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70th Air Refueling Squadron

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Country  United States
Garrison/HQ  Travis Air Force Base
Type  Aerial refueling
70th Air Refueling Squadron
Active  16 July 1942 – 1 May 1944 1 August 1955 – 1 April 1993 1 September 1994 - Present
Branch  United States Air Force
Part of  Air Force Reserve Command 4th Air Force 349th Air Mobility Wing 349th Operations Group

The 70th Air Refueling Squadron (70 ARS) is a United States Air Force Reserve squadron, assigned to the 349th Operations Group, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California. It is a corollary unit of the active duty 6th Air Refueling Squadron, 60th Air Mobility Wing (60 AMW).

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History

The squadron trained B-25 Mitchell replacement aircrews from, September 1942-April 1944. It has conducted worldwide air refueling from, 1955–1993 and since 1994. The 70th supported the National Emergency Airborne Command Post from 1970 to 1993. It also deployed aircrews and aircraft to Europe and the Arabian peninsula during the Gulf War from, 1990-1991.

Lineage

  • Constituted 470th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 9 July 1942
  • Activated on 16 July 1942 Disbanded on 1 May 1944
  • Reconstituted, and consolidated (19 September 1985) with 70th Air Refueling Squadron, Medium
  • Constituted on 3 June 1955 Activated on 1 August 1955 Redesignated: 70th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy on 1 November 1963 Redesignated: 70th Air Refueling Squadron on 1 September 1991 Inactivated on 1 April 1993
  • Activated in the Reserve on 1 September 1994.
  • Assignments

  • 334th Bombardment Group, 16 July 1942 – 1 May 1944
  • 70th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 1 August 1955
  • 384th Bombardment Wing, 1 August 1961
  • 43d Bombardment Wing, 1 September 1964
  • 305th Air Refueling Wing, 1 January 1970
  • 305th Operations Group, 1 September 1991 – 1 April 1993
  • 349th Operations Group, 1 September 1994 – present
  • Stations

  • Greenville Army Air Base, South Carolina (1942–1944)
  • Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas (1955–1970)
  • Deployed: Ernest Harmon Air Force Base, Newfoundland (26 June - 15 August 1955, 24 June - 24 September 1957)
  • Deployed: Lajes Field, Azores (3 September 1958 – 12 January 1959, 5 October 1960 - 11 January 1961, 31 July - 28 September 1962))
  • Grissom Air Force Base, Indiana (1970–1993)
  • Travis Air Force Base, California (1994 – present)
  • Aircraft Operated

  • B-25 Mitchell (1942–1944)
  • KC-97 Stratotanker (1955–1963)
  • KC-135 Stratotanker (1964–1969, 1970–1993)
  • EC-135 (1976–1993)
  • KC-10 Extender (1994 – present)
  • References

    70th Air Refueling Squadron Wikipedia


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