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368 Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group (ACC)

Lineage. Established as 68 Tactical Air Support Group on 2 Dec 1969. Activated on 15 Jan 1970. Inactivated on 15 Jun 1974. Redesignated 368 Tactical Air Support Group on 31 Jul 1985. Redesignated 368 Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group, and converted to provisional status, on 12 Feb 2009. 

Assignments. Ninth Air Force, 15 Jan 1970-15 Jun 1974. Air Combat Command to activate or inactivate at any time on or after 12 Feb 2009. 

Operational Components. Squadrons. 21 Tactical Air Support: 31 Aug 1973-15 Jun 1974. 424 Tactical Air Support Training: 1 Jan-31 Oct 1972. 703 Special Operations (later 703 Tactical Air Support (Helicopter)): 15 Jan 1970-15 Jun 1974. 704 Tactical Air Support: 15 Jan 1970-15 Jun 1974. 

Stations. Shaw AFB, SC, 15 Jan 1970-15 Jun 1974. 

Commanders. Col Clyde W. Strain, 15 Jan 1970; Col Robert S. McCormick, 4 Jun 1971; Col Blanton S. Keller, 28 Jun 1971; Col John D. Rosenbaum, 3 Jan 1973; Col Louis G. Pazel, 1 Sep 1973-14 Jun 1974. 

Aircraft. O-2, 1970-1974; CH-53, 1970-1973; CH-3, 1970-1974; QU-22, 1972; OV-10, 1974. 

Operations. Trained and equipped tactical air support squadrons (TASS) and tactical air control parties (TACP) to control aircraft and communications systems in support of surface forces including tactical air strikes, reconnaissance and airlift, 1970-1974. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 10-14 Feb 1973.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 18 Feb 2009. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 15 Mar 1974. 

Supersedes draft prepared on 7 Nov 2008. 

Emblem. Approved on 26 Jun 1970. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.