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496 Air Base Sq (USAFE)

496 Air Base Squadron

496 Air Base Squadron

Lineage.  Constituted as 496 Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron on 19 Jan 1943.  Activated on 22 Jan 1943.  Disbanded on 1 Apr 1944.  Reconstituted, and redesignated as 496 Air Base Squadron, on 27 May 1994.  Activated on 1 Jul 1994.

Assignments.  Air Service Command, 22 Jan 1943-1 Apr 1944.   616 Regional Support Group, 1 Jul 1994; 31 Support (later, 31 Mission Support) Group, 19 Jul 1996; 712 Air Base Group, 22 Mar 2004; 86 Operations Group, 18 Apr 2007- (attached to: 406 Air Expeditionary Wing, 30 Mar-1 Apr 2011; 313 Air Expeditionary Wing, 2-19 Apr 2011).


Stations.   Olmstead Field, PA, 22 Jan 1943-1 Apr 1944.  Moron AB, Spain, 1 Jul 1994-.


Service Streamers.   World War II American Theater.


Campaign Streamers.  None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.   Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  19 Jul 1994-19 Jul 1996; [20 Jul] 1996-1 Apr 1998; 24 Mar-10 Jun 1999; 1 Oct 2000-1 Oct 2002; 2 Oct 2002-22 Mar 2004; 25 May 2004-31 Oct 2005; 1 Nov 2005-30 May 2007; [1 Jun]-31 Dec 2007; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2008; 1 Jul 2009-31 Dec 2010; 1 Jan 2014-31 Dec 2015.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 28 Mar 2018.


Supersedes statement prepared on 27 Jun 2017.


Emblem.  Approved on 17 Oct 1994.  Squadron should request that emblem be digitized with unit name in bottom scroll and motto in top scroll, IAW

AFI84-105, Chapter 3.


Prepared by Maria Forte.


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.