71st FIGHTER TRAINING SQUADRON + AT-38 POCKET TAB

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71st FIGHTER TRAINING SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted as 71 Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor) on 14 Dec 1940. Activated on 1 Jan 1941. Redesignated 71 Pursuit Squadron (Fighter) on 12 Mar 1941; 71 Fighter Squadron (Twin Engine) on 15 May 1942; 71 Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 28 Feb 1944. Inactivated on 16 Oct 1945. Redesignated: 71 Fighter Squadron, Single Engine, on 5 Apr 1946; 71 Fighter Squadron, Jet Propelled, on 20 Jun 1946. Activated on 3 Jul 1946. Redesignated: 71 Fighter Squadron, Jet, on 15 Jun 1948; 71 Fighter-Interceptor Squadron on 16 Apr 1950; 71 Tactical Fighter Squadron on 1 Jul 1971; 71 Fighter Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 30 Sep 2010. Redesignated 71 Fighter Training Squadron on 21 Aug 2015-.

Assignments. 1 Pursuit (later, 1 Fighter) Group, 1 Jan 1941-16 Oct 1945. 1 Fighter (later, 1 Fighter-Interceptor) Group, 3 Jul 1946 (attached to Eastern Air Defense Force, 15 Aug-24 Oct 1950; 30 Air Division, 25 Oct 1950-3 Jun 1951; 103 Fighter-Interceptor Group, 4 Jun 1951-6 Feb 1952); 4708 Defense (later, 4708 Air Defense) Wing, 6 Feb 1952; 500 Air Defense Group, 16 Feb 1953; 1 Fighter Group, 18 Aug 1955; 1 Fighter Wing, 1 Feb 1961; 328 Fighter Wing, 16 Jan 1967; 28 Air Division, 18 Jul 1968 (attached to 314 Air Division, c. 22 Dec 1968-c. 9 Jun 1969); 24 Air Division, 19 Nov 1969; 1 Tactical Fighter Wing, 1 Jul 1971 (attached to 1 Tactical Fighter Wing [Provisional], 7 Aug 1990-8 Mar 1991); 1 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1991-30 Sep 2010; 21 Aug 2015-.

Stations. Selfridge Field, MI, 1 Jan 1940; San Diego NAS, CA, 9 Dec 1941; Los Angeles, CA, 12 Feb-20 May 1942; Goxhill, England, 10 Jun 1942; Ibsley, England, 24 Aug-23 Oct 1942; St Leu, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942; Tafaraoui, Algeria, 14 Nov 1942; Nouvion, Algeria, 21 Nov 1942; Maison Blanche, Algeria, 17 Dec 1942; Biskra, Algeria, 22 Dec 1942; Chateaudun-du-Rhumel, Algeria, 16 Feb 1943; Mateur, Tunisia, 28 Jun 1943 (detachments operated from Gerbini, Sicily, 5-18 Sep 1943, and Gambut, Libya, 5-15 Oct 1943); Djedeida, Tunisia, 31 Oct 1943; Monserrato, Sardinia, 29 Nov 1943; Gioia del Colle, Italy, 8 Dec 1943; Salsola, Italy, 9 Jan 1944 (detachments operated from Aghione, Corsica, 11-21 Aug 1944, and Vincenzo, Italy, 10 Jan-18 Feb 1945); Lesina, Italy, 14 Mar 1945; Marcianise, Italy, 26 Sep-16 Oct 1945. March Field, CA, 3 Jul 1946; George AFB, CA, 18 Jul 1950; Griffiss AFB, NY, 15 Aug 1950; Greater Pittsburgh Aprt, PA, 21 Oct 1950; Selfridge AFB, MI, 18 Aug 1955; Richards-Gebaur AFB, MO, 16 Jan 1967; Malmstrom AFB, MT, 18 Jul 1968 (deployed at Osan AB, South Korea, c. 22 Dec 1968-c. 9 Jun 1969); MacDill AFB, FL, 1 Jul 1971; Langley AFB, VA, 30 Jun 1975-30 Sep 2010; 21 Aug 2015-. (operated from King Abdul Aziz AB, Saudi Arabia, 7 Aug 1990-8 Mar 1991).

Aircraft. P-35, 1941; YP-43, 1941; P-38, 1941-1945. P-80, 1946-1949; F-86, 1949-1958; F-102, 1958-1960; F-106, 1960-1971; F-4, 1971-1975; F-15, 1976-2010. T-38, 2015-.

Operations. Antisubmarine patrols, 15-30 Dec 1941; combat in ETO and MTO, 1 Sep 1942-3 May 1945. Air defense, Jul 1950-Jun 1971. F-4 replacement training, 1 Jul 1971-29 Jun 1975. Combat in Southwest Asia, Jan-Feb 1991. During 1993-2005, shared rotation duties with 27 and 94 FS in support of UN peacekeeping efforts in SWA; 1994-2000, rotated to Iceland to monitor the Iceland Military Identification Zone. After 11 Sep 2001, performed homeland security operations in support of war against terrorism. Conduct adversarial air support for F-22 pilots and provide realistic training scenarios.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; Egypt-Libya; Air Offensive, Europe; Algeria-French Morocco; Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; North Apennines; Rhineland; Central Europe; Po Valley; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Southwest Asia Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: Italy, 25 Aug 1943; Italy, 30 Aug 1943; Ploesti, Rumania, 18 May 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1967-1 Apr 1968; 15 Jun 1982-15 Jun 1984; 16 June 1984-15 Jun 1986; 1 May 1989-30 Apr 1991; 1 May 1992-30 Apr 1994; 1 Jun 1995-31 May 1997; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2000-31 May 2001.

Emblem. Approved on 10 Oct 1947.

 

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