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42 Force Support Squadron (AETC)

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 Air Base Squadron, 41 Air Base Group on 20 Nov 1940.  Activated on 15 Jan 1941.  Redesignated as: 42 Air Base Squadron on 17 Jan 1941; 42 Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron on 13 Jun 1942.  Disbanded on 1 May 1944.  Reconstituted, and redesignated 42 Mission Support Squadron, on 7 Mar 1989.  Activated on 1 May 1989.  Inactivated on 30 Sep 1994.  Activated on 1 Oct 1994.  Redesignated as 42 Force Support Squadron on 1 Jul 2009.

Assignments.  41Air Base Group, 15 Jan 1941; 3 Air Force Base Command, 6 Nov 1941; Third Air Force, 7 May 1942-1 May 1944.  42 Combat Support (later, 42 Support) Group, 1 May 1989; 42 Bomb Wing, 30 Jun-30 Sep 1994.  42 Support (later, 42 Mission Support) Group, 1 Oct 1994-.    

Stations.  MacDill Fld, FL, 15 Jan 1941; Dale Mabry Fld, FL, 18 Mar 1941-1 May 1944.  Loring AFB, ME, 1 May 1989-30 Sep 1994.  Maxwell AFB, AL, 1 Oct 1994-.

Service Streamers.  World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers.  None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1990-29 May 1992; 30 May 1992-31 Mar 1994; 1 Jun 1994-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1997; 1 Jul 1999-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2008; 1 Jul 2010-30 Jun 2011; 1 Jul 2012-30 Jun 2014; 1 Jul 2015-30 Jun 2017. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 15 Mar 2019.

Emblem.  Approved on 17 Sep 1990.

Supersedes statement prepared on 27 Jul 2009.

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman