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Air Rescue Wing Matsushima Detachment (JASDF)



The Air Rescue Wing Matsushima Detachment () is a unit of the Air Rescue Wing of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. It is also known as the Matsushima Air Rescue Squadron. Responsible for airborne search and rescue, it is based at Matsushima Air Base in Iwate Prefecture. It is equipped with UH-60J and U-125A aircraft.

Tail markings

Detachment UH-60J aircraft do not have special markings. JASDF aircraft usually have unit markings on their tail, but U-125A aircraft of the Air Rescue Wing have a marking on their fuselage, usually with a sticker below showing which base they are assigned to.

Aircraft operated

  • UH-60J
  • U-125A