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57 Rescue Squadron (USAFE)

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

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

Lineage.  Constituted 57 Air Rescue Squadron on 17 Oct 1952.  Activated on 14 Nov 1952.  Redesignated:  57 Air Recovery Squadron on 1 Jul 1965; 57 Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron on 8 Jan 1966.  Inactivated on 1 Dec 1972.  Redesignated as 57 Rescue Squadron on 5 Feb 2015.  Activated on 18 Feb 2015.

Assignments.  7 Air Rescue Group, 14 Nov 1952 (attached to Commander in Chief, USAFE, 14 Nov 1952; Atlantic Division, Military Air Transport Service, 1 Aug 1954-7 Sep 1955); 9 Air Rescue Group, 8 Sep 1955; Air Rescue (later, Aerospace Rescue & Recovery) Service, 24 Jun 1958; Atlantic Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Center, 1 Apr 1967; 40 Aerospace Rescue & Recovery Wing, 7 Feb 1969-1 Dec 1972.  48 Operations Group, 18 Feb 2015-.

Stations.  Lajes Field, Azores, 14 Nov 1952-1 Dec 1972.  RAF Lakenheath, UK, 18 Feb 2015-.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Navy Meritorious Unit Citation:  1 Jul 1967-26 Jul 1969.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jun 1959-31 Dec 1963; 1 Jul 1965-30 Jun 1967; 8 Feb 1969-30 Apr 1970; 1 May 1971-30 Apr 1972.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 31 Jul 2015.

Emblem.  Approved on 31 Jul 1969.  Squadron should request to have the emblem digitized to conform to AFI84-105, Chapter 3.

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.