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86 Maintenance Operations Squadron (USAFE)

Lineage.  Constituted as 86 Air Base Squadron (Special) on 6 Aug 1941.  Activated on 1 Aug 1941.  Redesignated as 86 Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron, on 13 Jun 1942. Disbanded on 30 Apr 1944.  Reconstituted, and redesignated, as 86 Air Base Squadron on 3 Jan 1952.  Activated on 1 Feb 1952.  Inactivated on 16 Feb 1953.  Redesignated as 86 Logistics Support Squadron and activated on 1 May 1991. Redesignated as 86 Maintenance Operations Squadron on 27 Sep 2002.


Assignments.  85 Air Base Group (Special), 1 Aug 1941; Army Air Forces Gulf Coast Training Center (later, Army Air Forces Central Flying Training Command), 27 Jun 1942-30 Apr 1944.  Western Air Defense Force, 1 Feb 1952; 4704 Defense Wing, 6 Feb 1952-16 Feb 1953. 86 Logistics Group, 1 May 1991; 86 Maintenance Group, 27 Sep 2002-.


Stations.  Goodfellow Field, TX, 1 Aug 1941; Perrin Field, TX, 6 Nov 1941-30 Apr 1944.  Paine AFB, WA, 1 Feb 1952-16 Feb 1953.  Ramstein AB, Germany, 1 May 1991-.


Service Streamers.  World War II: American Theater.


Campaign Streamers.  None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1997; 24 Mar-10 Jun 1999; 1 Jan 2000-31 Dec 2001; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2002; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2003; 1 Nov 2005-31 Dec 2006; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2007; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2008; 1 Jul 2009-31 Dec 2010.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 21 Mar 2018.


Supersedes statement released on 11 Oct 2007.


Emblem.  Approved on 18 Sep 2008.


Prepared by Maria Forte      


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.