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27th COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON, AIR FORCE


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While I do not have the official photograph (yet) I remember the following design being used on the Squadron Sign at Andersen AFB, with the lightning bolts being dark red the current official insignia is yellow lightning bolts on a blue disc the Squadron has been redesignated as the 633rd Comm Squadron at Langley AFB.

 

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Lineage & History

 

Lineage. Constituted as 27 Communications Squadron, Division, on 30 Aug 1954. Activated on 8 Oct 1954. Redesignated as: 27 Communications Squadron, Air Force, on 1 Apr 1970; 27 Communications Squadron, Division, on 1 Jan 1975; 27 Communications Squadron on 1 Jul 1976; 27 Information Systems Squadron on 6 Jul 1984; 27 Communications Squadron on 1 Nov 1986; 633 Communications Squadron on 1 Nov 1991. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1994. Activated on 7 Jan 2010.

Assignments. 3 Air Division, 8 Oct 1954; Eighth Air Force, 1 Apr 1970; 3 Air Division, 1 Jan 1975; Pacific Communications Area, 1 Jul 1976; Strategic Communications Area (later, Strategic Communications Division; Strategic Information Systems Division; Strategic Communications Division), 1 Jan 1981; Pacific Communications Division, 1 Oct 1989; 633 Air Base Wing, 1 Oct 1990; 633 Support Group, 1 Apr 1992-1 Oct 1994. 633 Mission Support Group, 7 Jan 2010-.

Stations. Andersen AB, Guam, 8 Oct 1954-1 Oct 1994. Langley AFB, VA, 7 Jan 2010-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 2 Mar 1969-31 Mar 1970. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 18 Jun 1965-1 Mar 1966; 2 Mar 1966-1 Mar 1968; 2 Mar 1968-1 Mar 1969; 29 Jan-31 Dec 1973; 1 Jul-31 Dec 1976; 1 Jul 1987-30 Jun 1989; 1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1991; 1 Jul 1991-1 Jun 1992; 1 Aug 1992-31 Jul 1994. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-28 Jan 1973.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 26 Jan 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 7 May 2009.

Emblem. Approved on 9 Mar 2010.

 

Current Emblem:

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Terry L Horstead

 

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