Contents 1 Lineage 2 Assignments 3 Stations 4 Aircraft 5 Operations 6 Awards and decorations 6.1 Service Streamers 6.2 Campaign Streamers 6.3 Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers 6.4 Decorations 7 Emblem 8 References 9 External links

Lineage[edit] Constituted as the 17th Air Corps Ferrying Squadron on 18 February 1942 Activated on 27 April 1942 Redesignated the 17th Transport Squadron on 19 March 1943 Disbanded on 31 October 1943 Reconstituted, and redesignated the 17th Air Transport Squadron, Medium on 22 March 1954 Activated on 18 July 1954 Redesignated the 17th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy on 18 June 1958 Redesignated the 17th Military Airlift Squadron on 8 January 1966 Inactivated on 8 April 1969 Activated on 1 August 1987 Redesignated the 17th Airlift Squadron on 1 October 1991 Inactivated on 25 June 2015 Note: the 17th Airlift Squadron already existed at the time of redesignation as a C-130 squadron based at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. This unit originated from the 17th Troop Carrier Squadron under Alaskan Air Command in 1964. The squadron was redesignated the 17th Tactical Airlift Squadron in 1966. It was redesignated the 517th Airlift Squadron upon activation of the C-17 unit that took its name. In January 2006 the 517th Airlift Squadron began its own transition from C-130s to C-17s with the final C-130 leaving the unit on 26 March 2007.[1]

Assignments[edit] Army Air Forces Ferrying Command (later, Air Transport Command), 27 April 1942 11th Ferrying (later, 11th Transport) Group, 28 July 1942 – 31 October 1943 1608th Air Transport Group, 18 July 1954 1608th Air Transport Wing, 18 January 1963 437th Military Airlift Wing, 8 January 1966 – 8 April 1969; 1 August 1987 437th Operations Group, 1 October 1991 – 25 June 2015

Stations[edit] Hamilton Field, California, 27 April 1942 – 31 October 1943 Charleston AFB, South Carolina, 18 July 1954 – 8 April 1969; 1 August 1987 – 25 June 2015

Aircraft[edit] C-46, 1942–1943 C-47, 1942–1943 C-54, 1954–1958 C-124, 1958–1969 C-141, 1987–1993 C-17, 1993–2015

Operations[edit] World War II: Air Transport and aircraft delivery to the Pacific Theater Worldwide Airlift beginning 1954 Missions to Southeast Asia, 1964–1969 Supported operations in Panama, 18–29 December 1989, and Southwest Asia, August 1990 – December 1991 Supported operations in Afghanistan, September 2001 – June 2015 Supported operations in Iraq, 2003 – June 2015 Supported Tsunami Relief in India and Sri Lanka Supported Pakistan earthquake relief Supported Katrina Relief in United States Supported the evacuation of American Citizens from Lebanon

Awards and decorations[edit] Service Streamers[edit] World War II American Theater Campaign Streamers[edit] Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers[edit] Panama, 1989–1990 Decorations[edit] Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 January 1963 – 1 February 1964 11 July 1966 – 10 July 1967 11 July 1967 – 10 July 1968 11 July 1968 – 8 April 1969 1 July 1988 – 30 June 1989 1 July 1989 – 30 June 1990 21 September 1989 – 31 October 1989 Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 April 1966 – 8 April 1969

Emblem[edit] On an Air Force Blue globe, grid lines White, issuing from the top of a White scroll, two hands flesh tone, winged at the wrists White, bearing supplies or cargo Air Force golden Yellow; outlines and details Air Force Blue throughout. MOTTO: ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. Approved 27 October 1959 (K 11458).

References[edit] ^ Fact Sheets : 517th Airlift Squadron : 517th Airlift Squadron

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