81 Mission Support Group (AETC)

Lineage.  Constituted as 81 Air Base Group, and activated, on 1 May 1948.  Redesignated as:  81 Support Group on 26 Jan 1956; 81 Combat Support Group on 12 May 1962.  Inactivated on 1 Jul 1993.  Redesignated as 81 Support Group, and activated, on 1 Jul 1993.  Redesignated as 81 Mission Support Group on 12 Jun 2003. 

Assignments.  81 Fighter (later, 81 Fighter-Interceptor, 81 Tactical Fighter, 81 Training) Wing, 1 May 1948-1 Jul 1993; 1 Jul 1993-.

Stations.  Wheeler AFB, HI, 1 May 1948-21 May 1949.  Kirtland AFB, NM, 5 Jun 1949-1 May 1950; Moses Lake (later, Larson) AFB, WA, 1 May 1950-21 Aug 1951; RAF Bentwaters, England, 5 Sep 1951-1 Jul 1993.  Keesler AFB, MS, 1 Jul 1993-.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 28 Mar 1959-30 Jun 1961; 1 Jul 1961- 30 Jun 1963; 1 Jun 1966-31 May 1968; 1 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1976- 30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1979-30 Jun 1981; 1 Jul 1981-30 Jun 1983; 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991; 1 Jun 1991-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jun 2005-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2009; 1 Jul 2009-30 Jun 2011; 1 Jul 2011-30 Jun 2013. 

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 27 Jul 2015.

Emblem.  Group will use the wing emblem with group designation in scroll.  Group should request digitization in accordance with AFI84-105, Chapter 3.

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.