1 Airlift Squadron (AMC)

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Lineage.  Constituted as 1 Air Transport Squadron (Mobile) on 13 Mar 1944.  Activated on 23 Mar 1944.  Inactivated on 25 Mar 1946.  Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.  Reconstituted, and redesignated as 1 Air Transport Squadron, Medium, on 1 Sep 1953.  Activated on 18 Nov 1953. Redesignated as: 1 Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 8 Sep 1954; 1 Military Airlift Squadron on 15 Jan 1966.  Inactivated on 30 Jun 1971.  Activated on 12 Sep 1977.  Redesignated as 1 Airlift Squadron on 12 Jul 1991.

Assignments.  Caribbean Wing, Air Transport Command, 23 Mar 1944; India-China Wing (later, India-China Division), Air Transport Command, c. 2 May 1944 (attached to XX Bomber Command, 17 May–20 Nov 1944); XX Bomber Command, 21 Nov 1944 (attached to 22 Air Depot Group, Nov–Dec 1944); United States Army Forces, Pacific Ocean Areas (later, US Army Strategic Air Forces), c. 20 Jun 1945; Eighth Air Force, 31 Jul 1945; Okinawa Air Depot, 10 Sep 1945; Far East Air Service Command, 9 Jan 1946; IV Air  Service Area Command, 15 Jan–25 Mar 1946. 1607 Air Base Group, 18 Nov 1953; 1607 Air Transport Group, 1 Jan 1954; 1607 Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963; 436 Military Airlift Wing, 8 Jan 1966–30 Jun 1971. 89 Military Airlift Wing, Special Mission (later, 89 Military Airlift Group; 89 Military Airlift Wing), 12 Sep 1977; 89 Operations Group, 12 Jul 1991–.

Stations.  Homestead AAFld, FL, 23 Mar–21 Apr 1944; Kalaikunda, India, 3 May 1944 (air echelon operated from Kharagpur, India, 7 May–4 Aug 1945); Naha AB, Okinawa, 20 Jun 1945–25 Mar 1946. Dover AFB, DE, 18 Nov 1953–30 Jun 1971. Andrews AFB, MD, 12 Sep 1977–.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  World War II: India-Burma; Central Burma; China Defensive; Ryukyu Islands.  Global War on Terrorism – Expeditionary (GWOT-E).

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Meritorious Unit Citation (Army): 5 Jun–5 Dec 1944.  Meritorious Unit Award:  1 Jul 2011-30 Jun 2012.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 26 Dec 1965–23 Jan 1966; 13 Nov–18 Dec 1967; 1 Jan 1968–31 Dec 1969; 1 Jul 1987–30 Jun 1989; 1 Jul 1989–30 Jun 1991; 1 Jul 1991–30 Jun 1992; 1 Jul 1992-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2005; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2008; 1 Jul 2008-30 Jun 2009; 1 Jul 2009-30 Jun 2011; 1 Jul 2015-30 Jun 2016; 1 Jul 2016-30 Jun 2017; 1 Jul 2017-30 Jun 2018; 1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2019; 1 Jul 2019-30 Jun 2020.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966–30 Jun 1971. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 16 Mar 2022.

Supersedes statement prepared on ‎3 Jun 2010.

Emblem.  Approved on 16 May 1983; latest rendering, 14 Feb 2013.

Prepared by Melissa Lahue.

Reviewed by Margaret Ream.