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502 Communications Squadron (AETC)

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. Designated as 1973 Communications Squadron, and organized, on 1 Nov 1965. Redesignated as: 1973 Information Systems Group on 1 Apr 1985; 1973 Communications Group on 1 Nov 1986; 502 Communications Squadron on 1 Oct 1992. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1994. Activated on 30 Apr 2010.
 
Assignments. 1974 Communications Group, 1 Nov 1965; Southern Communications Area, 1 May 1972; Continental Communications Division, 1 Jun 1981; Air Force Communications Command, 1 Apr 1985; Air University, 1 Oct 1990; 502 Support Group, 1 Oct 1992-1 Oct 1994. 502 Mission Support Group, 30 Apr 2010-.
 
Stations. Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, 1 Nov 1965; Maxwell AFB, AL, 1 May 1972-1 Oct 1994. Fort Sam Houston, TX, 30 Apr 2010-.

Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Defense; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter/Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 Nov 1965-30 Jun 1966; 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 1971-30 Apr 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jun 1992-30 May 1994. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-1 May 1972.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through May 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 23 Jan 1987.

Emblem. Approved on 1 Jul 1982. Modified on 29 July 2011.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.