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27 Special Operations Maintenance Squadron (AFSOC)

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.  Designated as Maintenance Squadron, 27 Maintenance and Supply Group on 28 Jul 1947.  Organized on 15 Aug 1947.  Discontinued on 1 Aug 1948.  Consolidated (22 Oct 1984) with 27 Equipment Maintenance Squadron (constituted as 27 Maintenance Squadron, Fighter, Two Engine on 14 Jun 1948; activated on 1 Aug 1948; redesignated 27 Maintenance Squadron, Fighter, Jet on 1 Dec 1949; 27 Maintenance Squadron on 1 Feb 1950; 27 Field Maintenance Squadron on 16 Jun 1952; inactivated on 25 Sep 1957; activated on 20 Sep 1962; organized on 1 Oct 1962; redesignated 27 Equipment Maintenance Squadron on 1 Apr 1978), and the 27 Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (constituted on 30 Aug 1957, activated on 25 Sep 1957, discontinued and inactivated on 1 Oct 1962).  Consolidated unit retained 27 Equipment Maintenance Squadron designation.  Redesignated:  27 Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron on 1 Oct 2007; 27 Special Operations Maintenance Squadron on 3 Jan 2012.

Assignments.  27 Maintenance and Supply Group, 14 Jun 1948; 27 Fighter-Escort Group, 6 Aug 1951; 27 Fighter-Escort (later, 27 Strategic Fighter; 27 Fighter-Bomber) Wing, 16 Jun 1952-25 Sep 1957.  27 Tactical Fighter (later 27 Fighter) Wing, 1 Oct 1962; 27 Logistics (later, 27 Maintenance; 27 Special Operations Maintenance) Group, 1 Nov 1991-.

Stations.  Kearney AAfld (later, AFB), NE, 15 Aug 1947; Bergstrom AFB, TX, 16 Mar 1949-25 Sep 1957 (deployed at:  Itazuke AB, Japan, 10 Dec 1950-26 Jun 1951; Misawa Air Base, Japan, 9 Oct 1952-20 Jan 1953; Sturgate RAF Station. Lincolnshire, England, 7 May 1955-19 Aug 1955).  Cannon AFB, NM, 20 Sep 1962-.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign StreamersKorea:  CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None. 

Decorations.  Meritorious Unit Citations:  1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2009; 1 Oct 2009-30 Sep 2011; 1 Oct 2011-30 Sep 2013.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jan-31 Dec 1976; 1 Jan 1981-30 Jun 1982; 1 Jan 1988-31 Dec 1989; 2 Jan 1992-30 Jun 1993; [1 Jul 1993]-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004.  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation:  [Dec] 1950-31 May 1951.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 7 Apr 2015

Replaces statement prepared on May 2012.

Emblem.  Approved on 4 Mar 1977.

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman