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310th Airlift Squadron
310th Airlift Squadron.jpg
310th Airlift Squadron Patch
Active 25 May 1943 - 31 July 1945
27 June 1949 - 1 February 1953
8 February 1955 - 7 September 1956
24 May 1963 - 15 November 1972
1 December 1984 - 31 March 1999
1 January 2001 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift
Part of Air Mobility Command
18th Air Force
6th Air Mobility Wing
6th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ MacDill Air Force Base
Engagements Operation Overlord
Operation Market Garden
Operation Plunder
Battle of Khe Sanh
Decorations Distinguished Unit Citation
Presidential Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm

The 310th Airlift Squadron (310 AS) is part of the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. It operates C-37 aircraft providing executive airlfit for Combatant Commanders.

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Mission

Provide Safe, Comfortable, and Reliable Worldwide Airlift for our Nation’s CONUS Based Unified Combatant Commanders.

History

The 310th participated in airborne assaults on Normandy, Holland, and Germany, as well as aerial transportation throughout the European Theater of Operations, during World War II.

It provided helicopter support for atomic weapons tests on Bikini in the Eniwetok Atoll, February-June 1956.

During the Vietnam War the 310th conducted airdrop and airlift to combat forces in Southeast Asia. It also took part in vegetation destruction and malaria control flights from August 1970-June 1972.

The squadron flew airlift missions in South and Central America from 1985-1999, including support for the invasion of Panama, December 1989-January 1990.

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Operations

Lineage

  • 310th Troop Carrier Squadron (1943 - 1949)
  • 310th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1949 - 1954)
  • 310th Troop Carrier Squadron, Assault, Rotary Wing (1954 - 1963)
  • 310th Troop Carrier Squadron, Assault (1963 - 1965)
  • 310th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier (1965 - 1967)
  • 310th Air Commando Squadron, Tactical Airlift (1967 - 1968)
  • 310th Special Operations Squadron (1968 - 1970)
  • 310th Tactical Airlift Squadron (1970 - 1984)
  • 310th Military Airlift Squadron (1984 - 1992)
  • 310th Airlift Squadron (1992 - Present)

Assignments

  • 443d Troop Carrier Group (1943 – 1944)
  • I Troop Carrier Command (1944)
  • 8th Air Force (1944)
  • 315th Troop Carrier Group (1944 – 1945)
  • 443d Troop Carrier Group (1949 – 1953)
  • 8th Air Force (1954 – 1956)
    • Attacehed: 63d Troop Carrier Wing (1954 – 1956)

Bases stationed

Aircraft operated

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