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628th Force Support Squadron

Feb. 13, 2013

Enhances quality of life and combat capabilities through diversified services that provide force development, sustainment operations, unit management and organization, family readiness, and MWR programs. Deploys RIBS and PERSCO personnel worldwide in support of national security military operations. Provides support to 28,000 active duty and their families, retirees, DOD civilians, and Reservists.

102 N Davis Drive
Bldg. 322
Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404
(843) 963-3800 DSN: 673-3800

Check us out on the web at:
http://www.jbcharleston.com

Email: webmaster@JBCharleston.com

LINEAGE:

Constituted 437th Food Service Squadron on 28 July 1950
Activated in the Reserve on 1 August 1950
Ordered to Active Service on 10 August 1950
Relieved from Active Duty and inactivated on 10 June 1952
Activated in the Reserve on 15 June 1952
Inactivated on 16 November 1957
Consolidated on 10 October 1984 with the 437th Services Squadron, which was constituted and activated on 27 December 1965
Organized on 8 January 1966
Inactivated on 1 July 1971
Activated on 1 October 1981
Redesignated: 437th Morales, Welfare, Recreation and Services Squadron on 1 July 1992; 437th Services Squadron on 1 January 1994.

ASSIGNMENTS:

437th Air Base Group: 1 August 1950 - 10 June 1952; 15 June 1952 - 16 November 1957
Military Air Transport Service: 27 December 1965 - 8 January 1966;
437th Air Base (later, 437th Combat Support; 437th Support; 437th Mission Support) Group: 8 January 1966 - 1 July 1971; 1 October 1981 - present.

STATIONS:

Chicago-Orchard (later, O'Hare Field-Chicago International) Airport, Illinois: 1-14 August 1950
Shaw AFB, South Carolina: 14 August - 16 October 1950
Brady Field, Japan: 8 November 1950 - 10 June 1952
O'Hare International Airport, Illinois: 15 June 1952 - 16 November 1957
Charleston AFB, South Carolina: 8 January 1966 - 1 July 1971; 1 October 1981 - present

HONORS:

Service Streamers. Korean Service
Campaign Streamers
Southwest Asia:
Defense of Saudi Arabia 1990-1991
Liberation and Defense of Kuwait 1991
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None

DECORATIONS:

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 1 July 1951 - [10 June 1952]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:
11 July 1966 - 10 July 1967
11 July 1967 - 10 June 1968
11 July 1968 - 12 June 1969
13 June 1969 - 12 June 1970
1 July 1972 - 30 June 1973
1 July 1982 - 30 June 1984
1 June 1984 - 30 June 1986
1 July 1988 - 30 June 1989
1 July 1989 - 30 June 1990
21 September - 31 October 1989
1 July 1993 - 30 June 1995
1 July 1995 - 30 June 1997
1 July 1997 - 30 June 1998
1 July 1998 - 30 June 2000
With Valor 11 September 2001 - 30 June 2003

EMBLEM: none

MOTTO: We are the Services Can-Do Crew!

COMMANDERS:

Major Rosemary Norman 1 July 1992 - 23 August 1993
Lieutenant Colonel Susan Renfro 23 August 1993 - 13 July 1995
Lieutenant Colonel Terry Mayer 13 July 1995 - 19 July 1996
Lieutenant Colonel Paul C. Keller, Jr. 20 August 1996 - 1 July 1998
Lieutenant Colonel (sel) Brian Blankenship 1 July 1998 - 2 June 2000
Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Alexander 2 June 2000 - 20 March 2002
Major Thomas Egbert 21 March 2002 - 26 June 2002
Lieutenant Colonel Tracy O'Grady-Walsh 27 June 2002 - 17 June 2004
Major John P. Nowak 17 June 2004 - 16 June 2006
Major Evan C. East 16 June 2006 - 12 January 2007
Lieutenant Colonel Richard A. Sheetz 1 February 2007 - July 2009
Major Tara White 1 July 2009 - present