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  8th Airlift Squadron [8th AS]
The 8th Airlift Squadron was constituted as the 8th Transport Squadron on 1 October 1933 and activated on 1 February 1940 at Brooks Field, TX, as part of the 10th Transport Group.
The squadron was redesignated as 8th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 1 January 1965 and as the 8th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966.
The squadron was redesignated as the 8th Airlift Squadron on 1 December 1991 and assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/usaf/8as.htm   (416 words)

  
 C-17 Globemaster III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This aircraft is also capable of performing tactical airlift and airdrop missions when required.
The ultimate measure of airlift effectiveness is the ability to rapidly project and sustain an effective combat force close to a potential battle area.
The first squadron of C-17s, the 17th Airlift Squadron, was declared operationally ready on January 17, 1995.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/C-17_Globemaster_III   (3060 words)

  
 List of United States Air Force squadrons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It covers both the independent United States Air Force (USAF) and its period as a branch of the US Army culminating as the Army Air Forces up to 1947.
All USAF squadrons are assigned numbers from 1 to 999, with the block 101 to 299 being reserved for the Air National Guard.
Generally speaking the numbers in the 900 block are post World War II units, they may however be consolidated units with lineage and heraldry dating back to World War II or even early as part of the Air Service.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_United_States_Air_Force_aircraft_squadrons   (183 words)

  
 Thunderchiefs at Yokota AB Japan 1963-1967
The 421st Air refueling Squadron (ARS) was stationed at Yokota from 1953 until 1965 (attached to the 67th TRW 1957-1960) to provide air refueling with Boeing KB-29s and later KB-50Js.
The 8th TFW traces its history back to Ashiya Airfield, Japan, where it was activated on 18 August 1948, and before that to the 8th Fighter Group, activated at Langley Field, Virginia, 01 April 1931.
The 374th was redesignated as an Airlift Wing (AW) on 01 April 1992, transferred from USAF's Air Mobility Command (AMC) to the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), and relocated from Clark AB to Yokota AB.
hometown.aol.com /afskiers/yokota.htm   (2274 words)

  
 KUNSAN AIR BASE: How It Was - 8th Bomb Squadron (L-NI) (1951-1954) Page 1 of 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Dave Bradburn wrote, "The 8th was called "The Friendly 8th" for no reason that I know of, as early as fall of 1950 at Iwakuni, where there was a sign with that inscription in the bar.
The aircraft was assigned to the 90th Bomb Squadron, 3rd Bomb Group in Korea during 1952." Jack Barclay added, "As I recall this aircraft was transferred to the 90th BS and I think they lost their CO in it.
The squadron was called on again in October 1983 to lead the way in the rescue of American students endangered on the island of Grenada.
kalaniosullivan.com /KunsanAB/3rdBW/Howitwasa4.html   (10897 words)

  
 C-141 Heaven:Patches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Redesignated: 4th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 23 Jun 1948; 4th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 12 Oct 1949; 4th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 8 Jul 1962; 4th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 4th Airlift Squadron on 1 Dec 1991.
Redesignated: 8th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium, on 23 Jun 1948; 8th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy, on 12 Oct 1949; 8th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on 1 Jan 1965; 8th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 Jan 1966; 8th Airlift Squadron on 1 Dec 1991.
The squadron was designated an Airlift Squadron on 1/2/92 and has flown the C-141 since 1970.
www.c141heaven.com /patches.html   (3401 words)

  
 Combat Airlift Training in MAC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In the Military Airlift Command, “combat airlift” is defined as the employment of strategic airlift forces to fly fighting elements directly into a combat zone; airlanding or airdropping the troops and their equipment; and resupplying them through either direct, long-range air lines of communication (ALOC) or high-volume intertheater operations.
The MAC airlift force is tested for capability as realistically as possible during large-scale joint training exercises, deployments, and maneuvers.
Individual MAC airlift wings are associated with from four to nine units of the other services, ranging in size from a brigade to a division.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/aureview/1969/sep-oct/faught.html   (2448 words)

  
 Reserve activates two new space units   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Both squadrons are part of the 310th Space Group, Schriever AFB, Colo., the only space group within Air Force Reserve Command.
With the addition of the two new squadrons, the 310th SG comprises five squadrons, including the 6th SOPS, 7th SOPS and 310th Security Forces Squadron, which are located at Schriever.
The 8th SWS is the first space unit to integrate Reserve and Air National Guard members into an active-duty mission from the beginning stage.
www.fas.org /news/usa/1999/11/n19991102_992018.htm   (493 words)

  
 Kirtland Air Force Base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The 8th Special Operations Squadron (A-37) performed the strike missions from January to October 1972.
The 9th Special Operations Squadron (O-2s and C-47s) conducted psychological warfare operations from January to February 1972.
The 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron (C/UC-123s from January to June 1972 and C-7s from March to October 1972) performed airlift and airdrop missions from January to October 1972.
www.kirtland.af.mil /Organizations/377ABW/HistorianOffice/lineage.htm   (1473 words)

  
 Detacbment 1, 8th Aerial Port Squadron
The 8th Aerial Port Squadron headquarters was an Tan Son Nhut AB near Saigon.
The squadron operated numerous mobility and detachments throughout what was known as III and IV corps (essentially the geographic area surrounding Saigon up through and including Bien Hoa and the Mekong Delta).
Detachment #1, 8th Aerial Port Squadron, was a comprised of approximately 35 military members, two Vietnamese civilians, and was headed by an detachment NCOIC.
www.geocities.com /det_1_8th_aerialportsq/index.html   (310 words)

  
 komo news | McChord Pilots To Assist Evacuation Of Americans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Carrie Bernard, a spokeswoman with McChord's 62nd Airlift Wing, said Saturday that crews are expected to fly evacuees from the island of Cyprus to McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey.
McChord's 10th Airlift Squadron, currently on a four-month deployment in the Middle East, is also taking part in the evacuation effort.
The 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron's tacticians acquired airfield imagery and performed threat assessments for the area.
komotv.com /news/story.asp?ID=44545   (522 words)

  
 History
The initial flying squadrons, activated in 1962, were the 557th, 558th and 559th Tactical Fighter Squadrons.
The 555th TFS was activated in January 1964 as part of a wing transition from three squadrons of 25 aircraft each to four squadrons of 18 aircraft each.
These two squadrons continued combat operations until the wing was inactivated in 1971.
home.att.net /~g.rust/12/wingorg.htm   (371 words)

  
 2005 Military Times Service Member of the Year
The combat weather forecaster is also an avid cook who baked dozens of cookies over the holidays last year for airmen in the dorms.
Despite numb legs and collapsed lungs, Chege had to be held down; he wanted to help his squadron disable an oncoming car charging at them, his supervisor said.
As a C-17A airdrop aircraft commander in 2004, Hinken flew 30 combat sorties, led his squadron's delivery of an M-1 Abrams tanks to a dirt landing zone and was first to airdrop a Marine Humvee from the C-17A.
www.militarycity.com /promos/smoy05/aoy05.php?loc=af   (583 words)

  
 Squadron Brings Relief to Tsunami-Devastated Region : ArriveNet Editorials : Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Equipment, supplies and personnel were loaded onto one of the squadron's huge C-17 Globemaster III cargo jets for transport from here to Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Indonesia was one of the areas hardest hit by the Dec. 26 earthquake and resulting tsunamis.
The 8th Airlift Squadron's normal missions involve a great deal of training with the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., Hafer said.
editorials.arrivenet.com /government/article.php/3257.html   (620 words)

  
 Eighth Aerial Port Squadron M.O.B., USAF (8th APS MOB)
8th APS supplied the teams that loaded and unloaded the planes that carried personnel and cargo into, out of and throughout the countryside of the southern areas of Vietnam.
8th APS had permanent detachments at Bien Hoa, Tay Ninh, Song Be, Quan Loi, Phuc Vinh and other bases to the north of Saigon as well as Can Tho, Binh Thuy and other bases deeper in the delta.
In the spring of 1970, an 8th APS team member at Song Be jumped into a foxhole during a particularly devasting VC attack and manned an M-60 machine gun for hours, warping the barrel by the heat of continued long bursts at the attacking VC.
8thmob.org   (3124 words)

  
 War in Iraq -- Airborne C-17s keep McChord flight line nearly empty
About 1,100 airmen from McChord’s 62nd Airlift Wing, nearly a third of the group, have been deployed to support U.S. forces in the Middle East.
The 8th Airlift Squadron is part of the 62nd Airlift Wing.
Harrison’s squadron of about 150 pilots and loadmasters have been busy — with some gone more than 270 days a year, he said.
www.militarycity.com /iraq/1710061.html   (480 words)

  
 U.S. Air Force - E-Newsletter - Stories
Equipment, supplies and people were loaded onto one of the squadron's huge C-17 Globemaster III cargo jets headed to Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
The C-17's crew of four, with the help of a tanker airlift control element team, loaded at least 58,000 pounds of equipment and supplies, said Tech.
The 8th Airlift Squadron's normal missions involve a great deal of training with 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers from Fort Bragg, N.C., Sergeant Hafer said.
www.airforce.com /e-newsletter/features/050128_airmen.php   (573 words)

  
 AFRES C-130 Squadrons page 2
The new mission calls on the squadron to perform specialized day or night low-level delivery of troops or cargo into denied or hostile areas.
Five of them came from the 8th SOS which is now an associate unit with 711th sharing the aircraft flying and maintenance duties.
The 815th spent time as a weather recon squadron from 1975 till 1993 when the 53rd was resurrected as a WRS reverting the 815th back to airlift only duties.
www.spectrumwd.com /c130/afres2.htm   (451 words)

  
 DefenseLINK News: Squadron Brings Relief to Tsunami-Devastated Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
UTAPAO, Thailand, Jan. 12, 2005 — The 8th Airlift Squadron from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., continued its vital role in the disaster relief effort today.
Tanker Airlift Control Element team members use an all- terrain forklift to unload pallets of cargo from a C-17 Globemaster III that flew into Banda Aceh, Indonesia, from Utapao, Thailand.
Amaya is a loadmaster with the 8th Airlift Squadron at McChord Air Force Base, Wash., and Basaca is with the 615th Air Mobility Squadron out of Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The cargo, which also included an all-terrain forklift and several pallets of supplies, originated in Utapao, Thailand.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Jan2005/n01122005_2005011205.html   (646 words)

  
 The Blue Hen Flies Again
Veterans of the 709th Bomb Squadron, and the 447th were on hand for this special ceremony and a tour of the 709th’s facilities.
The plane was named to honor the citizens of Delaware, members of 709th Bombardment Squadron of World War II, and today's parent unit, the 709th Airlift Squadron.
In 1973, the U.S. Air Force activated the 709th as the 709th Military Airlift Squadron (Associate) AFRES and assigned it to the 512th Military Airlift Wing (Associate) AFRES at Dover AFB DE to fly the C-5A/B Galaxy.
www.447bg.com /bga/bluehen.html   (356 words)

  
 Military Associations and Fighter Groups
21st Airlift Squadron - The 21st Airlift Squadron, the Beeliners, is a strategic airlift squadron assigned to the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California.
Part of the 166th Airlift Wing at New Castle County Airport, New Castle, Delaware, our mission is to provide worldwide aeromedical capabilities on the C-130 aircraft and assist in state emergencies.
The squadron airplanes were RB- and WB-26C Invaders, painted fl and stripped of all armor and weapons.
www.ultimateaviationlinks.com /military.php   (886 words)

  
 4th Troop Carrier Squadron - USAF - Korean War Project
The squadron of the 61st left at Mc Chord was redesignated the 4th TC squadron Of the 62nd TC group.
A time came when the squadron was re-designated as the 4th and the designation 14th was assigned to the former 4th at Tachakawa Japan.
I believe all the squadrons were part of the 62nd TCGroup out of Tacoma Washington.I went to the 4th TCS for 62 days temporary duty, but once in FEAF you stay.
www.koreanwar.org /html/units/usaf/4troop.htm   (892 words)

  
 Biography
His first assignment was the 43rd Logistics Squadron at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls, Montana in June 1993.
In February of 2001 he left Florida for a one-year remote tour with the 8th Maintenance Squadron at Kunsan AB in the Republic of South Korea.
He is currently the First Sergeant for the 39th Airlift Squadron.
pages.prodigy.net /jswanger1/biography.htm   (550 words)

  
 25th Operations
The 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry and the 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry engaged in a fight northeast of Cu Chi.
Major contact developed on 30 March as the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry followed a platoon-sized PAVN force north until the U.S. men came under fire in an ambush.
The battalion was airlifted into the Ben Suc and by midmorning had secured the village.
www.25thaviation.org /id794.htm   (3336 words)

  
 Aerospace World
The Air Force’s most recent comprehensive study of airlift and mobility needs—Mobility Requirements Study 2005, which was completed in January 2001—has long been obsolete, according to Gen. John W. Handy, commander of US Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command.
The headquarters for 8th Air Force, located at Barksdale AFB, La., reopened in December, nearly two years after the building was gutted by a lightning-based fire.
The F-16s and crews are deployed to Southwest Asia from the 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy.
www.afa.org /magazine/feb2004/0204world.asp   (4279 words)

  
 Arnold Air Society-Silver Wings National Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The general completed Squadron Officer School in 1971, Air Command and Staff College in 1975, Armed Forces Staff College in 1976, and Air War College in 1983.
His first assignment was with the 9th Military Airlift Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, where he was a pilot in the C-141 from August 1965 to November 1966.
His next assignment was with the 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron, Republic of Vietnam, as a forward air controller in the O-1 Bird Dog supporting the 101st Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group.
www.arnold-air.org /leaders/trustees/tornow.php   (630 words)

  
 NDM Article - Air Force’s C-17 Crews Train for Night Operations
The C-17 has been used many times in airborne training missions and was instrumental in Afghanistan in humanitarian airdrops of food rations, but this was the first time the Globemaster was used as a platform to insert paratroopers during combat, officials said.
The airdrop “put 1,000 paratroopers on target, on time, despite the weather,” explained Air Force Capt. Matt Meloeny, chief of standardization and evaluation for the 62nd Air Wing’s 8th Airlift Squadron, at McChord.
The goggles are used particularly in taking off and landing at night, without any other form of lighting, to minimize the threat from enemy ground fire.
www.nationaldefensemagazine.org /issues/2004/Apr/Air_Forces.htm   (1226 words)

  
 New Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
WWII memoirs of the author who was a member of the 450th (H) Bombardment Group that participated in air battles over Europe; he and his crewmen were eventually captured and kept in a POW camp.
At the time of this printing the Tacoma, Washington base was the home of the Military Airlift Command's 62nd Military Airlift Wing whose primary aircraft was the C-141 Starlifter.
With descriptions and photographs of the airlift units, base facilities and organizations, map, etc. Includes 69 pages of text and a 37-page yellow pages.
www.mccormickbooks.com /military.html   (8194 words)

  
 TheNewsTribune.com | Tacoma, WA | Top stories
The squadron is scheduled to return to reserve status in about a month, although several members say they’re volunteering to remain on active duty another year.
Despite the long hours locked in a pressurized, aluminum tube – and never really being sure what time or day it is – it’s a tough job to walk away from, they said.
Ric Babcock, 38, of South Hill, flies with the active-duty 8th Airlift Squadron.
www.thenewstribune.com /front/topstories/story/4443638p-4196276c.html   (840 words)

  
 313th - Gifts World
Constituted as the 313th Troop Carrier Squadron October 23, 1943 at Sedalia 313th District Court Address and Location of the Court:.
In the heart of Bellingham, Washington, we have over 150000 used and 8th Air Force 306th BG Constituted as 313th Transport Group on 28 Jan 1942.
The crew was a mix of Airmen from the 8th, 10th and 313th Airlift Squadrons and the 446th Maintenance Squadron.
gifts.ftphost.net /313th.html   (984 words)

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