18 Medical Group (PACAF)

Lineage.    Constituted as 18 Station Medical Group on 10 Aug 1948.  Activated on 14 Aug 1948.  Redesignated as: 18 Medical Group on 1 Apr 1949; 18 Tactical Hospital on 8 Mar 1954.  Inactivated on 16 Feb 1959.  Redesignated as 18 Medical Group and activated on 1 Oct 1991.

Assignments.  18 Fighter (later 18 Fighter-Bomber, 18 Tactical Fighter) Wing, 14 Aug 1948-16 Feb 1959 (attached to 24 Medical Group, Depot, 13 Aug 1949-17 Dec 1949; 6200 Air Base Wing, 1 Dec 1950-25 Jun 1951; Fifth Air Force, 25 Jun 1951-unkn; 6313 Air Base Wing, 1 Oct 1957-16 Feb 1959).  18 Wing, 1 Oct 1991-.


Stations.  Clark AB, Luzon, Philippines, 14 Aug 1948; Chinhae Airdrome, South Korea, 25 Jun 1951; Osan Ni, South Korea, 31 Dec 1952; Kadena AB, Ryukyu Islands, 30 Oct 1954; Yontan Auxiliary Air Base, Ryukyu Islands, 10 Nov 1954; Kadena AB, Ryukyu Islands, 12 Dec 1954-16 Feb 1959.  Kadena AB, Japan, 1 Oct 1991-.


Service Streamers.  None.


Campaign Streamers.  Korea:  CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  [1 Oct] 1991-31 May 1993; 1 Jun 1993-31 Aug 1994; 1 Sep 1995-31 Aug 1997; 1 Oct 1998-30 Sep 2000; 1 Oct 2000-30 Sep 2002; 1 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2004; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007; 31 Oct 2009-[1 Nov] 2010; 2 Nov 2010-1 Nov 2012.  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation:  25 Jun 1951-31 Mar 1953.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Feb 2014.


Supersedes statement prepared on 16 Apr 2010.


Emblem.  Group will use the wing emblem with group designation in the scroll.


Prepared by Patsy Robertson.


Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.