Talk:List of United States Air Force squadrons

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Long Service[edit]

This list is supposed be current and historical units of the USAF according to the intro. How do we want to handle information about squadrons that span the entire period, flew many a/c, and were stationed at many bases? For instance, the 510th FS had no a/c info so I added the P-47 they flew in WWII, but I think they flew A-10 and F-16 later. I'm thinking that perhaps we want the most recent a/c the squadron is flying/flew, and let the previous a/c be on the squadron article, if any. I also added the 509th and 511th, which I'm fairly sure have post WWII existance, but I have no details, so I added the WWII info.

One problem is that units change size, e.g. the 509th was a Composite Group when it dropped the bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and later became the 509th Bomb Wing with B-52s at Pease AFB, NH.

Also, there are a LOT, a LOT of units missing. I spent over 2 years in various squadrons with 4-digit numbers in Air Training Command and Aerospace Defense Command. Gatr 00:28, 13 July 2007 (UTC)


Does "closed" mean "inactive"?

Air Control Squadrons[edit]

I think that the list is missing the 128 ACS out of Camp Douglas, WI.

Communications Squadrons[edit]

Not one Comm squadron is listed... considering I was part of three of them... i find it odd. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 01:49, 18 February 2007 (UTC).
--There's a Communications Squadron assigned to almost every base, making for one per every 2-3 Wings. Same with Security Forces, Mission Support, Civil Engineering, Logistics Readiness, Operations Support, Maintenance, and so on. They would be too numerous to list. SilverHawk7 04:19, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

While I disagree with *just* including comm squadrons, I have created a separate list of Combat Comm squadrons, and all of its derivatives. If someone chooses, they could add the base-level comm squadrons to it. TDRSS 15:32, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

SAC / POMO Squadrons[edit]

What about the SAC squadrons (Avionics Maintenance Squadron / Organizational Maintenance Squadron / Field Maintenance Squadrons / etc...) during the age of POMO? Speaking of AGE (Aerospace Ground Equipment)...:-). - NDCompuGeek 16:52, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

84 RADES[edit]

I don't see the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron on your list. It is the only unit of its kind in the Air Force. It has a long history though. It is an Active Duty unit based at Hill AFB, UT. 21:41, 24 July 2007 (UTC)Paul Krier

Breakout Squadrons[edit]

We need to break these squadrons out into individual pages - this is getting too cumbersome to update. ANyone disagree? TDRSS 16:35, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
I concur, this page is WAY too long.Ndunruh (talk) 21:41, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Redesignated Units[edit]

I've removed units listed as 'redesignated' (i.e. 40th Fighter Squadron redesignated as the 40th Flight Test Squadron) because in all cases I found the histories under the old name are carried on in the new designation. Consequently squadrons were listed twice. Ndunruh (talk) 21:40, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Space Squadrons[edit]

This list had all the different types of space related squadrons listed here with links to List of United States Air Force space squadrons; I consolidated them all under the heading Space Squadrons for easier reading. QueenCake (talk) 16:04, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Proposal of new page design[edit]

Since most of the squadron types have been broken into separate lists (to keep file size down), I propose we give the page a different look; more of a table of contents

Aerial Targets
Aeronautical Systems
Aeromedical Evacuation
Air Rescue
Air Refueling
Air Control
Airborne Air Control
Airborne Command and Control
Aircraft Control and Warning
Aircraft Sustainment
Attack Squadron
Combat Communications
Combat Training
Electronic Combat
Electronic Systems
Electronic Warfare
Flight Test
Flying Training
Information Operations
Network Operations
Network Warfare
Operations Support
Operational Weather
Range Support
Special Operations
Special Tactics
Tactical Air Support
Test and Evaluation
USAF Demonstration
Weather Reconnaissance
  • Support the concept, it would make navigation much easier. I would also suggest added a short description talking about what each type of squadron generally does to help laymen find inflrmation they're looking for.--Ndunruh (talk) 18:23, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Include AAF or not?[edit]

I would think that AAF squadrons should be treated separately. If not, the statement that squadrons are numbered to 999 is incorrect as the AAF had Air Engineering Squadrons, Air Materiel Squadrons, and various Flying Training Squadrons numbered between 1000 and 1300. If you want to get into completely obscure Organized Reserve units formed in 1942 the numbers go even higher.--Lineagegeek (talk) 00:39, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Agree, such squadrons go in a List of United States Army Air Forces squadrons. Buckshot06 (talk) 19:53, 22 January 2013 (UTC)