214th Reconnaissance Squadron
|214th Reconnaissance Squadron|
The 214th RS controls MQ-1 flights over Afghanistan
|Branch||Air National Guard|
|Part of||Arizona Air National Guard|
|Garrison/HQ||Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona.|
|214th Reconnaissance Squadron emblem|
The 214th Reconnaissance Squadron (214 RS) is a unit of the Arizona Air National Guard's 214th Reconnaissance Group located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona and is operationally-gained by the Air Combat Command (ACC). The 214th is equipped with the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
Currently, the unit flies over Afghanistan on a continual basis flying 20 hours per day, seven days per week. Predator operations provide troops on the ground with both daylight and infrared video of selected targets. In addition, the aircraft is equipped with two laser-guided AGM-114 Hellfire missiles.
Arizona Air National Guard Predator operations will first fill worldwide theater requirements, but will also likely evolve into providing direct defense for the homeland in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Northern Command.
A permanent facility located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base was completed 2009.
- Lineage: Designated 214th Reconnaissance Squadron, and allotted to Arizona ANG, 2007
- Extended federal recognition and activated, 29 August 2007