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27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron

The 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron is comprised of four flights providing total support to the 27th Special Operations Wing and associate units by meeting a full spectrum of logistic needs through the efficient supply of material and fuels, the expert management and maintenance of the vehicle fleet, the performance of traffic management service and the planning and management of the entire mobilization process to ensure an accurate and rapid response in the wing's commitment to support global military operations.

Responsibilities include: Deployment planning, training and execution; operating and maintaining a fleet of vehicles and equipment; supply services; fuels support; cargo receiving, packaging/crating and shipping services; personal property and base wide passenger services; and air cargo and passenger terminal operations.

The Vehicle Management Flight manages a fleet of approximately 500 general and special purpose vehicles, trains all vehicle control officers and shoulders the responsibility of keeping the wing's vehicle fleet in service at all times.

The Fuels Management Flight provides 24/7 servicing of aviation fuel, ground fuel and cryogenic products to support all assigned and transient aircraft. They sustain a unique forward area refueling point (FARP) capability that trains and supports team members Air Force-wide on combat critical ground refueling techniques and tactics in remote and hostile enemy areas.

The Materiel Management Flight stocks and issues 26-thousand line items of supplies and equipment, including mobility bags and weapons. They also manage the Mobility Readiness Spares Packages in support of 27 SOW aircraft. They are the SOW's focal point for equipment management procedures, ensuring all units maintain proper accountability of their assets. The flight is also the primary liaison between base customers and the Global Logistics Support Center at Scott AFB.

The Deployment and Distribution Flight provides a wide spectrum of services to the base. The flight ensures proper receipt of incoming and preparation of outbound cargo, manage the wing's U-drive it fleet and provide specialized vehicle support, advises military members on personal property movements, plans and executes wing deployments and provides aerial delivery service and cargo preparation for local MC-130 missions and worldwide AMC deployment support.

Designated Supply Squadron, 27 Maintenance and Supply Group, on July 28, 1947. Organized on Aug. 15, 1947. Discontinued on  Aug. 1, 1948. Consolidated (Feb. 8, 1988) with the 27 Supply Squadron, Fighter, Two Engine, which was constituted on  June 14, 1948. Activated on  Aug. 1, 1948. Redesignated: 27 Supply Squadron, Fighter, Jet, on 16 Dec. 16, 1949; 27 Supply Squadron on Feb. 1, 1950. Inactivated on June 16, 1952. Activated on  Jan. 1, 1958. Inactivated on Oct. 1, 1958. Activated on June 8, 1969. Redesignated: 27 Logistics Readiness Squadron on 15 July 15, 2002; 27 Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron on  Oct. 1, 2007.

27th Maintenance and Supply Group,  Aug. 15, 1947; 27 Air Base Group,  Aug. 6, 1951-June 16, 1952; 27 Air Base Group,  Jan. 8-1 Oct . 1,1958; 27 Tactical Fighter (later, 27th Fighter) Wing, June 8 ,1969; 27 Logistics Group, Nov. 1,  1991; 27 Mission Support (later, 27 Special Operations Mission Support) Group, 1July 15, 2002.

Kearney Army Air Field (later, Kearney Air Force Base), Neb.,  Aug. 15, 1947; Bergstrom AFB, Texas,  March 16, 1949-16 June 1952 (deployed at: Itazuke AB, Japan, 15 Dec 1950-31 April 1951, with advanced echelon deployed at Taegu AB, South Korea, Dec 1950; Kansan AB, South Korea, 1 May-23 June 1951; Itazuke AB, Japan, 24 Jun-9 July 1951). Bergstrom AFB, TX, 8 Jan-1 Oct 1958. Cannon AFB, NM, 8 June 1969-.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan-31 Dec 1974; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1976; 1 Jan 1981-30 June 1982; 1 Jan 1988-31 Dec 1989; 1 July 1992-30 June 1994; 1 June 1996-31 May 1998; 1 June 2002-31 May 2004. Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: [Dec] 1950-31 May 1951. Chinese Communist Forces Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive.

Awards and Decorations
2007 AFSOC Maj. Gen. Warren R. Carter Daedalian Award

Emblem Significance
Blue and yellow are the Air Force Colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The arrowhead signifies the warrior spirit of the squadron. The red Zia sun symbol suggests the units location while the delta contrail encircling the Zia represents the global impact on the mission of the 27th Fighter Wing. The Latin "ALIQUIS UMQUAM USQUAM" translates to "ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME."

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