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394th Strategic Missile Squadron

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Active  1958–1993
Role  ICBM Training
Country  United States
394th Strategic Missile Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force
Decorations  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

The United States Air Force's 394th Strategic Missile Squadron was an intercontinental ballistic missile that operated the LGM-30 Minuteman and LGM-25C Titan II missiles at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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History

The squadron was first activated in 1958 and assigned to the 704th Strategic Missile Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base as a training unit for intercontinental ballistic missiles. In December of that year, the squadron and the 392d Missile Training Squadron, which was the training unit at Vandenberg for intermediate range ballistic missiles, were inactivated and replaced by a single training squadron, the 576th Strategic Missile Squadron.

The squadron was activated again in 1960 as the training unit for Minuteman missiles. The squadron supported all LGM-30 Minuteman test launches. When the 30th Space Wing became the single wing at Vandenberg under the Objective Wing organization, the squadron was transferred to the 30th and inactivated.

Lineage

  • Constituted c. 6 March 1958 as the 394th Missile Training Squadron (ICBM)
  • Activated on 1 April 1958 Inactivated 15 December 1958
  • Redesignated 394th Missile Training Squadron (ICBM-Minuteman) on 1 July 1960
  • Redesignated 394th Strategic Missile Squadron on 1 February 1964
  • Redesignated 394th ICBM Test Maintenance Squadron on 8 July 1976
  • Redesignated 394th Maintenance Support Squadron on 1 September 1991
  • Inactivated c. 1 July 1993

    Assignments

  • 704th Strategic Missile Wing: 1 April 1958 – 15 December 1958 (attached to 1st Missile Division)
  • 1st Missile Division: 1 July 1960
  • 392d Strategic Missile Wing: 1 October 1961
  • 1st Strategic Air Division (later Strategic Missile Center): 1 December 1961
  • 310th Maintenance Group: 1 September 1991
  • 30th Logistics Group 1 July 1993 – c. 1 July 1993
  • Stations

  • Vandenberg Air Force Base, 1 July 1958 – 15 December 1958
  • Vandenberg Air Force Base, 1 April 1960 – c. 1 July 1993
  • Missiles

  • SM-65 Atlas (1958)
  • LGM-30 Minuteman I (1960–unknown)
  • LGM-25 Titan II (unknown)
  • References

    394th Strategic Missile Squadron Wikipedia


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