5 Expeditionary Air Mobility Sq (AMC)

Lineage.  Constituted 5 Air Cargo Resupply Squadron on 31 Jul 1944.  Activated on 29 Aug 1944.  Inactivated on 25 Mar 1946.  Redesignated 5 Military Airlift Support Squadron (Mobile Enroute), and activated, on 3 May 1966.  Organized in the Reserve on 1 Jul 1966.  Inactivated on 1 Jul 1973.  Redesignated 5 Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, and converted to provisional status, on 12 Jun 2002.  Activated on 22 Jan 2003.


Assignments.  21 Service (later, 21 Air Service) Group, 29 Aug 1944-25 May 1946.  .  First Air Force Reserve Region, 1 Jul 1966; Eastern Air Force Reserve Region, 31 Dec 1969-1 Jul 1973.  Air Mobility Command to activate or inactivate at any time after 12 Jun 2002 (attached to 721 Air Mobility Operations Group, 22 Jan 2003; Eighteenth Air Force, for operational control; remained attached to 721 Air Mobility Operations Group for Administrative Support and assigned to 9 Air Expeditionary Task Force for specified Administrative Control) 1 Dec 2003-. 


Stations.  Nadzab, New Guinea, 29 Aug 1944; Biak Island, Netherlands East Indies, 16 Dec 1944; San Marcelino, Luzon, 9 Feb 1945; Porac, Luzon, 4 Jun 1945; Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 28 Aug 1945; Tachikawa AAB, Japan, 7 Nov 1945-25 Mar 1946.  McGuire AFB, NJ, 1 Jul 1966-1 Jul 1973.  Kuwait IAP, Kuwait, 22 Jan 2003-.


Service Streamers.  None

 

Campaign Streamers.  World War II:  New Guinea; Luzon,

 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None

 

Decorations.   Meritorious Unit Awards:  1 Oct 2011-30 Sep 2012; 1 Oct 2012-30 Sep 2013; 1 Jun 2011-31 May 2012; 1 Oct 2013-30 Sep 2014; 1 Oct 2014-30 Sep 2015; 1 Oct 2015-30 Sep 2016.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Oct 2004-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2008; 1 Oct 2008-30 Sep 2009. Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation:  17 Oct 1944-4 Jul 1945.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 9 Mar 2017.


Emblem.  Approved on 14 Feb 1968


Supersedes statement prepared on 4 Mar 2003


Prepared by Carl E. Bailey