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Membership in the Association is open to all persons, regardless of grade, rank or position who were or are assigned to the USAF Air Rescue Service or its antecedent and descendant organizations. Other military personnel, government civilian employees, or contractor representatives who were associated with Air Rescue; current and former members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Civil Air Patrol; plus any persons who have been rescued, recovered, or rendered emergency assistance by Air Rescue, are also eligible and welcomed for membership.


Life memberships shall be granted to recipients of the Richard T. Kight Award for Outstanding Achievement, and may be granted to other distinguished persons recommended by the Board of Directors, and approved by the membership. Life members are not required to pay annual dues.


Adult close family members of those eligible for membership, in accordance with the first paragraph above, are also eligible for regular membership in their own right. For the purposes of this paragraph, “close family members” include parents, spouse, children and siblings. In special circumstances, others may be granted membership by a majority vote of the Board of Directors under this Section.

If you would like to apply for membership in the Air Rescue Association, select from the following options and proceed to the payment section.

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