3 Flying Training Squadron (AETC)

Lineage and Honors History

Of the

3 Flying Training Squadron (AETC)

 

Lineage. Organized as 3 Aero Squadron on 1 Nov 1916. Redesignated as Squadron A, Post Field, OK, on 22 Jul 1918. Demobilized on 2 Jan 1919. Reconstituted, and consolidated (1924) with unit organized as 3 Aero Squadron on 13 May 1919. Redesignated as: 3 Squadron on 14 Mar 1921; 3 Pursuit Squadron on 25 Jan 1923; 3 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 6 Dec 1939. Inactivated on 2 Apr 1946. Redesignated as 3 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 12 Mar 1973. Activated on 15 Mar 1973. Redesignated as 3 Fighter Training Squadron on 19 Dec 1991. Inactivated on 20 Aug 1993. Redesignated as 3 Flying Training Squadron on 14 Feb 1994. Activated on 1 Apr 1994.  Inactivated on 7 Apr 2000.  Activated on 2 Apr 2001.  Redesignated as: 3 Fighter Training Squadron on 8 May 2007; 3 Flying Training Squadron on 14 Sep 2012. 

Assignments. Unkn, 1916-1919. Unkn, 13 May-18 Aug 1919; Philippine Department, 18 Aug 1919; 1 Observation (later, 4 Observation; 4 Composite) Group, 10 Mar 1920; 24 Pursuit Group, 1 Oct 1941-2 Apr 1946. 388 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Mar 1973; 3 Tactical Fighter Wing, 15 Dec 1975 (attached to Thirteenth Air Force, 15-16 Dec 1975); 343 Wing, 19 Dec 1991; 343 Operations Group, 1 Feb 1992-20 Aug 1993. 12 Operations Group, 1 Apr 1994-7 Apr 2000. 479 Flying Training Group, 2 Apr 2001; 71 Operations Group, 26 Apr 2007-.

Stations. Ft Sam Houston, TX, 1 Nov 1916; South San Antonio, TX, May 1916; Ft Sill, OK, 30 Aug 1917; Post Field, OK, Nov 1917-2 Jan 1919. Mitchel Field, NY, 13 May 1919; Hazelhurst Field, NY, 29 May-28 Jun 1919; Manila, Luzon, 18 Aug 1919; Camp Stotsenburg, Luzon, 2 Dec 1919; Clark Field, Luzon, 15 Oct 1920; Nichols Field, Luzon, 16 Jun 1938; Iba Airfield, Luzon, c. 1 Sep 1941; Nichols Field, Luzon, 9 Dec 1941; Ternate, Luzon, c. 12 Dec 1941 (operated from Del Carmen, Luzon, 12-c. 25 Dec 1941); Bataan, Luzon, c. 25 Dec 1941-Apr 1942 (operated from Mindanao, c. 8 Apr-May

1942). Korat RTAFB, Thailand, 15 Mar 1973; Clark AB, Philippines, 15 Dec 1975-19 Dec 1991; Eielson AFB, AK, 19 Dec 1991-20 Aug 1993. Lackland AFB, TX, 1 Apr 1994-7 Apr 2000.  Moody AFB, GA, 2 Apr 2001; Vance AFB, OK, 26 Apr 2007-. 

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Philippine Islands.  Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Philippine Islands, 7 Dec 1941-10 May 1942; Philippine Islands, 8-22 Dec 1941; Philippine Islands, 6 Jan-8 Mar 1942. Air

Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: [15 Mar 1973]-15 Aug 1973; 15 Oct 1974-12 May 1975; 13-15 May 1975. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 May 1980-30 Apr 1982; 22 Mar-1 Apr 1986; 1 Jan 1989-1 Jun 1990; 1 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1992; 1 Jul 1992-[20] Aug 1993; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jan 2001-31 Dec 2002; 1 Jul 2003-30 Jun 2005; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007; 1 Jul 2009-30 Jun 2010; 1 Jul 2010-30 Jun 2011; 1 Jul 2012-30 Jun 2014; 1 Jul 2016-30 Jun 2018; 1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2000. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WWII).

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 4 Feb 2022.

Supersedes statement prepared on 24 Jan 2017.

Emblem.  Approved on 14 Feb 1924; latest rendering, 18 Sep 1995.

Prepared by James Musser.

Reviewed by Margaret Ream.