SAR Community Remembers Pedro 66

| June 9, 2022

HH-60 Pave Hawk

Eggs sends us this sober reminder that for the SAR community, you have to go. You don’t have to come back.

Rescue community remembers fallen Pedro 66 Airmen

By Senior Airman Michael Charles | Nellis Public Affairs

The 66th Rescue Squadron held a ceremony for the crew of Pedro 66 June 9 in remembrance of the five Airmen who lost their lives after an HH-60 Pave Hawk crash last year.

Lt. Col. Daniel Jefferies, 563rd Rescue Group deputy commander, presided over the one-year-anniversary memorial of the crash — the first time all Pedro 66 Airmen killed in the line of duty have been honored in a ceremony together.

All five Airmen belonged to geographically-separated units of the 23rd Wing located at Nellis and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.

“These extraordinary Airmen have fulfilled the promise of the rescue community: these things we do, so others may live,” said Colonel Jefferies. “Their spirit will always be an inspiration.”

Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera and Capt. Anthony Simone, two survivors from the crash, were in attendance to pay tribute to their fallen comrades.

Fair winds and following seas. Thanks, Eggs.

Category: Air Force, Guest Link, Search and Rescue, Valor

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Got a little dusty in here for some reason.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Damned allergies! Where’s the antihistamine and kleenex?


Nothing but respect and gratitude. I hope time has dulled the sting for the friends and families of our Fallen.

Seems I too am suffering a bit of ocular moisture and swallowing issues.

A Proud Infidel®™️

Damn dust and pollen ninjas got me again.


Watched them in action in Vietnam. Brave men all. God be with those lost and heal those recovering.


Agree 100% with KoB, President Elect, Roh-Dog, API and Sparks on their comments.

Thank You, Eggs and AW1Ed for sharing.

Never Forget.

Old tanker

May they rest in honored glory in the arms of God.

SFC (R) Blizz

Pedro supported us in Kandahar. If you were in trouble, they always would fly. Army MEDEVAC would be grounded due to weather, Pedro would still fly. If weather conditions were ever to bad for Pedro to fly, all missions would cancel.