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97 Maintenance Squadron (AETC)

97 Maintenance Squadron

97 Maintenance Squadron

Lineage.  Designated Maintenance Squadron, 97 Maintenance and Supply Group on 11 Sep 1947.  Organized on 1 Dec 1947.  Discontinued on 12 Jul 1948.  Consolidated (22 Oct 1984) with the 97 Maintenance Squadron, Bombardment, Medium, which was constituted on 28 May 1948.  Activated on 12 Jul 1948.  Redesignated:  97 Maintenance Squadron on 16 Mar 1950; 97 Field Maintenance Squadron on 16 Jun 1952.  Inactivated on 31 May 1992.  Redesignated as 97 Equipment Maintenance Squadron on 21 Aug 1992.  Activated on 1 Oct 1992.  Redesignated as 97 Maintenance Squadron on 1 Jul 1993.  Inactivated on 31 Jan 1997.  Activated on 5 Aug 1999.  Inactivated 13 May 2002.  Activated 1 Nov 2017.

Assignments.  97 Maintenance and Supply Group, 1 Dec 1947-12 Jul 1948.  97 Maintenance and Supply Group, 12 July 1948; 97 Bombardment Group, Medium, 10 Feb 1951; 97 Bombardment Wing, Medium (later, 97 Bombardment Wing, Heavy), 16 Jun 1952; 97 Logistics Group, 1 Sep 1991; 97 Support Group, 1 Apr-31 May 1992.  97 Logistics Group, 1 Oct 1992-31 Jan 1997.  97 Logistics Group, 5 Aug 1999-13 May 2002.  97 Maintenance Group, 1 Nov 2017-.  

Stations.  Mile 26 Field (later, Eielson AFB), AK, 1 Dec 1947-12 Mar 1948; Smoky Hill AFB, KS, 21 Mar 1948; Biggs AFB, TX, 17 May 1948-12 Jul 1948.  Blytheville (later, Eaker) AFB, AR, 1 Jul 1959-31 May 1992.  Altus AFB, OK, 1 Oct 1992-31 Jan 1997.  Altus AFB, OK, 5 Aug 1999-.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  2 Jul-3 Nov 1957; 23 Oct-22 Nov 1962; 1 Jul 1974-30 Jun 1976; 1 Jul 1976-30 Jun 1977; 1 Jul 1977-30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1978-30 Jun 1980; 1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1988; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2002.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 27 Aug 2020.

Emblem.  Approved on 3 Apr 2000; newest rendition approved on 30 Dec 2019.

Supersedes statement prepared on 11 Jun 1996.

Prepared by Margaret Ream.