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505 Command and Control Wing (ACC)

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander.

Lineage. Established as 505 Aircraft Control and Warning Group on 2 May 1947. Activated on 21 May 1947. Inactivated on 6 Feb 1952. Redesignated as 505 Tactical Control Group, and activated, on 2 Nov 1965. Organized on 8 Nov 1965. Inactivated on 15 Mar 1973. Consolidated (1 Nov 1991) with the 4442 Tactical Control Group, which was established, and activated, on 1 Mar 1980. Redesignated as: 505 Air Control Group on 1 Nov 1991; 505 Command and Control Evaluation Group on 15 Apr 1993; Air Force Command and Control Training and Innovation Center on 15 Sep 1998; Air Force Command and Control Training and Innovation Group on 15 Apr 1999; 505 Command and Control Wing on 12 Mar 2004.

Assignments. Fourth Air Force, 21 May 1947; 25 Air Division, 16 Nov 1949-6 Feb 1952. 2 Air Division, 8 Nov 1965; Seventh Air Force, 1 Apr 1966-15 Mar 1973. USAF Tactical Air (later, USAF Air) Warfare Center (later, 53 Wing), 1 Mar 1980; Air and Space Command and Control Agency (later, Aerospace Command and Control Agency; Aerospace Command and Control & Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Center), 1 Oct 1997; Air Warfare Center, 30 Apr 2002-.

Operational Components. 19 Tactical Air Support Squadron: 8 Nov 1965-8 Dec 1966. 20 Tactical Air Support Squadron: 8 Nov 1965-8 Dec 1966. 21 Tactical Air Support Squadron: 8 Nov 1965-8 Dec 1966. 22 Tactical Air Support Squadron: 8 Nov 1965-8 Dec 1966. 23 Tactical Air Support Squadron: 15 Apr-8 Dec 1966.
 
Stations. McChord Field (later, AFB), WA, 21 May 1947; Silver Lake, Everett, WA, 26 Sep 1949; McChord AFB, WA, 25 Jun 1951-6 Feb 1952. Tan Son Nhut Airfield, South Vietnam, 8 Nov 1965-15 Mar 1973. Eglin AF Aux Field #9 (later Hurlburt Field), FL, 1 Mar 1980-.

Commanders. Lt Col Arthur R. Kingham, 21 May 1947; Lt Col Peter D. Green, 16 Sep 1948; Maj J. O. Ducheane, Feb 1949; Col John E. Bodle, Feb 1949; Col James R. McNitt, 22 Jul 1949; Col Clinton D. Vincent, 16 Dec 1950; Lt Col John F. Dudney, by Jul 1951; unkn, Oct 1951-6 Feb 1952. Col Charles L. Daniel, 8 Nov 1965; Col James L. Price, Jan 1967; Col Delbert R. Smyth, 16 May 1967; Col Emanuel A. Pelaez, 18 Apr 1968; Col Lewis R. Smith, 7 Apr 1969; Col William P. Lehman, 28 Mar 1970; Col Paul L. Park, 24 Jul 1971; Col Robert A. Coffin, by Jul 1972-28 Feb 1973; unkn, 29 Feb-15 Mar 1973. Col James E. Adams, 1 Mar 1980; Col Edward R. Shields II, 17 Dec 1982; Col Paul L. Grimmig, 31 May 1984; Col John H. Wambough Jr., 19 Dec 1986; Col Gary L. Vetter, 1 Mar 1990; Col Roland K. Potter, 20 Apr 1990; Col Carl M. Upson, 1 Dec 1994; Col Marc H. Lindsley, 30 Jun 1997; Col Charles P. Wilson II, 5 May 1999; Col Kevin W. Dunleavy, 6 Jun 2001; Lt Col Andrew M. Mueller, 16 Jul 2003; Col Charles M. McGuirk 12 Mar 2004-2 Dec 2005; Col Vincent P. DiFonzo, 2 Dec 2005-24 Aug 2007; Col John N.T. Shanahan, 24 Aug 2007-23 Jun 2008; Col Edward L. McKinzie, 17 Apr 2009; Col Mustafa Koprucu, 3 May 2010-.

Aircraft. B-25, 1947-1949. None, 1950-1952. O-1, 1965-1966. None, 1967-1973. None, 1980-.

Operations. Between 1947 and 1952, maintained and operated air defense radar installations guarding the northwestern United States, using B-25s until Sep 1949 for radar calibration flights. From late 1965 through late 1966, the group managed up to five tactical air support squadrons that flew O-1 airplanes to direct air strikes in South Vietnam. Between Nov 1965 and Mar 1973, provided command and control for the Tactical Control System in Southeast Asia, operating numerous radar sites in South Vietnam and Thailand. Furnished the Seventh Air Force commander an electronics ground environment system for aircraft control and warning and radar services for tactical units of the Air Force, Army, Navy and the military forces of South Vietnam. Beginning in March 1980, the group managed a command, control, communications, and intelligence complex at Hurlburt Field and conducted operational tests, evaluation, and training for tactical air control system elements. Operated the USAF Air Ground Operations School from March 1980 to November 1997 and the USAF Battlestaff Training (later, Command and Control Warrior) School beginning in April 1993. Also in 1993, the group began administering, through a detachment, the Theater Air Command and Control Simulation Facility at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. In 1998 and 1999, the organization tested new command and control systems and trained personnel for their use in combat. Since 2004, the 505 Command and Control Wing improved warfighter capabilities through command and control testing, tactics development and training for the US Air Force, other US military forces, and coalition forces and developed the combat capability of Air and Space Operations Centers.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. Vietnam: Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969; Vietnam Winter/Spring; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Southwest Monsoon; Commando Hunt V; Commando Hunt VI; Commando Hunt VII; Vietnam Ceasefire.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device: 1 Sep 1965-25 May 1967; 26 May 1967-25 May 1968; 26 May 1968-25 May 1970; 26 May 1970-25 Aug 1971; 26 Aug 1971-28 Jan 1973. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1981-30 Jun 1983; 1 Jul 1984-30 Jun 1986; 1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1988; 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991; 1 Jan 1992-30 Jun 1993; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2005; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2006-31 May 2007; 1 Jun 2008-31 May 2009. Air Force Organizational Excellence Award: 1 Jun 2000-29 Apr 2002. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-28 Jan 1973.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, Commanders, Operations and Honors through 15 Nov 2010.

Aircraft through 1966.

Emblem. Approved on 26 Sep 1966.

Supersedes statement prepared on 7 May 2004.

Prepared by Robert B. Kane.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.