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1 Special Operations Communications Sq (AFSOC)

Lineage.   Constituted as 1715 Signal Service Battalion (Aviation) on 3 Feb 1945.  Activated on 1 Mar 1945.  Redesignated as 1 Communications Squadron, Air Force, on 30 Jun 1946.  Inactivated on 1 Jul 1959.  Disbanded on 15 Jun 1983.  Reconstituted, and redesignated as 1 Special Operations Communications Squadron, on 23 Aug 1991.  Activated on 18 Oct 1991.  Inactivated on 1 Oct 1993.  Activated on 16 Nov 2006.


Assignments.  Fifth Air Force, 1 Mar 1945; 314 Air Division, 1 Dec 1950; Japanese Air Defense Force, 1 Mar 1952; Fifth Air Force, 1 Sep 1954-1 Jul 1959.  1 Special Operations Wing, 18 Oct 1991; 1 Special Operations Group, 22 Sep 1992; 1 Special Operations Support Group, 24 Mar-1 Oct 1993.  1 Special Operations Mission Support Group, 16 Nov 2006-.


Stations.  San Jose, Mindoro, PI, 1 Mar 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, PI, c. 12 Mar 1945; Okinawa, 24 Jun 1945; Irumagawa, Japan, 20 Sep 1945; Tokyo, Japan, 7 Jan 1946; Nagoya (later, Nagoya AB; Nagoya AS; Moriyama AS; Nagoya), Japan, 20 May 1946; Fuchu AS, Japan, 1 Jul 1957-1 Jul 1959.  Eglin AFB Aux Air Fld #9 (Hurlburt Fld), FL, 18 Oct 1991-1 Oct 1993.  Eglin AFB Aux Air Fld #9 (Hurlburt Fld), FL, 16 Nov 2006-.


Service Streamers. Korean Service.


Campaign Streamers.  World War II:  Luzon; Ryukyus.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jul 2005-30 Jun 2007. Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jul 2007-30 Jun 2009; 1 Oct 2009-30 Sep 2011; 1 Oct 2011 – 30 Sep 2013; 1 Oct 2013 – 30 Sep 2015. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award:  16 Apr 1992-[1 Oct 1993].


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 14 Nov 2016.


Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Sep 2013.


Emblem.  Approved on 22 Jan 2008.


Prepared by Major Tonia Stephens.


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.