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30 SPACE WING (AFSPC)

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Lineage. Established as Air Force Western Test Range, and activated, on 5 May 1964. Organized on 15 May 1964. Inactivated on 1 Apr 1970. Redesignated Western Space and Missile Center, and activated, on 1 Oct 1979. Redesignated 30 Space Wing on 19 Nov 1991. 

Assignments. Air Force Systems Command, 5 May 1964; National Range Division, 15 May 1964-1 Apr 1970. Space and Missile Test Organization, 1 Oct 1979; Space Systems Division, 1 Oct 1989; 9 Space Division, 1 Oct 1990; Air Force Space Command, 1 Oct 1991; Fourteenth Air Force, 20 Sep 1993-. 

Operational Components. Groups. 30 Operations: 19 Nov 1991-. 30 Launch: 1 Dec 2003-. 6595 Missile Test (later, 6595 Test and Evaluation): 1 Oct 1979-1 Oct 1990. 6595 Satellite Test (later, 6595 Aerospace Test): 1 Oct 1979-1 Oct 1990. 6595 Shuttle Test: 1 Oct 1979-31 Jan 1987. 

Stations. Vandenberg AFB, CA, 15 May 1964-1 Apr 1970. Vandenberg AFB, CA, 1 Oct 1979-. 

Commanders. Brig Gen Jewell C. Maxwell, 15 May 1964; Maj Gen Joseph S. Blaymaier, 2 Oct 1965; Maj Gen Clifford J. Kronauer Jr., 26 Jul 1967-1 Apr 1970. Col William M. Burkett, 1 Oct 1979; Col William J. Murphy, 15 May 1981; Col Lawrence L. Gooch, 27 Jul 1983; Col Orlando C. Severo Jr., 21 Apr 1986; Brig Gen Sebastian F. Coglitore, 10 Sep 1991; Brig Gen Lance W. Lord, 13 Aug 1993; Col Franklin J. Blaisdell, 7 Aug 1995; Col C. Robert Kehler, 5 Jun 1996; Col Roosevelt Mercer Jr., 15 Jun 1998; Col Stephen L. Lanning, 11 Jun 1999; Col Robert M. Worley II, 30 May 2001; Col Frank Gallegos, 16 Jun 2003; Col Jack Weinstein, 30 Jun 2005; Col Stephen M. Tanous, 5 Mar 2007-. 

Aircraft and Missiles. Atlas, 1990-1995; UH-1, 1993-2007; Titan II, 1997-1999, 2002-2003; Titan IV, 1995-1997, 1999-2005; Atlas II, 2000-2003; Minotaur I, 2000-; Delta II, 2000-; Delta IV, 2003-; Pegasus, 2000-; Minuteman III, 2000-; Atlas V, 2003-. 

Operations. Operated and maintained Western Test Range. Conducted strategic missile test programs, including Minuteman force reliability assessment and Peacekeeper flight development efforts; maintained launch and support facilities for the Space Transportation System, 1984-1987; and conducted other aerospace systems launching and tracking operations at the California launch site and at several fixed and mobile instrumentation sites in the Pacific. Provided support personnel to USAF units deployed to Southwest Asia, Aug 1990-Apr 1991, and to Saudi Arabia on a rotational basis thereafter. Launched meteorological and surveillance satellites into polar earth orbit, 1990-. Launched first interceptor missile in Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program, Sep 2006. Deployed airmen worldwide to meet national commitments, 2005-. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Nov 1991-30 Sep 1993; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1996; 1 Oct 1996-30 Sep 1997; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1997; 1 Jan 1998-30 Sep 1999; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2000; 1 Oct 2000-30 Sep 2001; 1 Oct 2001-30 Sep 2002. Air Force Organizational Excellence Award: 1 Jun 1989-31 May 1991. 

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 12 Feb 2008. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 16 Jan 2008. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 2 Aug 2005. 

Emblem. Approved on 13 Mar 1995. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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