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314 Air Refueling Squadron (AFRC)

In accordance with AFI 84-105, chapter 3, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT authorized without the approval of the organization's commander.

In accordance with AFI 84-105, chapter 3, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT authorized without the approval of the organization's commander.

Lineage. Constituted as 314 Troop Carrier Squadron on 23 Oct 1943.  Activated on 1 Nov 1943.  Inactivated on 31 Jul 1946.  Redesignated as 314 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 10 May 1949.  Activated in the Reserve on 27 Jun 1949.  Ordered to Active Service on 1 Apr 1951.  Inactivated on 2 Apr 1951.  Redesignated as 314 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 26 May 1952.  Activated in the Reserve on 13 Jun 1952.  Redesignated as 314 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 1 Sep 1957.  Ordered to Active Service on 28 Oct 1962.  Relieved from Active Duty on 28 Nov 1962.  Redesignated as: 314 Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy on 1 Apr 1965; 314 Air Transport Squadron, Heavy on 1 Dec 1965; 314 Military Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1966; 314 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Apr 1972; 314 Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy on 1 Jan 1977; 314 Air Refueling Squadron on 1 Feb 1992.  Inactivated on 1 Jul 2009.  Activated on 29 Apr 2016,

Assignments. 349 Troop Carrier Group, 1 Nov 1943-31 Jul 1946.  349 Troop Carrier Group, 27 Jun 1949-2 Apr 1951.  349 Fighter-Bomber (later, 349 Troop Carrier) Group, 13 Jun 1952; 349 Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 940 Troop Carrier (later, 940 Air Transport; 940 Military Airlift; 940 Tactical Airlift; 940 Air Refueling) Group, 11 Feb 1963; 940 Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-1 Jul 2009; 29 Apr 2016-.

Stations. Sedalia AAFld, MO, 1 Nov 1943; Alliance AAFld, NE, 20 Jan 1944; Pope Field, NC, 11 Mar 1944; Baer Field, IN, 7-15 Mar 1945; Barkston, England, 3 Apr 1945; Roye/Amy Afld, France, 18 Apr-13 Jul 1945; Bergstrom Field, TX, 17 Sep 1945-31 Jul 1946.  Hamilton AFB, CA, 27 Jun 1949-2 Apr 1951.  Hamilton AFB, CA, 13 Jun 1952; McClellan AFB, CA, 14 Oct 1955; Mather AFB, CA, 1 Jan 1977; McClellan AFB, CA, 1 Jul 1993; Beale AFB, CA, 1 Oct 1997-1 Jul 2009.  Beale AFB, CA, 29 Apr 2016-.

Commanders. Maj Walter L. Hurd, Jr., 1 Dec 1943; Maj Daniel P. Duff, 13 Jul 1944; Lt Col Theodore R. Clinkscales, 3 Dec 1945-unkn.  Unkn, 1949-1951.  Unkn, 1952-1958; Col Harry C. Mailey, by Dec 1958; Col James A. Simmons, 11 Feb 1963; Col Charles H. Michael, 1 May 1963; Lt Col Chester W. Anders, 16 Mar 1971; Lt Col Hans J. Eriksen, 1 Jun 1972; Maj Richard A. Houk, 1 Feb 1974; Maj Howard E. Ryan, 1 May 1974; Lt Col John E. McEwen, 2 Jun 1975; Lt Col Delmar Bastian, 24 Jul 1976; Col Sheldon Harris, by Apr 1980; Lt Col Claude R. Anderson, by Dec 1980; Lt Col Paul G. Hammock, Nov 1981; Lt Col Curtis R. Roe, Aug 1987; Lt Col A. Frank Kasparian, 8 Apr 1990; Lt Col Edward C. Whalen, Jr., 4 Oct 1991; Lt Col Marvin Alexander, 7 Aug 1992; Lt Col James C. Cole, 28 Nov 1993; Lt Col James R. Fuller, 7 Jan 1995-.
Aircraft. C-53, 1943-1944; C-47, 1943-1944, 1945-1946; and C-46, 1944-1946; CG-4 (glider), 1944-c. 1946; C-109, 1945.  T-6, 1949-1950; T-7, 1949-1951; T-11, 1949-1951; C-46, 1949-1951.  T-6, 1952-1954; C-46, 1952-1958; T-28, 1953-1956; C-119, 1958-1965; C-124, 1965-1972; C-130, 1972-1976; KC-135, 1976-2009.

Operations.  Aerial transportation in the ETO during World War II.  Except for brief period as a fighter-bomber squadron, trained for and performed troop carrier and airlift missions, 1949-1951 and 1957-1976.  Performed air refueling missions worldwide beginning in 1977 and maintained an alert responsibility for Strategic Air Command to Sep 1991.  Deployed aircraft and personnel to Saudia Arabia and European locations in support of the Gulf War and later contingency operations in Somalia and the Balkans.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater; World War II European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.

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

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 23 Dec 1964-23 Jan 1965; 1 Jan 1979-31 Dec 1980; 1 Mar 1982-29 Feb 1984; 31 Jul 1989-30 Sep 1990; 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1997; 1 Oct 1997-30 Sep 1999 (Meritorious Service); [21 May]-10 Jun 1999 (Meritorious Achievement); 1 Oct 2001-30 Sep 2003; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007; 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2008.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-31 Mar 1972.
Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 9 Jun 2016

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Sep 1997.

Supersedes statement prepared on 12 Jun 2000.

Emblem.  Approved on 28 Sep 1961; revised on 10 Apr 2006.

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey