HH-60G Pave Hawk

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath’s 56th Rescue Squadron, flies over Scotland during exercise Joint Warrior 15-1, April 22, 2015. The training challenged aircrew, while preparing them expeditionary operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin O’Shea/Released)


11/6/2015 – RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany  — The U.S. Air Force announced that the 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons from RAF Lakenheath, UK are relocating to Aviano Air Base, Italy starting in 2017.

These squadrons of aircraft, aircrew, Guardian Angel Weapons Systems and support personnel will relocate to Aviano Air Base starting in fiscal year 2017.  This includes five HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters and approximately 350 personnel in an effort to establish an enduring Personnel Recovery location within Europe.

Read the full news at: www.usafe.af.mil/news/story/uk-squadrons