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927 Air Refueling Wing (AFRC) Emblem
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Lineage. Established as 927th Troop Carrier Group, Medium, and activated, on 15 Jan 1963. Organized in the Reserve on 11 Feb 1963. Redesignated: 927th Tactical Airlift Group on 1 Jul 1967; 927th Tactical Air Support Group on 18 Jun 1969; 927th Tactical Airlift Group on 29 Jun 1971; 927th Airlift Group on 1 Feb 1992; 927th Air Refueling Group on 1 Jun 1992; 927th Air Refueling Wing on 1 Oct 1994. 

Assignments. Continental Air Command, 15 Jan 1963; 403d Troop Carrier Wing, 11 Feb 1963; Central Air Force Reserve Region, 31 Dec 1969; 403d Composite (later, 403d Tactical Airlift) Wing, 1 Jun 1970; 459th Tactical Airlift Wing, 15 Mar 1976; 440th Tactical Airlift (later, 440th Airlift) Wing, 1 Jul 1981; 434th (later, 434th Air Refueling) Wing, 1 Aug 1992; Twenty-Second Air Force, 1 Oct 1994; Fourth Air Force, 1 Apr 1997-.
Components. Groups. 927th Operations: 1 Aug 1992-. Squadrons. 63d: 11 Feb 1963-. 

Stations. Selfridge AFB (later, ANGB), MI, 11 Feb 1963-.
Commanders. Col George L. Kittle, 11 Feb 1963; Col Roy M. Marshall, 1 Apr 1968; Lt Col Charles E. Williams, 30 Jul 1972; Col John H. Lynn, 9 Mar 1973; Lt Col Robert C. Metzger, 21 Jun 1974; Col Robert E. Dotson, 9 May 1976; Col John G. Sullivan, 2 Oct 1977; Col John J. Desjardine, 17 Jun 1979; Col Peter T. Pomonis, 9 Sep 1979; Col Dale R. Baumler, 1 Aug 1980; Lt Col William R. Scott (acting), 27 Feb 1982; Col Warren D. Snyder, 4 Jul 1982; Lt Col Clayton T. Gadd, 27 Mar 1988; Lt Col Frank W. Waid, 24 Sep 1989; Col Thomas R. Brown, 21 Mar 1993-. 

Aircraft. C-119, 1963-1969; U-3, 1969-1971; C-130, 1971-1992; KC-135, 1992-.
Operations. Organized, equipped, and trained for tactical airlift from 1963-1969, participating in exercises with the 82d and 101st Airborne Divisions to prepare them for missions to the Dominican Republic in 1965 and to Vietnam. The group ferried personnel and equipment to various locations around the country and sometimes to overseas theaters. Between 1969 and 1971, it used small aircraft and jeeps to train ground and airborne forward air controllers and air liaison personnel to support ground forces in a theater of operations. In 1971, the group returned to its tactical airlift mission, training for intratheater air movements of troops, equipment, and supplies. Between 1971 and 1990, it participated in various training exercises, humanitarian airlift operations, and rotational deployments to Panama. Group elements deployed to Southwest Asia during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991 to provide tactical airlift of troops and military materiel. In 1992, the group began flying air refueling missions. It continued taking part in training exercises, but also supported some overseas movements. In 1995 the wing refueled transports pulling U.S. troops out of Somalia. It also refueled fighters participating in NATO's Operation Deny Flight in Bosnia. Using its tankers as transports, the wing supported Operation Joint Endeavor by airlifting cargo from the United States to Germany. In 1996, it provided air refueling support for NATO units operating in and around Bosnia-Herzegovina in Operation Decisive Endeavor. 

Service Streamers. None.
Campaign Streamers. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Nov 1978-31 Oct 1980.
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 14 Feb 1968-6 Nov 1972.
Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 21 May 1999. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Sep 1996.
Supersedes statement prepared on 17 Aug 1977. 

Emblem. Approved on 5 Jun 1995. 

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman.
Approved by Judy G. Endicott.

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