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72 OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQUADRON (AFMC)

Posted 6/10/2010 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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72 Operations Support Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. 72 Airdrome Squadron (constituted on 25 Jan 1943; activated on 1 Feb 1943; redesignated as: 72 Airdrome Squadron [Special] on 16 Apr 1943; 72 Airdrome Squadron on 5 Oct 1943; inactivated on 23 Sep 1945; disbanded on 8 Oct 1948; reconstituted on 16 Sep 1994) and the 72 Operations Squadron (constituted on 4 Jun 1952; activated on 16 Jun 1952; discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jan 1962) consolidated (16 Sep 1994) with the 654 Operations Support Squadron (constituted on 1 Aug 1993; activated on 1 Oct 1993). Redesignated as 72 Operations Support Squadron on 1 Oct 1994.

Assignments. Second Air Force, 1 Feb 1943-22 Oct 1944; 1 Air Commando Group, 23 Nov 1944-23 Sep 1945. 72 Air Base (later, 72 Combat Support) Group, 16 Jun 1952-1 Jun 1962. 654 Air Base Group, 1 Oct 1993; 72 Air Base Wing, 1 Oct 1994-.
 
Stations. Salt Lake City, UT, 1 Feb 1943; Walla Walla AAB, WA, 3 Mar 1943; Rapid City AAB, SD, 8 Dec 1943; McCook AAFld, NE, 25 Jan 1944; Casper AAFld, WY, 14 Jul-4 Oct 1944; Asansol, India, 26 Nov 1944; Warazup, Burma, 20 Jul 1945; Loping, China, 31 Aug-23 Sep 1945. Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico, 16 Jun 1952-1 Jan 1962. Tinker AFB, OK, 1 Oct 1993-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: China Offensive.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 1957-1 Jun 1958; 1 Jan 1995-31 Dec 1996; 1 Jan 1997-31 Dec 1998; 1 Jan 2005-31 Dec 2006.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Jun 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 15 May 1997.

Emblem. Approved on 19 Aug 1998.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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