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51 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 51 Food Service Squadron, Fighter, Jet, on 10 Aug 1948. Activated on 18 Aug 1948. Redesignated as 51 Food Service Squadron on 1 Feb 1950. Inactivated on 25 Oct 1957. Consolidated (10 Oct 1984) with the 51 Support Squadron, which was constituted, and activated, on 30 Jun 1960. Organized on 18 Jul 1960. Redesignated as 51 Services Squadron on 8 Jan 1964. Inactivated on 31 May 1971. Activated on 1 Nov 1971. Inactivated on 28 Feb 1975. Activated on 1 May 1981. Redesignated as: 51 Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Services Squadron on 1 Jul 1992; 51 Services Squadron on 1 Jan 1994; 51 Force Support Squadron on 19 Jun 2009.
 
Assignments. 51 Air Base Group, 18 Aug 1948-25 Oct 1957. 51 Air Base (later, 51 Combat Support) Group, 18 Jul 1960-31 May 1971. 51 Air Base Wing, 1 Nov 1971; 51 Combat Support Group, 30 Sep 1974-28 Feb 1975. 51 Combat Support (later, 51 Support; 51 Mission Support) Group, 1 May 1981-.
 
Stations. Naha Afld, Okinawa, 18 Aug 1948; Itazuke AB, Japan, 25 Sep 1950; Kimpo AB, South Korea, 25 Oct 1950; Itazuke AB, Japan, 10 Dec 1950; Tsuiki AB, Japan, 11 Jan 1951; Suwon AB, South Korea, 1 Oct 1951-26 Jul 1954; Naha AB, Okinawa, 1 Aug 1954-25 Oct 1957. Naha AB, Okinawa, 19 Jul 1960-31 May 1971. Osan AB, South Korea, 1 Nov 1971-28 Feb 1975. Osan AB, South Korea, 1 May 1981-.
 
Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. Korea: UN Offensive 1950; CCF Intervention 1950-1951; UN Summer-Fall Offensive 1951; Second Korean Winter 1951-1952; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter 1952-1953; Korea, Summer 1953.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
 
Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 29 Mar 1962-30 Sep 1963; 1 Jan 1965-31 Dec 1966; 1 Jan 1969-31 Dec 1970; 30 Sep 1974-28 Feb 1975; 1 Apr 1983-30 Apr 1984; 1 May 1984-30 Apr 1985; 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul 1987-30 Jun 1989; 1 Oct 1992-30 Sep 1994; 1 Nov 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2004. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations: 20 Sep 1950-30 Jun 1951; 1 Jul 1951-31 Mar 1953; 19-20 Aug 1972.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 1 Jul 2009.
 
Supersedes statement prepared on 7 Feb 2000.
 
Emblem. Approved on 20 Jan 1984.
 
Prepared by Robert B. Kane.
 
Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.