306th Rescue Squadron Donates 300 Masks to Base Security
943rd Rescue Group
/ Published March 28, 2020
DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. --
The 306th Rescue Squadron donated 300 masks to support base security on March 27, 2020 for COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The 306th RQS is part of the 943rd Rescue Group located on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The 943rd RQG is a geographically separated unit within the 920th Rescue Wing located on Patrick AFB, Florida.
A call from the 355th Security Forces Squadron went out to Davis-Monthan AFB mission partners, asking if anyone had any masks they could donate to the defenders guarding the base. Citizen Airmen from the 306th RQS were ready to support.
The 306th RQS commander said, “As mission partners it’s important to help out the total force initiatives.”
The commander said the masks were new and unused ear-loop masks from a previous deployment. Pararescue Jumpers (PJ’s) keep these disposable surgical masks in their medical pack, Med Rucks, to utilize in the field or in clinical situations.
“Everyone is doing what they can to fight this virus,” said the commander. “This is one small thing we can do as mission partners to support our active duty family.”
The 306th RQS’s mission is to rescue isolated personnel or equipment...anytime, anywhere. The donation will not have an impact on the readiness of the 306th.