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417 Flight Test Squadron (AFMC)

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 6517 Test Squadron, and activated, on 10 Mar 1989. Redesignated: 417 Test Squadron on 2 Oct 1992; 417 Flight Test Squadron on 1 Mar 1994. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1995. Activated on 16 Mar 2006.

Assignments. 6510 (later, 412) Test Wing, 10 Mar 1989; 412 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-1 Oct 1995. 412 Operations Group, 16 Mar 2006-.
Stations. Edwards AFB, CA, 10 Mar 1989-1 Oct 1995. Edwards AFB, CA, 16 Mar 2006-.

Commanders. Lt Col Robert L. Black, 10 Mar 1989; Lt Col George G. London Jr., 12 Nov 1992; Lt Col Barton E. Henwood, 3 Dec 1993-1 Oct 1995. Lt Col Barry St. Germain, 16 Mar 2006; Lt Col Michael R. Contratto, 15 May 2008-.

Aircraft. C-17, 1989-1995. YAL-1A, 2006-.

Operations. Flight testing of the C-17A, 1989-1995. Ground and flight testing of the YAL-1A (airborne laser aircraft), 2006-.
 
Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 15 Sep 1991-15 Jul 1993.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 16 Mar 2006.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 17 Dec 2009.

Emblem. Approved on 25 Jun 2007.

Prepared by William M. Butler.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.