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United States Air Forces in Europe Band (USAFE)

Lineage. Constituted as 386 Army Air Forces Band on 14 Jan 1943. Activated on 1 Feb 1943. Redesignated as: 686 Army Band on 27 Dec 1943; 686 Army Air Forces Band on 26 Feb 1944; 686 Air Force Band on 26 Sep 1947; United States Air Forces in Europe Band on 1 Oct 1991.
 
Assignments. Army Air Forces Southeast Training Center (later, Army Air Forces Eastern Flying Training Command; Army Air Forces Training Command), 1 Feb 1943; Air Service Command, United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (later, Air Technical Service Command in Europe), 6 Dec 1944; United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), 25 Aug 1945; 7100 Headquarters Command Wing-USAFE, 1 Jul 1948; 7100 Hq Support Wing-USAFE, 21 Jan 1951; 7100 Air Base Group (later, 7100 Support Group; 7100 Air Base Wing), 1 Nov 1953; 601 Combat Support Group, 1 Jun 1973; 7400 Air Base Group, 1 Oct 1973; 86 Combat Support Group, 31 Dec 1975; United States Air Forces in Europe, 1 Nov 1979; 316 Air Division, 1 Sep 1988; Seventeenth Air Force, 1 May 1991; United States Air Forces in Europe, 1 Jun 1993; 435 Mission Support Group, 29 Jan 2004; United States Air Forces in Europe, 18 Nov 2004-.
 
Stations. Greenwood AAFld, MS, 1 Feb 1943-6 Dec 1944; St Germain, France, 6 Dec 1944; Wiesbaden AB, Germany, 1 Oct 1945; Semback AB, Germany, 1 Oct 1973; Kaiserslautern Storage, Germany, 14 Mar 1979; Einsiedlerhof Storage Annex, Germany, c. Jun 1987; Sembach Annex, Germany, c. Jun 1997-.
 
Service Streamers. WWII American Theater; WWII EAME Theater.
 
Campaign Streamers. None.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 26 Aug 1955-7 May 1957; 1 Jul 1965-30 Jun 1967; 2 Jan 1971-1 Jan 1972; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1976; 7 Jun 1982-6 Jun 1984; 13 May 1989-12 May 1991. Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Oct 1991-30 Sep 1993; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 24 Mar-10 Jun 1999; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-29 Jan 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-31 Dec 2006.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 17 Dec 2009.

Supersedes statement prepared on 19 Oct 1976.

Emblem. None on file. Unit may design and request approval of an emblem in accordance with AFI 84-105, chapter 3.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.