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3 Intelligence Squadron (ACC)

3 IS

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Lineage.  Constituted as 3 Photo Lab Section on 9 Oct 1943.  Activated on 20 Oct 1943.  Redesignated as 3 Photographic Technical Unit on 10 Nov 1944.  Inactivated on 5 Nov 1945.  Consolidated (16 Oct 1984) with the 8 Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, which was constituted on 25 Jan 1952.  Activated on 16 Feb 1952.  Inactivated on 31 Mar 1970.  Redesignated as 3 Reconnaissance Technical Squadron on 16 Oct 1984. Unit remained inactive.  Redesignated as 3 Intelligence Squadron on 6 Oct 2010.  Activated on 1 Nov 2010.

Assignments.  74 Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 20 Oct 1943; Tenth Air Force, 22 Apr 1944; 8 Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 18 Jul 1944-5 Nov 1945.  Eighth Air Force, 16 Feb 1952-31 Mar 1970.  480 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, 1 Nov 2010-.

Stations.  Morris Fld, NC, 20 Oct 1943; Campbell AAFld, KY, 8 Nov 1943; Camp Patrick Henry, VA, 13-22 Feb 1944; India, 25 Apr 1944; Dinjan, India, ca. Jun 1944; Bally, India, ca. Nov 1944-7 Oct 1945; Camp Kilmer, NY 3-5 Nov 1945.  Carswell AFB, TX, 16 Feb 1952; Westover AFB, MA, 1 May 1955-31 Mar 1970.  Fort Gordon, GA, 1 Nov 2010-.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: Central Burma; India-Burma.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jun 2014-31 May 2015; 1 Jun 2015-31 May 2016; 1 Jun 2016-31 May 2017.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1965-30 Jun 1966; 1 Nov 2010-31 May 2011; 1 Jan 2013-31 Dec2013. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 24 Jun 2019.

Supersedes statement prepared on Dec 2010.

Emblem.  Approved on 21 Mar 2013.

Prepared by James M. Musser.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.