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18 Intelligence Squadron (ACC)

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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 5 Photo Lab Section on 9 Oct 1943.  Activated on 20 Oct 1943.  Redesignated as: 5 Photographic Technical Unit on 30 Nov 1944; 18 Photographic Technical Unit on 29 Jan 1945.  Inactivated on 27 Dec 1945.  Consolidated (16 Oct 1984) with the 68 Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, which was constituted, activated, on 18Oct 1951.  Inactivated on 27 Dec 1951.  Redesignated as: 18 Reconnaissance Technical Squadron on 16 Oct 1984; 18 Intelligence Squadron on 3 Sep 1993.  Activated on 7 Sep 1993.


Assignments.   76 Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 20 Oct 1943; 69 Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 19 Apr 1944; XII Tactical Air Command, 23 Jun-27 Dec 1945.  68 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 18 Oct-10 Dec 1951.  544 Intelligence (later, 544 Information Operations; 544 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) Group, 7 Sep 1993-. 


Stations.   Will Rogers Field, OK, 20 Oct 1943; Thermal AAFld, CA, 26 Nov 1943; Esler Field, LA, 8 May 1944; Key Field, MS, c. 29 Jan-26 Feb 1945; Nancy, France, 22 Mar 1945; Hagenau, France, 3 Apr 1945; Sandhofen, Germany, 13 Jul 1945; Darmstadt, Germany, 19 Sep 1945; Bad Kissingen, Germany, 5-27 Dec 1945.  Lockbourne AFB, OH, 18 Oct-10 Dec 1951. Falcon (later, Schriever) AFB, CO, 7 Sep 1993; Vandenberg AFB, CA, 1 Nov 2004-.  


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


Campaign Streamers.  Global War on Terrorism:  GWOT-E.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.   Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2003.  Air Force Outstanding Awards: 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jan 1998- 1 Nov 1999; 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2002; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2005; 1 Jun 2006-31 Dec 2007; 1 Jun 2008-31 May 2009; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2010; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2011; 1 Jan-31 2014.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 12 Aug 2016.


Supersedes statement prepared on 14 Oct 2011.


Emblem.  Approved on 24 Aug 1995. 


Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.


Reviewed by Dr. Daniel Haulman.