Alaska Rescue Coordination Center
Published January 10, 2012
Welcome to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (AK RCC). We operate out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. We are staffed by highly trained controllers from the Alaska Air National Guard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year providing an around-the-clock vigil on search and rescue (SAR) matters affecting Alaska. Working under the guidance of the National SAR Plan, the AK RCC is the sole Alaska representative responsible for all aeronautical SAR cases both military and civilian. As the staff agency for SAR related matters for the 11th Air Force and Alaskan Command (ALCOM) Headquarters, the personnel of the AK RCC provide vital expertise and information to insure the command makes the best possible decisions on SAR issues. Throughout their diverse areas of responsibilities the men and women of the AK RCC constantly strive to satisfy the needs of our many customers with the highest degree of professionalism and service by adhering to our motto, "These Things We Do That Others May Live".
The mission of the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center is to locate and recover downed military and civilian aircrew personnel within the geographic confines of the Alaskan region as quickly and safely as possible. A secondary responsibility is to provide SAR assistance to state and federal agencies responsible for conducting ground searches for distressed individuals in the harsh arctic environment.
Name: Alaska Rescue Coordination Center