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70th Air Refueling Squadron
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70thAir Refueling Squadron Patch
Active 16 July 1942 - 1 May 1944
1 August 1955 - 1 April 1993
1 September 1994 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Aerial refueling
Part of Air Force Reserve Command
4th Air Force
349th Air Mobility Wing
349th Operations Group
Garrison/HQ Travis Air Force Base
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA

The 70th Air Refueling Squadron (70 ARS) is a United States Air Force Reserve squadron, assigned to the 349th Operations Group, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California. It is a corollary unit of the active duty 6th Air Refueling Squadron, 60th Air Mobility Wing (60 AMW).


The squadron trained B-25 Mitchell replacement aircrews from, September 1942-April 1944. It has conducted worldwide air refueling from, 1955–1993 and since 1994. The 70th supported the National Emergency Airborne Command Post from 1970 to 1993. It also deployed aircrews and aircraft to Europe and the Arabian peninsula during the Gulf War from, 1990-1991.[1]


SAC 70th ARS Emblem

  • Constituted 470th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 9 July 1942
Activated on 16 July 1942
Disbanded on 1 May 1944
  • Reconstituted, and consolidated (19 September 1985) with 70th Air Refueling Squadron, Medium
Constituted on 3 June 1955
Activated on 1 August 1955
Redesignated: 70th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy on 1 November 1963
Redesignated: 70th Air Refueling Squadron on 1 September 1991
Inactivated on 1 April 1993
  • Activated in the Reserve on 1 September 1994.



Aircraft Operated[1]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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