1 Special Operations Force Support Sq (AFSOC)

Lineage.  Apparently constituted as Air Base Squadron, 15 Air Base Group, and activated, on 25 Sep 1940.  Redesignated as:  16 Air Base Squadron on 17 Jan 1941; 16 Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron on 14 Jul 1942.  Inactivated on 1 Oct 1945.  Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.  Reconstituted, and redesignated as 16 Air Base Squadron on 31 Jul 1985.  Consolidated (1 Oct 1993) with the 1 Special Operations Mission Support Squadron, which was constituted on 23 Feb 1993.  Activated on 24 Mar 1993.  Redesignated as:  16 Mission Support Squadron on 1 Oct 1993; 1 Special Operations Mission Support Squadron on 16 Nov 2006; 1 Special Operations Force Support Squadron on 20 Jun 2008.


Assignments.  15 Air Base Group, 25 Sep 1940; Sixth Air Force, c. Aug 1942-1 Oct 1945. 

1 Special Operations Support (later, 16 Support; 16 Mission Support; 1 Special Operations Mission Support) Group, 24 Mar 1993 - .


Stations.  Albrook Fld, Canal Zone, 25 Sep 1940-1 Oct 1945.  Eglin Air Force Auxiliary Airfield #9 (Hurlburt Fld), FL, 24 Mar 1993 - .


Service Streamers.  World War II American 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 Oct 2006-30 Jun 2007.  Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jul 2007 - 19 Jun 2008; 20 Jun 2008 – 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:  [24 Mar 1993]-15 Apr 1994; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997;  1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2003; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2006.

 

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


Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Sep 2013.


Emblem.  Approved on 4 Aug 1995.


Prepared by Major Tonia Stephens.


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey