Washoe Jeep Squadron 1950-2014
In 1950, the Washoe Jeep Squadron was founded in in Reno. The only one of its kind in the nation, "The Jeeps" rescued lost hunters, children, fishermen, rock hunters, and flyers from the Oregon state line down to the Death Valley region and throughout the Sierras. The Jeeps was organized as a land rescue detachment to carry out rescue missions alone or supporting air search operations. The unit had its own mobile radio network. It disbanded in 2014.