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66 AIR BASE GROUP (AFMC)

Posted 8/26/2010 Printable Fact Sheet

Lineage. Established as 66 Air Base Group (Special) on 16 Aug 1940. Activated on 1 Sep 1940. Redesignated as 66 Service Group on 13 Jun 1942. Disbanded on 1 Feb 1944. Reconstituted, and consolidated (30 Jun 2010), with the 66 Air Base Group, which was established on 15 Nov 1952. Activated on 1 Jan 1953. Redesignated as 66 Combat Support Group on 15 Aug 1962. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1970. Activated on 1 Jun 1985. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1992. Redesignated as 66 Support Group on 16 Sep 1994. Activated on 1 Oct 1994. Redesignated as: 66 Mission Support Group on 1 Oct 2002; 66 Air Base Group on 30 Jun 2010.

Assignments. Chief of the Air Corps, 1 Sep 1940; Mobile AD Control Area Command, 1 Apr 1943; San Antonio Air Service Command, 1 Jun 1943-1 Feb 1944. 66 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Jan 1953; Third Air Force, 1 Apr 1970; 10 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Jul-1 Oct 1970. 66 Electronic Combat Wing, 1 Jun 1985-31 Mar 1992. 66 Air Base Wing, 1 Oct 1994; Electronic Systems Center, 30 Jun 2010-.
 
Stations. Maxwell Field, AL, 1 Sep 1940; Montgomery Airport, AL, 3 Oct 1940; Santa Maria-Lompoc AAB, CA, 9 Feb 1943; Barksdale Field, LA, 2 May 1943-1 Feb 1944. Shaw AFB, SC, 1 Jan-25 Jun 1953; Sembach AB, Germany, 7 Jul 1953; Laon AB, France, 18 Jun 1958; RAF Upper Heyford, England, 1 Sep 1966; RAF Wethersfield, England, 1 Apr-1 Oct 1970. Sembach AB, Germany, 1 Jun 1985-31 Mar 1992. Hanscom AFB, MA, 1 Oct 1994-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.
 
Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan-31 Dec 1962; 1 Apr 1987-31 Mar 1989; 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991; 1 Jun 1991-31 Mar 1992; 1 Jan 1996-31 Dec 1997; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1998. Air Force Organizational Excellence Award: 1 Jan 2003-31 Dec 2004.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Jul 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 3 Apr 1997.

Emblem. Group will use the wing emblem with the group designation in the scroll.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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