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10 Missile Squadron

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. Constituted 10th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 22 Dec 1939. Activated on 1 Feb 1940. Redesignated: 10th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 7 May 1942; 10th Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 21 Sep 1943. Inactivated on 17 Jun 1944. Redesignated 10th Bombardment Squadron, Light, on 11 Mar 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 18 Jun 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated 10th Bombardment Squadron, Medium, on 7 Jun 1955. Activated on 1 Sep 1955. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Jun 1961. Redesignated 10th Strategic Missile Squadron (ICBM-Minuteman), and activated, on 2 Aug 1961. Organized on 1 Dec 1961. Redesignated 10th Missile Squadron on 1 Sep 1991.

Assignments. 25th Bombardment Group, 1 Feb 1940; VI Bomber Command, attached 13 Dec 1943, assigned 17 Dec 1943; Second Air Force, c. 9 May-17 Jun 1944. 341st Bombardment Group, 18 Jun 1947-27 Jun 1949. 341st Bombardment Wing, 1 Sep 1955-25 Jun 1961. Strategic Air Command, 2 Aug 1961; 341st Strategic Missile Wing, 1 Dec 1961; 341st Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991-.

Stations. Langley Field, VA, 1 Feb-26 Oct 1940; Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1 Nov 1940; Edinburgh Field, Trinidad, c. 1 Nov 1942 (detachment operated from Port of Spain, Trinidad, 27 Aug-12 Oct 1943); Waller Field, Trinidad, 1 Oct 1943; France Field, Canal Zone, 11 Dec 1943-2 May 1944; Lincoln AAFld, NE, 25 May-17 Jun 1944. Westover Field (later, AFB), MA, 18 Jun 1947-27 Jun 1949. Abilene (later, Dyess) AFB, TX, 1 Sep 1955-25 Jun 1961 (deployed at Andersen AFB, Guam, 9 Jan-c. 3 Apr 1958). Malmstrom AFB, MT, 1 Dec 1961-.

Aircraft and Missiles. B-17, 1940; A-17, 1940-1941; B-18, 1940 1943; B-25, 1943-1944. AT-6, 1947-1949; AT-11, 1947-1949. B-47, 1956-1961. Minuteman I, 1962-1968; Minuteman II, 1968-.

Operations. Antisubmarine patrols and convoy escort in Caribbean during World War II. Missile alert operations, 1962-. SAC's first Minuteman missile squadron.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 22 Oct 1962-31 Dec 1963; 1 Jul 1975-30 Jun 1976; 1 Jul 1976-30 Jun 1977; 1 Jul 1979-30 Jun 1981; 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1990; 1 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1991; 1 Sep 1991-31 Aug 1993.

Emblem. On an Air Force Blue disc, an Air Force Golden Yellow demi lion rampant, shaded Golden Brown, his tongue Red, emerging from a hole, Dark Brown, rimmed Red; fimbriated White five (5) Red lightning flashes radiating upward from the hole, fimbriated White. MOTTO: THE FIRST ACE IN THE HOLE. Approved on 21 Jun 1963 (K 14273); replaced emblem approved on 27 Sep 1940 (8471 A.C.).