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17 Expeditionary Space Control Squadron (AFSPC)

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. Constituted as 17 Surveillance Squadron, and activated, on 1 Nov 1966. Organized on 1 Jan 1967. Inactivated on 31 Dec 1969. Redesignated as 17 Radar Squadron on 20 May 1971. Activated on 1 Sep 1971. Inactivated on 31 May 1976. Redesignated as 17 Surveillance Squadron on 28 Dec 1981. Activated on 1 Aug 1982. Inactivated on 1 Jun 1989. Redesignated as 17 Space Surveillance Squadron on 25 Oct 1993. Activated on 15 Nov 1993. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1996. Redesignated as 17 Expeditionary Space Control Squadron, converted to provisional status, and activated on 28 May 2009.

Assignments. Air Defense Command, 1 Nov 1966; 73 Aerospace Surveillance Wing, 1 Jan 1967-31 Dec 1969. Fourteenth Aerospace Force, 1 Sep 1971-31 May 1976. 3 Air Division, 1 Aug 1982; 1 Space Wing, 1 May 1983-1 Jun 1989. 73 Space Group, 15 Nov 1993; 21 Operations Group, 26 Apr 1995-1 Jul 1996. Air Force Space Command, 28 May 2009 (attached to 21 Space Wing, 28 May 2009-)-.

Stations. Moorestown, NJ, 1 Jan 1967-31 Dec 1969. Ko Kha RTAS, Thailand, 1 Sep 1971-31 May 1976. San Miguel, Philippines, 1 Aug 1982-1 Jun 1989. Edzell AFD, Scotland, 15 Nov 1993-1 Jul 1996. Peterson AFB, CO, 28 May 2009-.
 
Aircraft. None.

Operations. Operated a radar sensor for the USAF Spacetrack System, Nov 1967-Dec 1969. Tracked People's Republic of China missile launches and southerly launches from the Soviet Union, Sep 1971-May 1976. Operated a radar sensor for the USAF Space Surveillance Network, Aug 1982-May 1989. Operated sensors for the Low-Altitude Space Surveillance System, Nov 1993-1 Jul 1996.

Service Streamers. None.
 
Campaign Streamers. None.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 14 Sep 1973-17 Feb 1975; 1 Aug 1982-31 Jul 1983; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1996; 1 Oct 1995-1 Jul 1996.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 5 Jun 2009.

Operations through 1 Jul 1996.

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.