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AIR FORCE COMMUNICATIONS COMMAND

Posted 1/10/2008 Printable Fact Sheet

Air Force Communications CommandEstablished as Army Airways Communications System Wing on April 13, 1943. Activated, as part of Flight Control Command, on April 26, 1943. Reassigned directly to the Army Air Forces on July 14, 1943. Redesignated Army Airways Communications System on April 26, 1944. Redesignated Air Communications Service, and reassigned to Air Transport Command, on March 13, 1946. Redesignated Airways and Air Communications Service on September 11, 1946. Reassigned to Military Air Transport Service (MATS) on June 1, 1948. Effective July 1, 1961, relieved from assignment to MATS, elevated to major command status, and redesignated Air Force Communications Service. Redesignated Air Force Communications Command on November 15, 1979. Status of the Air Force Communications Command changed from a major command to a field operating agency of the United States Air Force on July 1, 1991. Redesignated Air Force Command, Control, Communications and Computer Agency on May 28, 1993. Redesignated Air Force Communications Agency on June 13, 1996. Status changed from a field operating agency of the USAF to a subordinate unit of the Air Force Communications and Information Center on April 1, 1997 and back to a field operating agency on October 1, 2000.






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