55th Rescue Squadron Pararescue PJ Silver Air Force Challenge Coin
55th Rescue Squadron
We Come In The Dark
HH-60G Pave Hawk
Air Force Challenge Coin
Condition: Used, and in good shape. It has some surface marks from handling. Please see pictures.
The coin is 1 5/8 inches in diameter with a serrated edge. It is .999 Fine 1 troy ounce silver. Some units would have silver challenge coins made, and in much fewer numbers then the brass versions.
The 55th Rescue Squadron (55 RQS) is an aviation unit of the United States Air Force. It operates the HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter and provides rapidly deployable combat search and rescue forces to theater commanders worldwide. They tactically employ the HH-60G helicopter and its crew in hostile environments to recover downed aircrew and isolated personnel during day, night, or marginal weather conditions. The squadron also conducts military operations other than war including civil search and rescue, disaster relief, international aid, emergency medical evacuation, and counter-drug activities.
Since 2003, the squadron provided rapidly deployable combat search and rescue forces worldwide; and deployed aircraft and crews in response to national disasters, domestic search and rescue, and MEDEVAC missions.