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706 FIGHTER SQUADRON (AFRC)

Posted 10/3/2011 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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706 Fighter Squadron Emblem
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Lineage. Constituted as 706 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Mar 1943. Activated on 1 Apr 1943. Redesignated as 706 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 28 Aug 1945. Redesignated as 706 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy on 26 Sep 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 26 Mar 1948. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated as 706 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 9 Sep 1955. Activated in the Reserve on 8 Oct 1955. Inactivated on 16 Nov 1957. Activated in the Reserve on 7 Feb 1959. Redesignated as: 706 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Jul 1967; 706 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Apr 1978; 706 Fighter Squadron on 1 Feb 1992.

Assignments. 446 Bombardment Group, 1 Apr 1943-28 Aug 1945. 446 Bombardment Group, 26 Mar 1948-27 Jun 1949. 446 Troop Carrier Group, 8 Oct 1955-16 Nov 1957. 446 Troop Carrier Group, 7 Feb 1959; 446 Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 926 Troop Carrier (later, 926 Tactical Airlift; 926 Tactical Fighter; 926 Fighter) Group, 17 Jan 1963; 926 Operations (later, 926) Group, 1 Aug 1992-.

Stations. Davis-Monthan Field, AZ, 1 Apr 1943; Lowry Field, CO, 8 Jun-c. 24 Oct 1943; Flixton, England, 4 Nov 1943-5 Jul 1945; Sioux Falls AAFld, SD, 15 Jul-28 Aug 1945. Biggs AFB, TX, 26 Mar 1948-27 Jun 1949. Donaldson AFB, SC, 8 Oct 1955-16 Nov 1957. Barksdale AFB, LA, 7 Feb 1959; New Orleans NAS (later, NAS JRB ANG; ARS), LA, 8 May 1961; Nellis AFB, NV, 17 Aug 2007-.

Commanders. Lt Col Milton D. Willis, 1 Apr 1943; Lt Col William D. Kyle Jr., 27 Dec 1944; Maj Frank N. Yochem Jr., 8 Apr-28 Aug 1945. Unkn, 26 Mar 1948-27 Jun 1949. Lt Col Ben J. Manginni, Oct 1955-1957. Lt Col William G. Paine, 7 Feb 1959; Maj Hilliard F. Kelly, 8 May 1961; Maj Arthur A. Gentry, 17 Jan 1963; Col Andrew Chaplin, c. Jul 1963; Lt Col John J. Ibert, by Dec 1968; Lt Col John D. Laney, by Jun 1971; Lt Col Otis K. Bentley, by Sep 1972; Lt Col James L. Britton, by Dec 1974; Lt Col Thomas Q. Howard, by Dec 1975; Lt Col Odie K. Tucker, 1 May 1977; Lt Col Huey J. Hebert, by Mar 1978; Lt Col Emmons R. Parrott, 5 Jun 1986; Lt Col Thomas O. Coleman Jr., 1 Nov 1989; Lt Col Craig W. Mays, 16 Dec 1992; Lt Col Lee J. Brundage, 1 Oct 1994; Lt Col Seth G. Wilson, 20 Apr 1995; Lt Col Thomas L. King, 1 Jul 1996; Lt Col Robert R. Swain Jr., 19 Oct 1997-unkn; Lt Col Robert M. Lindell, 9 Jan 2008; Lt Col Craig R. Jones, 30 Sep 2009; Lt Col Dean Caldwell, 24 Jun 2011-.

Aircraft. B-24, 1943-1945. Unkn, 1948-1949. C-45, 1955-1957; C-46, 1956-1957. C-119, 1959-1970; C-130, 1969-1978; A-37, 1978-1982; A-10, 1981-1992; F-16, 1992-1996; A-10, 1996-; OA-10, 1996-; F-15, 1997-; F-16, 2007-; F-22, 2007-; HH-60G, 2007-.

Operations. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 16 Dec 1943-25 Apr 1945. Airlift operations, 1955-1957 and 1959-1978. Trained for A-37 and A-10 offensive and defensive capabilities, including close air support, 1978-1992. Combat in Southwest Asia, Jan-Feb 1991. Trained for F-16 fighter operations, 1992-1996. Participated in UN patrols to enforce a no-fly zone over Bosnia, Mar-Apr 1995. Elements deployed to Afghanistan in 2002 and 2004 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Supervised Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) members assigned to the USAF Warfare Center (USAFWC) supporting missions of the 53 Wing, 57 Wing and 505 Command and Control Wing, 2007-.
 
Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 2 Apr-31 Jul 2002. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 26 Jan 1968-10 Jan 1972; 1 Apr 1978-20 Jan 1980; 1 Apr 1988-31 Mar 1990; 27 Aug 2007-26 Aug 2009. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 14 Feb 1968-6 Nov 1972.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 11 Aug 2011.

Commanders, Aircraft and Operations through Aug 2011.

Supersedes statement prepared on 4 Aug 2006.

Emblem. Approved on 8 Aug 1996. Squadron should request approval to revise scrolls in accordance with AFI 84-105, Chapter 3.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.







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