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12 Maintenance Sq (AETC)

Lineage.  Constituted as 12 Maintenance Squadron on 27 Oct 1950.  Activated on 1 Nov 1950. Redesignated as 12 Field Maintenance squadron on 16 Jun 1952. Inactivated on 8 Jan 1958. Redesignated as12 Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and activated, on 17 Apr 1962. Organized on 25 Apr 1962.  Redesignated as 12 Field Maintenance Squadron on 1 Jul 1962.  Inactivated on 17 Nov 1971.  Activated on 1 May 1972.  Redesignated as 12 Maintenance Squadron on 15 Dec 1991.  Inactivated on 3 Jul 1996.  Activated on 2 Jan 2017.

Assignments.  12 Maintenance and Supply Group 1 Nov 1950; 12 Fighter-Escort Group, 10 Feb 1951 (attached to 12 Fighter-Escort Wing, 10 Feb 1951-16 Jan 1952); 12 Fighter-Escort (later, 12 Strategic Fighter; 12 Fighter-Day) Wing, 16 Jun 1952-8 Jan 1958.  Tactical Air Command, 17 Apr 1962.  12 Tactical Fighter Wing, 25 Apr 1962-17 Nov 1971.  12 Flying Training Wing, 1 May 1972; 12 Logistics Group, 15 Dec 1991-3 Jul 1996.  12 Maintenance Group, 2 Jan 2017-.

Stations.  Turner AFB, GA, 1 Nov 1950;   Bergstrom AFB, TX, 5 Dec 1950-8  Jan 1958 (deployed at Manston RAF Station, England, 19 Jul-30 Nov1951; Misawa AB, Japan, 15 May-10 Aug 1953; Misawa AB, Japan, 12 May-11 Aug 1954). MacDill AFB, FL, 25 Apr 1962-Nov 1965; Cam Ranh Bay AB, South Vietnam, 8  Nov 1965; Phu Cat  AB, South Vietnam, 31 Mar 1970-17  Nov 1971. Randolph AFB, TX, 1 May 1972-3 Jul 1996.  Joint Base San Antonio, Randolph, 2 Jan 2017-.


Service Streamers. Korean Service.

 

Campaign StreamersVietnam:  Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; Tet/69 Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.


Decorations. Presidential       Unit Citation (Southeast Asia):   8 Feb-8 Apr 1971.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" device: 8   Nov 1965-30 May 1966; 1    Jun 1966-31 May 1967; 1 Jun 1967-31 May 1968; 1 Jun 1968-31 May 1969; 1 Jun 1969-31 Mar 1970; 1 Apr 1970-21 Oct 1971.  Air Force   Outstanding Unit   Awards:     1      May 1972-28 Feb 1973; 1   May 1985-31 Dec 1986; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1987; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1988; 1 Jan 1989-21 May 1991;   1   Jan 1990-14   Dec 1991Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-17    Nov 1971.


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

 

Supersedes statement prepared on 21 Jun 2017.

 

Emblem.  Approved on 4 Jan 1957.  Squadron should update emblem into a disc to meet current requirements of AFI 84-105, Chapter 3.


Prepared by Carl E. Bailey