315th Security Police Squadron

Vietnam
Phan Rang AB , 31 Jul 1971- 31 Mar 1972

 

315th Security Police Squadron (AFRC) LINEAGE.

    Constituted 315th Air Police Squadron on 10 Jun 1952.
    Inactivated on 18 Jan 1955.
    Redesignated 315th Security Police Squadron on 22 Jul 1971.
    Activated on 31 Jul 1971.
    Inactivated on 31 Mar 1972.
    Consolidated (1 Aug 1988) with the 315 Weapons System Security Flight, which was constituted on 18 jun 1976.
    Activated in the Reserve on 1 Jul 1976.
    Redesignated: 315th Security Police Flight on 15 Aug 1988;
    315th Security Police Squadron on 1 Oct 1992;
    315th Security Forces Squadron on 1 Jul 1997.
HONORS.
    SERVICE STREAMERS.

    KOREAN SERVICE.

    CAMPAIGN STREAMERS.
    A Campaign Streamer is a Vietnam Service Streamer with the name and dates of the campaign embroidered on it. With one exception, the Vietnam Air-Ground Campaign, a unit qualified for a campaign streamer if it was based in Vietnam or engaged in combat in Southeast Asia during the period of a designated campaign.

    VIETNAM:
    The Vietnam Service Streamer, a unit award analogous to the award of the medal and ribbon for the individual. is identical to the ribbon in design and color. A United States Air Force (USAF) unit qualified for the Vietnam Service Streamer if it was based in South Vietnam at any time between 1 July 1958 and 14 November, or 29 January through 28 March 1973.* A unit based during these same periods in Thailand and flying missions into or over Vietnam also received the Vietnam Service Streamer. Nonpaying combat support units based in Thailand at any time between 1 July 1958 and 28 March 1973 are also entitled to the service streamer.
    * Units earned the appropriate campaign streamers between 15 November 1961 and 28 January 1973.

  • Commando Hunt VI, 15 May-31 October 1971.
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  • Commando Hunt VII, 1 November 1971-29 March 1972.
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  • Vietnam Ceasefire, 30 March 1972-28 January 1973.
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ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMERS. None.

DECORATIONS.

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation:
  • [10 Jun 1952]-27 Jul 1953.
Republic of Vietnam Citation:
  • Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
  • [31 Jul 1971]-31 Mar 1972.

AIR FORCE Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device:
  •   31 Jul 1971-31Mar 1972.
AIR FORCE Outstanding Unit Awards:
  •   3 Sep 1967-2 May 1968;
  •   1 Jan 1982-31 Dec 1983;
  •   1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1989;
  •   1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1990;
  •   21 Sep-31Oct 1989;
  •   1 Jul 1995-30 Jun 1997.

ASSIGNMENTS.
  • 315 Air Base Group, 10 Jun 1952-18 Jan 1955;
  • 315 Combat Support Group, 31 Jul 1971-31 Mar 1972;
  • 315 Air Base Squadron, 1 Jul 1976;
  • 315 Air Base (later, 315 Combat Support) Group, 1 Mar 1986-.

STATIONS.
  • Brady Afld, Japan, 10 Jun 1952-18 Jan 1955.
  • Phan Rang AB: South Vietnam, 31 Jul 1971-31 Mar 1972 .
  • Charleston AFB, SC, 1 Jul 1976-.

UNIT EMBLEM: None.
Squadron may design and request approval of an emblem in accordance with AFI 84-105.
  • PATCHES (Phan Rang AB: RVN):
 
315th Security Police Squadron, patches, Phan Rang AB: RVN
315th Security Police Squadron, patches, Phan Rang AB: RVN
 
MOTTO: None.
    DATE PREPARED. 11 Oct 2000
    SUPERSEDES statement prepared on 25 Aug 1988
    PREPARED by Helen Weaver
    APPROVAL by Judy G. Endicot

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