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18 Security Forces Squadron (PACAF)

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

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

Lineage.  Constituted as 18 Air Police Squadron, Fighter, Single Engine, on 10 Aug 1948.  Activated on 14 Aug 1948.  Redesignated as:  18 Air Police Squadron, Fighter, Jet, on 23 Dec 1949; 18 Air Police Squadron on 20 Jan 1950.  Inactivated on 1 Oct 1957.  Redesignated as 18 Security Police Squadron on 30 Aug 1974.  Activated on 30 Sep 1974.  Redesignated as 18 Security Forces Squadron on 1 Jul 1997.

Assignments.  18 Air Base Group, 14 Aug 1948-1 Oct 1957.  18 Combat Support Group (later, 18 Combat Support Wing; 18 Support Group; 18 Mission Support Group), 30 Sep 1974-.

Stations.  Clark AFB, Philippines, 14 Aug 1948; Pusan AB, South Korea, 1 Dec 1950;  Pyongyang East, North Korea, 1 Dec 1950; Suwon AB, South Korea, 12 Dec 1950; Chinhae, South Korea, 22 Dec 1950; Osan-ni, South Korea, 27 Dec 1952; Kadena AB, Japan, 30 Oct 1954-1 Oct 1957.  Kadena AB, Japan, 30 Sep1974-.

Service Streamers.  None

Campaign Streamers.  Korea: CCF Intervention 1950-1951; First UN Counteroffensive 1951; CCF Spring Offensive 1951; UN Summer-Fall Offensive 1951; Second Korean Winter 1951-1952; Korea Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter 1952-1953; Korea Summer 1953.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jan-31 Dec 1975; 1 Sep 1978-30 Sep 1979; 1 Oct 1979-31 May 1980; 1 Jul 1981-31 May 1983; 1 Jun 1983-31 May 1984; 1 Jun 1984-31 May 1986; 1 Jun 1987-31 May 1989; 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991; 1 Jun 1991-31 May 1993; 1 Jun 1993-31 Aug 1994; 1 Sep 1994-31 Aug 1995; 1 Sep 1995-31 Aug 1997; 1 Oct 1998-30 Sep 2000; 1 Oct 2000-30 Sep 2002; 1 Oct 2002-30 Sep 2004; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007; 31 Oct 2009-30 Nov 2010; 2 Nov 2010-1 Nov 2012; 2 Nov 2012-1 Nov 2013.  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations:  1 Dec 1950-31 Jan 1951; 1 Feb 1951-31 Mar 1953.

Date Prepared.  10 Aug 2015.

Supersedes statement prepared on 24 Aug 1999.

Emblem.  Approved on 21 Jul 1977

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman