On behalf of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, we send our sincere condolences to the entire 106th Rescue Wing family on the losses of Master Sgt, Christopher Raguso, Major Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis, Technical Sgt. Dashan Briggs, and Capt. Andreas O’Keeffe. You will be missed.
The 106th Rescue Wing deploys worldwide to provide combat search and rescue coverage for U.S. and allied forces. They are a World-Class Team of diverse, adaptable personnel recovery focused war fighters with a mission to provide worldwide Personnel Recovery, Combat Search and Rescue Capability, Expeditionary Combat Support, and Civil Search and Rescue Support to Federal and State authorities. The 106th Air National Guard Rescue Wing provides Personnel Recovery to the state of New York and deployed operations that they are tasked to support and provide trained and equipped personnel, capable of augmenting active duty forces in time of war, national emergencies and increased national security. Additionally, they assist the State of New York in disaster relief and other state emergencies as directed by the governor.