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UNIT HISTORY

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Between 1967 and 2018, multiple generations of military and civilian Airmen working in building 1269 on Hill Air Force Base witnessed 11 name changes and/or organizational moves. While the unit evolved from an OL, to a Detachment, to a Flight in a Training Squadron, to a Combat Camera Squadron, back to an OL, and in 2018 reactivated and re-designated as 2d Audiovisual Squadron, the primary mission was and still is audiovisual production. 2 AVS’s lineage traces back to the 2 Army Air Forces Combat Camera Unit (CCU) established in 1943. CCU re-designated 2 Combat Camera in 1945. 2 Combat Camera has been activated, inactivated, consolidated, re-designated 16 times in its history.

Hill Television (Audiovisual) Lineage: OL-1 1365th Photographic Sq, AAVS; OL-A HQ AAVS; Det-8, 1365th Photographic Sq; Det-8, 1369th Photographic Sq; Det-8, 1365th Photographic Sq; Det-8, 1365th Audiovisual Sq; Det-8 2nd Combat Camera Sq; AETC XO Media Production Flight; Media Production Flight of the 367th Training Support Sq; 2nd Combat Camera Sq under AFPAA; OL-H HQ Air Force Public Affairs Agency; 2d Audiovisual Squadron under HQ AFPAA.

2d Audiovisual Sq Lineage. Constituted as 2 Army Air Forces Combat Camera Unit on 4 Feb 1943. Activated on 12 Feb 1943. Re-designated as 2 Combat Camera Unit on 1 Aug 1945. Inactivated on 30 Nov 1945. Activated on 1 Jun 1949. Inactivated on 26 Sep 1949. Activated on 1 Sep 1950. Re-designated as 2 Photographic Sq on 1 May 1951. Inactivated on 8 Jun 1954. Consolidated (1 Apr 1992) with the 1352 Audiovisual Sq, which was designated, and activated, on 1 Oct 1985. Re-designated as: 1352 Audiovisual Sq (Combat Camera) on 1 Feb 1990; Inactivated on 1 Apr 1996. Activated on 23 Oct 2009. Inactivated 1 Oct 2014. Reactivated and re-designated 2 Audiovisual Sq 29 March 2018.

 

Assignments. 1 Motion Picture Unit, 12 Feb 1943; AAF, India-Burma Sector, c. 27 Jun 1944 (attached to 8 Photo Reconnaissance Group, Jul-26 Oct 1944; XX Bomber Command, 27 Oct 1944-c. Apr 1945); XXI Bomber Command, c. 8 Jun 1945; Twentieth Air Force, 16 Jul-30 Nov 1945. 311 Air Division (attached to 91 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing), 1 Jun-26 Sep 1949. 2750 Air Base Wing, 1 Sep 1950;

Air Pictorial Service, 5 Jun 1951; 4860 Photo (later, 1350 Photo) Group, 12 Feb 1952 (attached to Far East Air Forces, 24 Jul 1952-); Air Photographic and Charting Service, 1 Jan-8 Jun 1954 (remained attached to Far East Air Forces to 8 Jun 1954). Aerospace Audiovisual (later, Air Combat Camera) Service, 1 Oct 1985; 615 Air Mobility Operations Group, 22 Jul 1994-1 Apr 1996. Air Force Public Affairs Agency, 23 Oct 2009- Oct 2014; Air Force Public Affairs Agency, 28 March 2018 to present.

 

Stations

Culver City, CA, 12 Feb 1943-3 May 1944 (not manned, Feb-Aug 1943)

Karachi, India, 27 Jun 1944; Bally, India, 10 Jul 1944

Tollygunge, India, Jul 1944

Kharagpur, India, Nov 1944

Hijli, India, Nov 1944-6 May 1945

Tinian, 8 Jun-30 Nov 1945. McGuire AFB, NJ, 1 Jun-26 Sep 1949

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 1 Sep 1950; Long Beach, CA, 15 Sep 1951

Lockheed Air Terminal, Burbank, CA, 1 Apr-16 Jun 1952

Yokota AB, Japan, 24 Jul 1952-8 Jun 1954

Norton AFB, CA, 1 Oct 1985

March AFB, CA, 4 Oct 1993-1 Apr 1996 (Det-8 assigned to 2CTCS under ACCS)

Hill AFB, UT, 1 Oct 2009-1 Oct 2014

Hill AFB, UT, 29 March 2018 – present.

 

Service Streamers. World War II Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

 

Campaign Streamers. Korea: Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Summer, 1953.

 

Decorations

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:

1 Jan 1986-30 Jun 1987

1 Jul 1989-30 Jun 1991

 

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award:

1 Jun 1991 - 31 May 1993

1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2015 (OL-H, AFPAA)

 

Air Force Meritorious Unit Award:

1 Oct 2009 – 30 September 2010.

 

Contact Us:

For assistance, call:
DSN: 777-2989
Comm: 801-777-2989
Email: 2AVS.CSS.PA@us.af.mil

 

Production Request Form

Directions to fill out the 1995 form is on the second page located at the link below. If you have any questions please call us using the information in the module above.

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The servicing MAJCOM PA office can email completed 1995 form to afpaa.aox@us.af.mil

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