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700th Airlift Squadron
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700th Airlift Squadron Patch
Active 20 March 1943 - 12 September 1945
12 July 1947 - 27 June 1949
8 July 1952 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift
Part of Air Force Reserve Command
Twenty-Second Air Force
94th Airlift Wing
94th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Dobbins Air Reserve Base
Decorations Distinguished Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
French Croix de Guerre with Palm
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm

The 700th Airlift Squadron (700 AS) is part of the 94th Airlift Wing at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. It operates C-130 Hercules aircraft providing global airlfit.

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Mission

Maintain combat ready aircrews and aircraft capable of deploying in response to worldwide contingencies and emergencies.

History

The 700th saw combat in the European Theater of Operations from 13 December 1943-25 April 1945. It trained for bombardment missions from 1947-1949, and for fighter-bomber missions from 1952-1957.

Since 1957 the 700th has provided tactical airlift to include airdrop, airland, and air evacuation of personnel and equipment. It was called to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The squadron assisted with the redeployment of U.S. Army and Marine Corps personnel from Grenada following Operation Urgent Fury in 1983. In 1984 and 1985 the squadron helped deploy U.S. personnel throughout Central and South America from Howard Air Force Base, Panama in support of Operations Volant Oak and Coronet Oak.

During the 1990s the 700th helped deploy U.S. forces to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield. If flew in support of Operation Provide Promise and Operation Provide Comfort II.

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Operations

Lineage

  • 700th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) (1943)
  • 700th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy (1943 - 1947)
  • 700th Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy (1947 - 1952)
  • 700th Fighter-Bomber Squadron (1952 - 1957)
  • 700th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1957 - 1958)
  • 700th Troop Carrier Squadron, Assault (1958 - 1965)
  • 700th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy (1965)
  • 700th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy (1965 - 1966)
  • 700th Military Airlift Squadron (1966 - 1972)
  • 700th Tactical Airlift Squadron (1972 - 1992)
  • 700th Airlift Squadron (1992 - Present)

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Bases stationed

Aircraft Operated

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