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2 SPACE OPERATIONS SQUADRON (AFSPC)

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Lineage. Constituted as 2 Surveillance Squadron (Sensor), and activated, on 16 Jan 1962. Organized on 1 Feb 1962. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jan 1967. Redesignated 2 Satellite Control Squadron on 16 Jul 1985. Activated on 1 Oct 1985. Redesignated 2 Space Operations Squadron on 30 Jan 1992.
Assignments. Air Defense Command, 16 Jan 1962; 9 Aerospace Defense Division, 1 Feb 1962-1 Jan 1967. 2 Space Wing, 1 Oct 1985; 50 Operations Group, 30 Jan 1992-. 

Stations. Ent AFB, CO, 1 Feb 1962-1 Jan 1967. Falcon AFS (later, Falcon AFB; Schriever AFB), CO, 1 Oct 1985-. 

Commanders. Unkn, 1 Feb 1962-1 Jan 1967. Lt Col Steven C. Stadler, 1 Oct 1985; Lt Col Barry R. Springer, 15 Apr 1988; Lt Col Michael E. Shaw, 3 Apr 1989; Lt Col William L. Shelton, 15 Aug 1990; Lt Col Harrison C. Freer, 23 Jun 1992; Lt Col Frank M. DeArmond, 29 Jun 1994; Maj Thomas A. Shircliff Jr., 24 Jan 1995; Lt Col Roger C. Hunter, 17 Mar 1995; Lt Col Joseph P. Squatrito, 4 Oct 1996; Lt Col James K. McLaughlin, 15 Jul 1998; Lt Col Daniel P. Jordan, 15 Jun 2000; Lt Col Scott A. Henderson, 26 Jul 2002; Lt Col Stephen T. Hamilton, 15 Jul 2004; Lt Col Kurt W. Kuntzleman, 22 Jul 2006; Lt Col DeAnna M. Burt, 1 Aug 2008-. 

Space Systems. Satellites, 1962-1967. Satellites, 1985-.

Operations. Operated SPACETRACK, the USAF globe-spanning space surveillance network, 1962-1967. Controlled NAVSTAR Global Positioning System satellite constellation, and managed the Nuclear Detonation System in support of the nuclear test ban treaty, 1987-. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1964-31 May 1966; 1 Dec 1987-30 Nov 1989; 1 Sep 1990-31 Aug 1991; 1 Oct 2000-1 Oct 2001; 1 Oct 2001-1 Oct 2002; 2 Oct 2002-2 Oct 2003. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 19 Nov 2008. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 12 Nov 2008. 

Supersedes published information contained in: Judy G. Endicott (ed.), USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995 (Washington: USGPO, 1999). 

Emblem. Approved on 8 Jun 1995. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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