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18 Combat Weather Squadron (ACC)

18CWXS

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Lineage.  Constituted as 18 Weather Squadron (Regional Control), on 2 May 1942.  Activated on 14 May 1942.  Redesignated as: 18 Weather Squadron (Regional) on 8 Nov 1943; 18 Weather Squadron on 15 Jun 1944.  Discontinued, and inactivated, on 3 Oct 1960.  Activated on 1 Jul 1994.  Redesignated as 18 Combat Weather Squadron on 18 Sep 2020.

Assignments.  Eighth Air Force, 19 Aug 1942; VIII Air Force Composite Command, 1 May 1944; VIII Fighter Command, 8 Oct 1944; Army Air Forces (later, Air) Weather Service, 12 Oct 1945; 5 Weather Group, 2 Aug 1946; Air Weather Service, 1 Jun 1948; 2105 Air Weather Group, 20 Jan 1949; 2058 Air Weather Wing, 12 Oct 1951; 2 Weather Wing, 8 Feb 1954-3 Oct 1960.  18 Air Support Operations Group, 1 Jul 1994-.

Stations.  Bolling Field, DC, 14 May-20 Jul 1942; Pinetree, England, 19 Aug 1942; Camp Griffiss, England, 25 Aug 1942; No 1 Great Cumberland Place, London, England, 14 Feb 1944; Cheddington, England, 6 May 1944; Camp Griffiss, England, 21 Oct 1944; St Germain, France, 4 Dec 1944; Wiesbaden, Germany, 20 Nov 1945; Wiesbaden AB, Germany, 5 Dec 1950-3 Oct 1960.  Fort Bragg, NC, 1 Jul 1994-.

Service Streamers.  World War II: EAME Theater.

Campaign Streamers.  Global War on Terrorism – Expeditionary (GWOT-E).  Iraq: Iraqi Surge; Iraqi Sovereignty.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with the Combat “V” Device: 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2002; 16 Sep 2002-15 Sep 2003.  Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jun 2012-31 May 2013; 1 Jun 2013-31 May 2014; 1 Jun 2015-31 May 2016.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [1 Jul 1994]-31 May 1995; 1 Jun 1997-31 May 1999; 1 Jun 1999-31 May 2001; 25 Jan 2008-31 May 2009; 1 Jun 2009-31 May 2010; 1 Jun 2010-31 May 2011; 1 Jun 2014-31 May 2015.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 29 Sep 2021.

Supersedes statement prepared on 12 Aug 2016.

Emblem.  Approved on 30 Mar 2004.

Prepared by James Musser.

Reviewed by Margaret Ream.