815th Airlift Squadron [815th AS]
Prior to the 53rd WRS being reactivated, the 815th served as a Weather Reconnaissance Squadron from 1975 until 1993. Upon the 53rd WRS's activation, the 815th assumed an airlift mission.
In September 1994, a scant two months after the 815th Airlift Squadron support of Operation Provide Promise ended, the squadron was flying out again in support of an overseas operation - Uphold Democracy - in Haiti. Rather than airlifting combat forces to Haiti, as originally planned, the crews transported peacekeepers and supplies to staging areas near the island nation.
In November 1994, crews from the 815th Airlift Squadron found themselves back in Turkey, supporting supply missions between Rhein-Main AB, Germany, and Incirlik AB, Turkey. Many of the supplies flown in were in support of Operation Provide Comfort, a Kurdish relief effort in Northern Iraq.
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