Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake/VX-31 SAR

Geographic Area:
Southern California
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake/VX-31 SAR
Map Location:
Ridgecrest, CA
Map Location Number:
Make & Model:
Note: Photo may be only a representation of the available helicopter and is not necessarily a photo of the actual helicopter
MH-60S (Blackhawk)

NAS China Lake Helicopter
Recovery Device or Method:
Both (Hoist and Short-haul)
FM Radio Programmable:
Ordering Procedure:

GACC or 911 dispatch centers should coordinate requests for military through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) at phone #: 800-851-3051.

In parallel with previous ordering procedures, requesting agency can call 760-939-0690 (primary) or 760-382-8938 (secondary mobile) to quickly ascertain response time and aircraft maintenance status. If during the week, aircraft may be airborne and have reduced response time. If no answer on primary, do not leave a message; call secondary number 24/7.Chief Pilot also available 24/7, Eugene Bolton (619) 723-0131.

Administrative Information:



FM Radio Programmable note: VHF, UHF, and handheld KNG-P150. 1)VX-31 / China Lake Station SAR, active Navy unit responsible for R-2508 complex military Search & Rescue.
Crews are rappel capable and technical rescue capable.  Crews are bambi bucket qualified, but response time for firefighting response will be longer.  

This page was last modified on February 18, 2020