18 Mission Support Group (PACAF)

Lineage. Established as 18 Air Base Group on 10 Aug 1948. Activated on 14 Aug 1948. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1957. Redesignated as 18 Combat Support Group on 30 Apr 1974. Activated on 30 Sep 1974. Redesignated as: 18 Combat Support Wing on 15 Jan 1985; 18 Support Group on 1 Oct 1991; 18 Mission Support Group on 19 Aug 2002.
 
Assignments. 18 Fighter (later, 18 Fighter-Bomber) Wing, 14 Aug 1948-1 Oct 1957 (attached to Thirteenth Air Force, 16 May-c. 1 Jul 1949; 24 Air Depot Wing, c. 1 Jul-16 Dec 1949; 6332 Air Base Wing, 1-9 Nov 1954; 313 Air Division, 1 Feb-1 Oct 1957). 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 30 Sep 1974; 313 Air Division, 11 Feb 1981; 18 Wing, 1 Oct 1991-.
 
Stations. Clark AFB, PI, 14 Aug 1948; Pusan AB, Korea, 1 Dec 1950; East Pyongyang, Korea, 1 Dec 1950; Suwon AB, Korea, 5 Dec 1950; Chinhae, Korea, 15 Dec 1950; Osan-ni, Korea, 27 Dec 1952; Kadena AB, Okinawa, 30 Oct 1954-1 Oct 1957 (deployed at Yonton Aux AB, Okinawa, 10 Nov-11 Dec 1954; in Formosa, 1-15 Feb 1955). Kadena AB, Japan, 30 Sep 1974-.

Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. Korea: CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1953.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Sep 1978-30 Sep 1979; 1 Oct 1979-31 May 1981; 1 Jun 1981-31 May 1983; 1 Jun 1983-31 May 1984; 1 Jun 1984-31 May 1986; 1 Jun 1987-31 May 1989; 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991;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 Citations: 1 Dec 1950-31 Jan 1951; 1 Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Feb 2014.

Supersedes statement prepared on 18 Dec 1974.

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

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.