THAILAND
Lineage and Honors History

of the
635th Security Police Squadron (ATC)
U-Tapao RTAFB, 635th APS, c.1965-7 Jul 1966; 635th SPS, 8 Jul 1966-20 Jun 1976 (DET SP, Ko Kha Radar RTAS)

LINEAGE.

  •   Constituted 635th Air Police Squadron, on 17 May 1966.
  •   Activated on 17 May 1966.
  •   Organized on 8 Jul 1966.
  •   Redesignated 635th Security Police Squadron on 15 May 1967.
  •   Inactivated on 20 Jun 1976.

HONORS.

SERVICE STREAMERS. None
Thirteen campaign 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.

VIETNAM WAR

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, 1966-1967.
  • Vietnam Air Offensive 1966-1967

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II, 1967-1968.
    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III, 1968.
    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968

  • Vietnam AirOffensive, Phase IV, 1968-1969.
    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-1969

  • TET 69/Counteroffensive, 1969.
    TET 69/Counter-Offensive, 1969

  • Vietnam Summer-Fall, 1969.
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969

  • Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1969-1970.
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1969-1970

  • Sanctuary Couteroffensive, 1970.
    Sanctuary Counter-Offensive 1970

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

  • Commando Hunt V 1970-1971.
    Commando Hunt V 1970-1971

  • Commando Hunt VI 1971.
    Commando Hunt VI 15 May-31 October 1971

  • Commando Hunt VII 1971-1972.
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  • Vietnam Ceasefire.
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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

  • 8 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1968;
  • 1 Jan 1970-31 May 1971; 1 Jun 1971-31 May 1972;
  • 1 Jun 1972-31 Mar 1973;
  • 1 Apr 1973-31 Mar 1974.

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

  • 8 Jul 1966-28 Jan 1973.

STATIONS.

  • U-Tapao RTAFB, 8 Jul 1966-20 Jun 1976 DETs to Ko Kha Radar RTAS

EMBLEM. None.
DATE PREPARED. 31 Mar 1997.
PREPARED by Helen Weaver

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