Naval Air Station Fallon Search and Rescue
Naval Air Station Fallon Search and Rescue has been an entity in the Fallon community since 1973. The team originally operated the legendary H-1 helicopter more commonly known as the "Huey" for that entire period until March 2009 and now operates the SH-60F helicopter. The Search and Rescue team is responsible for providing on-demand rescue to the Fallon Range Training Complex and surrounding military operating areas. The team is also available for aerial firefighting, civilian medevac, civilian search, and natural disaster response. Their high level of training and ability makes them the best show in town for high altitude technical rescues. The team's versatility was demonstrated when they pulled a stranded horse out of the American River gorge near Auburn last September. The team was awarded the Chief of Naval Operations SAR team of the year for 2009. As with all military SAR, NAS Fallon prides itself on its rapid response, incredible capabilities, extended range, and willingness to help just about anybody...even horses.