Vietnam
Lineage and Honors History
of the
6252nd Air Police Squadron
Đà Nàng AB, 6252nd APS, 18 July 1965-8 April 1966
Đà Nàng Air Base, South Vietnam

[The APO for Đà Nàng Air Base was APO San Francisco, 96337]
The 6252nd Tactical Wing was activated at Đà Nàng on 18 July 1965, taking over from the 23d Air Base Group/AP (At Đà Nàng, the 23d Air Base Group (MAAV)was created 28 Jun 1963 to organize the USAF Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam, stationed there).The 6252nd was responsible as the host unit and for operational squadrons assigned to Đà Nàng.The 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, activated on 8 April 1966, replaced the 6252nd TFW.

6252nd AIR POLICE SQUADRON (TFW)

LINEAGE.

  • Designated 6252nd Air Police Squadron. Activated 18 July 1965.
  • Deactivated 8 Apr 1966.
  • Discontinued on 10 Oct 1966.

HONORS.

SERVICE STREAMERS.

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.

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.

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ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMERS. None.

DECORATIONS

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

The 6252nd Air Police Squadron is awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with Combat "V" Device) for exceptionally meritorious service in support of military operations from 1 June 1965 to 7 Apr 1966.

  • 1 Jun 1965-7 Apr 1966. DAFSO GB-350/66

STATIONS.

  • Đà Nàng Air Field, 18 Jul 1965 to 8 Apr 1966.

EMBLEM.

6252nd Air Police Sq

UNIT EMBLEM:

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    EMBLEM: Approved 18 Jul 1965.

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