321st Special Tactics Squadron

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321st Special Tactics Squadron
321st STS.jpg
321st STS unit emblem
Country  United States of America
Branch Seal of the US Air Force.svg United States Air Force
Type Special Operations Force
Role Special Operations
Garrison/HQ RAF Mildenhall
Motto "Et quis dinumerare possit"

The 321st Special Tactics Squadron is an active ground unit, within the 752d Special Operations Group (752 SOG), United States Air Force, United States European Command, and is based at Royal Air Force station, RAF Mildenhall, in Suffolk, eastern England.

This squadron, combined with the unit's sister airborne units in the 752d Special Operations Group, allows the group to be capable of handling situations within a 4,300 km (2,700 mi) range of RAF Mildenhall, or further with fuel stops, and make up the special operations forces element of the United States Air Forces in Europe. Their specialized training and support structure make them a very versatile unit.

Mission

The 321st Special Tactics Squadron are the front line troops of the 352 SOG, and are the second most versatile and highly trained airmen in the United States Air Force. Their duties include close in reconnaissance and investigation of possible landing sites, quickly securing/identifying/neutralizing ground targets, as well as reinforcement or extraction of troops under extreme circumstances, and medical evacuations.

Lineage

  • Constituted as 321st Fighter Control Squadron, and activated, on 15 May 1943. Inactivated on 16 Nov 1945. Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.
  • Reconstituted, and redesignated as 321st Special Tactics Squadron, on 20 Feb 1992. Activated on 31 Mar 1992.

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External links

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.