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7th Operations Support Squadron

7th Operations Support Squadron shield (color), provided by 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs.

7th Operations Support Squadron shield (color), provided by 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs.

Lineage.  Constituted as 7 Airdrome Squadron on 7 Nov 1942.  Activated on 21 Nov 1942.  Inactivated on 20 Aug 1948.  Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.  Reconstituted, and consolidated (29 Aug 1991) with the 7 Operations Support Squadron, which was constituted as 7 Operations Squadron on 4 Jun 1952.  Activated on 16 Jun 1952.  Inactivated on 20 Jun 1953.  Activated on 1 Dec 1957.  Discontinued on 15 Mar 1960.  Redesignated as 7 Operations Support Squadron on 29 Aug 1991.  Activated on 1 Sep 1991.  Inactivated on 31 Dec 1992.  Activated on 1 Oct 1993.

Assignments. Air Service Command, 21 Nov 1942; Second Air Force, 28 Dec 1942; Thirteenth Air Force, 19 Jun 1943; Far East Air Force Combat Replacement and Training Center, 15 Jun 1944; 8 Service Group, 29 Jun 1944; Southwest Pacific Area, 19 Sep 1944; 360 Air Service Group, 1 Sep 1945; 29 Air Service Group, 11 Jan 1946; 85 Fighter Wing, 20 Apr 1946; 1 Air Division, 1 Jun 1947; Fifth Air Force, 25 Mar-20 Aug 1948.  7 Air Base Group, 16 Jun 1952-20 Jun 1953.  7 Air Base (later, 7 Combat Support) Group, 1 Dec 1957-15 Mar 1960.  7 Operations Group, 1 Sep 1991-31 Dec 1992.  7 Operations Group, 1 Oct 1993-.

Stations.  Selfridge Fld, MI, 21 Nov 1942; Wendover Fld, UT, 1 Feb 1943; Camp Stoneman, CA, 4-14 Jun 1943; Guadalcanal, 13 Jul 1943; Nadzab, New Guinea, 13 Sep 1944; Luzon, Philippines, 12 Jul 1945; Kadena Fld, Okinawa, 1 Jun 1947; Nagoya AB, Japan, 25 Mar 1948; Tachikawa AB, Japan, 5 Apr-20 Aug 1948.  Carswell AFB, TX, 16 Jun 1952-20 Jun 1953.  Carswell AFB, TX, 1 Dec 1957-15 Mar 1960.  Carswell AFB, TX, 1 Sep 1991-31 Dec 1992.  Dyess AFB, TX, 1 Oct 1993-.

Service Streamers.  Global War on Terrorism (GWOT-S).

Campaign Streamers. World War II:  New Guinea.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Meritorious Unit Award: 1 Jun 2013-31 May 2015. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2007; 1 Jan 2016-31 Dec 2017.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Jul 2013 (Service Streamers, Decorations & Emblem updated by AFGSC/HO on 25 Nov 2019).

Supersedes statement prepared on 14 Nov 2001.

Emblem.   Approved on 21 Jul 1994; newest rendition approved on 22 Aug 2019.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.

(Current as of November 2021)