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4 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 4 Space Launch Squadron on 29 Mar 1994. Activated on 15 Apr 1994. Inactivated on 29 Jun 1998. Activated on 1 Dec 2003. 

Assignments. 30 Operations Group, 15 Apr 1994-29 Jun 1998. 30 Launch Group, 1 Dec 2003-. 

Stations. Vandenberg AFB, CA, 15 Apr 1994-29 Jun 1998. Vandenberg AFB, CA, 1 Dec 2003-. 

Commanders. Lt Col Michael E. Hatch, 15 Apr 1994; Lt Col Edwin A. Zehner, 21 Jun 1996; Maj Christopher B. Hale, 21 Jul 1997; Lt Col Richard M. Patenaude, 10 Oct 1997; None (unmanned): 18 May-29 Jun 1998. Lt Col Lee W. Rosen, 1 Dec 2003; Lt Col David B. Goldstein, 20 Jun 2005; Lt Col Heather R. Knight, 17 Jul 2007-. 

Missiles. Titan IV, 1995-1997; Titan II, 1997-1998. Atlas V, 2003-; Delta IV, 2003-. 

Operations. Launched surveillance and meteorological satellites into polar earth orbit, 1994-1998. Managed operations for Atlas V and Delta IV Evolved expendable Launch Vehicles (EELVs), 2003-.

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1996; 1 Oct 1996-30 Sep 1997; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1997; 1 Jan 1998-[29 Jun 1998]. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 12 Feb 2008. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 12 Feb 2008. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 3 Aug 2005. 

Emblem. Approved on 31 Mar 1995. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.