THAILAND
Lineage and Honors History
of the
355th Security Police Squadron
Takhli RTAFB, 8 Nov 1965-10 Dec 1970

355th Security Police Squadron (ACC)

LINEAGE.

  • Constituted 355th Air Police Squadron, and
  • Activated on 3 Nov 1965.
  • Organized on 8 Nov 1965.
  • Redesignated 355th Security Police Squadron on 15 May 1967.
  • Inactivated on 10 Dec 1970.
  • Activated on 30 Sep 1976.
  • Inactivated on 1 Oct 1981.
  • Activated on 1 May 1992.

HONORS.

SERVICE STREAMERS. Vietnam Service.

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.

VIETNAM:

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II, 9 March 1967-31 March 1968.
    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III, 1 April-October 1968.
    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968

  • Vietnam Air Ground, 22 January 1968-22 February 1969.
    Vietnam Air/Ground 1968

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV, 1 November 1968-22 February 1969.
    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-1969

  • TET 69/Counteroffensive, 23 February-8 June 1969.
    TET 69/Counter-Offensive, 1969

  • Vietnam Summer-Fall, 9 June-31 October 1969.
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969

  • Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1 November 1969-30 April 1970.
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1969-1970

  • Sanctuary Couteroffensive, 1 May-30 June 1970.
    Sanctuary Counter-Offensive 1970

  • Southwest Monsoon, 1 July-30 November 1970.
    Southwest Monsoon, 1 July-30 November 1970

  • Commando Hunt V, 1 December 1970-14 May 1971.
    Commando Hunt V 1970-1971

CAMPAIGN STREAMERS. None.
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.

ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMERS. None.

DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citations (Southeast Asia):
South Vietnam, 10 Oct 1966-10 Apr 1967

  • 1 Jan-10 Oct 1966;
  • 11-12 Aug and 24-28 Oct 1967.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device:
South Vietnam, 2 Apr-2 Sep 1967

  • 12 Apr 1967-11 Apr 1968;
  • 1 Jul 1969-24 Nov 1970.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:
South Vietnam, 2 Apr-2 Sep 1967

  • 1 Oct 1976-31 May 1978;
  • 1 Jul 1978-31 Dec 1979;
  • 1 Jun 1980-31 May 1981;
  • 15 Dec 1991-1Aug 1993.

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm:
South Vietnam, 2 Apr-2 Sep 1967

  •  1 Apr 1966-7 Mar 1967.

STATIONS.

  • Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 8 Nov 1965-10 Dec 1970.
  • Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 30 Sep 1976-1 Oct 1981.
  • Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1 May 1992--.

EMBLEM. 56th Security Police Squadron Emblem, Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand355th Security Police Squadron Emblem, Takhli, RTAFB, Thailand.









355th Security Police Sq

UNIT EMBLEM: 355th Security Police Squadron

    EMBLEM: KE-70483. Approved on 21 Oct 1977. See attached.

    MOTTO: IN PEACE OR IN WAR.

    DATE PREPARED. 22 Apr 1996

    SUPERSEDES statement prepared 22 Oct 1976.

    PREPARED BY Helen Weaver

    APPROVED BY Judy G. Endicott, Historian.

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