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1 Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Sq (AFSOC)

1 Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

1 Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Lineage.   Constituted as 16 Mobile Reclamation & Repair Squadron on 25 Oct 1943.  Activated on 1 Nov 1943.  Redesignated as 16 Mobile Reclamation & Repair Squadron, Heavy, on 17 Jul 1944.  Inactivated on 21 Nov 1945.  Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.  Reconstituted, and redesignated as 16 Aircraft Generation Squadron on 31 Jul 1985.  Activated on 1 Oct 1995.  Redesignated as 16 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on 1 Oct 2002; 1 Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on 16 Nov 2006.


Assignments.  VIII Air Force Service Command, 1 Nov 1943 (attached to VIII Air Technical Service Command [Provisional] 20 Jul-12 Aug 1945); 3 Air Division, 12 Aug-21 Nov 1945.  16 Logistics (later, 16 Maintenance; 1 Special Operations Maintenance) Group, 1 Oct 1995-.


Stations.  Wattisham, England, 31 Dec 1943; Hitcham, England, 1 May 1944-21 Nov 1945.  Hurlburt Field, FL, 1 Oct 1995-.


Service Streamers.  World War II European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.


Campaign Streamers. None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device:  1 Jun 1997-31 May 1999; 1 Jul 2003 – 30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007.   Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2009; 1 Oct 2009-30 Sep 2011; 1 Oct 2011-30 Sep 2013; 1 Oct 2013-30 Sep 2015.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2003; 1 Jul 2004 – 1 Jun 2006. 


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 14 Nov 2016.


Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Sep 2013.


Emblem.  Approved on 11 Jul 1996. 


Prepared by Major Tonia Stephens.

 

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.