List of active United States Air Force aircraft squadrons

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This is an organized incomplete list of all of the active aircraft squadrons that currently exist in the United States Air Force, sorted by type. Most squadrons have changed names and designations many times over the years, so they are listed by their current designation.

To see all USAF squadrons, regardless of active or not, go to the List of United States Air Force squadrons.

Aggressor Squadrons[edit]

Aggressor Squadrons' sole purpose is to train and evaluate United States Air Force fighter pilots who have either just received their fighter pilot status or those who want a refresher. They fly USAF aircraft with a different paint-scheme and act as "adversary" aircraft that student pilots must "shoot down."

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Command Air Force Wing Primary Markings Date Commissioned Base Aircraft Tail Code
18th Aggressor Squadron 18th Aggressor Squadron.jpg Blue Foxes Pacific Air Forces Eleventh Air Force 354 FW 1939 Eielson AFB, Alaska F-16C/D AK
64th Aggressor Squadron 64as-emblem.jpg Air Combat Command Air Warfare Center 57 WG 1940 Nellis AFB, Nevada F-16C WA

Airborne Air Control Squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Command Air Force Wing Primary Markings Date Commissioned Base Aircraft Tail Code
960th Airborne Air Control Squadron 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron.jpg Vikings Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force 552 ACW Red tail stripe 15 January 1941 Tinker AFB, Oklahoma E-3 OK
961st Airborne Air Control Squadron 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron.jpg Pacific Air Forces Fifth Air Force 18 WG Orange tail stripe 15 January 1941 Kadena AB, Japan E-3 ZZ
962d Airborne Air Control Squadron 962d Airborne Air Control Squadron.jpg Pacific Air Forces Eleventh Air Force 3 WG Green tail stripe 1 November 1943 Elmendorf AFB, Alaska E-3 AK
963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron Blue Knights Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force 552 ACW 7 December 1942 Tinker AFB, Oklahoma E-3 OK
964th Airborne Air Control Squadron 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron.jpg Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force 552 ACW 15 July 1942 Tinker AFB, Oklahoma E-3 OK
965th Airborne Air Control Squadron 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron.jpg Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force 552 ACW 16 February 1943 Tinker AFB, Oklahoma E-3
966th Airborne Air Control Squadron 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron.jpg Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force 552 ACW 15 July 1942 Tinker AFB, Oklahoma E-3
970th Airborne Air Control Squadron 970th Airborne Air Control Squadron.jpg Air Force Reserve Command Tenth Air Force 552 ACW Red tail stripe 5 June 1944 Tinker AFB, Oklahoma E-3 OK

Airborne Command and Control Squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Command Air Force Wing Primary Markings Date Commissioned Base Aircraft Tail Code
12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron 12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron emblem.jpg Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 461 ACW 18 October 1942 Robins AFB, Georgia E-8 GA
16th Airborne Command and Control Squadron 16th Airborne Command & Control Sq emblem (2016).png Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 461 ACW 1 March 1943 Robins AFB, Georgia E-8 GA
128th Airborne Command and Control Squadron 128th Airborne Command and Control Squadron emblem.jpg Georgia ANG 116 ACW 1 February 1918 Robins AFB, Georgia E-8 GA

Airlift Squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Command Air Force Wing Primary Markings Date Commissioned Base Aircraft Tail Code
3d Airlift

Squadron

3d Airlift Squadron.jpg Royals Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 436th AW Blue tail stripe with an American Eagle at the front 18 Feb 1942 Dover AFB, Delaware C-17
4th Airlift Squadron 4th Airlift Squadron Emblem.jpg Fighting Fourth Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 62d AW Green tail stripe 1 Mar 1935 McChord Air Force Base, Washington C-17
6th Airlift Squadron 6th Airlift Squadron.jpg Bully Beef Express Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 305th AW Blue tail strip with a white spot at the back 14 Oct 1939 Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey C-17
7th Airlift Squadron 7 AS.jpg Willing & Able Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 62d AW 14 Oct 1939 McChord Air Force Base, Washington C-17
8th Airlift Squadron 8th Airlift Squadron.jpg Soaring Stallions Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 62d AW 1 Feb 1940 McChord Air Force Base, Washington C-17
9th Airlift Squadron 9th Airlift Squadron.jpg Proud Pelicans Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 436th AW Blue tail stripe with a yellow diamond in the center, an American Eagle at the front and Liberty Bell in the back 1 Dec 1940 Dover AFB, Delaware C-5M
12th Airlift Flight 12th Airlift Flight.jpg Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 1st FW 1 May 1993 Langley AFB, Virginia C-21
14th Airlift Squadron 14 AS.jpg The Pelicans Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 437th AW 4 Dec 1940 Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina C-17
15th Airlift Squadron 15 AS.jpg Global Eagles Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 437th AW 4 Dec 1940 Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina C-17
16th Airlift Squadron 16th Airlift Squadron.jpg Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 437th AW 11 Dec 1940 Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina C-17
17th Airlift Squadron 17 AS.jpg AAA Moving Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 437th AW 27 April 1942 Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina C-17
21st Airlift Squadron 21st Airlift Squadron - Emblem.jpg Beeliners Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 60th AW 3 Apr 1942 Travis Air Force Base, California C-17
22d Airlift Squadron 22d Airlift Squadron Emblem.jpg Mulies Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 60th AW 3 Apr 1942 Travis Air Force Base, California C-5M
36th Airlift Squadron 36as.jpg Eagle Airlifters Pacific Air Forces Fifth Air Force 374th AW 14 Feb 1942 Yokota Air Force Base, Japan C-130
37th Airlift Squadron 37 AS.jpg Blue Tail Flies USAFE-AFAFRICA Third Air Force 86th AW 14 Feb 1942 Ramstein Air Base, Germany C-130J
39th Airlift Squadron 39 AS.jpg Trailblazers Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 317th AW 2 February 1942 Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas C-130J
40th Airlift Squadron 40 AS.jpg Screaming Eagles Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 317th AW 2 February 1942 Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas C-130J
41st Airlift Squadron 41 AS.jpg Black Cats Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 19th

AW

18 February 1942 Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas C-130
45th Airlift Squadron 45 AS.jpg Air Education and Training Command Nineteenth Air Force 314th AW Black tail stripe with twelve red stars 30 May 1942 Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi C-21 KS
47th Airlift Flight 47th Airlift Squadron Emblem.jpg Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio C-21
48th Airlift Squadron 48 AS.jpg Air Education and Training Command Nineteenth Air Force 314th AW 30 May 1942 Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas C-130J
50th Airlift Squadron 50th Airlift Squadron.jpg Red Devils Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 19th

AW

30 May 1942 Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas C-130
53d Airlift Squadron 53 Airlift Squadron.jpg Black Jacks Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 19th

AW

30 May 1942 Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas C-130
54th Airlift Squadron 54th Airlift Flight.jpg Scott Air Force Base, Illinois C-40C
55th Airlift Flight 55th Airlift Flight.jpg C-12
58th Airlift Squadron 58 AS.jpg Moose Air Education and Training Command Nineteenth Air Force 97th

AW

12 November 1942 Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma C-17
61st Airlift Squadron 61st Airlift Squadron.jpg Green Hornets Air Mobility Command Eighteenth Air Force 19th

AW

26 October 1942 Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas C-130
337th Airlift Squadron 337 AS new patch.jpg Air Force Reserve Command Twenty-Second Air Force 439th AW Red tail stripe with New England Patriots logo 10 May 1949 Westover ARB, Massachusetts C-5M

Bomb Squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Command Air Force Wing Primary Markings Date Commissioned Base Aircraft Tail Code
9th Bomb Squadron 9th Bomb Squadron Patch.jpg Bats Air Force Global Strike Command Twelfth Air Force 7th BW Black Tail Stripe w/ White Bat 14 June 1917 Dyess AFB, Texas B-1B DY
11th Bomb Squadron 11th Bomb Squadron.jpg Jiggs Squadron Air Force Global Strike Command Eighth Air Force 2d BW Gold tail stripe 26 June 1917 Barksdale AFB, Louisiana B-52H LA
13th Bomb Squadron 13th Bomb Squadron.jpg Grim Reapers Air Force Global Strike Command Eighth Air Force 509th BW 14 June 1917 Whiteman AFB, Missouri B-2 WM
20th Bomb Squadron 20th Bomb Squadron.jpg The Buccaneers Air Force Global Strike Command Eighth Air Force 2d BW Blue tail stripe 26 June 1917 Barksdale AFB, Louisiana B-52H LA
23d Bomb Squadron 23d Bomb Squadron.png Bomber Barons Air Force Global Strike Command Eighth Air Force 5th BW Red tail stripe 16 June 1917 Minot AFB, North Dakota B-52H MT
28th Bomb Squadron 28th Bomb Squadron.jpg Air Force Global Strike Command Eighth Air Force 7th BW Blue/White Checkered Tail Stripe 22 June 1917 Dyess AFB, Texas B-1B DY
34th Bomb Squadron 34bs patch.jpg Thunderbirds Air Force Global Strike Command Eighth Air Force 28th BW Squadron Logo 11 June 1917 Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota B-1B EL
37th Bomb Squadron 37th Bomb Squadron.jpg Tigers Air Force Global Strike Command Twelfth Air Force 28th BW Yellow/Black Tiger Stripe 13 June 1917 Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota B-1B EL
69th Bomb Squadron 69thbombsquadron.jpg Knighthawks Air Force Global Strike Command Eighth Air Force 5th BW Black tail stripe 1940 Minot AFB, North Dakota B-52H MT
93d Bomb Squadron 93d Bomb Squadron.jpg Air Force Reserve Command Tenth Air Force 307th BW Blue/Gold Chex tail stripe 21 August 1917 Barksdale AFB, Louisiana B-52H BD
96th Bomb Squadron 96th Bomb Squadron.jpg Red Devils Air Force Global Strike Command Eighth Air Force 2d BW Red tail stripe 20 August 1917 Barksdale AFB, Louisiana B-52H LA
110th Bomb Squadron 110th-Fighter-Squadron-MO-ANG.png Lindbergh's Own Missouri ANG 131st BW 14 Aug 1917 Whiteman AFB, Missouri B-2A
343d Bomb Squadron 343d Bombardment Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png Air Force Reserve Command Tenth Air Force 307th BW 21 August 1917 Barksdale AFB, Louisiana B-52H BD
393d Bomb Squadron 393d Bomb Squadron.jpg Tigers Air Force Global Strike Command Eighth Air Force 509th BW 11 March 1944 Whiteman AFB, Missouri B-2A WM

Fighter Squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Command Air Force Wing Primary Markings Date Commissioned Base Aircraft Tail Code
4th Fighter Squadron 4th Fighter Squadron.png Fightin' Fuujins Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force 388 FW 20 February 1947 Hill AFB, Utah F-35A[1] HL
13th Fighter Squadron 13th Fighter Squadron.png Panthers Pacific Air Forces Fifth Air Force 35 FW Red tail stripe 25 September 2009 Misawa AB, Japan F-16C WW
14th Fighter Squadron 14th Fighter Squadron.jpg Fightin' Samurai Pacific Air Forces Fifth Air Force 35 FW Yellow tail stripe 20 June 1942 Misawa AB, Japan F-16C WW
19th Fighter Squadron 19 FS.jpg Gamecocks Pacific Air Forces Pacific Air Forces 15 WG 14 June 1917 Hickam AFB, Hawaii F-22A HH
21st Fighter Squadron 21st Fighter Squadron.png Gamblers Air Education and Training Command Republic of China Air Force 56 FW White/Red Tail Board with Black "Gamblers" 15 October 1944 Luke AFB, Arizona F-16C LF
25th Fighter Squadron 25th Fighter Squadron.jpg Assam Draggins Pacific Air Forces Seventh Air Force 51 FW Checker-tail 15 January 1941 Osan AB, ROK A-10C OS
27th Fighter Squadron 27th Fighter Squadron.png Fighting Eagles Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 1 FW Yellow tail stripe 20 August 1917 Langley AFB, Virginia F-22A FF
35th Fighter Squadron 35 FS.jpg Pantons Pacific Air Forces Seventh Air Force 8 FW Blue tail stripe 12 June 1917 Kunsan AB, South Korea F-16C WP
36th Fighter Squadron 36th Fighter Squadron.jpg Fiends Pacific Air Forces Seventh Air Force 51 FW Checker-tail 12 June 1917 Osan AB, ROK F-16C OS
43d Fighter Squadron 43 FS.jpg American Hornets Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 325 FW 13 June 1917 Tyndall AFB, Florida F-22A TY
44th Fighter Squadron 44th Fighter Squadron.jpg Vampires Pacific Air Forces Fifth Air Force 18 WG Blue tail stripe 1 January 1941 Kadena AB, Japan F-15C ZZ
55th Fighter Squadron 55th Fighter Squadron.jpg The Fightin' Fifty-Fifth Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 20 FW 9 August 1917 Shaw AFB, South Carolina F-16C SW
58th Fighter Squadron 58fs-patch.jpg Gorillas Air Education and Training Command Nineteenth Air Force 33 FW 15 January 1941 Eglin AFB, Florida F-35A EG
61st Fighter Squadron 61st Fighter Squadron.jpg Top Dogs Air Education and Training Command Nineteenth Air Force 56 FW 15 January 1941 Luke AFB, Arizona F-35A LF
62d Fighter Squadron 62d Fighter Squadron.png Spikes Air Education and Training Command Nineteenth Air Force 56 FW White Flash with Blue "SPIKE" 15 January 1941 Luke AFB, Arizona F-35A LF
63d Fighter Squadron 63d Fighter Squadron.jpg Panthers Air Education and Training Command Nineteenth Air Force 56 FW 15 January 1941 Luke AFB, Arizona F-35A LF
67th Fighter Squadron 67th Fighter Squadron.jpg Fighting Cocks Pacific Air Forces Fifth Air Force 18 WG Red tail stripe 15 January 1941 Kadena AB, Japan F-15C ZZ
77th Fighter Squadron 77th Fighter Squadron.png The Gamblers Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 20 FW 20 February 1918 Shaw AFB, South Carolina F-16C SW
79th Fighter Squadron 79th Fighter Squadron.jpg Tigers Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 20 FW 22 February 1918 Shaw AFB, South Carolina F-16C SW
80th Fighter Squadron 80thfightersquadron.jpg Headhunters Pacific Air Forces Seventh Air Force 8 FW Gold tail stripe 1942 Kunsan AB, South Korea F-16C WP
90th Fighter Squadron 90 FS.jpg Dicemen Pacific Air Forces 11th Air Force 3 WG 25 June 1951 Elmendorf AFB, Alaska F-22A AK
93d Fighter Squadron 93dfs-emblem.jpg Fighting Makos Air Force Reserve Command Tenth Air Force 482 FW Mako shark logo 1943 Homestead ARB, Florida F-16C FM
94th Fighter Squadron 94th Fighter Squadron.png Hat in the Ring Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 1 FW Blue tail stripe 20 August 1917 Langley AFB, Virginia F-22A FF
95th Fighter Squadron 95 FS.jpg Mr. Bones Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 325 FW 11 October 2013 Tyndall AFB, Florida F-22A TY
100th Fighter Squadron 100th Fighter Squadron patch.jpg Red Tails Alabama ANG 187 FW 19 February 1942 Montgomery RAP, Alabama F-16C AL
112th Fighter Squadron 112th Fighter Squadron emblem.jpg Stingers Ohio ANG 180 FW 1917 Toledo EAP, Ohio F-16C OH
114th Fighter Squadron 114th Fighter Squadron emblem.jpg Land of No Slack Oregon ANG 173 FW 1983 Kingsley Field, Oregon F-15C OR
119th Fighter Squadron 119th Fighter Squadron emblem.jpg Jersey Devils New Jersey ANG 177 FW Red tail stripe 2 September 1917 Atlantic City IAP, New Jersey F-16C AC
120th Fighter Squadron 120th Fighter Squadron emblem.jpg Colorado Cougars Colorado ANG 140 WG 28 August 1917 Buckley AFB, Colorado F-16C CO
121st Fighter Squadron 121st Fighter Squadron emblem.jpg Guardians District of Columbia ANG 113 WG D.C. stars and stripes logo 1940 Andrews AFB, D.C. F-16C DC
123d Fighter Squadron 123d Fighter Squadron emblem.png Redhawks Oregon ANG 142 FW Redhawks logo on tail 1940 Portland IAP, Oregon F-15C OR
125th Fighter Squadron 125th Fighter Squadron emblem.jpg Tulsa Vipers Oklahoma ANG 138 FW 28 August 1963 Tulsa IAP, Oklahoma F-16C OK
131st Fighter Squadron 333d Fighter Squadron - World War II.png Death Vipers Massachusetts ANG 104 FW Minuteman logo on tail 1942 Barnes MAP, Massachusetts F-15C MA
134th Fighter Squadron 134th Fighter Squadron emblem.jpg The Green Mountain Boys Vermont ANG 158 FW 1946 Burlington IAP, Vermont F-16C VT
148th Fighter Squadron 148FS USAF emblem.png Kickin' Ass Arizona ANG 162 FW 1918 Tucson IAP, Arizona F-16C AZ
157th Fighter Squadron 157th Fighter Squadron emblem.png Swamp Fox South Carolina ANG 169 FW 3 December 1946 McEntire JNGB, South Carolina F-16C f
159th Fighter Squadron 159th Fighter Squadron - Emblem.png Boxin' Gators Florida ANG 125 FW Blue and white tail stripe with blue lightning bolt along fin 1947 Jacksonville IAP, Florida F-15C
175th Fighter Squadron 175th Fighter Squadron emblem.jpg Fightin' Lobos South Dakota ANG 114 FW 1946 Joe Foss Field, South Dakota F-16C
176th Fighter Squadron 176th FS WIANG Patch.jpg Badger Air Militia Wisconsin ANG 115 FW 1948 Truax Field, Wisconsin F-16C
179th Fighter Squadron 179th Fighter Squadron emblem.jpg Bulldogs Minnesota ANG 148 FW 1947 Duluth IAP, Minnesota F-16C
182d Fighter Squadron 182d Fighter Squadron emblem.png Lonestar Gunfighters Texas ANG 149 FW 1946 Kelly Field, Texas F-16C
188th Fighter Squadron 188th Fighter Squadron.PNG The Tacos New Mexico ANG 150 FW 1947 Kirtland AFB, New Mexico F-16C NM
194th Fighter Squadron 194th Fighter Squadron Patch.jpg Griffins California ANG 144 FW Black with the words "Fresno" in white along with a Griffin 25 June 1948 Fresno Yosemite IAP, California F-15C
195th Fighter Squadron 195th Fighter Squadron - Emblem.png Warhawks Arizona ANG 162 FW 1918 Tucson IAP, Arizona F-16C AZ
301st Fighter Squadron 301st Fighter Squadron - AETC - Emblem.png Kats Air Force Reserve Command Tenth Air Force 44 FG 4 July 1942 Tyndall AFB, Florida F-22A TY
302d Fighter Squadron 302d Fighter Squadron.jpg Red Devils Air Force Reserve Command Tenth Air Force 477 FG 4 July 1942 Elmendorf AFB, Alaska F-22A AK
307th Fighter Squadron 307th Fighter Squadron Emblem.png Stingers Air Force Reserve Command Tenth Air Force 414 FG 30 January 1942 Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina F-15E FF
309th Fighter Squadron 309th Fighter Squadron.jpg Wild Ducks Air Education and Training Command Nineteenth Air Force 56 FW Blue & White Tail Band with White "WILD DUCKS" 30 January 1942 Luke AFB, Arizona F-16C LF
310th Fighter Squadron 310th Fighter Squadron.jpg Top Hats Air Education and Training Command Nineteenth Air Force 56 FW Green & Yellow Tail Board with Yellow "TOP HATS" 9 February 1942 Luke AFB, Arizona F-16C LF
311th Fighter Squadron 311th Fighter Squadron.jpg Sidewinders Air Education and Training Command 56 FW / Luke 54 FG 21 Jan 1942 Holloman AFB, New Mexico F-16C LF
314th Fighter Squadron 314th Fighter Squadron - F-16s - Emblem.png Warhawks Air Education and Training Command 56 FW / Luke 54 FG 24 January 1942 Holloman AFB, New Mexico F-16C LF
333d Fighter Squadron 333d Fighter Squadron.jpg Lancers Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 4 FW Red tail stripe 8 December 1957 Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina F-15E SJ
334th Fighter Squadron 334th Fighter Squadron.jpg Fighting Eagles Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 4 FW Blue tail stripe 22 August 1942 Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina F-15E SJ
335th Fighter Squadron 335th Fighter Squadron.jpg Chiefs Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 4 FW Green tail stripe 14 May 1941 Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina F-15E SJ
336th Fighter Squadron 336th Fighter Squadron.jpg Rocketeers Air Combat Command Ninth Air Force 4 FW Yellow tail stripe 22 August 1942 Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina F-15E SJ
389th Fighter Squadron 389th Fighter Squadron.jpg Thunderbolts Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force 366 FW 1 June 1943 Mountain Home AFB, Idaho F-15E MO
391st Fighter Squadron 391st Fighter Squadron.jpg Bold Tigers Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force 366 FW Orange and black tiger tail stripe 11 March 1992 Mountain Home AFB, Idaho F-15E MO
421st Fighter Squadron 421st Fighter Squadron - Emblem.jpg Black Widows Air Combat Command Twelfth Air Force 388 FW 20 February 1944 Hill AFB, Utah F-35A HL
425th Fighter Squadron 425th Fighter Squadron.jpg Black Widows Air Education and Training Command Republic of Singapore Air Force 56 FW Red Stripe with Black Singapore Lion Heads 1 December 1943 Luke AFB, Arizona F-16C LF
428th Fighter Squadron 428th Fighter Squadron.jpg Buccaneers Air Combat Command Republic of Singapore Air Force 366 FW Black Stripe with "Buccaneers" in White 1 August 1943 Mountain Home AFB, Idaho F-15SG MO
457th Fighter Squadron 457th Fighter Squadron.jpg Spads Air Force Reserve Command Twelfth Air Force 301 FW 1944 NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas F-16C TX
466th Fighter Squadron 466th Fighter Squadron.png Diamondbacks Air Force Reserve Command Tenth Air Force 419 FW Black Tail Stripe with Yellow Diamonds 5 October 1944 Hill AFB, Utah F-35A HL
480th Fighter Squadron 480th Fighter Squadron - Emblem.png Warhawks United States Air Forces in Europe Third Air Force 52d FW 1957 Spangdahlem AB, Germany F-16C SP
492d Fighter Squadron 492d Fighter Squadron.jpg Madhatters United States Air Forces in Europe Third Air Force 48 FW Blue tail stripe 15 January 1941 RAF Lakenheath, England F-15E LN
493d Fighter Squadron 493d Fighter Squadron.jpg The Grim Reapers United States Air Forces in Europe Third Air Force 48 FW Yellow tail stripe 15 January 1941 RAF Lakenheath, England F-15C LN
494th Fighter Squadron 494th Fighter Squadron.jpg Black Panthers United States Air Forces in Europe Third Air Force 48 FW Red tail stripe 15 January 1941 RAF Lakenheath, England F-15E LN
510th Fighter Squadron 510FS Emblem.png Buzzards United States Air Forces in Europe Third Air Force 31 FW Purple with the words "Buzzards" in white 1 March 1943 Aviano AB, Italy F-16C AV
525th Fighter Squadron 525 FS.jpg; Bull Dogs Pacific Air Forces Eleventh Air Force 3 WG 13 January 1942 Elmendorf AFB, Alaska F-22A AK
555th Fighter Squadron 555 FS.jpg Triple Nickle United States Air Forces in Europe Third Air Force 31 FW Green with the words "Triple Nickel" in white 1 December 1942 Aviano AB, Italy F-16C AV

Flight Test Squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Command Air Force Wing Primary Markings Date Commissioned Base Aircraft Tail Code
40th Flight Test Squadron 40thflighttestsquadron.jpg Air Force Material Command 96th TW 22 December 1939 Eglin AFB, Florida A-10C
C-130
CV-22
F-15E
F-16C
UH-1
ET

Reconnaissance Squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Command Air Force Wing Primary Markings Date Commissioned Base Aircraft Tail Code
1st Reconnaissance Squadron 1st Reconnaissance Squadron.jpg Air Combat Command 8th Air Force 9th RW Red stripe with 4 Iron Crosses 5 March 1913 Beale AFB, California U-2
RQ-4
BB
5th Reconnaissance Squadron 5th Reconnaissance Squadron.jpg Black Cats Air Combat Command 8th Air Force 9th RW Red stripe with 4 Iron Crosses 5 May 1917 Osan AB, ROK U-2 BB
12th Reconnaissance Squadron 12thReconSquadron.PNG Air Combat Command 8th Air Force 9th RW Red stripe with 4 Iron Crosses 2 June 1917 Beale AFB, California RQ-4 BB
13th Reconnaissance Squadron 13th Reconnaissance Squadron.jpg Air Force Reserve Command 10th Air Force 940th WG 20 June 1942 Beale AFB, California RQ-4 BB
99th Reconnaissance Squadron 99th Reconnaissance Squadron.png Air Combat Command 8th Air Force 9th RW Red stripe with 4 Iron Crosses 21 August 1917 Beale AFB, California U-2 BB
162d Reconnaissance Squadron 162nd Fighter Squadron emblem.jpg Ohio ANG 178 ISRW December 1942 Springfield-Beckley MAP, Ohio MQ-1 OH

Civil Air Patrol

Rescue Squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Command Air Force Wing Primary Markings Date Commissioned Base Aircraft Tail Code
31st Rescue Squadron 31st Rescue Squadron.jpg Pacific Air Forces 5th Air Force 18 WG 17 October 1952 Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
33d Rescue Squadron 33d Rescue Squadron.jpg Pacific Air Forces 5th Air Force 18 WG 14 November 1952 Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan HH-60 ZZ
66th Rescue Squadron 66th Rescue Squadron.jpg Air Combat Command 9th Air Force 23 WG 14 November 1952 Nellis AFB, Nevada HH-60

Special Operations Squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Command Air Force Wing Primary Markings Date Commissioned Base Aircraft Tail Code
1st Special Operations Squadron 1st Special Operations Squadron.jpg Air Force Special Operations Command 353d SOG 1 August 1939 Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan MC-130H Combat Talon II AFSOC does not use tail markings
3rd Special Operations Squadron 3rd Special Operations Squadron.png Air Force Special Operations Command 27th SOW 4 April 1918 Cannon AFB, New Mexico MQ-1 Predator
4th Special Operations Squadron 4th Special Operations Squadron.jpg Ghostriders Air Force Special Operations Command 1st SOW 8 April 1942 Hurlburt Field, Florida AC-130U
5th Special Operations Squadron 5th Special Operations Squadron.jpg Air Force Reserve Command 919th SOW 1 May 1944 Duke Field, Florida U-28
6th Special Operations Squadron 6th Special Operations Squadron.jpg Air Force Special Operations Command 1st SOW 8 April 1942 Hurlburt Field, Florida C-145
7th Special Operations Squadron 7th Special Operations Squadron.jpg Air Force Special Operations Command 352d SOW 17 May 1942 RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom CV-22 Osprey
8th Special Operations Squadron 8th Special Operations Squadron.svg Blackbirds Air Force Special Operations Command 1st SOW 21 June 1917 Hurlburt Field, Florida CV-22 Osprey
9th Special Operations Squadron 9th Special Operations Squadron.jpg Night Wings Air Force Special Operations Command 1st SOW 1 April 1944 Hurlburt Field, Florida MC-130P Combat Shadow
15th Special Operations Squadron 15th Special Operations Squadron.png Air Force Special Operations Command 1st SOW 13 October 1942 Hurlburt Field, Florida MC-130H Combat Talon II
16th Special Operations Squadron 16th Special Operations Squadron.jpg Air Force Special Operations Command 27th SOW 16 April 1942 Cannon AFB, New Mexico AC-130H
17th Special Operations Squadron 17th Special Operations Squadron.jpg Jackals Air Force Special Operations Command 353d SOG 2 March 1942 Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan MC-130J Combat Shadow II
19th Special Operations Squadron 19th Special Operations Squadron.png Air Force Special Operations Command 1st SOW 1 February 1940 Hurlburt Field, Florida AC-130 and MC-130
20th Special Operations Squadron 20th Special Operations Squadron.jpg Green Hornets Air Force Special Operations Command 27th SOW 2 March 1942 Cannon AFB, New Mexico CV-22 Osprey
67th Special Operations Squadron 67th Special Operations Squadron.png Night Owls Air Force Special Operations Command 352d SOW 14 November 1952 RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom MC-130J Commando II
551st Special Operations Squadron 551st Special Operations Squadron.jpg Air Force Special Operations Command 27th SOW 1971 Cannon AFB, New Mexico AC-130H
711th Special Operations Squadron 711th Special Operations Squadron.png Air Force Special Operations Command 919th SOW 13 October 1942 Duke Field, Florida PZL C-145 Skytruck

Test and Evaluation Squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Command Air Force Wing Primary Markings Date Commissioned Base Aircraft Tail Code
31st Test and Evaluation Squadron 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron.PNG Air Combat Command Air Warfare Center 53d WG 26 June 1917 Edwards AFB, California All ED
49th Test and Evaluation Squadron 49thtsteval-emblem.jpg Air Combat Command Air Warfare Center 53d WG 6 August 1917 Barksdale AFB, Louisiana B-52 OT
72d Test and Evaluation Squadron 72d Test and Evaluation Squadron.jpg Air Combat Command Air Warfare Center 53d WG 1 November 1998 Whiteman AFB, Missouri B-2 OT
85th Test and Evaluation Squadron 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron.jpg Skull Air Combat Command Air Warfare Center 53d WG 9 February 1942 Eglin AFB, Florida F-15C
F-15E
F-16C
OT
88th Test and Evaluation Squadron Air Combat Command Air Warfare Center 53d WG Nellis AFB, Nevada OT
337th Test and Evaluation Squadron 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron.jpg Air Combat Command Air Warfare Center 53d WG 8 April 2004 Dyess AFB, Texas B-1 OT
422d Test and Evaluation Squadron 422d Test and Evaluation Squadron - Emblem.jpg Green Bats Air Combat Command Air Warfare Center 53d WG 1969 Nellis AFB, Nevada F-15, F-15E, F-16, F-22, F-35A, A-10 OT
556th Test and Evaluation Squadron 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron.PNG Air Combat Command Air Warfare Center 53d WG 16 January 2008 Creech AFB, Nevada MQ-1 & MQ-9 OT

Weapons Squadrons[edit]

Squadron Name Insignia Nickname Command Air Force Wing Primary Markings Date Commissioned Base Aircraft Tail Code
16th Weapons Squadron 16thwesponssq-emblem.jpg Air Combat Command 57th WG 20 November 1940 Nellis AFB, Nevada F-16C WA
17th Weapons Squadron 17thws-emblem.jpg Air Combat Command 57th WG 20 February 1947 Nellis AFB, Nevada F-15E WA

See also[edit]

References[edit]