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45 Launch Group (AFSPC)

Lineage.   Established as 45 Launch Group on 28 Oct 2003.  Activated on 1 Dec 2003.  

Assignments.   45 Space Wing, 1 Dec 2003-.


Operational Components.   Squadrons. 1 Space Launch: 1 Dec 2003-30 Sep 2009.  3 Space Launch:  1 Dec 2003-30 Jun 2005.  5 Space Launch: 1 Dec 2003-.       


Stations.  Cape Canaveral AFS, FL, 1 Dec 2003-.


Commanders.  Col Michael T. Baker, 1 Dec 2003; Col Samuel A. Greaves, 23 Jul 2004; Col Scott A. Henderson, 12 Jul 2006; Col Lee W. Rosen, 23 Jul 2009; Col Matthew E. Skeen, 7 Jul 2011-.


Operations.  Supervised commercial space vehicle launches, 2003-.    


Service Streamers.  None.


Campaign Streamers.  None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.   Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  [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; 1 Dec 2006-30 Sep 2008; 1 Oct 2008-30 Sep 2010.


Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through Jun 2014.


Commanders and Operations through 31 Dec 2011.


Supersedes statement prepared on 14 Jul 2008.


Emblem.  Group will use the wing emblem with the group designation in the scroll.


Prepared by Patsy Robertson.


Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.