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56 Equipment Maintenance Sq (AETC)

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56 Equipment Maintenance Squadron

Lineage.  Designated as Maintenance Squadron, 56 Maintenance and Supply Group, on 28 July 1947.  Organized on 15 Aug 1947.  Discontinued on 1 Aug 1948.  Consolidated (22 Oct 1984) with both the 56 Maintenance Squadron, Fighter, Jet, (which was constituted on 14 Jun 1948;  activated 1 Aug 1948;  redesignated as 56 Maintenance Squadron on 20 Jan 1950;  inactivated 6 Feb 1952;  redesignated as 56 Field Maintenance Squadron, and activated, on 16 Mar 1967;  organized on 8 Apr 1967;  inactivated on 15 Jul 1974;  activated on 30 Jun 1975;  redesignated as 56 Equipment Maintenance Squadron on 15 Jun 1977; and the 56 Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron ( which was constituted on 17 Jun 1957;  activated on 8 Sep 1957;  discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jan 1964;  activated on 15 July 1974;  inactivated on 30 Jun 1975).  Redesignated as 56 Maintenance Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.  Inactivated on 4 Jan 1994.  Redesignated as 56 Equipment Maintenance Squadron on 21 Mar 1994.  Activated on 1 Apr 1994.

Assignments.  56 Maintenance and Supply Group, 15 Aug 1947-1 Aug 1948. 56 Maintenance and Supply Group, 1 Aug 1948-6 Feb 1952. 56 Fighter Group, 8 Sep 1957; 56 Fighter Wing, 1 Feb 1961-1 Jan 1964.  56 Air Commando (later, 56 Special Operations) Wing, 8 Apr 1967-15 Jul 1974.  56 Special Operations Wing, 15 Jul 1974-30 Jun 1975.  56 Tactical Fighter (later, 56 Tactical Training; 56 Fighter) Wing, 30 Jun 1975; 56 Logistics Group, 1 Nov 1991-4 Jan 1994.   56 Logistics (later, 56 Maintenance) Group, 1 Apr 1994-.


Stations.  Selfridge Field (later, AFB), MI, 15 Aug 1947-6 Feb 1952.  O’Hare International Airport, IL, 8 Sep 1957; K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI, 1 Oct 1959-1 Jan 1964.  Nakhon Phanon RTAFB, Thailand, 8 Apr 1967-30 Jun 1975; MacDill AFB, FL, 30 Jun 1975-4 Jan 1994. Luke AFB, AZ, 1 Apr 1994-.


Service Streamers.  None.


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


Armed Force Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia):  1 Nov 1968-1 May 1969; 1 Oct 1969-30 Apr 1970; 1 Apr 1972-22 Feb 1973.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with “V” Device:  1 Dec 1970-30 Nov 1971; 1 Dec 1971-29 Feb 1972; 23 Feb 1973-28 Feb 1974; 24 Jan-2 May 1975.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jan 1977-1 Jan1979; 1 Jul 1980-30 Jun 1982 1 Jun 1984-31 May 1986; 1 May 1987-30 Apr 1989;  1 May 1989-30 Apr 1990; 1 May 1990-30 Apr 1991;1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000;1 Jul 2001-30 Jun 2003; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2008; 1 Jul 2008-30 Jun 2009;1 Jul 2009-30 Jun 2010; 1 Jul 2010-30 Jun 2011; 1 Jul 2011-30 Jun 2012; 1 Jul 2012-30 Jun 2013; 1 Jul 2013-30 Jun 2014; 1 Jul 2014-30 Jun 2015; 1 Jul 1015-30 Jun 2016.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm:  8 Apr 1967-28 Jan 1973.


Emblem.  Approved on 27 Oct 1977.  See attached.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 18 Sep 2017.


Supersedes statement prepared on 9 Dec 1996.


Prepared by Carl E. Bailey