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78 Force Support Squadron (AFMC)

Lineage. Constituted 78 Air Base Squadron (Special), and activated, on 1 Aug 1941. Redesignated 78 Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron on 13 Jun 1942. Disbanded on 30 Apr 1944. Reconstituted, and redesignated 78 Air Base Squadron, on 3 Jan 1952. Activated on 1 Feb 1952. Inactivated on 16 Feb 1953. Activated on 28 Dec 1960. Organized on 1 Feb 1961. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jul 1964. Redesignated 78 Mission Support Squadron on 16 Sep 1994. Activated on 1 Oct 1994. Redesignated 78 Force Support Squadron on 1 Jul 2008. 

Assignments. 58 Air Base Group, 1 Aug 1941; Southeast Air Corps Training Center (later, Army Air Forces Southeast Training Center; later, Army Air Forces Eastern Flying Training Command), 23 Jul 1942-30 Apr 1944. Central Air Defense Force, (attached to 31 Air Division, 1-6 Feb 1952); assigned, 6 Feb 1952-16 Feb 1953. 78 Air Base (later, 78 Combat Support) Group, 1 Feb 1961-1 Jul 1964. 78 Support (later, 78 Mission Support) Group, 1 Oct 1994-. 

Stations. Turner Field, GA, 1 Aug 1941; Moody Field, GA, 25 Nov 1941-30 Apr 1944. Madison Muni Aprt (later, Truax Field), WI, 1 Feb 1952-16 Feb 1953. Hamilton AFB, CA, 1 Feb 1961-1 Jul 1964. Robins AFB, GA, 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 Oct]-31 Dec 1994; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1995. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 28 July 2008. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 29 Apr 1997. 

Emblem. None on file. Squadron may design and request approval of an emblem in accordance with AFI 84-105, Chapter 3. 

Prepared by MSgt Johnny Montgomery.
 
Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.