List of United States Air Force missile squadrons

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Aerodynamic Missile Squadrons
Squadron Emblem Location Weapons System Active Notes
1st Guided Missiles Squadron Eglin AFB
Patrick AFB
Republic-Ford JB-2
VB-6 Felix
VB-3 Razon
VB-13 Tarzon
1946–1950 Initially 1st Experimental Guided Missiles Squadron; first organized dedicated USAAF (later USAF) missile squadron. Testing and evaluation unit, non-operational
1st Tactical Missile Squadron 1stPBS-tn.jpg Patrick AFB
Bitburg AB
B-61 (later TM-61) Matador, 1951–1958 1951–1958. Activated as 1st Pilotless Bomber Squadron, first USAF operational tactical missile squadron. Replaced by 71st Tactical Missile Squadron
2d Guided Missiles Squadron Holloman AFB
Patrick AFB
MM-3 Nike-Ajax
QB-17L Flying Fortress (Drone)
1949–1952 Evaluated/testing Nike-Ajax against QB-17L Drone testing. Re-designated 4802d Guided Missile Squadron 30 Dec 1950-14 May 1951 and moved to Patrick AFB. Re-designated 6555th Guided Missile Squadron, 14 May 1951 – 15 August 1959.
3d Guided Missiles Squadron Patrick AFB
Holloman AFB
Consolidated-Vultee Lark 1950–1951 Evaluated/testing US Navy Lark SS Missile at Patrick AFB. Re-designated 4803d Guided Missile Squadron 30 Dec 1950 – 14 May 1951. Returned to Patrick AFB and re-designated 6556th Guided Missile Squadron, 14 May 1951 – 1 Mar 1953.
6th Air Defense Missile Squadron 6th Air Defense Missile Squadron - ADC - Emblem.png Suffolk County AFB CIM-10 Bomarc 1959–1964 1959–1964
11th Tactical Missile Squadron 11th Bomb Squadron.jpg SEMBACH AB
RAF Greenham Common
TM-61 Matador, 1954–1958
BGM-109G 1981–1991
1954–1958
1981–1991
Replaced by 822d Tactical Missile Squadron in 1958; Reactivated as a BGM-109G GLCM squadron during the 1980s, last to inactivate in 1991
17th Tactical Missile Squadron 17th Tactical Missile Squadron - Emblem.png Orlando AFB 1955–1957
Tainan AS 1957–1958
TM-61 Matador 1955–1958 1956–1958. Deployed to Taiwan, 1 May 1957, became operational in November. Re-designated as 868th Tactical Missile Squadron, June 1958
19th Tactical Missile Squadron Orlando AFB 8–25 June 1956 TM-61 Matador 1956 1956 . Inactivated after only 17 days, personnel were absorbed by the existing units at Orlando AFB, mainly the 17th TMS.
22d Air Defense Missile Squadron 22d Air Defense Missile Squadron - ADC - Emblem.png Langley AFB CIM-10 Bomarc 1959–1969 1959–1969
24th Tactical Missile Squadron 24th Tactical Missile Squadron - Emblem.png Orlando AFB MGM-1 Matador 1957–1958 1957–1958 Inactivated at Orlando AFB 1958, elements eventually joining 310th Tactical Missile Squadron at Osan AB, South Korea.
26th Air Defense Missile Squadron 26th Air Defense Missile Squadron - ADC - Emblem.png Otis AFB CIM-10 Bomarc 1959–1969 1959–1969
30th Air Defense Missile Squadron 30th Air Defense Missile Squadron - ADC - Emblem.png Dow AFB CIM-10 Bomarc 1959–1964 1959–1964
35th Air Defense Missile Squadron 35th Air Defense Missile Squadron - ADC - Emblem.png Niagara Falls AFMS CIM-10 Bomarc 1960–1969 1960–1969
37th Air Defense Missile Squadron 37th Air Defense Missile Squadron - ADC - Emblem.png Kincheloe AFB CIM-10 Bomarc 1960–1972 1960–1972 Re-designated as the 37th Tactical Missile Squadron on 19 September 1985 while remaining inactive
41st Tactical Missile Squadron 41st Tactical Missile Squadron.PNG Planned for BGM-109G Re-designated in 1985 as a TMS. Never activated.
42d Tactical Missile Squadron 2dseasearchattack-emblem.jpg Planned for BGM-109G Re-designated in 1985 as a TMS. Never activated.
46th Air Defense Missile Squadron 46th Air Defense Missile Squadron - ADC - Emblem.png McGuire AFB CIM-10 Bomarc 1959–1972 1959–1972 Both first and last operational BOMARC squadron. Re-designated as the 46th Tactical Missile Squadron on 19 September 1985 while remaining inactive.
69th Tactical Missile Squadron 69th Tactical Missile Squadron - Emblem.png Patrick AFB
Hahn AB
TM-61 Matador, 1952–1958 1952–1958. Activated as 69th Pilotless Bomber Squadron (Light). Replaced by 405th Tactical Missile Squadron.
71st Tactical Missile Squadron 71stbombsquadron.jpg Bitburg AB
Florennes AB
MGM-1 Matador, 1958–1962
MGM-13 Mace, 1962–1969
BGM-109G 1984–1989
1958–1969
1984–1989.
Operated three different types of Tactical missiles in USAFE. Was a B-57 Canberra Night Bombardment Squadron at Laon AB, France 1955–1958, converted to tactical missiles at Bitburg AB, 1958.
74th Air Defense Missile Squadron 74th Air Defense Missile Squadron - ADC - Emblem.png Duluth AFMS CIM-10 Bomarc 1960–1972 1960–1972 Re-designated as the 74th Tactical Missile Squadron on 19 September 1985 while remaining inactive.
87th Tactical Missile Squadron 87th Tactical Missile Squadron - Emblerm.png RAF Molesworth BGM-109G 1986–1989 1986–1989
89th Tactical Missile Squadron 89th Tactical Missile Squadron - GLCM - Emblem.png Hahn AB
Wueschheim AS
MGM-13 Mace, 1962–1966
BGM-109G 1985–1990
1962–1966
1985–1990
302d Tactical Missile Squadron 302d Tactical Missile Squadron - Emblem.png Comiso AB BGM-109G 1983–1991 1983–1991
310th Tactical Missile Squadron 310th Tactical Missile Squadron - Emblem.png Osan AB MGM-1 Matador, 1958–1962 1958–1962 Missiles retained by host 58th Tactical Training Wing until inactivated December 1969
405th Tactical Missile Squadron 405thbombsquadron.jpg Hahn AB MGM-1 Matador, 1958–1962
MGM-13 Mace, 1962–1966
1958–1966 Was a B-57 Canberra Night Bombardment Squadron at Laon AB, France 1955–1958, converted to tactical missiles at Hahn AB, 1958.
822d Tactical Missile Squadron 822dbombsquadron.jpg Sembach AB TM-61 Matador, 1958–1960
MGM-13 Mace, 1961–1966
1958–1966 Was a B-57 Canberra Night Bombardment Squadron at Laon AB, France 1955–1958, converted to tactical missiles at Sembach AB, 1958.
823d Tactical Missile Squadron Sembach AB MGM-13 Mace, 1962–1966 1962–1966
868th Tactical Missile Training Squadron 868thtacmsltrngsq-patch.jpg Tainan AS
Davis-Monthan AFB
TM-61 (later MGM-1) Matador 1958–1962
BGM-109G 1981–1990
1958–1962. 1981–1990 Stationed on Taiwan, 1958–1962 as 868th Tactical Missile Squadron. Reactivated in 1981 as BGM-109G cruise missile training unit
873d Tactical Missile Squadron 873d Tactical Missile Squadron - Emblem.png Kadena AB MGM-13 Mace, 1961–1965 1961–1965 Missile operations were conducted directly by the parent 498th Tactical Missile Group after the squadron's inactivation, 8 July 1965 – 31 December 1969.
874th Tactical Missile Squadron 874th Tactical Missile Squadron - Emblem.png Kadena AB MGM-13 Mace, 1961–1965 1961–1965 Missile operations were conducted directly by the parent 498th Tactical Missile Group after the squadron's inactivation, 8 July 1965 – 31 December 1969.
887th Tactical Missile Squadron Sembach AB MGM-13 Mace, 1962–1966 1962–1966
4751st Air Defense Missile Squadron 4751st Air Defense Squadron - ADC - Emblem.png Eglin AFB Aux #9 CIM-10 Bomarc 1959–1979 1959–1979 BOMARC Testing/Evaluation/Training Unit
Ballistic Missile Squadrons
Squadron Emblem Location Weapons System Active Notes
10th Missile Squadron 10th Missile Squadron.png Malmstrom AFB LGM-30A/B Minuteman I, 1962–1968
LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1968–1991
LGM-30G Minuteman III, 1996 – present
1962 – present 341st SMW/OG "First Ace in the Hole"; B-47 squadron, 1956–1961
12th Missile Squadron 12th Missile Squadron.png Malmstrom AFB LGM-30A/B Minuteman I, 1962–1968
LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1968–1991
LGM-30G Minuteman III, 1996 – present
1962 – present 341st SMW/OG "Red Dawgs"; B-47 squadron, 1956–1961
66th Missile Squadron 66th Missile Squadron.PNG Ellsworth AFB LGM-30B Minuteman I, 1963–1973
LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1972–1993
1963–1993 44th SMW/OG "The Peace Keepers"; B-47 squadron, 1953–1960
67th Missile Squadron 67th Missile Squadron.PNG Ellsworth AFB LGM-30B Minuteman I, 1963–1973
LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1972–1992
1963–1992 44th SMW/OG "The people rule"; B-47 squadron, 1953–1960
68th Missile Squadron 68th Missile Squadron.PNG Ellsworth AFB LGM-30B Minuteman I, 1963–1973
LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1972–1994
1963–1994 44th SMW/OG ; B-47 squadron, 1953–1960
319th Missile Squadron 319th Missile Squadron.jpg F.E. Warren AFB LGM-30B Minuteman I 1964–1974
LGM-30G Minuteman III 1973 – present
1964 – present 90th SMW/OG "Screamin' Eagles"; RB-47 strategic reconnaissance squadron, 1954–1960
320th Missile Squadron 320th Missile Squadron.jpg F.E. Warren AFB LGM-30B Minuteman I 1964–1974
LGM-30G Minuteman III 1973 – present
1964 – present 90th SMW/OG "Naked Indians"; RB-47 strategic reconnaissance squadron, 1954–1960
321st Missile Squadron 321st Missile Squadron.jpg F.E. Warren AFB LGM-30B Minuteman I 1964–1974
LGM-30G Minuteman III 1973 – present
1964 – present 90th SMW/OG "Frontier Warriors"; RB-47 strategic reconnaissance squadron, 1954–1960
373d Strategic Missile Squadron 373d Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Little Rock AFB LGM-25C Titan II 1962–1987 1962–1987 308th SMW ; B-47 squadron, 1954–1959
374th Strategic Missile Squadron 374th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Little Rock AFB LGM-25C Titan II 1962–1987 1962–1987 308th SMW ; B-47 squadron, 1954–1959
400th Missile Squadron 400thmissielsquadron.jpg F.E. Warren AFB LGM-30B Minuteman I, 1964–1974
LGM-30G Minuteman III, 1973–1987
LGM-118A Peacekeeper, 1987–2005
1964–2005 90th SMW/OG Only LGM-118A Peacekeeper squadron. With the deployment of the LGM-118A, 50 former Minuteman III silos were converted. Flights P through T were reassigned to the Peacekeeper for operational duty.
446th Missile Squadron 446th Missile Squadron.PNG Grand Forks AFB LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1965–1973
LGM-30G Minuteman III, 1972–1998
1965–1998 321st SMW/MG ; B-47 squadron, 1953–1961
447th Missile Squadron 447th Missile Squadron.PNG Grand Forks AFB LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1965–1973
LGM-30G Minuteman III, 1972–1998
1965–1998 321st SMW/MG ; B-47 squadron, 1953–1961
448th Missile Squadron 448th Missile Squadron.PNG Grand Forks AFB LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1965–1973
LGM-30G Minuteman III, 1972–1998
1965–1998 321st SMW/MG ; B-47 squadron, 1953–1961
490th Missile Squadron 490th Missile Squadron.png Malmstrom AFB LGM-30A/B Minuteman I, 1962–1968
LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1968–1991
LGM-30G Minuteman III, 1996 – present
1962 – present 341st SMW/OG; B-47 squadron, 1956–1961 "Farsiders"
508th Missile Squadron 508th Missile Squadron.PNG Whiteman AFB LGM-30B Minuteman I, 1963–1967
LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1966–1995
1963–1995 351st SMW/OG
509th Missile Squadron 509th Missile Squadron.PNG Whiteman AFB LGM-30B Minuteman I, 1963–1967
LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1966–1994
1963–1994 351st SMW/OG
510th Missile Squadron 510th Missile Squadron.PNG Whiteman AFB LGM-30B Minuteman I, 1963–1967
LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1966–1995
1963–1995 351st SMW/OG Emergency Rocket Communications System (1967–1995)
532d Strategic Missile Squadron 532d Training Squadron.PNG McConnell AFB LGM-25C Titan II, 1962–1986 1962–1986 381st SMW
533d Strategic Missile Squadron 533d Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png McConnell AFB LGM-25C Titan II, 1962–1986 1962–1986 381st SMW
548th Strategic Missile Squadron 548th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Forbes AFB SM-65E Atlas, 1960–1964 1960–1964 40th SAW
549th Strategic Missile Squadron 549th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Offut AFB SM-65D Atlas, 1961–1964 1961–1964 385th SAW
550th Strategic Missile Squadron 550th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Shilling AFB SM-65F Atlas, 1961–1965 1961–1965 310th SAW
551st Strategic Missile Squadron 551st Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Lincoln AFB SM-65F Atlas, 1961–1965 1961–1965 98th SAW
556th Strategic Missile Squadron 556th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Presque Isle AFB,   9–16 Jul 1959
Plattsburgh AFB 1961–1965
SM-62 Snark, 1958–1959
SM-65F Atlas, 1962–1965
1958–1959; 1962–1965 702d SAW (1959); 820th SAD (1961–1965) Only operational SM-62 Snark aerodynamic intercontinental missile squadron; Only Atlas (or any other) ICBM squadron east of the Mississippi River.
564th Missile Squadron 564th Missile Squadron.png
564th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC.png
F.E. Warren AFB 1958–1964
Malmstrom AFB 1966–2008
SM-65D Atlas, 1960–1964
LGM-30F Minuteman II, 1967–1975
LGM-30G Minuteman III, 1975–2008
1958–2008 706th SMW (1958–1961); 389th SMW (1961–1964); 341st SMW/OG (1966–2008) 564th Strategic Missile Squadron was the first ICBM operational squadron activated (1 May 1958).
565th Strategic Missile Squadron 565th Strategic Missile Squadron.PNG F.E. Warren AFB SM-65D Atlas, 1958–1965 1958–1965 706th SMW (1958–1961); 389th SMW (1961–1965)
566th Strategic Missile Squadron 566th Strategic Missile Squadron.PNG F.E. Warren AFB SM-65E Atlas, 1961–1965 1959–1965 389th SMW (1961–1965)
567th Strategic Missile Squadron 567th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC.png Fairchild AFB SM-65E Atlas, 1960–1965 1960–1965 92d SAW
568th Strategic Missile Squadron 568th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Larson AFB SM-68 Titan I 1961–1965 1961–1965 462d SAW
569th Strategic Missile Squadron 569th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Mountain Home AFB SM-68 Titan I 1962–1964 1961–1964 9th SAW
570th Strategic Missile Squadron 570th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Davis-Monthan AFB LGM-25C Titan II, 1962–1984 1962–1984 390th SMW
571st Strategic Missile Squadron 571st Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Davis-Monthan AFB LGM-25C Titan II, 1962–1984 1962–1984 390th SMW
576th Strategic Missile Squadron 576th Strategic Missile Squadron - Emblem.png
576th Flight Test Squadron.jpg
Cooke (later, Vandenberg) AFB SM-65D/E/F Atlas, 1958–1966 1958–1966 704th SMW (1958), 1st SAD (1959–1966), First SM-65D Atlas squadron put on alert, 1958. Operated Atlas-D/E/F until 1966

Today, current 576th Test Squadron tested LGM-118 Peacekeeper, 1991–2004 and LGM-30G Minuteman III, 1991–present.
577th Strategic Missile Squadron 577th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Altus AFB SM-65F Atlas, 1961–1965 1961–1965 11th SAW
578th Strategic Missile Squadron 578th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Dyess AFB SM-65F Atlas, 1961–1965 1961–1965 96th SAW
579th Strategic Missile Squadron 579th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Walker AFB SM-65F Atlas, 1962–1965 1962–1965 6th SAW
644th Strategic Missile Squadron 644th Bombardment Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Vandenberg AFB PGM-17 Thor, 1959 ; HGM-25A Titan I 1959; SM-65 Atlas, 1959 1959 Short-lived Missile Training squadron at Vandenberg AFB. Provided training for Royal Air Force personnel in the operation and launching of the PGM-17 Thor Intermediate-Range Missie. Also provided training to SAC personnel on SM-65 Atlas and HGM-25A Titan I Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Later became a B-52H Stratofortress bombardment squadron.
672d Strategic Missile Squadron 672d Strategic Missile Squadron.PNG RAF Feltwell
RAF Lakenheath
PGM-17 Thor, 1958–1959 1958–1959 Short-lived Missile Training squadron in the UK for RAF Thor missile crews.
724th Strategic Missile Squadron Lowry AFB HGM-25A Titan I, 1961–1965 1961–1965 Former 848th Strategic Missile Squadron, (1960–1961) never manned or equipped. 703d SMW/451st SMW
725th Strategic Missile Squadron Lowry AFB HGM-25A Titan I, 1961–1965 1961–1965 Former 849th Strategic Missile Squadron, (1960–1961) never manned or equipped. 703d SMW/451st SMW
740th Missile Squadron 740th Missile Squadron.png Minot AFB LGM-30 Minuteman I, 1963–1971
LGM-30 Minuteman III, 1968 – present
1963 – present 455th SMW/91st SMW/OG "Vulgar Vultures"
741st Missile Squadron 741st Missile Squadron.png Minot AFB LGM-30 Minuteman I, 1963–1971
LGM-30 Minuteman III, 1968 – present
1963 – present 455th SMW/91st SMW/OG "Gravel Haulers"
742d Missile Squadron 742d Missile Squadron.jpg Minot AFB LGM-30 Minuteman I, 1963–1971
LGM-30 Minuteman III, 1968 – present
1963 – present 455th SMW/91st SMW/OG "The Wolfpack"
850th Strategic Missile Squadron 850thsms-emblem.jpg Ellsworth AFB HGM-25A Titan I, 1960–1965 1960–1965 44th SMW
851st Strategic Missile Squadron 851st Strategic Missile Squadron.PNG Beale AFB HGM-25A Titan I, 1962–1965 1962–1965 456th SAW
864th Strategic Missile Squadron 864th Strategic Missile Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Redstone Arsenal PGM-19 Jupiter, 1958–1960 1958–1960 Provided training for Italian Air Force personnel in the operation and launching of the PGM-19 Jupiter
865th Strategic Missile Squadron 865th Bombardment Squadron.PNG Redstone Arsenal PGM-19 Jupiter, 1958–1959 1958–1959 Provided training for Italian Air Force personnel in the operation and launching of the PGM-19 Jupiter
866th Strategic Missile Squadron 866th Bombardment Squadron - Emblem.png Redstone Arsenal PGM-19 Jupiter, 1958–1962 1958–1962 Provided training for Turkish Air Force personnel in the operation and launching of the PGM-19 Jupiter

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