97 Mission Support Group (AETC)

Lineage.  Established as 97 Airdrome Group on 11 Sep 1947.  Organized on 1 Dec 1947.  Discontinued on 12 Jul 1948.  Consolidated (1 Oct 1984) with 97 Air Base Group which was established on 28 May 1948.  Activated on 12 Jul 1948.  Inactivated on 16 Jun 1952.  Redesignated as 97 Combat Support Group on 22 Apr 1959.  Activated on 1 Jul 1959.  Redesignated as 97 Support Group on 1 Sep 1991.  Inactivated on 1 Oct 1992.  Activated on 1 Oct 1992.  Redesignated as 97 Mission Support Group on 30 Aug 2002.


Assignments.   97 Bombardment Wing, 1 Dec 1947-12 Jul 1948.  97 Bombardment Wing, 12 Jul 1948-16 Jun 1952.  97 Bombardment (later, 97) Wing, 1 Jul 1959-1 Oct 1992.  97 Air Mobility Wing, 1 Oct 1992-.


Stations.   Mile 26 Fld (later, Eielson AFB), AK, 1 Dec 1947-12 Mar 1948.  Smoky Hill AFB, KS, 21 Mar 1948; Biggs AFB, TX, 17 May 1948-12 Jul 1948. Biggs AFB, TX, 12 Jul 1948-16 Jun 1952.  Blytheville (later, Eaker) AFB, AR, 1 Jul 1959-1 Oct 1992.  Altus AFB, OK, 1 Oct 1992-.


Service Streamers.  None.


Campaign Streamers.   None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.   Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  23 Oct-22 Nov 1962; 1 Jul 1975-30 Jun 1977; 1 Jul 1977-30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1978-30 Jun 1980; 1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1988; 1 Oct 1992-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 1999; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2001; [1 Jul 2001]-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2005; [1 Jul 2005]-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2008; 1 Jul 2008-30 Jun 2009; 1 Jul 2009-30 Jun 2010; 1 Jul 2010-30 Jun 2011; 1 Jul 2011-30 Jun 2012; 1 Jul 2013-30 Jun 2015.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 25 Jul 2017.


Emblem.  Group should submit a request for wing emblem with group designation in the scroll in accordance with AFI 84-105, Chapter 3.


Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.