3d Air Support Operations Squadron

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3d Air Support Operations Squadron
3d Air Support Operations Squadron.PNG
3d Air Support Operations Squadron emblem
Active 1964-1968; 1980-Present[1]
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Combat Support
Role Air Support Operations
Part of PACAF/1st Air Support Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA

The 3d Air Support Operations Squadron (3 ASOS) is a combat support unit of the United States Air Force, located at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.

Mission[edit]

The 3 ASOS trains, equips, and deploys mission-ready Airborne qualified Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) members, Air Liaison Officers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, and Air Mobility Liaison Officers in support of the commanders of United States Army Alaska (USARAK), 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Detachment 1, 3 ASOS, trains, equips, and deploys mission-ready Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) members, Air Liaison Officers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, and Air Mobility Liaison Officers in support of the commanders of United States Army Alaska (USARAK), 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), 25th Infantry Division, at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.[2]

Bases stationed[edit]

Decorations[edit]

  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg[3]
    • 1 October 1999-30 September 2001
    • 1 July 1994-30 June 1996
    • 1 July 1990-30 June 1992
    • 1 July 1985-30 June 1987
    • 1 July 1982-30 June 1984
    • 6 June 1965-31 December 1966
    • 8 October 1964-5 June 1965
  • Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
    • 1 April 1966-15 September 1968

References[edit]

  1. ^ Air Force Historical Research Agency: 3d Air Support Operations Squadron Lineage and Honors
  2. ^ Fort Wainwright: 3d Air Support Operations Squadron homepage
  3. ^ AF FOIA Request 2009-01965, 13 July 2009

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