Quiet Professionals Deactivated

Posted 7 April 2014
Photo by TSgt. Rick Lisum

The 910th Airlift Wing, the Air Force Reserve Command unit at Youngstown ARS, Ohio, held a deactivation ceremony for the 773rd Airlift Squadron, one of the wing's two flying squadrons, on 6 April 2014. The 773rd AS, which was activated as a unit of the 910th AW in 1995, was officially deactivated on 31 March. The deactivation resulted from Air Force structure changes, which reduced the 910th AW's C-130H aircraft fleet to eight Primary Assigned Aircraft and one back-up aircraft. During the ceremony, in accordance with Air Force tradition, the unit's flag, or guidon, was rolled up and cased. The 773rd AS, known as the Quiet Professionals, was originally formed during World War II.