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18 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (PACAF)

18 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

18 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Lineage. Constituted as 18 Organizational Maintenance Squadron, and activated, on 7 Aug 1962. Organized on 8 Sep 1962. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 8 Jun 1966. Activated on 24 Jan 1971. Redesignated as 18 Aircraft Generation Squadron on 1 Jun 1977. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1991. Redesignated as 18 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on 3 Jul 2002. Activated on 19 Aug 2002. 

Assignments. 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Sep 1962-8 Jun 1966. 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 24 Jan 1971; 18 Tactical Fighter Group, 1 May 1978; 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 11 Feb 1981-1 Oct 1991. 18 Maintenance Group, 19 Aug 2002-. 

Stations. Kadena AB, Okinawa, 8 Sep 1962-8 Jun 1966. Kadena AB, Okinawa (later, Japan), 24 Jan 1971-1 Oct 1991. Kadena AB, Japan, 19 Aug 2002.

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [8] Sep 1962-31 Aug 1963; 1 Aug 1964-5 Jun 1965; 6 Jun 1965-8 Mar 1966; 1 Sep 1978-30 Sep 1979; 1 Oct 1979-31 May 1980; 1 Jun 1981-31 May 1983; 1 Jun 1983-31 May 1984; 1 Jun 1984-31 May 1986; 1 Jun 1987-31 May 1989; 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991; [19 Aug]-30 Sep 2002; 1 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2004; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr-[8 Jun] 1966 and [24 Jan 1971]-28 Jan 1973. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 18 Jun 2009. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 16 Aug 2002. 

Emblem. Approved on 24 Jul 1987. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.