970th AIRBORNE AIR CONTROL SQUADRON – OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE 2019 – CREW 2

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970th AIRBORNE AIR CONTROL SQUADRON

Lineage. Constituted 29th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 22 Nov 1940. Activated on 1 Apr 1941. Redesignated: 29th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 7 May 1942; 29th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, on 12 Apr 1944. Inactivated on 1 Nov 1946. Redesignated 130th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium, Photographic, on 24 Jul 1951. Activated on 1 Aug 1951. Redesignated: 130th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Medium, on 16 Jun 1952; 130th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, Heavy, on 16 Oct 1952. Inactivated on 1 Jan 1953. Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 360th Reconnaissance Squadron, which was constituted, and activated, on 4 Apr 1966. Organized on 8 Apr 1966. Redesignated 360th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron on 15 Mar 1967. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1973. Redesignated: 970th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron on 18 Sep 1985; 970th Airborne Air Control Squadron on 7 Mar 1996. Activated in the Reserve on 15 Mar 1996.

Assignments. 40th Bombardment Group, 1 Apr 1941; 6th Bombardment Group, 15 May 1943; VI Bomber Command, 1 Nov 1943-1 Nov 1946. 111th Strategic Reconnaissance Group, 1 Aug 1951; 111th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 16 Jan 1952-1 Jan 1953. 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 8 Apr 1966; 483d Tactical Airlift Wing, 31 Aug 1971; 377th Air Base Wing, 1 Feb 1972; 463d Tactical Airlift Wing, 24 Nov 1972; 1st Special Operations Wing, 1-31 Jul 1973. 513th Air Control Group, 15 Mar 1996-.

Stations. Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, 1 Apr 1941; Aguadulce, Panama, 16 Jun 1942; Anton, Panama, c. 29 Mar 1943; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, c. 15 May 1943; Howard Field, Canal Zone, c. 10 Apr 1944; Rio Hato, Panama, 9 Sep 1944; Howard Field, Canal Zone, 8 Dec 1944; Rio Hato, Panama, 27 Jan 1945; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, 26 Apr 1945; Rio Hato, Panama, Oct 1945-1 Nov 1946. Fairchild AFB, WA, 1 Aug 1951-1 Jan 1953. Tan Son Nhut Afld (later, AB), South Vietnam, 8 Apr 1966-24 Nov 1972; Dyess AFB, TX, 24 Nov 1972; Eglin AF Aux Field #9 (Hurlburt Field), FL , 1-31 Jul 1973. Tinker AFB, OK, 15 Mar 1996-.

Aircraft. B-18, 1941-1942; A-17, 1942-1943; B-24, 1943-1946. RB-29, 1951-1952. C/EC-47, 1966-1972. E-3, 1996-.

Operations. Antisubmarine patrols in the Caribbean Sea and eastern Pacific Ocean in defense of the Panama Canal during World War II. Replacement training, 1943-1945 and 1951-1952. Monitored and located enemy radio transmitters and conducted psychological warfare operations in South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, 1966-1972. Since Mar 1996, trained for and flew air control missions, some overseas.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater. Vietnam: Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter/Spring 1969-1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia): 18 Feb-30 Jun 1967; 1 Sep 1967-10 Jul 1968; 11 Jul 1968-31 Aug 1969; 1 Feb-31 Mar 1971. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 15 Apr 1966-31 May 1967; 11 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1969; 1 Jul 1969-30 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1970-30 Jun 1971; 1 Sep-31 Dec 1971; 1 Feb-24 Nov 1972. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Aug 1996-31 Jul 1998. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 8 Apr 1966-24 Nov 1972.

Emblem. Approved on 29 Apr 1942.