340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron
|340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron|
Emblem of the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron
|Active||1952-1962, 2002 – present|
|Branch||United States Air Force|
The squadron flew the Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter, providing air refueling to USAF units from 1952-1962. It was assigned to the following units:
- 340th Bombardment Wing, 20 October 1952 – 1 July 1953; 18 January 1954 – 15 October 1962
- Attached to the 93d Bombardment Wing, 20 October 1952 – 18 January 1954 (deployed at: Castle AFB, California)
The squadron was inactivated in 1965 as part of the phaseout of the KC-97 from SAC.
Reactivated as a provisional squadron about 2002/3 as a part of the Global War on Terrorism. Equipped with a mixture of Boeing KC-135R/T Stratotankers and conducts combat air refueling. The squadron was active as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. It is currently involved with Operation Inherent Resolve.
- Elements of the 155th Air Refueling Wing during March 2016.