MASS-3 History

History

LINEAGE OF MARINE AIR SUPPORT SQUADRON 3

1950-1965

ACTIVATED 3 AUGUST 1950 AT EL TORO, CALIFORNIA, AS MARINE TACTICAL AIR CONTROL SQUADRON 3, MARINE AIR CONTROL GROUP 2, 1 MARINE AIRCRAFT WING

REDESIGNATED 31 AUGUST 1950 AS MARINE TACTICAL AIR CONTROL SQUADRON 3, MARINE AIR CONTROL GROUP 2, AIR, FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC

REDESIGNATED 28 MARCH 1951 AS MARINE TACTICAL AIR CONTROL SQUADRON 3, MARINE AIR CONTROL GROUP 3, AIR, FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC

REDESIGNATED 15 FEBRUARY 1954 AS MARINE AIR SUPPORT SQUADRON 3, MARINE AIR CONTROL GROUP 3, AIR, FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC

REDESIGNATED 15 SEPTEMBER 1955 AS MARINE AIR SUPPORT SQUADRON 3, MARINE AIR CONTROL GROUP3, 3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING

REDESIGNATED 1 JANUARY 1956 AS MARINE AIR SUPPORT SQUADRON 3, MARINE WING HEADQUARTERS GROUP 3, 3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING

DEPLOYED TO THE CARIBBEAN AREA DURING THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, OCTOBER 1962

RELOCATED DURING DECEMBER 1962 TO EL TORO CALIFORNIA

1966-2003

REDESIGNATED 10 NOVEMBER 1965 AS MARINE AIR SUPPORT SQUADRON 3, MARINE HEADQUARTERS GROUP 1, 1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING, AND DEPLOYED TO THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

REDESIGNATED 1 SEPTEMBER 1967 AS MARINE AIR SUPPORT SQUADRON 3, MARINE AIR CONTROL GROUP 18, 1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING, FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC

PARTICIPATED IN THE WAR IN VIETNAM, NOVEMBER 1966-JUNE 1971, OPERATING FROM

CHU LAI

DA NANG

RELOCATED DURING JUNE 1971 TO EL TORO CALIFORNIA, AND ASSIGNED TO MARINE AIR CONTROL GROUP 38, 3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING

RELOCATED DURING MAY 1980 TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM, SOUTWEST ASIA, AUGUST 1990 – MARCH 1991

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS IN SOMALIA, DECEMBER 1992 – MARCH 1993

DEPLOYED DURING FEBRUARY 2003 TO KUWAIT IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ, MARCH – MAY 2003

DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ, FEBRUARY 2004 – FEBRUARY 2005

DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ, JANUARY 2006 – FEBRUARY 2007

DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ, JANUARY 2008 – JANUARY 2009

 

HONORS OF MARINE AIR SUPPORT SQUADRON 3

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION STREAMER
VIETNAM - 1966-1967
IRAQ 2003

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER W/ BRONZE STAR
VIETNAM - 1967-1968
SOUTHWEST ASIA - 1990-1991

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER W/ 3 BRONZE STARS
VIETNAM - 1968-1971
1971
1985-1987
1988-1989

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER W/ 3 BRONZE STARS

ARMED FORCES EXPIDITIONARY STREAMER

VIETNAM SERVICE STREAMER W/2 SILVER AND 1 BRONZE STAR

SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE STREAMER W/ 2 BRONZE STARS

VIETNAM CROSS OF GALANTRY W/ PALM STREAMER

VIETNAM MERITORIOUS UNIT CITATION CIVIL ACTIONS STREAMER

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE STREAMER

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