371 Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group (ACC)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.


Lineage. Established as 71 Tactical Air Support Group on 2 Dec 1969. Activated on 15 Jan 1970. Inactivated on 15 Jun 1974. Redesignated 371 Tactical Air Support Group on 31 Jul 1985. Redesignated 371 Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group, and converted to provisional status, on 12 Feb 2009. 

Assignments. Twelfth Air Force, 15 Jan 1970-15 Jun 1974. Air Combat Command to activate or inactivate at any time on or after 12 Feb 2009. 

Operational Components. Squadrons. 20 Tactical Air Support (Light): 15 Jan-1 Apr 1973. 701 Tactical Air Support (later, 701 Tactical Air Support, Helicopter): 15 Jan 1970-15 Jun 1974. 702 Tactical Air Support: 15 Jan1970-15 Jun 1974. 705 Tactical Air Support: 1 Apr 1973-15 Jun 1974. 

Stations. Bergstrom AFB, TX, 15 Jan 1970-15 Jun 1974. 

Commanders. Unkn, 15 Jan 1970; Col Roy L. Bowlin Jr., by Jan 1971; Col Karl T. Feuerriegel, 1 Feb 1971; Col W. N. Shadel, 22 Mar-15 Jun 1974. 

Aircraft. O-2, 1970-1974; OV-10, 1973-1974; CH-53, 1973-1974.
 
Operations. Trained and equipped operational ready tactical air support squadrons (TASS) and direct air support centers (DASC) to operate and maintain ground-to-air communications systems in support of surface forces, 1970-1974. 

Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 15 Jan 1970-15 Jan 1972.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 20 Feb 2009. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 31 Mar 1974. 

Supersedes draft prepared on 7 Nov 2008. 

Emblem. Approved on 2 Jun 1970. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.