Thule Air Base - History - Major Air Units Assigned

Major Air Units Assigned

  • 6622d Air Base Squadron, July 20, 1951
    Redesignated: 6612th Air Base Group, January 1, 1952
    Redesignated: 6607th Air Base Wing, June 1, 1954 – April 1, 1957
  • 318th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, July 1, 1953 – August 5, 1954
  • 74th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, August 20, 1954 – June 25, 1958
  • 320th Air Refueling Squadron, May 4, 1955 – June 10, 1957
    Detached from 320th Bombardment Wing, March AFB, California
  • 509th Air Refueling Squadron, c. June 17, 1955 – c. August 3, 1955
    Detached from 509th Bombardment Wing, Walker AFB, New Mexico
  • 96th Air Refueling Squadron, July 13, 1955 – September 14, 1955
    Detached from 96th Bombardment Wing, Altus AFB, Oklahoma
  • 26th Air Refueling Squadron, September 9, 1955 – November 2, 1955; September 5, 1956 – December 15, 1956
    Detached from 380th Bombardment Wing, Plattsburgh AFB, New York
  • 42d Air Refueling Squadron, November 2, 1955 – December 28, 1955; January 1, 1957 – March 7, 1957
    Detached from 42d Bombardment Wing, Loring AFB, Maine
  • 71st Air Refueling Squadron, December 29, 1955 – March 27, 1956
    Detached from 2d Bombardment Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
  • 341st Air Refueling Squadron, March 27, 1956 – June 26, 1956
    Detached from 341st Bombardment Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas
  • 40th Air Refueling Squadron, June 27, 1956 – September 4, 1956; c. October 1, 1958 – January, 9 1959
    Detached from 40th Bombardment Wing, Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas
  • 340th Air Refueling Squadron, October 29, 1956 – December 30, 1956
    Detached from 340th Bombardment Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
  • 100th Air Refueling Squadron c. 2 Jan 1958 – 2 Apr 1958, Detached from 100th Bomb Wing Pease AFB New Hampshire
  • 509th Air Refueling Squadron c. 3 Apr 1958 – 4 Jul 1959, Detached from 509th Bomb Wing Pease AFB New Hampshire
  • 4083d Strategic Wing, April 1, 1957 – July 1, 1959
  • 4083d Air Base Group, April 1, 1957
    Redesignated: 4083d Air Base Wing, July 1, 1960
    Redesignated: 4083d Air Base Group, October 1, 1960
    Redesignated: 4683d Combat Support Group, July 1, 1965
    Redesignated: 4683d Air Base Group, July 1, 1970 – October 1, 1977
  • 4683d Air Defense Wing, July 1, 1960 – July 1, 1965
  • 327th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, July 3, 1958 – March 25, 1960
  • 332d Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, September 1, 1960 – July 1, 1965
  • OL-5, 6594th Test Wing (Satellite), Air Force Systems Command, October 15, 1961
    Redesignated: 22nd Space Operations Squadron, June 1, 1997
    Redesignated: Det 3, 22d Space Operations Squadron, May 1, 2004
    Redesignated: Det 1, 23d Space Operations Squadron, October 1, 2010 – present
  • 12th Missile Warning Group, March 31, 1977
    Redesignated: 12th Missile Warning Squadron, June 15, 1983
    Redesignated: 12th Missile Warning Group, October 1, 1989
    Redesignated: 12th Space Warning Squadron, May 15, 1992 – present
  • 4711th Air Base Squadron, March 31, 1977
    Redesignated: 4685th Air Base Squadron, October 1, 1980 – March 31, 1981
  • 821st Air Base Group, June 1, 2002 – present

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