66 Air Base Group (AFMC)

Lineage.    Established as 66 Air Base Group (Special) on 16 Aug 1940.  Activated on 1 Sep 1940.  Redesignated as 66 Service Group on 13 Jun 1942.  Disbanded on 1 Feb 1944.  Reconstituted, and consolidated (30 Jun 2010), with the 66 Air Base Group, which was established on 15 Nov 1952.  Activated on 1 Jan 1953.  Redesignated as 66 Combat Support Group on 15 Aug 1962.  Inactivated on 1 Oct 1970.  Activated on 1 Jun 1985.  Inactivated on 31 Mar 1992.  Redesignated as 66 Support Group on 16 Sep 1994.  Activated on 1 Oct 1994.    Redesignated as: 66 Mission Support Group on 1 Oct 2002; 66 Air Base Group on 30 Jun 2010.


Assignments.  Chief of the Air Corps, 1 Sep 1940; Mobile AD Control Area Command, 1 Apr 1943; San Antonio Air Service Command, 1 Jun 1943-1 Feb 1944.  66 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Jan 1953; Third Air Force, 1 Apr 1970; 10 Tactical Reconnaissance  Wing, 1 Jul-1 Oct 1970.  66 Electronic Combat Wing, 1 Jun 1985-31 Mar 1992.  66 Air Base Wing, 1 Oct 1994; Electronic Systems Center, 30 Jun 2010 (attached to Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, 16 Jul 2012); Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, 1 Oct 2012-.   


Stations.    Maxwell Field, AL, 1 Sep 1940; Montgomery Airport, AL, 3 Oct 1940; Santa Maria-Lompoc AAB, CA, 9 Feb 1943; Barksdale Field, LA, 2 May 1943-1 Feb 1944.  Shaw AFB, SC, 1 Jan-25 Jun 1953; Sembach AB, Germany, 7 Jul 1953; Laon AB, France, 18 Jun 1958; RAF Upper Heyford, England, 1 Sep 1966; RAF Wethersfield, England, 1 Apr-1 Oct 1970.   Sembach AB, Germany, 1 Jun 1985-31 Mar 1992.  Hanscom AFB, MA, 1 Oct 1994-.


Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.     


Campaign Streamers.  None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.   Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jan-31 Dec 1962; 1 Apr 1987-31 Mar 1989; 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991; 1 Jun 1991-31 Mar 1992; 1 Jan 1996-31 Dec 1997; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1998.  Air Force Organizational Excellence Award:  1 Jan 2003-31 Dec 2004.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 29 Nov 2016.


Supersedes statement prepared in Jul 2010.


Emblem.   Approved on 9 Oct 1986.  


Prepared by Daniel Haulman.