United States Air Force Band of the Pacific (PACAF)

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.  Constituted as 452 Army Air Forces Band on 15 Apr 1943.  Activated on 25 Apr 1943.  Redesignated as: 752 Army Band on 21 Dec 1943; 752 Army Air Forces Band on 26 Feb 1944.  Inactivated on 30 Nov 1944.  Redesignated as 752 Air Force Band on 26 Sep 1947.  Activated on 15 Dec 1947.  Redesignated as: Air Force Band of the Pacific on 1 Oct 1991; Band of the Pacific on 1 Aug 1994; United States Air Force Band of the Pacific, 10 Dec 1997. 

Assignments.  Army Air Forces Materiel Command, 25 Apr 1943; Army Air Forces-Air Technical Service Command, 31 Aug-30 Nov 1944.  Alaskan Air Command, 15 Dec 1947; 57 Fighter Wing, 20 Aug 1948; Alaskan Air Command, 28 Dec 1948; 5039 Air Base Wing, 1 Jul 1953; 5039 Air Base Group, 2 Oct 1954; 5040 Air Base Wing, 1 Oct 1957; 10 Air Division, 1 Feb 1959; 5040 Air Base Wing, 1 Aug 1960; 21 Composite Wing, 8 Jul 1966; Alaskan Air Command, 25 Mar 1972; 21 Air Base (later, 21 Combat Support) Group, 15 Nov 1977; Alaskan Air Command (later, Eleventh Air Force), 1 Jan 1985;  Pacific Air Forces, 1 Aug 1994-.

Stations.  Wright Field, OH, 25 Apr 1943-30 Nov 1944.  Elmendorf Field, Fort Richardson (later, Elmendorf AFB; later, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson), AK, 15 Dec 1947; Yokota AB, Japan, 15 Jul 2012. 

Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers.  None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 27-30 Mar 1964; 8 Jul 1966-1 May 1967; 2 May 1967-1 Jan 1968; 2 Jan-31 Dec 1968; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1969; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1970; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1971; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1978; 1 Jul 1982-30 Jun 1983; 1 May 1985-30 Apr 1987; 1 May 1992-1 May 1994.  Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Apr 1994-31 Mar 1996; 1 Apr 1996-31 Mar 1998; 1 Apr 1998-31 Mar 2001; 1 Apr 2001-31 Mar 2003; 1 Apr 2003-30 Sep 2004; 1 Oct 2004-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 12 Mar 2015.

Supersedes statement prepared on 19 Sep 1996.

Emblem.  Approved on 4 Jun 1987. 

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman.

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.