337th Airlift Squadron
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The 337th Airlift Squadron is part of the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts. It operates Lockheed C-5 Galaxy aircraft supporting the United States Air Force global reach mission worldwide.
|337th Airlift Squadron
|Active||1949-1953; 1953-1957; 1958-present|
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Part of||Air Force Reserve Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Westover Air Reserve Base|
|Motto(s)||Non Ducor Duco Latin I Am Not Led, I Lead|
|Engagements||Operation Just Cause|
|Decorations||Air Force Outstanding Unit Award|
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
|337th Airlift Squadron emblem (approved 11 July 1996)|
|337th Airlift Squadron emblem (c. 1994)[note 1]|
The 337th Airlift Squadron airlifted U.S. airborne forces, military equipment and supplies as needed during Korean War, 1951-1953. The squadron also flew airlift missions worldwide, 1953-1989. At the end of 1989, it took part in Operation Just Cause, flying troops and equipment to Panama. 
The 337th served on active duty within the United States during Korean War from, 1951–1953, airlifting U.S. airborne forces and military equipment and supplies as needed. It trained for and flew airlift missions worldwide from, 1953–1957 and since 1958. At the end of 1989, it took part in Operation Just Cause, flying troops and equipment to Panama.They provide communications, engineering, logistical, medical and security requirement.
- Constituted as the 337th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 10 May 1949
- Activated in the reserve on 26 June 1949
- Ordered to active service on 1 May 1951
- Inactivated on 1 February 1953
- Activated in the reserve on 1 April 1953
- Inactivated on 1 July 1957.
- Activated in the reserve on 8 July 1958
- Redesignated 337th Military Airlift Squadron on 1 April 1966
- Redesignated 337th Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 April 1972
- Redesignated 337th Military Airlift Squadron on 1 October 1987
- Redesignated 337th Airlift Squadron on 1 February 1992
- 514th Troop Carrier Group, 26 June 1949 – 1 February 1953
- 514th Troop Carrier Group, 1 April 1953 – 1 July 1957
- 514th Troop Carrier Group, 8 Jul 1958
- 514th Troop Carrier Wing, 14 April 1959
- 905th Troop Carrier Group (later 905th Military Airlift Group, 905th Tactical Airlift Group), 17 Jan 1963
- 439th Tactical Airlift Wing (later 439th Military Airlift Wing 439th Airlift Wing), 1 April 1974
- 439th Operations Group, 1 August 1992 – present
- Birmingham Municipal Airport, Alabama, 26 June 1949
- Mitchel Air Force Base, New York, 10 October 1949 – 1 February 1953
- Mitchel Air Force Base, New York, 1 April 1953 – 1 July 1957
- Bradley Field, Connecticut, 8 July 1958
- Westover Air Force Base (later Westover Air Reserve Base), Massachusetts, 1 April 1966 – present
- This emblem was originally approved for the 337th Troop Carrier Squadron on a shield. It was later placed on a disc to comply with requirements for squadron emblems.
- Haulman, Daniel L. (December 10, 2007). "Factsheet 337 Airlift Squadron (AFRC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
- Cantwell, Gerald T. (1997). Citizen Airmen: a History of the Air Force Reserve, 1946-1994 (PDF). Washington, D.C.: Air Force History and Museums Program. ISBN 0-16049-269-6. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
- Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings, Lineage & Honors Histories 1947-1977 (PDF). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9. Retrieved December 17, 2016.