554th Red Horse
(USAF #56)
554th Red Horse Squadron
The Red Horse motto is 'Semper Ducimus' or 'Always Lead'
The acronym RED HORSE stands for Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer and the 554th (along with its brother Squadron the 555th) is where it all began following a request from then Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara to develop an Air Force unit with the rapid, mobile construction capability. On 1 October 1965 the Secretary of the Air Force issued Headquarters Pacific Air Force orders activating the first two USAF RED HORSE units. On 12 October, Colonel James Conti signed in as Commander of the 554th, thus the birth date of RED HORSE.

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