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820 RED HORSE Squadron (ACC)

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 820 Installations Squadron on 23 Apr 1956.  Activated on 1 Jun 1956.  Inactivated on 1 Jan 1960.  Redesignated as 820 Civil Engineering Squadron, and activated, on 7 Feb 1961.  Organized on 1 Apr 1961.   Discontinued, and inactivated, on 15 Sep 1964.  Redesignated as 820 Civil Engineering Squadron (Heavy Repair), and activated, on 12 Jan 1966.  Organized on 8 Apr 1966.  Redesignated as:  820 Civil Engineering Squadron, Heavy Repair on 15 Oct 1969; 820 RED HORSE Civil Engineering Squadron on 10 Mar 1989; 820 RED HORSE Squadron on 1 Mar 1994.


Assignments.   820 Air Base (later, 820 Combat Support) Group, 1 Jun 1956-1 Jan 1960.  820 Combat Support Group, 1 Apr 1961-15 Sep 1964.  Seventh Air Force, 8 Apr 1966; 1 Civil Engineering Group (Heavy Repair) (later, 1 Civil Engineering Group, Heavy Repair), 15 May 1967; Seventh Air Force, 16 Mar 1970; Twelfth Air Force, 15 Apr 1970-.


Stations.  Plattsburgh AFB, NY, 1 Jun 1956-1 Jan 1960.  Plattsburgh AFB, NY, 1 Apr 1961-15 Sep 1964.  Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 8 Apr 1966*; DaNang AB, South Vietnam, 28 Feb 1969-15 Apr 1970; Lake Mead/Nellis AFB, NV, 15 Apr 1970-.


Service Streamers. None. 


Campaign Streamers.  Vietnam:  Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II;   Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter/Spring 1970.  Southwest Asia:  Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.  Global War on Terrorism: GWOT-E.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.   Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 5 Sep 1966-20 Jun 1967; 1 Jan 1969-16 Mar 1970.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [15 Apr 1970]-25 Sep 1971; 1 Jun 1973-31 May 1975; 1 Jun 1981-31 May 1983; 1 Jun 1983-31 May 1985; 1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1988; 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1990; 3 Sep 1990-15 Mar 1991; 1 Aug 1992-30 Jul 1994; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 1997-31 May 1999; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2007; 1 Jun 2012-31 May 2014.   Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 8 Apr 1966-15 Apr 1970.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 19 Aug 2016.


Supersedes statement prepared in Oct 2011.


Emblem.   Approved on 28 Mar 1967.


Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.


*Note: No personnel assigned to squadron until 1 Jul 1966; squadron in training in U. S., Jul-Aug 1966; first squadron personnel reached Tuy Hoa AB on 17 Aug 1966.