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102nd Rescue Squadron (United States Air Force) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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102nd Rescue Squadron (United States Air Force) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

Spice up your MacBook, Laptop, Car, Water bottle or any other flat smooth surface with this full color glossy laminated decal. This decal is solvent printed on 6mil vinyl with a 1.5mil layer of laminate to protect from water, UV and scratches. Printed in the USA.

The 102nd Rescue Squadron (102 RQS) is a unit of the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard, stationed at Francis S. Gabreski Airport, Westhampton Beach, New York. The squadron is equipped with HC-130P Hercules aircraft and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and performs search and rescue missions in support of both federal agencies such as United States Coast Guard District One in Boston Massachusetts as well as state agencies such as the New York State Office of Fire Prevention & Control. History See also: History of AF airlift operations to Vietnam On 1 July 1955, an Air Defense Command interceptor squadron was organized at Westhampton Beach Airport on Long Island's South Fork by redesignating Detachment 2A (ADC), 33d Fighter Group which had been assigned there since December 1954 when ADC established its 26th Air Division (Defense). The new 102d Interceptor Squadron was assigned to the 26th AD's 4711th Defense Wing at Mitchel Field on Long Island; it replaced another ADC detachment that had operated from Westhampton since October 1953. It became part of Aerospace Defense Command with a mission for air defense over eastern Long Island and Connecticut south through central Massachusetts during daylight hours only; it began operating F-86 Sabre day interceptors under direction from Syracuse AFS NY after activation until 1957 when they were replaced by F-86D all weather interceptors based out Islip AFB NY.. In addition to their day fighter mission, they also stood alert during the Cold War for attacks by Soviet bomber fleets across North America or against targets within their area including NYC itself if necessary using nuclear weapons if authorized . * On 22 August 1958 one third each 23rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron based out Stewart AFB NY , 4621st Tactical Missile Training Group based out McGuire AFB NJ , 4709th Defensive Missile Training Group based out McGuire AFB NJ were reassigned back into active duty service due to increased tensions between US/USSR following Sputnik launch earlier that year . All three units remained under direct control HQ USAF Washington DC until being reassigned back into ANG service later that year once tensions subsided again . At this time most ANG units still flying WWII era propeller driven aircraft were upgraded or reequipped with newer jet powered fighters like this one but not all received them before being deactivated entirely due largely because many older bases could not accommodate jets without expensive upgrades first so some squadrons simply disbanded instead while others continued flying.