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49 Communications 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 49 Communications Squadron, Fighter, Jet, on 10 Aug 1948. Activated on 18 Aug 1948. Redesignated as 49 Communications Squadron on 1 Feb 1950. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jul 1962. Consolidated (1 Nov 1991) with the 1877 Communications Squadron, which was designated, and organized, on 1 Nov 1965. Redesignated as: 1877 Information Systems Squadron on 1 Jul 1984; 1877 Communications Squadron on 1 Nov 1986; 49 Communications Squadron on 15 Nov 1991.
 
Assignments. 49 Air Base Group, 18 Aug 1948-1 Jul 1962 (attached to 6016 Air Base Wing, 1 Apr-18 Nov 1953). 1964 Communications Group, 1 Nov 1965; Tactical Communications Area (later, Tactical Communications Division; Tactical Information Systems Division; Tactical Communications Division), 1 Dec 1971; 833 Air Division, 1 Oct 1990; 49 Support (later, 49 Mission Support) Group, 15 Nov 1991-.
 
Stations. Misawa AB, Japan, 18 Aug 1948; Taegu AB, South Korea, 1 Dec 1950; Tsuiki Aux AB, Japan, 25 Jan 1951; Taegu AB, South Korea, 24 Feb 1951; Misawa AB, Japan, 1 Apr 1953-10 Dec 1957; Etain/Rouvres (later, Etain) AB, France, 10 Dec 1957; Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 25 Aug 1959-1 Jul 1962. Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 1 Nov 1965-1 Dec 1971; Holloman AFB, NM, 1 Dec 1971-.
 
Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. Korea: CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive, 1951; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter. Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer-Fall, 1969; Vietnam Winter/Spring, 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 8 Jun 1966-16 Apr 1967; 6 Mar 1968-31 Jul 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: [1 Nov] 1965-30 Jun 1966; 1 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1967; 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1969; 1 Jul 1969-30 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1970-30 Jun 1971; 1 Jul-30 Nov 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1958-15 Mar 1959; 1 Jan 1974-31 Dec 1975; 1 Jan 1980-31 Dec 1981; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 1997-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 1999; 2 May 2004-31 May 2005. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations: 27 Jun 1950-7 Feb 1951; 8 Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: 25 Nov 1965-19 Mar 1969; 1 Apr 1966-1 Dec 1971.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Aug 2011.

Supersedes statement prepared on 1 May 1995.

Emblem. Approved on 29 Sep 1981.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.