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1 Special Operations Civil Engineer Sq (AFSOC)

Lineage.  Constituted as 16 Aviation Squadron (Separate) on 6 Apr 1942.  Activated on 14 Apr 1942.  Redesignated as 16 Aviation Squadron on 1 Apr 1943.  Disbanded on 30 Apr 1944.  Reconstituted, and redesignated as 16 Civil Engineering Squadron, on 31 Jul 1985.  Consolidated (1 Oct 1993) with the 1 Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron, which was constituted on 23 Feb 1993.  Activated on 24 Mar 1993.  Redesignated as: 16 Civil Engineering Squadron on 1 Oct 1993; 16 Civil Engineer Squadron on 1 Mar 1994. Redesignated as 1 Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron on 16 Nov 2006.


Assignments.  AAF Southeast Air Corps Training Center (later, AAF Eastern Flying Training Command), 14 Apr 1942-30 Apr 1944.  1 Special Operations Support (later, 16 Support; 16 Mission Support; 1 Special Operations Mission Support) Group, 1 Oct 1993-.


Stations.  Spence Fld, GA, 14 Apr 1942-30 Apr 1944.  Eglin AFB 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 2014 – 30 Sep 2015.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  [24 Mar 1993] - 15 Apr 1994; 1 Jun 1995 - 31 May 1997; 24 Mar -10 Jun 1999; 1 Jul 2001 - 30 Jun 2003.


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


Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Sep 2013.


Emblem.  Approved on 6 Mar 2008.


Prepared by Major Tonia Stephens.


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.