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The United States Air Force Band

Lineage. Constituted Air Force Band, Bolling Field, D.C. on 1 Oct 1941. Activated on 1 Oct 1941. Redesignated: The Army Air Forces Band, Bolling Field, D.C. on 20 Jun 1942; The Army Air Forces Band on 1 Jun 1944; The Air Force Band on 26 Sep 1947. Inactivated on 5 Mar 1948. Redesignated The United States Air Force Band on 6 Apr 1949. Activated on 25 Apr 1949. Consolidated (19 Mar 1979) with United States Air Force Band (a T/D unit), which was designated on 9 Feb 1948, organized on 5 Mar 1948, and discontinued on 25 Apr 1949. Name remained The United States Air Force Band.

Assignments. Air Force Combat Command (later, Army Air Forces), 1 Oct 1941 (attached to European Theater of Operations, 16 Dec 1944-c. 29 Mar 1945); Continental Air Forces (later, Strategic Air Command), 17 Jul 1945; Bolling Field Command (later, Headquarters Command, USAF), 15 Dec 1946; 1100 Air Base Wing, 1 Dec 1957; Headquarters Command, USAF, 16 Jul 1964; 76 Airlift Division, 1 Jul 1976; 76 Military Airlift Wing, 1 Oct 1977; 76 Airlift Division, 15 Dec 1980 (attached to Air Force District of Washington, Provisional, 15 Jul-1 Oct 1985); Air Force District of Washington, 1 Oct 1985; 11 Operations Group, 15 Jul 1994-.

Stations. Bolling Field (later, Bolling AFB), DC, 1 Oct 1941 (deployed to England, 16 Dec 1944-29 Mar 1945)-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater; World War II EAME Theater.

Campaign Streamers. None

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 15 Jun 1950-31 Aug 1959; 20 Jan 1969-20 Jan 1971; 21 Jan 1971-20 Jan 1973; 1 Nov 1995-31 Oct 1997; 1 Nov 1997-31 Oct 1999; 1 Nov 1999-31 Oct 2001; 1 Nov 2003-31 Oct 2005; 1 Nov 2005-31 Oct 2007; 1 Oct 2013-30 Sep 2015. Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Oct 1985-30 Jun 1987; 1 Nov 1991-31 Oct 1993; 1 Nov 1993-31 Oct 1995; 1 Nov 2001-31 Oct 2003. Meritorious Unit Citation: 13 Jul 1944-30 Jun 1945.

Emblem. None on file. Organization may design and request approval of an emblem in accordance with AFI 84-105, chapter 3.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 22 October 2018.

Supersedes statement prepared on 30 Jan 2003.

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman.