337th Airlift Squadron

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337th Airlift Squadron
337 AS new patch.jpg
337th Airlift Squadron Patch
Active 10 May 1949 - 1 February 1953
1 April 1953 - 1 July 1957
8 July 1958 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift
Part of Air Force Reserve Command
22nd Air Force
439th Airlift Wing
439th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Westover Air Reserve Base
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm

The 337th Airlift Squadron (337 AS) is part of the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts. It operates C-5 Galaxy aircraft supporting the United States Air Force global reach mission world wide.

Mission[edit]

A 337th AS C-5A loading a US Navy CH-53E at Davis-Monthan AFB, in 2005.

History[edit]

The 337th served on active duty within the United States during Korean War from, 1951–1953, airlifting U.S. airborne forces and military equipment and supplies as needed. It trained for and flew airlift missions worldwide from, 1953–1957 and since 1958. At the end of 1989, it took part in Operation Just Cause, flying troops and equipment to Panama.They provide communications, engineering, logistical, medical and security requirement.

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Previous designations[edit]

  • 337th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1949–1966)
  • 337th Military Airlift Squadron (1966–1972)
  • 337th Tactical Airlift Squadron (1972–1987)
  • 337th Military Airlift Squadron (1987–1992)
  • 337th Airlift Squadron (1992 – Present)

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