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820th RED HORSE Squadron

820th RED HORSE Squadron

The 820th RED HORSE Squadron is one of four active-duty RED HORSE Squadrons and is located at Nellis AFB, Nev., reporting directly to the 12th Air Force Commander (Air Forces Southern). It is a self-sufficient, 550-person civil engineer and logistics unit capable of providing rapid response and independent operations in remote, high-threat environments to support worldwide contingencies and special operations.

The 820th RED HORSE is the only Air Force civil engineer unit with Airborne and Air Assault-qualified engineer capabilities with equipment and personnel rigging support, including Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Emergency Management and Fire/Emergency Services personnel.

RED HORSE provides rapid response using the most expedient methods of travel available: airdrop from fixed or rotary-wing aircraft, insert via rotary-wing aircraft, standard airlift and convoy. These Airborne and Air Assault-qualified engineer forces have specialized equipment and vehicles to provide expedient airfield or facility assessment and repairs, including airfield capability assessments, preparing helicopter or aircraft landing areas, clearing obstacles, expedient airfield damage repairs and initial assessment of required follow-on forces and materiel resources to establish airfield contingency operations and force beddown.


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