82d Reconnaissance Squadron

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82d Reconnaissance Squadron
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82d Reconnaissance Squadron Patch
Active 1 June 1937 - 1 April 1949
24 January 1955 - 1 July 1957
25 August 1967 - 30 September 1976
2 October 1991 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Reconnaissance and Surveillance
Part of Air Combat Command
12th Air Force
55th Wing
55th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Kadena Air Base
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Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA w/ V Device
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The 82d Reconnaissance Squadron (82 RS) is part of the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. It is geographically separated from the 55th, operating out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. The squadron operates RC-135 aircraft flying reconnaissance missions.



The 82d flew antisubmarine patrols off the California coast from, 8 December 1941-16 August 1942. It then went on to fly combat sorties in the Southwest and Western Pacific from, 27 November 1943-15 August 1945. It flew strategic reconnaissance over Southeast Asia from, August 1967-March 1973.[1]





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