2d Airlift Squadron

2d Airlift Squadron

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Description:
The 2nd Airlift Squadron (2 AS) of the United States Air Force is an airlift squadron operating from Pope Air Force Base, Fayetteville, North Carolina. They operate C-130 Hercules aircraft. The squadron is part of the 43d Airlift Wing of the Air Mobility Command.

Mission

Provide the Department of Defense with highly trained, highly motivated, combat-ready aircrews who execute the best tactical airlift/airdrop operations in the United States Air Force.

History

Lineage

  • Constituted 2d Provisional Transport Squadron on 1 March 1935
Redesignated 2d Transport Squadron, and activated, on 28 June 1935
Redesignated 2d Troop Carrier Squadron on 4 July 1942
Inactivated on 24 December 1945
  • Redesignated 2d Airlift Squadron, and activated, on 1 June 1992.


Assignments

Attached to India-China Wing, Air Transport Command, 9 March-1 July 1943
  • Assam Air Base Command, c. 1 July 1943
Attached to Troop Carrier Command, Eastern Air Command, 20 December 1943-6 March 1944

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