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8 Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron (AMC)

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 as 8 Air Cargo Resupply Squadron on 14 Sep 1944.  Activated on 24 Sep 1944.  Inactivated on 15 Mar 1946.  Redesignated as 8 Military Airlift Support Squadron (Mobile Enroute), and activated, on 3 May 1966.  Organized in the Reserve on 1 Jul 1966.  Inactivated on 1 Jul 1973.  Redesignated as 8 Expeditionary Air Mobility Support Squadron, and converted to provisional status, on 19 Nov 1998.  Activated on 1 Dec 1998.  Redesignated as 8 Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron on 15 Mar 2001.

Assignments.  I Troop Carrier Command, 24 Sep 1944; Thirteenth Air Force, c. 13 Jun 1945; 403 Troop Carrier Group, c. 14 Jun 1945; Thirteenth Air Force, 31 Dec 1945-15 Mar 1946.  Third Air Force Reserve Region, 1 Jul 1966; Eastern Air Force Reserve Region, 31 Dec 1969-1 Jul 1973.  363 Air Expeditionary Wing, 1 Dec 1998; Air Mobility Command, 1 Oct 2000 (attached to 621 [later, 721] Air Mobility Support Group, 15 Mar 2001-14 Sep 2008; 521 Air Mobility Operations Group, 14 Sep 2008-).


Stations.  Lawson Field, GA, 24 Sep 1944; Baer Field, WI, 27 Apr-6 May 1945; Manila, Luzon, 13 Jun 1945; Dulag, Leyte, 14 Jun 1945-15 Mar 1946.  Charleston AFB, SC, 1 Jul 1966-1 Jul 1973.  Prince Sultan AB (Al Kharj), Saudi Arabia, 1 Dec 1998; Al Udeid AB, Qatar, 1 Aug 2003-.


Service Streamers. None.

 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Leyte; Luzon; Southern Philippines.

 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  Global War on Terrorism: GWOT-E.

 

Decorations.  Distinguished Unit Citation: Southern Philippines, 16-30 Jun 1945. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat “V” Device: 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2002; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2003.  Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Sep 2003-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2008; 1 Oct 2010-30 Sep 2011; 1 Oct 2011-30 Sep 2012; 1 Oct 2012-30 Sep 2013; 1 Oct 2013-20 Sep 2014; 1 Oct 2014-20 Sep 2015; 1 Oct 2015-30 Sep 2016; 1 Oct 2016-30 Sep 2017.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 2004-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2006; 1 Oct 2006-30 Sep 2007; 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2008; 1 Oct 2008-30 Sep 2009.  Philippine Presidential Unit Citation (WW II).            


Emblem.  Approved on 31 Oct 2011.

 

Date Prepared.  27 Apr 2018.

 

Supersedes statement prepared on 2 Dec 2014.

 

Prepared by John M. Lacomia

 

Reviewed by James M. Musser and Daniel L. Haulman