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3 MAINTENANCE SQUADRON (PACAF)

Posted 9/13/2011 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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3 Maintenance Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 3 Maintenance Squadron, Bombardment, Light, on 10 Aug 1948. Activated on 18 Aug 1948. Redesignated as: 3 Maintenance Squadron on 1 Mar 1950; 3 Field Maintenance Squadron on 8 Nov 1954. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 8 Jan 1964. Activated on 8 Jan 1964. Organized on 9 Jan 1964. Redesignated as: 3 Equipment Maintenance Squadron on 1 Jun 1977; 3 Maintenance Squadron on 19 Dec 1991; 3 Equipment Maintenance Squadron on 1 Oct 1993; 3 Maintenance Squadron on 3 Jun 2011.

Assignments. 3 Maintenance and Supply Group, 18 Aug 1948; 3 Bombardment Wing, Tactical, 25 Oct 1957-8 Jan 1964. 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, 9 Jan 1964; 3 Logistics (later, 3 Maintenance) Group, 19 Dec 1991-.

Stations. Yokota AB, Japan, 18 Aug 1948; Johnson AB, Japan, 1 Apr 1950; Yokota AB, Japan, 14 Aug 1950; Iwakuni AB, Japan, 1 Dec 1950; Kunsan AB, South Korea, 11 Aug 1951; Johnson AB, Japan, 1 Oct 1954; Yokota AB, Japan, 18 Nov 1960-8 Jan 1964. England AFB, LA, 9 Jan 1964-8 Nov 1965; Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 8 Nov 1965; Kunsan AB, South Korea, 15 Mar 1971; Clark AB, Philippines, 16 Sep 1974; Elmendorf AFB, AK, 19 Dec 1991-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Korea: UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer, 1953. Vietnam: Vietnam Defense; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer/Fall,1969; Vietnam Winter/Spring, 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Vietnam): 8 Jun 1966-16 Apr 1967; 6 Mar 1968-31 Jul 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 31 Jan-5 Mar 1968; 1 Aug 1969-20 Jan 1970; 21 Jan-31 Oct 1970. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1958-30 Jun 1960; 1 Jul 1960-31 Mar 1962; 1 May 1964-16 Jul 1965; 1 Jul 1972-31 Dec 1973; 3 Apr-31 May 1975; 1 May 1980-30 Apr 1982; 22 Mar-1 Apr 1986; 1 Jan 1989-1 Jun 1990; 1 Jan 1994-31 Dec 1995; 1 Jan 1996-30 Sep 1998; 1 Jan 2000-31 Dec 2001; 1 Jan 2002-30 Sep 2003; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2005-1 Nov 2006; 2 Nov 2008-1 Nov 2009. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 27 Jun-31 Jul 1950. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: 25 Nov 1965-19 May 1969; 1 Apr 1966-[31 Oct 1970]; 1 May-30 Sep 1970.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Jul 2011.

Supersedes statement prepared on 29 Jul 1998.

Emblem. Approved on 17 Jan 1978. Squadron may request modification of the emblem to meet standards of AFI 84-105, Chapter 3.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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