WHO WE SERVE
United States Air Force Combat Rescue forces are deployed world-wide, putting their lives at risk to rescue and save others. When not deployed, they are constantly training to ensure they are ready for stressful combat and hazardous environments.
Since September 11, 2001, USAF Combat Rescue forces have maintained a rigorous deployment schedule supporting missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Africa. In addition to deployed operations, these same forces must continue their rigorous training and exercise support to maintain and hone their skills for combat operations and train new warriors to prepare them for combat operations. The continuous deployment rate combined with a demanding training schedule continues to be a challenge for airmen at every level. Despite the continued stress of combat operations and demanding training missions, our Rescue warriors continue to save lives and exceed expectations at every turn.
TOMLF Warfighter Support provides funds for Rescue unit family day outings intended to build unit camaraderie and mission focus. TOMLF also sponsors the annual Air Rescue Ball and Rescue Squadron of the Year Award, intended to recognize our Warfighters, provide a sense of community and support, and celebrate the rescue community mission heritage and accomplishments.