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623 Air Control Squadron (PACAF)

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

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

 Lineage.  Constituted as 305 Fighter Control Squadron on 31 Mar 1943.  Activated on 1 Apr 1943.  Redesignated as 623 Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron on 2 Jul 1946.  Inactivated on 8 Jul 1973.  Redesignated as 623 Airborne Command and Control Flight on 23 Nov 1979.  Activated on 1 Jan 1980.  Inactivated on 1 Jun 1980.  Redesignated as 623 Tactical Control Squadron on 18 Jan 1983.  Activated on 1 Apr 1983.  Redesignated as: 623 Air Control Squadron on 16 Apr 1992; 623 Air Control Flight on 1 Aug 1994; 623 Air Control Squadron on 15 Apr 2016.  


Assignments.  I Fighter Command, 1 Apr 1943; 72 Fighter Wing, 19 Dec 1943; Second Air Force, 21 Mar 1944; VII Fighter Command, 2 Jun 1944; 7 Fighter Wing, 15 Aug 1944; Seventh Air Force, 14 Jul 1945; VII Bomber Command, 1 Dec 1945; Eighth Air Force, 1 Jan 1946; 301 Fighter Wing, Jan 1946; 529 Aircraft Control and Warning Group, attached May 1948, assigned 16 Jul 1948; 313 Air Division, 15 Mar 1955; 51 Fighter-Interceptor Wing, attached 27 Mar 1958, assigned 18 Jul 1960; 18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 21 May 1971-8 Jul 1973.  Pacific Air Forces, 1 Jan-1 Jun 1980.  5 Tactical Air Control Group, 1 Apr 1983; Fifth Air Force, 17 Feb 1987; 18 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1991-.


Stations.  Bradley Field, CT, 1 Apr 1943; Blackstone AAFld, VA, 1 Sep 1943; Galveston AAFld, TX, 20 Dec 1943-3 May 1944; Stanley Field, TH, 2 Jun 1944; Bellows Field, TH, 5 Oct 1944; Ft Shafer, TH, 4 Apr 1945; Kadena, Okinawa, Sep 1945; Bisha Gawa area, Okinawa, c. 1945; Naha AB, Okinawa, 6 Mar 1958-8 Jul 1973.  Kadena AB, Japan, 1 Jan-1 Jun 1980.  Kadena AB, Japan, 1 Apr 1983-.


Service Streamers.  World War II Asiatic-Pacific Theater; Korean Theater.


Campaign Streamers.  None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.


Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 26 Mar 1962-30 Sep 1963; 1 May 1965-31 Dec 1966; 1 Jan 1969-31 Dec 1970; [1 Apr 1983]-30 Jun 1984; 1 Jul 1984-30 Apr 1986; 1 Aug 1987-1 Sep 1989; 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 Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 31 May 1971-28 Jan 1973.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 3 Nov 2016. 


Supersedes statement prepared on 15 Jul 2015.    


Emblem.  Approved on 2 Dec 1963; newly rendered 20 Dec 2007. 


Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman