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1 Special Operations Mission Support Group (AFSOC)

Lineage.   Constituted as Base Headquarters and 16 Air Base Squadron (Double) on 14 Jul 1937.  Activated on 1 Sep 1937.  Redesignated as:  16 Air Base Group (Reinforced) on 1 Sep 1940; 16 Service Group on 14 Jul 1942.  Disestablished on 31 Oct 1943.  Reestablished, and redesignated as 16 Combat Support Group, on 31 Jul 1985.  Consolidated (1 Oct 1993) with the 1 Special Operations Support Group, which was established on 23 Feb 1993.  Activated on 24 Mar 1993.  Redesignated as:  16 Support Group on 1 Oct 1993; 16 Mission Support Group on 1 Oct 2002; 1 Special Operations Mission Support Group on 16 Nov 2006.


Assignments.  Probably 19 Wing, 1 Sep 1937; Panama Canal (later, Caribbean; Sixth) Air Force, 20 Nov 1940-31 Oct 1943.  1 Special Operations (later, 16 Special Operations; 1 Special Operations) Wing, 24 Mar 1993-.


Stations.  France Fld, Canal Zone, 1 Sep 1937; Bruja Point, Canal Zone, 1 Sep 1940; Howard Fld, Canal Zone, 15 May 1941; Albrook Fld, Canal Zone, 31 Jul-31 Oct 1943.  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 Jul 2005-30 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:  [24 Mar 1993]-15 Apr 1994; 1 Jun 1995 – 31 May - 1997; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2003.


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


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


Supersedes statement prepared Sep 2013.


Prepared by Major Tonia Stephens.


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.