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823 Base Defense Squadron (ACC)

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. Constituted as 823 Air Police Squadron on 19 Jan 1956. Activated on 1 Jun 1956. Redesignated as 823 Combat Defense Squadron on 1 Nov 1958. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Oct 1961. Consolidated (12 Oct 1984) with the 823 Combat Security Police Squadron, which was constituted on 2 Oct 1968. Activated on 15 Oct 1968. Inactivated on 31 Dec 1969. Redesignated as: 823 Security Police Squadron on 12 Oct 1984; 823 Security Forces Squadron on 20 Sep 2000. Activated on 6 Dec 2000. Redesignated as 823 Base Defense Squadron on 30 Sep 2010.

Assignments. 823 Air Base (later, 823 Combat Support) Group, 1 Jun 1956-1 Oct 1961. 82 Combat Security Police Wing, 15 Oct 1968-31 Dec 1969. 820 Security Forces (later, 820 Base Defense) Group, 6 Dec 2000-.

Stations. Homestead AFB, FL, 1 Jun 1956-1 Oct 1961. England AFB, LA, 15 Oct 1968-31 Dec 1969. Moody AFB, GA, 6 Dec 2000-.

Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: TET 69/Counteroffensive.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2003. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 25 Jan 2008-31 May 2009. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 25 Mar-8 Jun 1969.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Oct 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 13 Dec 2000.

Emblem. Approved on 9 Oct 1969.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.