Units

801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.


Mission
The 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron's mission is to perform all equipment maintenance in support of worldwide special operations missions in response to national command authority taskings for the CV-22B Osprey supporting the 8th Special Operations Squadron. The squadron is comprised of more than 260 active-duty Airmen and 4 Department of Defense civilians. Maintenance performed includes aircraft servicing, test, phase inspections, troubleshooting, repair, modifications, and launch and recovery for all aircraft.

Lineage
Constituted as 16 Floating Repair Unit on 18 May 1944. Redesignated as 16 Aircraft Maintenance Unit (Floating) on 29 May 1944. Activated on 2 Jun 1944. Inactivated on 18 Feb 1946. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948. Reconstituted, and redesignated as 16 Helicopter Generation Squadron, on 23 Aug 1995. Activated on 1 Oct 1995. Redesignated as: 16 Helicopter Maintenance Squadron on 1 Oct 2002; 1 Special Operations Helicopter Maintenance Squadron on 16 Nov 2006; 801 Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron on 1 Jun 2009.

Assignments
Warner Robins Air Service Command, 2 Jun 1944; Army Air Forces, Air Technical Service Command, 31 Aug 1944-12 Jan 1945; Pacific Ocean Area, c. Mar 1945; Guam Air Depot, 1 Apr 1945; United States Army Strategic Tactical Air Forces (later, Pacific Air Command, U. S. Army), 20 Sep-28 Dec 1945; Unkn, 2-18 Feb 1946. 16 Logistics Group, 1 Oct 1995; 16 Maintenance (later, 1 Special Operations Maintenance) Group, 1 Oct 2002-Present

Stations
Daniel Field, GA, 2 Jun 1944; Brookley Field, AL, 25 Jul 1944; Bates Field, AL, 7 Oct 1944; Point Clear, AL, 14 Oct 1944; Bates Field, AL, 6 Nov 1944; Brookley Field, AL, 23 Dec 1944; [From 11 Jan 1945-5 feb 1946, unit stationed aboard the Auxillary Aircraft Repair Ship FS-215, renamed Colonel Donald R. Lyon on 9 Mar 1945] Los Angeles Port of Embarkation, CA, 31 Jan 1945; Santa Monica, CA, 1-19 Mar 1945; Honolulu Harbor, HI, 28 Mar 1945; Apra Harbor, Guam, 30 Apr 1945; Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, 13 May 1945; Tinian Harbor, Tinian, 7 Aug-28 Dec 1945; San Francisco Harbor, CA, 2 Feb 1946; Camp Stoneman, CA, 5-18 Feb 1946. Hurlburt Field, FL, 1 Oct 1995-Present.

Honors
Service Streamers
World War II Asiatic-Pacific Theater

Decorations

Meritorious Unit Awards:
1 Jul 2007 - 30 Jun 2009
1 Oct 2009 - 30 Sep 2011
1 Oct 2011 – 30 Sep 2013
1 Oct 2013 – 30 Sep 2015

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device
1 Jun 1997 - 31 May 1999
1 Jul 2003 - 30 Jun 2005
1 Jul 2006 - 30 Jun 2007

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards
1 Oct 1995 - 31 May 1997
1 Jul 1999 - 30 Jun 2001
1 Jul 2001 - 30 Jun 2003
1 Jul 2004 - 1 Jun 2006

Awards
2014 Secretary of Defense Field Level Maintenance Award
2015 Secretary of Defense Phoenix Award for Field Maintenance Excellence

Emblem Significance
Blue represents the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow signifies the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The globe indicates world-wide service and reflects the night and day maintenance. The eagle represents freedom. The wrench represents the maintenance mission of the squadron. The lightning bolt signifies the speed with which the mission is performed.