39th Airlift Squadron

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39th Airlift Squadron
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39th Airlift Squadron Patch
Active 2 February 1942 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift
Part of Air Mobility Command
18th Air Force
317th Airlift Group
Garrison/HQ Dyess Air Force Base
Nickname Trailblazers, Jungle Skippers
Decorations Distinguished Unit Citation
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm

The 39th Airlift Squadron (39 AS) is a United States Air Force unit based at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas. The unit flies the Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules.

Mission[edit]

Provide services and support, which promote quality of life and project global power through combat-proven airlift and airdrop.

History[edit]

The 39th conducted paratroop drops on Noemfoor, Luzon, as well as aerial transportation in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. The squadron participated in the Berlin Airlift in 1948. It was part of airlift missions to Grenada, in October 1983, to Panama, December 1989-January 1990, and to Southwest Asia, August 1990-March 1991.

Operations[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • 39th Transport Squadron (1942)
  • 39th Troop Carrier Squadron (1942–1948)
  • 39th Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy (1948–1952)
  • 39th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1952–1966)
  • 39th Troop Carrier Squadron (1966–1967)
  • 39th Tactical Airlift Squadron (1967–1992)
  • 39th Airlift Squadron (1992–Present)

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