435th Security Forces Squadron

Summary

435th Security Forces Squadron
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Active1950–1952; 1952–1963; 1975–1995; 2004–present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
RoleSecurity Forces
Part ofUnited States Air Forces Europe
Garrison/HQRamstein Air Base
DecorationsAir Force Outstanding Unit Award
Joint Meritorious Unit Award[1]
Insignia
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The 435th Security Forces Squadron is an airborne-capable United States Air Force Security Forces squadron based at Ramstein Air Base.[2] The 435th Security Forces Squadron's mission is to secure, protect and defend Air Force weapons systems, air base assets, personnel, and resources. The squadron was activated at The USAF's Sembach Annex (the former Sembach Air Base), Germany, on 26 February 1999.[citation needed]

Lineage

  • Constituted as the 435 Air Police Squadron on 8 September 1950
Activated in the reserve on 22 October 1950
Ordered into active service on 1 March 1951
Inactivated on 1 December 1952
  • Activated in the reserve on 1 December 1952
Inactivated on 17 January 1963
  • Redesignated 435th Security Police Squadron
Activated on 1 July 1975
Inactivated on 1 April 1995
  • Converted to provisional status and designated 435th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron on 5 February 2001
Withdrawn from provisional status and designated 435th Security Forces Squadron
  • Activated on 15 January 2004[citation needed]

Assignments

  • 435th Air Base Group, 22 October 1950 – 1 December 1952
  • 435th Air Base Group, 1 December 1952 – 17 January 1963
  • 435th Combat Support Group (later 435th Support Group), 1 July 1975 – 1 April 1995
  • 435th Security Police Group, 15 January 2004
  • 435th Mission Support Group, 3 May 2005
  • 435th Contingency Response Group, 16 July 2009 – present[3]

Stations

References

  1. ^ See Citus et Certus, p.16
  2. ^ "Close to home: Airborne troops jump onto Ramstein airfield". dvidshub.net. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  3. ^ "435 AGOW Groups". Ramstein Public Affairs. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  4. ^ Mueller, p. 256

Bibliography

  • Anonymous (2006). Citus et Certus: Swift and Sure. Ramstein AB, Germany: 435th Air Base Wing History Office.

External links

  • USAF article