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5 Space Launch 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 5 Space Launch Squadron on 29 Mar 1994. Activated on 14 Apr 1994. Inactivated on 29 Jun 1998. Activated on 1 Dec 2003. 

Assignments. 45 Operations Group, 14 Apr 1994-29 Jun 1998. 45 Launch Group, 1 Dec 2003-. 

Stations. Cape Canaveral AFS, FL, 14 Apr 1994-29 Jun 1998. Cape Canaveral AFS, FL, 1 Dec 2003-. 

Commanders. Lt Col Daniel C. McAlister, 14 Apr 1994; Lt Col Larry D. James, 3 Jun 1994; Maj Frank P. Arena Jr., 7 Jul 1995; Lt Col Everett H. Thomas, 8 Nov 1996-29 Jun 1998. Lt Col Robert T. Atkins, 1 Dec 2003; Lt Col James P. Ross, 3 Jan 2005; Lt Col Stephen R. Steiner, 15 Jun 2006-. 

Space Launch Vehicles. Titan IV, 1994-1998. Delta IV, 2003-; Atlas V, 2003-. 

Operations. Titan IV booster launch operations, 1994-1998, launching classified military payloads into orbit. Supervised launch of commercial space boosters, 2003-. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: [14 Apr 1994]-30 Aug 1995; 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1996; [1 Dec 2003]-30 Sep 2004; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2004; 1 Oct 2004-30 Sep 2005; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2005; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2006. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 15 Jul 2008. 

Commanders, Space Launch Vehicles, and Operations through 31 Dec 2006. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 3 Dec 2003. 

Emblem. Approved on 3 Jan 1995. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.