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3 Audiovisual 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 3 AAF Combat Camera Unit and activated on 12 Feb 1943.  Inactivated on 27 Oct 1945.  Consolidated (20 Oct 2009) with the 1365 Audiovisual Squadron (Combat Camera) which was activated as the 1365 Photographic Squadron on 1 Jan 1976.  Redesignated as: 1365 Audiovisual Squadron on 1 Jun 1976; 1365 Audiovisual Squadron (Combat Camera) on 1 Feb 1990.  Inactivated on 1 Apr 1992.  Redesignated as 3 Combat Camera Squadron on 20 Oct 2009.   Activated on 23 Oct 2009. Redesignated as 3 Audiovisual Squadron on 15 Apr 2018.

Assignments.  1 Motion Picture Unit, 12 Feb 1943; Eighth Air Force 3 Nov 1943; 8 Reconnaissance Wing (Provisional) (attached to 2 Bomb Division), 27 Feb 1944; 325 Photographic Wing, Reconnaissance, 9 Aug 1944; Eighth Air Force, 6 Feb 1945; VIII Fighter Command, 16 Jul-27 Oct 1945.  Aerospace Audio-Visual Service (later Aerospace Audiovisual Service), 1 Jan 1976-1 Apr 1992.  Air Force Public Affairs Agency, 23 Oct 2009-.

Stations.  Culver City, CA, 12 Feb 1943; Fort Hamilton, NY, 14-21 Oct 1943; Liverpool, UK, 3 Nov 1943; Camp Lynn (High Wycombe), UK, 3 Nov 1943;  Cheddington, UK, 11 Nov 1943; Teddington, UK, by 31 Dec 1943; Hethel, UK, by 28 Feb 1944; Camp Lynn (High Wycombe), 22 Apr 1944-27 Oct 1945.  Kelly AFB, TX, 1 Jan 1976; Lackland AFB, TX, 15 Jul 1980-1 Apr 1992.  Lackland (later Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland) AFB, TX, 23 Oct 2009-.

Service Streamers.  World War II:  European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.

Campaign Streamers.  None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Meritorious Unit Award: 5 Dec 2009-30 Sep 2010. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 2014-31 Dec 2015.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 23 Jul 2019.

Supersedes statement prepared 12 Nov 2009.

Emblem.  Approved on 10 Feb 2010. 

Prepared by James M. Musser         

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman