56th TRAINING SQUADRON – F-35 – LIGHTNING DRIVER – 500 HOURS

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56th TRAINING SQUADRON (AETC)

Lineage. Constituted 56th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated 56th Fighter Squadron on 15 May 1942. Disbanded on 1 May 1944. Reconstituted, and redesignated 56th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, on 14 Nov 1952. Activated on 27 Nov 1952. Discontinued on 1 Mar 1960. Redesignated 56th Tactical Training Squadron on 25 Sep 1979. Activated on 1 Oct 1979. Redesignated 56th Training Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 20 Jul 1993. Activated on 1 Apr 1994.

Assignments. 54th Pursuit (later, Fighter) Group, 15 Jan 1941-1 May 1944. 4708th Defense Wing, 27 Nov 1952; 575th Air Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953; 4706th Air Defense Wing, 18 Aug 1955; 58th Air Division, 1 Mar 1956; 30th Air Division, 1 Sep 1958; Detroit Air Defense Sector, 1 Apr 1959-1 Mar 1960. 56th Tactical Fighter (later, Tactical Training; Fighter) Wing, 1 Oct 1979; 56th Operations Group, 1 Nov 1991-20 Jul 1993. 56th Operations Group, 1 Apr 1994-.

Stations. Hamilton Field, CA, 15 Jan 1941; Snohomish County Aprt (later, Paine Field, 22 Jun 1941; Harding Field, LA, 31 Jan 1942 (detachment operated from Santa Ana, CA, 28 May-12 Jun 1942; Nome, AK, 20 Jun-20 Oct 1942; Anchorage, AK, 23 Oct-21 Dec 1942); Bartow AAFld, FL, 11 May 1943-1 May 1944. Selfridge AFB, MI, 27 Nov 1952; Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 18 Aug 1955-1 Mar 1960. MacDill AFB, FL, 1 Oct 1979-20 Jul 1993. Luke AFB, AZ, 1 Apr 1994-.

Aircraft. P-40, 1941; P-39, 1941-1943; P-51, 1943-1944. F-51, 1952-1953; F-86, 1953-1958; F-104, 1958-1960.

Operations. Served as part of the air defense force for the West Coast, May-Jun 1942; patrols from Nome and Anchorage, Alaska, 20 Jun-21 Dec 1942. Replacement training for P-51 pilots, Apr 1943-Apr 1944. Air defense alert, 1952-1960. F-16 academic training, 1979-1993. Academic training for F-15 aircrew, 1994-1995, F-16 aircrew, 1994- and F-35 aircrew, 2013-.

Service Streamers. World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers. World War II Asiatic-Pacific Theater: Air Combat, Asiatic-Pacific

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Alaska, [Jun]-4 Nov 1942. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1980-30 Jun 1982; 1 Jun 1984-31 May 1986; 1 May 1987-30 Apr 1989; 1 May 1989-30 Apr 1990; 1 May 1990-30 Apr 1991; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996.

Emblem. Approved on 20 Jul 1984.

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