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12 Aircraft Maintenance Sq (AETC)

Lineage.  Constituted as 12 Periodic Maintenance Squadron on 4 Jun 1952.  Activated on 16 Jun 1952.  Inactivated on 8 Jan 1958.  Consolidated (16 Oct 1984) with the 12 Organizational Maintenance Squadron which was (constituted, and activated, on 27 Jun 1962; organized on 1 Jul 1962; discontinued, and inactivated, on 18 Jun 1966; activated on 1 May 1972).  Unit retained designation of 12 Organizational Maintenance Squadron.  Inactivated on 15 Dec 1991.  Redesignated as 12 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on 18 Nov 2016.  Activated on 2 Jan 2017.

Assignments.  12 Fighter-Escort (later, 12 Strategic Fighter; 12 Fighter-Day) Wing, 16 Jun 1952-8 Jan 1958.  Tactical Air Command, 27 Jun 1962; 12 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Jul 1962-18 Jun 1966.  12 Flying Training Wing, 1 May 1972-15 Dec 1991.  12 Maintenance Group, 2 Jan 2017-.


Stations.  Bergstrom AFB, TX, 15 Jun 1952-8 Jan 1958 (deployed at Misawa AB, Japan, 15 May-10 Aug 1953 and 12 May-11 Aug 1954).  MacDill AFB, FL, 1 Jul 1962-15 Nov 1965; Cam Ranh Bay AB, South Vietnam, 8 Nov 1965-18 Jun 1966.  Randolph AFB, TX, 1 May 1972-15 Dec 1991.  Joint Base San Antonio, Randolph, 2 Jan 2017-.


Service Streamers.  Korean Service.


Campaign Streamers.  Vietnam:  Vietnam Defense; Vietnam Air.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device:  8 Nov 1965-30 May 1966; 1-18 Jun 1966.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, 1 May 1972-28 Feb 1973; 1 Oct 1986-31 Dec 1987; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1988; 1 Jan 1990-14 Dec 1991.   Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm:  8 Nov 1965 -18 Jun 1966.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 5 Jan 2018.


Supersedes statement released on 15 Feb 2017.


Emblem.  Approved on 30 Dec 1988.


Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.