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21 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.  Designated as 1721 Combat Control Squadron, and activated, on 1 Jul 1984.  Redesignated as 624 Combat Control Squadron on 1 Jun 1992.  Inactivated on 1 Oct 1993.  Redesignated as 21 Special Tactics Squadron, and activated, on 1 May 1996.   


Assignments.  Twenty-First Air Force, 1 Jul 1984; 1725 Combat Control Group, 1 Mar 1991; 624 Airlift Support Group, 1 Jun 1992-1 Oct 1993.  720 Special Tactics Group, 1 May 1996-.


Stations.  Pope AFB, NC, 1 Jul 1984-1 Oct 1993.  Pope AFB (later, Fort Bragg), NC, 1 May 1996-.


Service Streamers.  None.


Campaign Streamers.  Gulf War:  Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.  Afghanistan: Consolidation II; Consolidation III.  Iraq: Iraqi Sovereignty; Iraqi New Dawn.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  Panama, 1989-1990.


Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat “V” Device: 20 Dec 1989-9 Jan 1990; 1 Sep 2001-31 Aug 2003.  Gallant Unit Citation: 1 Jan 2006-31 Dec 2007.  Meritorious Unit Award:  1 Jul 2006-31 May 2008; 1 Jan 2008-30 Sep 2009; 1 Oct 2009-30 Sep 2011.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1987; 1 Aug 1995-31 Jul 1997; 1 Aug 1997-31 Jul 1999; 1 Oct 2012-30 Sep 2014.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 11 Aug 2016.


Emblem.  Approved on 18 Mar 1999.


Supersedes statement prepared on 13 Apr 2010.


Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.