Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service
Definition/Scope: The Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service (ARRS) constitutes the Air Force's primary search, rescue, and recovery force. Its mission is to provide a worldwide capability to search for, locate, and recover personnel and aerospace hardware in support of USAF and other DOD global aerospace operations. Rescue missions, carried out in all areas of the free world, fall into four broad categories: aircrew recovery, manned space flight recovery, precautionary and emergency search and rescue. The term ARRS has been replaced by personnel recovery.
Used For:Air Rescue Service
Broader Terms:Air Combat Command
Narrower Terms:personnel recovery
Related Terms:210th Aerospace Rescue Squadron