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99 AIR REFUELING SQUADRON (AMC)

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99 Air Refueling Squadron (AMC) Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 9 Reconnaissance Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Redesignated as 399 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Apr 1942. Activated on 15 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 1 May 1944. Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with 99 Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy, which was constituted on 12 Feb 1957. Activated on 1 Jul 1957. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1973. Activated on 1 Oct 1983. Redesignated as 99 Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Sep 1991. Inactivated on 1 Sep 2008. Activated on 1 Oct 2009.
 
Assignments. 88 Bombardment Group, 15 Jul 1942-1 May 1944. 4050 Air Refueling Wing, 1 Jul 1957; 499 Air Refueling Wing, 1 Jan 1963; 99 Bombardment Wing, 1 Jan 1966-30 Sep 1973. 19 Air Refueling Wing, 1 Oct 1983; 19 Operations (later, 19 Air Refueling) Group, 1 Sep 1991-1 Sep 2008. 6 Operations Group, 1 Oct 2009-.
 
Stations. Salt Lake City AAB, UT, 15 Jul 1942; Geiger Field, WA, 1 Sep 1942; Walla Walla AAB, WA, 21 Sep 1942; Rapid City AAB, SD, 26 Oct 1942; Walla Walla AAB, WA, 28 Nov 1942; Redmond Muni Aprt, OR, 1 Jan 1943; Walla Walla AAB, WA, 2 Feb 1943; Madras AAFld, OR, 11 Jun 1943; Walla Walla AAfld, WA, 21 Jul 1943; Avon Park AAFld, FL, c. 7 Nov 1943-1 May 1944. Turner AFB, GA, 1 Jul 1957; Westover AFB, MA, 22 Aug 1957-30 Sep 1973. Robins AFB, GA, 1 Oct 1983-1 Sep 2008. Birmingham IAP, AL, 1 Oct 2009-.
 
Commanders. Unkn, 15 Jul 1942-1 May 1944. Lt Col George M. Broutsas, 1 Jul 1957; Lt Col William O. Ross, 28 Jun 1958; Col Robert C. Bachtell, Dec 1958; Lt Col Silas J. Minton, c. Jul 1960; Maj James W. Burt, c. Sep 1960; Lt Col Silas J. Minton, by Oct 1960; Lt Col James W. Burt, 16 Jul 1962; Lt Col Earl J. Rookey, 15 Aug 1962; Lt Col Donald A. Currie Jr., 17 Nov 1964; Lt Col Lucien B. Schuler, 1 Jul 1966-30 Sep 1967; unkn, c. 1 Oct 1967-c. 31 Mar 1968; Lt Col Lucien B. Schuler, 1 Apr-16 Sep 1968; unkn, 17 Sep 1968-31 Mar 1969; Lt Col Lucien B. Schuler, 1 Apr 1969; Lt Col Robert N. Gilbert, 26 Jul 1969-c. 14 Mar 1970; unkn, c. 15 Mar-c. 22 Jun 1970; Lt Col Robert N. Gilbert, c. 23 Jun 1970; Lt Col Paul A. Barber, 1 Dec 1970; Lt Col Peter L. Smith, 15 Sep 1972; Lt Col Frederick Hartstein, by May-c. 30 Sep 1973. Lt Col W. Frasier Fortner, 14 Oct 1983; Lt Col Edward T. Miles, 11 Mar 1985; Lt Col Bennie L. Jester, 25 Jul 1985; Lt Col Kyle W. Rensler, 2 Feb 1987; Lt Col James J. Poland, 13 Jan 1989; Lt Col Stephen C. German, 21 Sep 1990; Lt Col Samuel P. Goode, 15 May 1992; Lt Col Charles F. Schreck, 23 Nov 1993; Lt Col Roger H. Ducey II, 22 Nov 1994; Lt Col Matthew Mendenhall, 15 Feb 1996; Lt Col Thomas J. Stark, 22 Jul 1997; Lt Col Bryan J. Benson, 1 Apr 1999; Lt Col Joel S. Reese, 21 Jun 2000; Lt Col David A. Sprague, 21 Dec 2001; Lt Col Creg D. Paulk, 1 Jul 2003; Lt Col Marc C. VanWert, 30 Jun 2005; Lt Col Sandra M. Chandler, 12 Jan 2007; Lt Col Christopher D. Leist, 4 Apr-1 Sep 2008.
 
Aircraft. B-17, 1942-1944. KC-135, 1957-1973; EC-135, 1965-1970. KC-135, 1983-2008; EC-135, 1984-1997; EC-137, 1991-1994.
 
Operations. Operational training unit, Oct-Nov 1942; replacement training unit, Dec 1942-May 1943 and Nov 1943-Apr 1944. Theater and overseas aerial refueling, beginning 1958, including support of operations in Southeast Asia, 1965-1973; airborne command post mission, 1965-1970. Worldwide aerial refueling, 1983- and airborne command post mission, 1984-1991; supported operations in Grenada, 23-24 Oct 1983; Panama, 18-21 Dec 1989; Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Mar 1991; and Operation DENY FLIGHT in Bosnia, Jan-Feb 1995 and Aug 1996. Provided personnel and aircraft for refueling aircraft enforcing no-fly zones over Iraq (Operations PROVIDE COMFORT, NORTHERN WATCH, and SOUTHERN WATCH) in 1996. In 1997 and 1998, unit resources refueled airplanes flying continuing missions along the border of Iraq in Southwest Asia, including PHOENIX SCORPION I, II, and III, DESERT THUNDER, and DESERT FOX. In 1998 and 1999, the squadron also supported operations over the former Yugoslavia, including NOBLE ANVIL, DELIBERATE FORGE, and ALLIED FORCE. It refueled aircraft involved in antidrug operations over the Caribbean Sea during Operation CONSTANT VIGIL in 1998. After the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, DC, on 11 Sep 2001, the squadron supported Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM in Afghanistan and Iraq, the transportation of Taliban and Al Qaeda detainees to Guantanamo in Cuba, and counter-drug operations in South America.
 
Service Streamers. World War II American Theater. 

Campaign Streamers. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait. Kosovo: Air Campaign.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
 
Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 2-21 Mar 1969 and 15-31 Mar 1970. Meritorious Unit Award: 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [1 Jul 1957]-1 Dec 1959; 1 Oct 1967-1 Mar 1968; 2 Mar-1 Apr 1968; 1 Jul 1971-30 Jun 1972; 1 Oct 1983-30 Jun 1984; 1 Jul 1984-30 Jun 1986; 1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 1999; 24 Mar-10 Jun 1999; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2003; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 2 Mar 1969-31 Mar 1970.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 15 Oct 2009.
 
Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Apr 2008.
 
Supersedes statement prepared on 7 May 2008.
 
Emblem. Approved 15 May 1959.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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