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3 Force Support Squadron (PACAF)

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 3 Food Service Squadron, Bombardment, Light, on 10 Aug 1948. Activated on 18 Aug 1948. Redesignated as 3 Food Service Squadron on 1 Mar 1950. Inactivated on 25 Oct 1957. Consolidated (10 Oct 1984) with the 3 Services Squadron, which was constituted, activated, and organized, on 8 Dec 1965. Inactivated on 30 Nov 1976. Activated on 30 Apr 1983. Redesignated as: 3 Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Services Squadron on 1 Jul 1992; 3 Services Squadron on 1 Jan 1994; 3 Force Support Squadron on 1 Oct 2009.

Assignments. 3 Air Base Group, 18 Aug 1948-25 Oct 1957. 3 Combat Support Group, 8 Dec 1965-30 Nov 1976. 3 Combat Support (later, 3d Support; 3 Mission Support) Group, 30 Apr 1983-.

Stations. Yokota AB, Japan, 18 Aug 1948; Johnson AB, Japan, 1 Apr 1950; Yokota AB, Japan, 14 Aug 1950; Iwakuni AB, Japan, 1 Dec 1950; Kunsan AB, South Korea, 25 Aug 1951; Johnson AB, Japan, 1 Oct 1954-25 Oct 1957. Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 8 Dec 1965; Kunsan AB, Korea, 5 Mar 1971; Clark AB, Philippines, 16 Sep1974-30 Nov 1976. Clark AB, Philippines, 30 Apr 1983-19 Dec 1991; Elmendorf AFB, AK, 19 Dec 1991-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Korea: UN Summer-Fall Offensive 1951; Second Korean Winter 1951-1952; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter 1952-1953; Korea, Summer 1953. Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive 1965-1966; Vietnam Air 1966; Vietnam Air Offensive 1966-1967; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968; Vietnam Air/Ground 1968; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-1969; TET 69/Counteroffensive 1969; Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter/Spring 1969-1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive 1970; Southwest Monsoon 1970.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Vietnam): 8 Jun 1966-16 Apr 1967; 6 Mar 1968-31 Jul 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 31 Jan-5 Mar 1968; 16 Aug 1969-20 Jan 1970; 21 Jan-31 Oct 1970. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1972-31 Dec 1973; 3 Apr-31 May 1975; 22 Mar-1 Apr 1986; 1 Jan 1989-1 Jun 1990; 1 Jan 1994-31 Dec 1995; 1 Jan 1996-30 Sep 1998; 1 Jan 2000-31 Dec 2001; 1 Jan 2002-30 Sep 2003; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2005-1 Nov 2006. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 27 Jun-31 Jul 1950. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm: [8 Dec] 1965-19 May 1969; 1 Apr 1966-[31 Oct 1970]; 1 May-30 Sep 1970.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 26 Oct 2009.

Emblem. Approved on 19 Jan 1993.

Supersedes statement prepared on 4 May 1999.

Prepared by Robert B. Kane.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.