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730th Airlift Squadron
730th Airlift Squadron.png
730th Airlift Squadron Patch
Active 1 June 1943 - 28 August 1945
1 August 1947 - 10 May 1952
13 June 1952 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift
Part of Air Force Reserve Command
4th Air Force
452d Air Mobility Wing
452d Operations Group
Garrison/HQ March Air Reserve Base
Decorations Distinguished Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm


The 730th Airlift Squadron (730 AS) is part of the 452d Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base, California. It operates C-17 Globemaster III aircraft providing global airlfit.

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Mission

Organize, train and equip aircrews to provide strategic airlift any time, any place.

History

The 730th saw combat in the European Theater of Operations, 5 February 1944-21 April 1945 and in Korea, 30 October 1950-9 May 1952.

It has airlifted personnel and cargo worldwide since 1960. Missions the 729th has flown included humanitarian relief, aeromedical flights, and airdrops of supplies and paratroopers. The squadron supported deployment and redeployment of troops to Panama, December 1989-January 1990.

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Operations

Lineage

  • 730th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) (1943)
  • 730th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy (1943 - 1947)
  • 730th Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy (1947 - 1949)
  • 730th Bombardment Squadron, Light (1949 - 1951)
  • 730th Bombardment Squadron, Light, Night Intruder (1951 - 1952)
  • 730th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Night Photo (1952 - 1955)
  • 730th Bombardment Squadron, Tactical (1955 - 1957)
  • 730th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1957 - 1967)
  • 730th Tactical Airlift Squadron (1967 - 1969)
  • 730th Military Airlift Squadron (Associate) (1969 - 1992)
  • 730th Airlift Squadron (Associate) (1992 - 1993)
  • 730th Airlift Squadron (1993 - Present)

Assignments

Bases stationed

  • Itazuke Air Base, Japan (1950)
  • Miho Air Base, Japan (1950 - 1951)
  • Pusan-East Air Base, South Korea (1951 - 1952)
  • Long Beach Municipal Airport, California (1952 - 1960)
  • March Air Force Base, California (1960 - 1968)
  • Norton Air Force Base, California (1968 - 1993)
  • March Air Reserve Base, California (1993 - Present)

Aircraft Operated

References

External links


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