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USAF 17th Tactical Airlift Squadron Patch

 
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17th TACTICAL AIRLIFT SQUADRON
Lineage. Constituted 17 Transport Squadron on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 11 Dec 1940. Redesignated 17 Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 Jul 1942. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1945. Activated on 19 May 1947. Inactivated on 10 Sep 1948. Redesignated 17 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 3 Jul 1952. Activated on 14 Jul 1952. Inactivated on 21 Jul 1954. Activated on 24 Oct 1960. Organized on 8 Feb 1961. Redesignated: 17 Troop Carrier Squadron on 8 Dec 1965; 17 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Sep 1967; 517 Airlift Squadron on 1 Apr 1992.
Assignments. 64 Transport (later, 64 Troop Carrier) Group, 11 Dec 1940-31 Jul 1945. 64 Troop Carrier Group, 19 May 1947-10 Sep 1948. 64 Troop Carrier Group, 14 Jul 1952-21 Jul 1954. Tactical Air Command, 24 Oct 1960; 64 Troop Carrier Wing, 8 Feb 1961; 516 Troop Carrier Wing, 1 Jan 1963; 5040 Air Base Wing, 15 Jun 1964; 21 Composite Wing, 8 Jul 1966; Twenty-Second Air Force, 31 Mar 1975; 616 Military Airlift Group, 1 Nov 1975; 3 Operations Group, 1 Apr 1992-.
Stations. McClellan Field, CA, 11 Jul 1940; Hamilton Field, CA, 11 Jul 1941; Westover Field, MA, 13 Jun-31 Jul 1942; Ramsbury, England, 18 Aug 1942; Greenham Common Airdrome, England, 26 Sep 1942; Blida, Algeria, 27 Nov 1942 (air echelon operated from Nouvion, Algeria, 6-27 Jun 1943 and Kairouan, Tunisia, 27 Jun-26 Jul 1943); Kairouan, Tunisia, 29 Jun 1943; El Djem, Tunisia, 26 Jul 1943; Milo/Trapani Airdrome, Sicily, 1 Sep 1943; Comiso, Sicily, 4 Sep 1943 (air echelon operated from Lalmia, India, 7 Apr-9 Jun 1944); Ciampino, Italy, 8 Jul 1944 (operated from Istres, France, 8 Sep-11 Nov 1944); Rosignano Airfield, Italy, 10 Jan-23 May 1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, 4 Jun-31 Jul 1945. Langley Field, VA, 19 May 1947-10 Sep 1948. Donaldson AFB, SC, 14 Jul 1952-21 Jul 1954. Dyess AFB, TX, 8 Feb 1961; Elmendorf AFB, AK, 15 Jun 1964-.
Aircraft. C-47, 1941-1945. None, 1947-1948. C-82, 1952-1953; C-119, 1953-1954. C-130, 1961-; C-124, 1970-1971; C-12, 1992-.
Operations. World War II: Included airborne assaults on Sicily and Southern France; support for partisans in Northern Italy, Jan-May 1945; aerial transportation in MTO, and briefly in CBI. Unmanned, 1947-1948. Resupplied Distant Early Warning (DEW) line sites in Northern Canada and radar sites in Greenland, 1964-1975. Parts of the squadron deployed to South Vietnam, 1967-1968 to provide tactical airlift. Provided intratheater airlift within Alaska including support to forward operating bases; airland/airdrop of troops, equipment and supplies; search and rescue as required. Provided C-130 aircraft and crews for Pacific airlift to Southwest Asia, Aug-Nov 1990. Since 1992, provided worldwide combat airdrop, tactical air/land, operational support airlift, airlift for theater deployed forces and resupply of remote Alaskan long-range radar sites in support of PACAF. Provided continuous rotational airlift and airdrop support for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, 2004-. Among first responders to Asian tsunami that occurred on 26 Dec 2004.
Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.
Campaign Streamers. World War II: Algeria-French Morocco; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples- Foggia; Rome-Arno; Southern France; North Apennines; Po Valley, India-Burma. Vietnam: Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: CBI Theater, 7 Apr-15 Jun 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 2 May 1967-1 Jan 1968. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1962-15 Jun 1964; 16 Jun 1964-31 May 1966; 8 Jul 1966-1 May 1967; 2 Jan-31 Dec 1968; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1969; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1970; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1971; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1972; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1974; 1 Jan-30 Mar 1975; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1979; 1 Jun 1986-31 May 1987; 1 Jun 1987-31 May 1989; 1 Jan 1994-31 Dec 1995; 1 Jan 1996-30 Sep 1998; 1 Jan 2000-31 Dec 2001; 1 Jan 2002-30 Sep 2003; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Sep 1966-1 Jan 1968.
Emblem. Approved on 29 Mar 1962.

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