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97 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. Designated as Squadron D, 97 Airdrome Group on 11 Sep 1947. Organized on 1 Dec 1947. Discontinued on 12 Jul 1948. Consolidated (10 Oct 1984) with the 97 Food Service Squadron, Bombardment, Medium, which was constituted on 28 May 1948. Activated on 12 Jul 1948. Redesignated 97 Food Service Squadron on 16 Mar 1950. Inactivated on 16 Jun 1952. Activated on 1 Jul 1959. Redesignated 97 Services Squadron on 1 Oct 1965. Inactivated on 1 Mar 1970. Activated on 1 Oct 1979. Inactivated on 31 May 1992. Redesignated 97 Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Services Squadron on 21 Aug 1992. Activated on 1 Oct 1992. Redesignated: 97 Services Squadron on 1 Jan 1994; 97 Force Support Squadron on 1 Jun 2008. 

Assignments. 97 Airdrome Group, 1 Dec 1947-12 Jul 1948. Eighth Air Force, 12 Jul 1948; 97 Air Base Group, 22 Jul 1948-16 Jun 1952. 97 Combat Support Group, 1 Jul 1959-1 Mar 1970. 97 Combat Support (later 97 Support) Group, 1 Oct 1979-31 May 1992. 97 Support (later 97 Mission Support) Group, 1 Oct 1992-. 

Stations. Mile 26 Field (later Eielson AFB), AK, 1 Dec 1947-12 Mar 1948; Smoky Hill AFB, KS, 21 Mar 1948; Biggs AFB, TX, 17 May 1948-16 Jun 1952. Blytheville AFB, AR, I Jul 1959-1 Mar 1970. Blytheville (later Eaker) AFB, AR, 1 Oct 1979-31 May 1992. Altus AFB, OK, 1 Oct 1992-. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1988; 1 Oct 1992-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1996; 1 Jul 1996-30 Jun 1998; 1 July 1999-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2002; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2003; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2004; 1 Jul 2004-30 Jun 2006; 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007; 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2008. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 21 Apr 2009. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 13 Jun 1996. 

Emblem. Approved on 1 Aug 1990; modified on 1 May 2003. 

Prepared by Robert B. Kane.
 
Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.