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1 Combat Camera Squadron (AFPAA)

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.

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 1 Army Air Forces Combat Camera Unit on 4 Feb 1943. Activated on 12 Feb 1943. Inactivated on 9 Sep 1945. Redesignated as 1 Air Force Combat Camera Unit on 26 Sep 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 10 Aug 1948. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated as 1 Combat Camera Unit on 14 Aug 1950. Activated on 2 Sep 1950. Redesignated as 1 Photographic Squadron on 16 Apr 1951. Inactivated on 8 Jun 1954. Consolidated (1 Apr 1992) with the 1361 Photographic Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 1 Jul 1971. Redesignated as: 1361 Audiovisual Squadron on 1 Jun 1976; 1361 Audiovisual Squadron (Combat Camera) on 1 Feb 1990; 1 Combat Camera Squadron on 1 Apr 1992.

Assignments. 1 Motion Picture Unit, 12 Feb 1943; 1 Fighter Command, 25 Aug 1943; Fifteenth Air Force, Jan 1944 9 Sep 1945. Fourth Air Force, 10 Aug 1948 27 Jun 1949. Headquarters Command, USAF, 2 Sep 1950; 1130 USAF Special Activities Group, 1 Mar 1951; Air Pictorial (later, Air Photographic and Charting) Service, 1 Apr 1951; 1350 Photo Group (Documentary), 1 Aug 1952; Air Photographic and Charting Service, 1 Jan 8 Jun 1954. Aerospace Audio Visual (later, Aerospace Audiovisual; Air Combat Camera) Service, 1 Jul 1971; 621 Air Mobility Operations Group, 22 Jul 1994; 21 Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, 1 Mar 2005; 621 Contingency Operations Support Group, 1 Apr 2007; Air Force Public Affairs Agency, 1 Oct 2008-.
 
Stations. Culver City, CA, 12 Feb 1943 (not manned, Feb Jun 1943); Mitchel Field, NY, 25 Aug 5 Dec 1943; Naples, Italy, c. 16 Jan 1944; Bari, Italy, 22 Jan 1944 9 Sep 1945. Long Beach, CA, 10 Aug 1948 27 Jun 1949. Bolling AFB, DC, 2 Sep 1950; Alexandria, VA, 2 Jan 1951 8 Jun 1954. Arlington, VA, 1 Jul 1971; Andrews AFB, MD, 1 Oct 1988; Charleston AFB, SC, 1 Apr 1992.

Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. World War II: Naples Foggia; Rome Arno.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1971 30 Jun 1973; 1 Jul 1977 30 Jun 1979; 1 Jul 1981 30 Jun 1983; 1 Jul 1983 30 Jun 1985; 1 Jul 1985 30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1997; 1 Jul 1997-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 1999; 1 Jun 1999-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2000-31 May 2001; 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2002; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2003; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2004; 1 Oct 2004-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007; 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2008. Air Force Organizational Excellence Award: 1 Jun 1991 31 May 1993.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through May 2012.

Supersedes statement prepared on 21 Sep 1995.

Emblem. Approved on 27 Jul 1983.
 
Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.