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392 Training Squadron (AETC)

Lineage. Constituted 592 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 29 Jan 1943. Activated on 16 Feb 1943. Inactivated on 1 May 1944. Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 392 Missile Training Squadron, which was constituted on 20 May 1957. Activated on 15 Sep 1957. Redesignated 392 Missile Training Squadron (IRBM) on 1 Apr 1958. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Feb 1963. Redesignated: 392 Tactical Missile Squadron on 19 Sep 1985; 392 Space and Missile Training Squadron on 1 Jul 1993. Activated on 1 Jul 1993. Redesignated 392 Training Squadron on 1 Apr 1994. 

Assignments. 396 Bombardment Group, 16 Feb 1943-1 May 1944. 704 Strategic Missile Wing, 15 Sep 1957 (attached to 1 Missile Division, 6 Apr-30 Jun 1959); 1 Missile (later, 1 Strategic Aerospace) Division, 1 Jul 1959; 392 Strategic Missile Wing, 18 Oct 1961; 1 Strategic Aerospace Division, 19 Dec 1961-1 Feb 1963. 17 Technical Training Group, 1 Jul 1993; Second Air Force, 1 Apr 1994; 381 Training Group, 1 Oct 1994-. 

Stations. Mountain Home AAFld, ID, 16 Feb 1943; Moses Lake AAB, WA, 10 Apr 1943; Drew Field, FL, 6 Nov 1943-1 May 1944. Cooke (later, Vandenberg) AFB, CA, 15 Sep 1957-1 Feb 1963. Vandenberg AFB, CA, 1 Jul 1993-. 

Aircraft and Missiles. B-17, 1943-1944. Thor, 1958-1962. 

Operations. Operational training unit, Mar-Aug 1943; replacement training, Aug 1943-Apr 1944. Thor missile operations and maintenance training, primarily for Royal Air Force missile personnel, Aug 1958-Jun 1962. Space and missile training, Jul 1993-. 

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater. 

Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1958-30 Jun 1962; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jul 1998-30 Jun 2000; 1 Jul 2000-30 Jun 2001; 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2003; 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2006. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 7 Oct 2008. 

Aircraft and Operations through 1962. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 4 Oct 1996. 

Emblem. Approved on 12 May 1959. No official drawing on file. Recommend that squadron update emblem in accordance with AFI 84-105, Chapter 3. 

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.
 
Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.