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18 Logistics Readiness Sq (PACAF)

Lineage.  Constituted as 18 Supply Squadron, Fighter, Single Engine, on 10 Aug 1948. Activated on 14 Aug 1948. Redesignated as:  18 Supply Squadron, Fighter, Jet, on 23 Dec 1949; 18 Supply Squadron on 20 Jan 1950. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1957. Activated on 4 Dec 1963. Organized on 8 Jan 1964. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Apr 1968.  Activated on 30 Sep 1974. Redesignated as 18 Logistics Readiness Squadron on 19 Aug 2002.


Assignments.  18 Maintenance and Supply Group, 14 Aug 1948-1 Oct 1957.  18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Jan 1964-1 Apr 1968.  18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 30 Sep 1974; 313 Air Division, 11 Feb 1981; 18 Logistics Group, 1 Oct 1991; 18 Mission Support Group, 19 Aug 2002-.


Stations.  Clark AFB, Philippines,  14 Aug 1948; Pusan AB, South Korea, 1  Dec 1950; Pyongyang East, North Korea,  1  Dec 1950; Suwon AB, South Korea,  1  Dec 1950; Chinhae, South Korea, 9 Dec  1950; Osan-ni, South Korea, 27 Dec 1952; Kadena AB, Japan,  1  Nov 1954-1 Oct 1957. Kadena AB, Japan, 8 Jan 1964-1 Apr 1968.  Kadena AB, Japan, 30  Sep 1974-.


Service Streamers.  None.


Campaign Streamers.  Korea: CCF Intervention: First UN Counteroffensive;  CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall 1953.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.    Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Aug 1964-5 Jun 1965; 6 Jun 1965-31 Dec 1966; 1 Sep 1978-30 Sep 1979; 1 Oct 1979-31 May 1980; 1 Jul 1981-31 May 1983; 1Jun 1983-31 May 1984; 1 Jun 1987-31 May 1989; 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991; 1 Jun 1991-31 May 1993; 1 Jun 1993-31 Aug 1994; 1 Sep 1994-31 Aug 1995; 1 Sep 1995-31 Aug 1997. 1 Oct 2000-30 Sep 2002; 1 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2004; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007; 31 Oct 2009-30 Nov 2010; 2 Nov 2010-1 Nov 2012; 2 Nov 2012-1 Nov 2013.  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations: 1 Dec 1950-31 Jan 1951; 1 Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-1 Apr 1968.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 2 Dec 2016.


Emblem.  Approved on 21 Feb 1991.  Squadron should request digitization of emblem and scroll reversal to meet current standards of AFI84-105, Chapter 3.


Supersedes statement prepared on 24 Aug 1999.


Prepared by Carl E. Bailey