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USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (AFMC)

Lineage.  Organized as the Medical Research Laboratory on 19 Jan 1918.  Redesignated as: the Medical Research Laboratory and School for Flight Surgeons in May 1919; School of Aviation Medicine on 8 Nov 1922; Army Air Forces School of Aviation Medicine on 1 Oct 1943.  Disbanded on 15 Sep 1944.  Reconstituted, and consolidated (27 Mar 1979) with: (1) unit organized as 27 Army Air Forces Base Unit (Army Air Forces School of Aviation Medicine) on 15 Sep 1944; redesignated as 27 Air Force Base Unit (Air Force School of Aviation Medicine) on 26 Sep 1947; 27 Air Force Base Unit (United States Air Force School of Aviation Medicine) on 16 Jun 1948; discontinued on 27 Aug 1948; and (2) unit designated as United States Air Force School of Aviation Medicine on 24 Aug 1948; organized on 27 Aug 1948; redesignated as: School of Aviation Medicine, United States Air Force, on 1 Sep 1955; School of Aviation Medicine on 1 Jul 1959; School of Aerospace Medicine on 8 May 1961; USAF School of Aerospace Medicine on 1 Jul 1962.  Consolidated organization was designated as USAF School of Aerospace Medicine.  Redesignated as: USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (AFSC) on 8 Sep 1989; USAF School of Aerospace Medicine on 1 Oct 1994.    

Assignments.  Air Division, [US Army] Signal Corps, 19 Jan 1918; Department of Military Aeronautics, c. 27 May 1918; Air Service, US Army, c. 18 Apr 1919; Air Corps, US Army, 2 Jul 1926 (attached to Air Corps Training Center, 16 Aug 1926-7 Jul 1940; Gulf Coast Air Corps Training Center, 8 Jul 1940-11 Aug 1942); United States Army Air Forces, 6 Feb 1942-15 Sep 1944.   Army Air Forces, 15 Sep 1944; Air University, 1 Apr 1946; 501 Air University Wing, 21 Jun 1948; Air University, 27 Jul-27 Aug 1948.  Air University, 27 Aug 1948; United States Air Force Aerospace Medical Center, 1 Oct 1959; Aerospace Medical Division (later, Human Systems Division; Human Systems Center; 311 Human Systems Wing), 15 Apr 1962; 711 Human Performance Wing, 28 May 2008-. 

 

Stations.  Hazelhurst Field, NY, 19 Jan 1918; Mitchel Field, NY, Nov 1919; Brooks Field, TX, 30 Jun 1926; Randolph Field, TX, 31 Oct 1931-15 Sep 1944.  Randolph Field (later, Randolph AFB), TX, 15 Sep 1944-27 Aug 1948.  Randolph AFB, TX, 27 Aug 1948; Brooks AFB, TX, 3 Aug 1959; Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 15 Sep 2011-.

      

Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.


Campaign Streamers.  None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Nov 1957-30 Jun 1963; 1 Jan 1965-31 Dec 1966; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2000; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2001; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2002; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2003; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2004; 1 May 2006-30 Apr 2008; 25 Mar 2008-24 May 2010.  Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Jan 1985-31 Dec 1986; 13 Dec 1990-1 Apr 1992; 1 Sep 1997-31 Mar 1999; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2000.    


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 21 May 2018.


Supersedes statement prepared on 5 Jan 2010.


Emblem.  Approved c. 21 Mar 1925.  Emblem should be revised to meet the standards of AFI 84-105, chapter 3. 


Prepared by Daniel Haulman.