106th Rescue Wing
The 106th Rescue Wing (106 RQW) 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 Wings 106th Operations Group, 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 102d Rescue Squadron, with a history going back to 30 April 1908, is the oldest unit of the New York Air National Guard; the Air National Guard's Oldest Unit, and has over a century of service to the state of New York and the United States.
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“How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!”
—John Milton (16081674)
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—William Howard Taft (18571930)