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24 Special Tactics Squadron (AFSOC)

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 24 Air Corps Interceptor Control Squadron on 14 Oct 1941.  Activated on 21 Oct 1941.  Redesignated as 24 Fighter Control Squadron on 15 May 1942.  Disbanded on 31 Mar 1944.  Reconstituted, and consolidated (1 Mar 1992) with the 1724 Combat Control Squadron which was designated, and activated, on 1 May 1987.  Redesignated as: 1724 Special Tactics Squadron on 1 Oct 1987; 24 Special Tactics Squadron on 31 Mar 1992.  

Assignments.  Fourth Air Force, 21 Oct 1941; 24 Pursuit Group, 15 Jan 1942 (apparently attached to Fourth Air Force, 15 Jan-7 Jul 1942; IV Fighter Command, 8 Jul-14 Oct 1942); San Francisco Air Defense (later, San Francisco Fighter) Wing, 15 Oct 1942-31 Mar 1944.  Twenty-Third Air Force (later, Air Force Special Operations Command), 1 May 1987; 1720 (later, 720) Special Tactics Group, 1 Oct 1987; 724 Special Tactics Group, 29 Apr 2011-.

Stations.  Hamilton Field, CA, 21 Oct-6 Dec 1941; US Army Transport Garfield, 6-10 Dec 1941; Hamilton Field, CA, 10 Dec 1941; Berkeley, CA, 7 Oct 1943-31 Mar 1944.  Pope AFB, NC, 1 May 1987-.

Service Streamers.  World War II: American Theater.

Campaign Streamers.  Iraq: Liberation of Iraq.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  Panama 1989-1990 with Arrowhead.

Decorations.  Distinguished Unit Citation: 1 Oct 2012-30 Sep 2014.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device:  18 Dec 1989-16 Jan 1990; 16 Aug-7 Nov 1993; 1 Sep 2001-31 Aug 2003.  Gallant Unit Citation: 1 Jan 2006-31 Dec 2007.  Meritorious Unit Awards:  1 Sep 2001-31 Aug 2003; 1 Jan 2008-30 Sep 2009; 1 Oct 2009-30 Sep 2011; 1 Oct 2014-30 Sep 2016; 1 Oct 2016-30 Sep 2018.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Aug 1991-30 Mar 1992; 31 Mar 1992-31 Jul 1993; 16 Aug-7 Nov 1993; 8 Nov 1993-31 Jul 1995; 1 Aug 1995-31 Jul 1997; 1 Aug 1997-31 Jul 1999; 1 Sep 1999-31 Aug 2001;

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 12 Oct 2021.

Supersedes statement prepared on 28 May 2010.

Emblem.  Approved on 22 Jun 1990.

Prepared by James Musser.

Reviewed by Margaret Ream.