36th Contingency Response Group

 

The mission of the 36th Contingency Response Group is to train, organize, equip and lead cross functional forces providing initial Air Force presence potentially austere forward operation location as directed by commander Pacific Air Force. 

The 36th CRG incorporates more than 30 different jobs into one close-knit team. It is a rapid-deployment unit designed at the initiative of Air Force leadership to be a "first-in" force to secure an airfield and establish and maintain airfield operations. The 36th CRG was created specifically to respond to the growing number of fast-moving contingency deployments today's Air Force experienced in the Western Pacific. 

 Although typically tailored for a specific mission, the CRG is postured to deploy all or part of a 120-person team of more than 30 specialties with no more than 12 hours notice. The 36th CRG is designed to be a multidisciplinary, cross-functional team whose mission is to provide the first on-scene Air Force forces trained to command, assess, and prepare a base for expeditionary aerospace forces. The cross-functional design under a single commander provides a unity of effort while also minimizing redundant taskings or personnel. This in turn allows the unit to be trained to task and ready to deploy rapidly--all with minimal equipment and personnel.

The 36th Contingency Response Group is comprised of the 36th Contingency Response Squadron, the 36th Contingency Response Support Squadron, the 554th RED HORSE Squadron, the 644th Combat Communications Squadron, and the 736th Security Forces Squadron. 

36th CRG Leads ACE Concepts Training with Partners and Allies

36th CRG Leads ACE Concepts Training with Partners and Allies

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Silver Flag Andersen Jan 2020

Silver Flag Andersen Jan 2020

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2018 Advanced Combat Skills Assessment

2018 Advanced Combat Skills Assessment

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Dragon forge 2018

Dragon forge 2018

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36th CRG mission Video

36th CRG mission Video

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Jungle Operations Training Course

Jungle Operations Training Course

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AARO

AARO

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Joint-Combat Search and Rescue Exercise

Joint-Combat Search and Rescue Exercise

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Canine Sustainment/Deployment Training

Canine Sustainment/Deployment Training

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Security Forces Advanced Combat Skills Assessment

Security Forces Advanced Combat Skills Assessment

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Red Horse Builds New EOD Warehouse

Red Horse Builds New EOD Warehouse

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PACDEFENDER Guam 2017

PACDEFENDER Guam 2017

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PACAF commander visits Andersen, asserts importance of warfighting capability in Pacific

PACAF commander visits Andersen, asserts importance of warfighting capability in Pacific

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Silver Flag 2017

Silver Flag 2017

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Pacific Unity 2016 Begins

Pacific Unity 2016 Begins

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Pacific Unity 2016 Finale

Pacific Unity 2016 Finale

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36th Contingency Response Group News

  • 36 CRG and HSC-25 conduct joint FTX

    An MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, takes off on Northwest Field during a joint field training exercise at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 29, 2022.

  • Team Andersen engineers test RADAS

    Airmen from the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron and 544th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer recently conducted Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System (RADAS) on Northwest Field, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • 736 SFS conducts Redeployment Training Course

    The 736th Security Forces Squadron conducted a redeployment training course for SF members from all over the Air Force. The students were taken out to the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance range to conduct stress firing after being put through vigorous workouts and scenarios. (U.S. Air Force

  • 11th Air Force Command Chief visits Andersen Air Force Base

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kristopher Berg, 11th Air Force Command Chief visited Airmen at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 7-8, 2021. During his visit, Berg met with Airmen in all tiers, was briefed on the strategic importance of AAFB and how the base projects airpower, expands combat

  • German Minister of Defense visits Andersen AFB

    German Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer visited Airmen at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 28, 2021. During her visit, she toured military facilities, met with U.S. service members and received a brief on Agile Combat Employment concepts conducted by the 36th Contingency Response

  • 36th CRG Conducts Contingency Exercise on Wake Island

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group, prepare to conduct a field training exercise on Wake Island, Western Pacific, April 2, 2021. Upon arrival, the 36th CRG created a security perimeter, conducted first-aid training and established communications on a bare base.

  • RED HORSE Repairing the Runway

    The 554th RED HORSE Squadron worked hand in hand with Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians with the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron, The U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Australian Air Force, and Koku-Jietei to complete rapid airfield damage repair training as a part of exercise COPE North 21,

  • 736th Security Forces Squadron integrates operations

    The 736th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) has officially relocated to Northwest Field. Prior to the move, the squadron was split, with the Squadron HQ and the Contingency Response section operating on Main Base and the Commando Warrior section at Northwest Field.

  • Airmen Learn Tactical Combat Casualty Care

    It is true, members of different military branches poke fun at each other- a Marine may call it the Chair Force, and an Airman might cast a joke regarding the flavor of a specific crayon. But the truth is: in the heat of war, with live rounds flying overhead and explosions nearby, any military

  • Expeditionary Medical Facility Constructed at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam

    In response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases on Guam, the 36th Wing, with support from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Hickam Air Force Base, is constructing an Expeditionary Medical Support System or EMEDS, on the grounds of U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. The EMEDS facility consists of 11

  • Andersen Answers RAAF Call for Support

    Earlier this month the United States Air Force 36th Contingency Response Squadron sent two cargo load teams to Royal Air Force Base East Sale, Australia, to move supplies in support of Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 2019-20.

  • Embedded Resiliency: Chaplain serves the CRG

    In today’s Air Force, resiliency is everything. Here at Andersen AFB, the Contingency Response Group is adopting an idea from Air Force Special Operations Command to better serve their Airmen’s mental, spiritual, and intrinsic needs in a rapidly changing environment.

  • 36th CRG Continues Super Typhoon Yutu Recovery Efforts In Tinian

    Heat rises off the asphalt as the tires to a transport aircraft land on the grey surface. The propellers slice through the air as Tech. Sgt. Jedadiah Hutt, assigned to the 36th Contingency Response Group (CRG), from Fort Collins, Colo., uses his hands to guide the plane to a halt.The cargo door

  • Guam ‘Port Dawgs’ refine combat skills

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Air Force Reserve air transportation specialists from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron in Guam participated in the Fieldcraft Hostile Course Sept. 17-28 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.