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34th Strategic Squadron
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Emblem of the 34th Air Strategic Squadron
Active 1958-1976; 1978-1990
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Air Refueling

Emblem of the34th Air Refueling Squadron

The 34th Strategic Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 11th Strategic Group, stationed at Zaragoza Air Base, Spain. It was inactivated on 7 August 1990.

Overview[edit | edit source]

At Zaragoza AB, the unit supported the European Tanker Task Force under the directions of the 7th Air Division located at Ramstein AB, Germany.

History[edit | edit source]

The squadron was initially activated at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, as the 34th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy, a Geographically Separated Unit assigned to the 340th Bombardment Wing (Medium) at Whiteman AFB, Missouri. It provided air refueling to Strategic Air Command and other tactical aircraft using KC-97 (1958–1959; 1964), and operated the Strategic Air Command Airborne Command Post "LOOKING GLASS" from 1961 to 1966.

It was moved to Pease, AFB, New Hampshire on 25 Jun 1966 and flew KC-135 Straotankers on a worldwide scale and was assigned to the 509th Bombardment Wing until inactivated on 31 March 1976.

On 1 Aug 1978, it was redesignated as the 34th Strategic Squadron and activated at Zaragoza AB, Spain supporting European Tanker Task Force under the directions of the 7th Air Division located at Ramstein AB, Germany.

On 19 Sep 1985 the 34th Strategic Squadron was consolidated with the 34th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, a unit that was last active 01 Jul 1955. This action was directed by Department of the Air Force Letter DAF/MPM 662q Attachment 1 (Active Units), 19 Sep 1985. The Consolidated Unit will retain the Designation of 34th Strategic Squadron".

It was assigned to the following units:

References[edit | edit source]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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