The mission of the 30th Airlift Squadon is to produce mission ready worldwide tactical airlift for the total force. The 30 AS is the first AMC active associate airlift squadron, utilizing the Total Force Integration concept. As an active associate squadron, the 30 AS works hand in hand with the Wyoming ANG's 153rd Airlift Wing in accomplishing it's mission. Active duty Airmen train and fly with the Air National Guard, fostering collaborative learning, mutual support, and efficient use of resources.
Constituted 30th Ferrying Squadron on July 9, 1942. Activated on July 25, 1942. Redesignated 30th Transport Squadron on March 24, 1943. Disbanded on Sept. 1, 1943. Reconstituted, and redesignated 30th Air Transport Squadron, Heavy, on June 20, 1952. Activated on July 20, 1952. Redesignated 30th Air Transport Squadron, Medium, on July 18, 1954. Discontinued on June 25, 1965. Redesignated 30th Military Airlift Squadron, and activated, on Jan. 13, 1967. Organized on April 8, 1967. Redesignated 30th Airlift Squadron on Nov. 1, 1991. Deactivated Sept. 1, 2003. Reactivated July 1, 2006.
8th Ferrying (later, 8th Transport) Group, July 25, 1942-Sept. 1, 1943. 1600th Air Transport Group, July 20, 1952; 1611th Air Transport Group, May 16, 1955; 1611th Air Transport Wing, Jan. 18, 1963-June 25, 1965. Military Airlift Command, Jan. 13, 1967; 438th Military Airlift Wing, April 8, 1967; 438th Military Airlift Group, Oct. 1, 1978; 438th Military Airlift Wing, June 1, 1980; 438th Operations Group, Nov. 1, 1991; 374th Operations Group, Oct. 1, 1993-Sept. 1, 2003. 463rd Airlift Group, July 8, 2006-Oct. 1, 2008; 19th Operations Group, Oct.1, 2008-Present.
Presque Isle AAFld, Maine, July 25, 1942; Bluie West 1, Narsarssuak, Greenland, Aug. 6, 1942-Sept. 1, 1943. Westover Air Force base, Mass., July 20, 1952; McGuire Air Force base, N.J., May 16, 1955-June 25, 1965. McGuire Air Force base, N.J., April 8, 1967-Oct. 1, 1993; Yokota air base, Japan, Oct.1, 1993-Sept. 1, 2003; Cheyenne, Wyo., July 1, 2006-Present.
C-118, 1952-1965. C-141, 1967-1993. C-9, 1993-2003. C-130, 2006-Present.
Ferried bombers and P-38 aircraft over the North Atlantic route to England, August 1942-August 1943. Air transport for the Atlantic Division of MATS, July 1952-June 1965. Worldwide airlift, August 1967, including support for operations in Southwest Asia, August 1990-June 1991, and Operations iraq Freedom and Enduring Freedom, Dec. 10, 2007-Present.
Service Streamer. World War II European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.
Campaign Streamers. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamer. Panama, 1989-1990.
Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: April 8, 1967-April 30, 1968; July 1, 1982-June 30, 1984. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: April 8, 1967-Jan. 28, 1973.
On a globe per pale White and Air Force Blue, grid lines counterchanged, a stylized bird in flight silhouetted Air Force Blue, outlines and details White; all within an inner border White and an outer border Blue. Approved on May 27, 1960 (K 11852), modified in 1994. MOTTO: UBIVIS QUANDO VIS--Anytime, Anywhere. Approved on May 27, 1960.