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49 Equipment Maintenance Squadron (AETC)

49EMS

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

 

Lineage.  Constituted as 49 Maintenance Squadron, Fighter, Jet, on 10 Aug 1948.  Activated on 18 Aug 1948.  Redesignated:  49 Maintenance Squadron on 1 Feb 1950; 49 Field Maintenance Squadron on 8 Nov 1954; 49 Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on 15 Nov 1958; 49 Field Maintenance Squadron on 1 Jul 1964; 49 Equipment Maintenance Squadron on 1 Dec 1977; 49 Maintenance Squadron on 15 Nov 1991; 49 Equipment Maintenance Squadron on 1 Oct 2018.

Assignments.  49 Maintenance and Supply Group, 18 Aug 1948; 49 Fighter-Bomber (later, 49 Tactical Fighter; 49 Fighter) Wing, 10 Dec 1957; 49 Logistics Group (later, 49 Maintenance Group), 15 Nov 1991-.

Stations.  Misawa AB, Japan, 18 Aug 1948; Taegu AB, South Korea, 1 Dec 1950; Tsuiki AB, Japan, 25 Jan 1951; Taegu AB, South Korea, 24 Mar 1951; Itazuke AB, Japan, 1 Apr 1953; Misawa AB, Japan, 1 Apr 1953-10 Dec 1957; Etain/Rouvres (later, Etain) AB, France, 10 Dec 1957; Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 25 Aug 1959-1 Jul 1968; Holloman AFB, NM, 1 Jul 1968-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Korea: CCF Intervention, 1950-1951; First UN Counteroffensive, 1951; CCF Spring Offensive, 1951; UN Summer-Fall Offensive, 1951; Second Korean Winter, 1951-1952; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter, 1952-1953.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Meritorious Unit Awards: 30 Apr 2008-1 May 2009; 1 Jun 2010-31 May 2011. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device:  5 May-27 Jun 1972.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Mar 1964-28 Feb 1966; 1 Mar 1966-30 Jun 1967; 1 Jan 1971-15 Apr 1972; 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991; 1 Aug 1992-31 Jul 1994; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1996; 1 Jun 1997-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 1999; 2 May 2004-31 May 2005; 1 Jun 2011-31 May 2013; 1 Jun 2013-31 May 2014; 1 Jun 2015-31 May 2016.  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations:  27 Jun 1950-7 Feb 1951; 8 Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 8 Jan 2021.

Supersedes statement prepared on 4 Feb 2000.

Emblem. Approved on 5 Nov 1992. 

Prepared by James Musser.

Reviewed by Margaret Ream.