3d Air Support Operations Squadron

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3d Air Support Operations Squadron
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A squadron Joint Terminal Attack Controller fires an M4 carbine during Cascade Challenge
Active 1964-1968; 1980-present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Air Support Operations
Part of Pacific Air Forces
Garrison/HQ Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
Engagements Iraq War[1]
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm[1]
Insignia
3d Air Support Operations Squadron emblem (approved 28 October 1981)[1] 3d Air Support Operations Squadron.PNG

The 3d Air Support Operations Squadron is a combat support unit of the United States Air Force, located at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Mission[edit]

The squadron trains, equips, and deploys airborne qualified Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) members, air liaison officers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, and air mobility liaison officers to support commanders of United States Army Alaska (USARAK) and its 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Detachment 1 of the squadron trains, equips, and deploys TACP members, air liaison officers, joint terminal attack controllers, and air mobility liaison officers to support the commanders of USARAK's, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.[2]

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as the 3d Direct Air Support Flight and activated on 17 September 1964 (not organized)
Organized on 8 October 1964
Inactivated on 15 September 1968
  • Redesignated 3d Air Support Operations Center Flight on 16 May 1980
Activated on 1 June 1980
Redesignated 3d Air Support Operations Squadron on 6 January 1989[1]

Assignments[edit]

Stations[edit]

Decorations[edit]

8 October 1964 – 5 June 1965
6 June 1965 – 31 December 1966
1 July 1982 – 30 June 1984
1 July 1985 – 30 June 1987
1 July 1990 – 30 June 1992
1 July 1994 – 30 June 1996
1 October 1999 – 30 September 2001
17 September 2003 - 16 September 2005
17 September 2005 - 20 October 2006
1 November 2008 - 13 September 2010
1 October 2012 - 30 September 2014[1]
1 April 1966 – 15 September 1968[1]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Haulman, Daniel (May 8, 2017). "Factsheet 3 Air Support Operations Squadron (PACAF)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved August 1, 2018. 
  2. ^ "3 ASOS, Fort Wainwright, Alaska". 3d Air Support Operations Squadron. September 15, 2006. Archived from the original on February 28, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2018. 

Bibliography[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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