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3 Air Support Operations Squadron (PACAF)

3 Air Support Operations Sq

3 Air Support Operations Sq

Lineage.  Constituted 3 Direct Air Support Flight, and activated, on 17 Sep 1964.  Organized on 8 Oct 1964.  Inactivated on 15 Sep 1968.  Redesignated 3 Air Support Operations Center Flight on 16 May 1980.  Activated on 1 Jun 1980.  Redesignated 3 Air Support Operations Squadron on 6 Jan 1989.


Assignments.  18 Tactical Fighter Wing, 8 Oct 1964-15 Sep 1968.  Alaskan Air Command, 1 Jun 1980; 11 Tactical Control Group (later, Wing), 1 Jul 1981; 343 Operations Group, 27 Jan 1992; 354 Operations Group, 20 Aug 1993; 611 Air Operations Group, 1 Jul 1994; 354 Operations Group, 14 Feb 2003; 1 Air Support Operations Group, 1 Oct 2008-.


Stations.  Kadena AB, Japan, 8 Oct 1964-15 Sep 1968.  Ft Richardson Army Installation, AK, 1 Jun 1980; Ft Wainwright Army Installation, AK, 1 Jul 1991; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK, 13 Sep 2010-.


Service Streamers.  None.    


Campaign Streamers.  Iraq: Iraqi Governance; Iraqi National Resolution.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.   


Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  8 Oct 1964-5 Jun 1965; 6 Jun 1965-31 Dec 1966; 1 Jul 1982-30 Jun 1984; 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1992; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2001; 17 Sep 2003-16 Sep 2005; 17 Sep 2005-20  Oct 2006; 1 Nov 2008-13 Sep 2010; 1 Oct 2012-30 Sep 2014.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm:  1 Apr 1966-15 Sep 1968.


Lineage, Assignments, Stations and Honors through 22 Aug 2016.


Emblem.  Approved on 28 Oct 1981


Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Jun 2003.


Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman.