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78 Mission Support Group (AFMC)

Lineage.  Constituted as 78 Air Base Group (Special) on 21 Jul 1941.  Activated on 1 Aug 1941.  Redesignated as 78 Service Group on 13 Jun 1942. Disbanded on 25 Apr 1945.  Reconstituted, and redesignated as 78 Support Group, on 16 Sep 1994.  Activated on 1 Oct 1994.  Redesignated as 78 Mission Support Group on 1 Oct 2002.  


Assignments.  Air Corps Tactical Training Center, 1 Aug 1941; Air Service Command, 15 Aug 1942;  Eighth Air Force, 11 May 1943; IX Air Force Service Command, 1 Feb 1944; IX Troop Carrier Service Wing (Provisional), 26 Aug 1944-25 Apr 1945.  78 Air Base Wing, 1 Oct 1994-.


Stations.  Kelly Fld, TX, 1 Aug 1941; Harlington, TX, 24 Dec 1941; Dale Mabry Fld, FL, 30 Nov 1942; Greenville, SC, 9 Dec 1942; Walterboro, SC, 14 Feb 1943; New York Port of Entry, 27 Apr 1943-5 May 1943; England, 11 May 1943; Aldermaston, England, 5 Jul 1943; Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire, England, 6 Jul 1944-25 Apr 1945.  Robins AFB, GA, 1 Oct 1994-.


Service Streamers.  World War II, American Theater; European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.


Campaign Streamers.  None


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None


Decorations.   Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1993-31 Dec 1994; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1995 1 Jan 2014-31 Dec 2015.


Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 17 Jul 2017.


Emblem.   Group should submit a request for wing emblem with group designation in scroll in accordance with AFI 84-105, Chapter 3.


Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.