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30 Airlift 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 30th Ferrying Squadron on 9 Jul 1942. Activated on 25 Jul 1942. Redesignated 30th Transport Squadron on 24 Mar 1943. Disbanded on 1 Sep 1943. Reconstituted, and redesignated 30th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 20 Jun 1952. Activated on 20 Jul 1952. Redesignated 30th Air Transport Squadron, Medium, on 18 Jul 1954. Discontinued on 25 Jun 1965. Redesignated 30th Military Airlift Squadron, and activated, on 13 Jan 1967. Organized on 8 Apr 1967. Redesignated 30th Airlift Squadron on 1 Nov 1991.

Assignments

8th Ferrying (later, 8th Transport) Group, 25 Jul 1942-1 Sep 1943. 1600th Air Transport Group, 20 Jul 1952; 1611th Air Transport Group, 16 May 1955; 1611th Air Transport Wing, 18 Jan 1963-25 Jun 1965. Military Airlift Command, 13 Jan 1967; 438th Military Airlift Wing, 8 Apr 1967; 438th Military Airlift Group, 1 Oct 1978; 438th Military Airlift Wing, 1 Jun 1980; 438th Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991; 374th Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations

Presque Isle AAFld, ME, 25 Jul 1942; Bluie West 1, Narsarssuak, Greenland, 6 Aug 1942-1 Sep 1943. Westover AFB, MA, 20 Jul 1952; McGuire AFB, NJ, 16 May 1955-25 Jun 1965. McGuire AFB, NJ, 8 Apr 1967-1 Oct 1993; Yokota AB, Japan, 1 Oct 1993-.

Aircraft

C-118, 1952-1965. C-141, 1967-.

Operations

Ferried bombers and P-38 aircraft over the North Atlantic route to England, Aug 1942-Aug 1943. Air transport for the Atlantic Division of MATS, Jul 1952-Jun 1965. Worldwide airlift, Aug 1967-, including support for operations in Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Jun 1991.

Honors

Service Streamer. World War II European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.

Campaign Streamers. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamer. Panama, 1989-1990.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 8 Apr 1967-30 Apr 1968; 1 Jul 1982-30 Jun 1984. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 8 Apr 1967-28 Jan 1973.

Emblem

On a globe per pale White and Air Force Blue, grid lines counterchanged, a stylized bird in flight silhouetted Air Force Blue, outlines and details White; all within an inner border White and an outer border Blue. Approved on 27 May 1960 (K 11852), modified in 1994. MOTTO: UBIVIS QUANDO VIS--Anytime, Anywhere. Approved on 27 May 1960.