779th EXPEDITIONARY AIRLIFT SQUADRON – OPERATION KUWAITI ARK 2018 – DESERT

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779th EXPEDITIONARY AIRLIFT SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted 779th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1945. Redesignated: 779th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 14 Nov 1945; 779th Troop Carrier Squadron (Medium) on 24 May 1955. Activated on 8 Jun 1955. Inactivated on 1 Aug 1957. Redesignated 779th Troop Carrier Squadron, Assault and activated on 12 Jun 1963; 779th Troop Carrier Squadron on 1 Mar 1966; 779th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 May 1967. Inactivated on 31 Aug 1971. Redesignated 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and converted to provisional status on c. 3 May 2002. Inactivated on 15 Apr 2006. Activated in 2018-.

Assignments. 464th Bombardment Group, 1 Aug 1943-31 Jul 1945. 464th Troop Carrier Group, 8 Jun 1955-1 Aug 1957. 464th Troop Carrier Wing (later 464th Tactical Airlift Wing), 1 Jul 1963-31 Aug 1971 (attached to 315th Air Division 7 Feb 1968-31 Mar 1968) Air Mobility Command to activate or inactivate as needed c. 3 May 2002. 721st Air Mobility Operations Group, unknown-15 Apr 2006. 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, 2018-.

Stations. Wendover Field, Utah, 1 Aug 1943; Gowen Field, Idaho, 22 Aug 1943; Pocatello AAFld, Idaho, 2 Oct 1943-9 Feb 1944; Pantanella Airfield, Italy, 13 Apr 1944; Gioia, Italy, 20 Apr 1944; Pantanella Airfield, Italy, c. 1 Jun 1944-c. 6 Jun 1945; Waller Field, Trinidad, 15 Jun-31 Jul 1945. Stewart AFB, TN, 8 Jun 1955; Pope AFB, NC, 9 Sep 1955-1 Aug 1957; 1 Jul 1963-31 Aug 1971; Ramstein AB, Germany, 2002-15 Apr 2006. Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, 2018-.

Aircraft. B-24, 1943-1945. C-119, 1955-1957. C-123 1963-1966; C-130, 1966–1971, 2018-.

Operations. Combat in MTO and ETO, 30 Apr 1944-26 Apr 1945. Transporting personnel, equipment and conducting airdrop missions providing air support and resources throughout the United States Air Force Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Service Streamers. American Theater.

Campaigns. Air Offensive, Europe; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Vienna, Austria, 8 Jul 1944; Pardubice, Czechoslovakia, [24] Aug 1944.

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