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30 AIRLIFT SQUADRON (AMC)

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Lineage. Constituted as 30 Ferrying Squadron on 9 Jul 1942. Activated on 25 Jul 1942. Redesignated as 30 Transport Squadron on 24 Mar 1943. Disbanded on 1 Sep 1943. Reconstituted, and redesignated as 30 Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 20 Jun 1952. Activated on 20 Jul 1952. Redesignated as 30 Air Transport Squadron, Medium, on 18 Jul 1954. Discontinued on 25 Jun 1965. Redesignated as 30 Military Airlift Squadron, and activated, on 13 Jan 1967. Organized on 8 Apr 1967. Redesignated as 30 Airlift Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 1 Sep 2003. Activated on 1 Jul 2006.

Assignments. 8 Ferrying (later, 8 Transport) Group, 25 Jul 1942-1 Sep 1943. 1600 Air Transport Group, 20 Jul 1952; 1611 Air Transport Group, 16 May 1955; 1611 Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963-25 Jun 1965. Military Airlift Command, 13 Jan 1967; 438 Military Airlift Wing, 8 Apr 1967; 438 Military Airlift Group, 1 Oct 1978; 438 Military Airlift Wing, 1 Jun 1980; 438 Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991; 374 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-1 Sep 2003. 463 Airlift Group, 1 Jul 2006; 19 Operations Group, 1 Oct 2008-.

Stations. Presque Isle AAFld, ME, 25 Jul 1942; Bluie West 1, Narsarssuak, Greenland, 6 Aug 1942-1 Sep 1943. Westover AFB, MA, 20 Jul 1952; McGuire AFB, NJ, 16 May 1955-25 Jun 1965. McGuire AFB, NJ, 8 Apr 1967-1 Oct 1993; Yokota AB, Japan, 1 Oct 1993-1 Sep 2003. Cheyenne MAP, WY, 1 Jul 2006-.

Commanders. Unkn, 25 Jul 1942-1 Sep 1943. Unkn, 20 Jul 1952-c. 4 May 1955; Lt Col Coleman O. Williams Sr., c. 5 May 1955; Maj Ronald B. Forward, 19 Jul 1956; Lt Col Kenneth P. Christiansen, 1961; Lt Col Virgil M. Stormo, 1962-25 Jun 1965. None (not manned), 13 Jan-7 Apr 1967; Lt Col Raymond F. Bye, 8 Apr 1967; Lt Col Bill McDonald, 20 Jul 1967; Lt Col Buford E. Stovall, 2 Jan 1969; Lt Col Ervin F. Bork, 15 Oct 1969; Lt Col William G. Watts Jr., 12 Jan 1970; Lt Col Homer R. Shinn, 12 Jan 1971; Lt Col Clifford E. Kunkel, 15 Jun 1971; Col Donald D. Brown, 15 Jun 1972; Lt Col William R. Rawlinson Jr., 9 Jul 1973; Lt Col Edward V. McGee, 12 Mar 1975; Lt Col Daniel I. Hejde, 1 Feb 1976; Lt Col Earl J. Dunn Jr., 5 Jun 1976; Lt Col Donald E. Gilbert, 14 Sep 1976; Lt Col Allan C. Sawyer, 27 Jun 1979; Lt Col James F. Hinkel, 19 Jan 1981; Lt Col Joseph W. Chan, 7 Jun 1982; Lt Col Edward M. Leete, 2 Jul 1982 (temporary); Lt Col Joseph W. Chan, 3 Sep 1982; Lt Col Ernest H. Jones Jr., 7 Jun 1984; Lt Col Michael J. Mestamaker, 10 Oct 1984; Lt Col James N. Grant, 21 Mar 1988; Lt Col Quentin Peterson, 28 Apr 1989; Lt Col Glenn E. Moses, 16 Jan 1991; Lt Col James D. Rummer, 20 Jan 1993; Lt Col Joseph Sousaris, 7 Jul 1994; Lt Col John W. Hughes, 12 Aug 1996; Lt Col David A. Easton, 10 Jul 1998; Lt Col Kenneth F. Keslar, 9 May 2000; Lt Col Jeffrey G. Mintzlaff, 12 Jun 2002-unkn. Lt Col Steven P. Hopkins, 1 Jul 2006; Lt Col Jeffrey Devore, 1 Oct 2008; Lt Col Eric S. Mayheu, 10 Jul 2009; Lt Col Rodney L. Simpson, 13 May 2011; Lt Col Blair I. Kaiser, 1 Jun 2013-.
 
Aircraft. C-118, 1952-1965. C-141, 1967-1993; C-9, 1993-2003. C-130, 2006-.

Operations. Ferried bombers and P-38 aircraft over the North Atlantic route to England, Aug 1942-Aug 1943. Air transport for the Atlantic Division of Military Air Transport Service (MATS), Jul 1952-Jun 1965. Worldwide airlift, Aug 1967-, included support for operations in Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Jun 1991. Served as Active Associate with 187 Airlift Squadron of the Wyoming Air National Guard (WANG); flew WANGs C-130 cargo aircraft to conduct tactical airlift missions, Jul 2006-.
 
Service Streamers. World War II European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.

Campaign Streamers. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. Panama, 1989-1990.

Decorations. Meritorious Unit Award: 1 Aug 2009-31 Jul 2011. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 8 Apr 1967-30 Apr 1968; 1 Jul 1982-30 Jun 1984; 1 Oct 2000-30 Sep 2002; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 8 Apr 1967-28 Jan 1973.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 17 Mar 2014.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Jun 2013.

Supersedes statement prepared on 3 Nov 1997.

Emblem. Approved on 27 May 1960.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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