633rd Security Forces Squadron

The 633 SFS provides 350 deployable forces to combatant commanders and force protection for $4.5 billion in Department of Defense assets, 11,000 base personnel and 61,000 retirees and family members.




The Squadron secures two squadrons of F-22 Raptors and an F-16 Falcon alert response squadron.

The 633 SFS also functions as the pilot unit for 17 Expeditionary Combat Skills Unit Type Codes (UTCs) and sustains 33 UTCs composed of 240 combat persons, trains 8,700 military members on combat arms, and maintains 10 military working dogs and a 22-vehicle fleet.

Lineage. Constituted as 633 Air Police Squadron, and activated, on 17 May 1966. Organized on 8 Jun 1966. Redesignated as 633 Security Police Squadron on 15 May 1967. Inactivated on 15 Mar 1970. Activated on 1 Oct 1989. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1994. Redesignated as 633 Security Forces Squadron on 18 Dec 2009. Activated on 7 Jan 2010.

Assignments. Pacific Air Force, 17 May 1966; 633 Combat Support Group, 8 Jun 1966-15 Mar 1970. 633 Air Base Wing, 1 Oct 1989; 633 Support Group, 1 Apr 1992-1 Oct 1994. 633 Mission Support Group, 7 Jan 2010-.

Stations. Pleiku AB, South Vietnam, 8 Jun 1966-15 Mar 1970. Andersen AFB, Guam, 1 Oct 1989-1 Oct 1994. Langley AFB, VA, 7 Jan 2010-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; TET 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam, Summer-Fall, 1969; Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1970.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Devices: [8 Jun 1966]-30 Apr 1967; 15 Jul 1968-31 May 1969. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 3 Jun 1990-1 Jun 1992; 1 Aug 1992-31 Jul 1994. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: [8 Jun] 1966-15 Mar 1970.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 27 Jan 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 11 May 2009.

Emblem. Approved on 21 May 1990.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.

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