163rd RECONNAISSANCE WING – MQ-1 / MQ-9 INTELLIGENCE FORMAL TRAINING UNIT (IFTU)

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Computer made/mounted on velcro   4.0 inch-100mm

 

163rd RECONNAISSANCE WING

Lineage. Constituted 365th Fighter Squadron on 20 Dec 1942. Activated on 1 Jan 1943. Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945. Redesignated 163rd Fighter Squadron, and allotted to IN ANG, on 24 May 1946. Extended federal recognition on 9 Nov 1946. Redesignated: 196th Fighter Squadron (Jet) on 16 Jun 1948; 196th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Nov 1950; 196th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron in Oct 1952; 196th Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 1 Jan 1953; 196th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron in Mar 1954. 163rd Fighter Group (Air Defense) extended federal recognition on 12 May 1958. Redesignated: 163rd Fighter-Interceptor Group on 15 Sep 1972; 163rd Tactical Air Support Group on 8 Mar 1975; 163rd Tactical Fighter Group on 1 Oct 1982; 163rd Tactical Reconnaissance Group on 1 Jul 1990; 163rd Reconnaissance Group on 15 Mar 1992; 163rd Air Refueling Group on 1 Oct 1993; 163rd Air Refueling Wing on 1 Oct 1995; 163rd Reconnaissance Wing on 1 Nov 2006; 163rd Attack Wing on 1 July 2015-.

Assignments. 373rd Fighter Group, 15 Aug 1943-7 Nov 1945; 146th Fighter Group (later 146th Composite Group), 9 Nov 1946. California ANG, 9 Nov 1946-.

Components. Groups. 163rd Operations, 1 Oct 1995-; 163rd Maintenance,  1 Oct 1995-; 163rd Medical, 1 Oct 1995-; 163rd Mission Support, 1 Oct 1995-. Squadrons. 196th Fighter-Interceptor (later Tactical Air Support, Tactical Fighter, Tactical Reconnaissance, Reconnaissance, Air Refueling, Reconnaissance), 17 May 1958-1 Oct 1995.

Stations. Westover Field, MA, 15 Aug 1943; Blackstone AAF, VA, 22 Oct 1943; Richmond AAB, VA, 15 Feb-14 Mar 1944; Woodchurch, England, 5 Apr-27 Jul 1944; Tour-en-Bassin, France, 30 Jul 1944; St-James, France, 20 Aug 1944; Reims, France, c. 29 Sep 1944; Le Culot, Belgium, c. 24 Oct 1944; Venlo, Holland, 15 Mar 1945; Lippstadt, Germany, 23 Apr 1945; Illesheim, Germany, 20 May-Jul 1945; Sioux Falls AAF, SD, 4 Aug 1945; Seymour Johnson Field, NC, 20 Aug 1945; Mitchel Field, NY, 28 Sep-7 Nov 1945. San Bernardino Air Material Area (later Norton AFB), CA, 9 Nov 1946; Ontario IAP, CA, 10 Jul 1952; March AFB, CA, Oct 1982-. (operated from: George AFB, CA, 11 Nov 1950; Misawa AB, Japan, 25 Jul 1951-10 Jul 1952; Chitose AB, Japan, 1 Sep 1951-?)

Aircraft. P-47, 1943-1945. T-6, 1946; L-5, 1946; F-51D, 1947-1948; F-80C, 1948-1951; F-84E, 1951-1952; F-51H, 1952-1954; F-86A, 1954-1961; F-86L, 1961-1965; F-102A, 1965-1975 O-2, 1975-1982; F-4, 1982-1990; RF-4, 1990-1993; KC-135, 1993-2008; MQ-1, 2007-.

Operations. Combat in ETO, 8 May 1944-4 May 1945. First ANG Jet Fighter Squadron. Called to active duty as part of the Korean War call-up, 10 Oct 1950-10 Jul 1952. Participated in Operation Greenhouse nuclear tests on a TDY to Ewiwetok, Jan-Jun 1951. Air defense of western US, 1948-1950, 1954-1975. Maintained a dual state/federal mission of Tactical Reconnaissance. Deployed to Pisa Airport, Italy, in support of Operation Decisive Endeavor and also supported of flight operations over Bosnia. Also supported Operation Allied Force, 1999; Operation Joint Forge, 31 Oct-3 Dec 2000. ANG Flying Training Unit (FTU) and Field Training Detachment (FTD) for the MQ-1 Predator. Execute global unmanned aerial systems, combat support, and humanitarian missions by Air National Guard.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1964; 1974.

Emblem. Approved in 1958.