH-60 squadrons, two Guardian Angel squadrons, two maintenance squadrons and an operations support squadron operating from two geographically separated operating locations. The group is a geographically separated unit of the 23rd Wing located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Slogan: Per adversa ad ereptionem – “Through adversity to the rescue”