5 Expeditionary Space Operations Squadron (AFSPC)

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Lineage. Constituted 5 Satellite Control Squadron on 11 Apr 1989. Activated on 1 May 1989. Redesignated 5 Space Operations Squadron on 30 Jan 1992. Inactivated on 31 Jul 1992. Activated on 22 Nov 1993. Inactivated on 13 Jun 2000. Redesignated 5 Expeditionary Space Operations Squadron, and converted to provisional status, on 5 Dec 2007. 

Assignments. 1000 Satellite Operations Group, 1 May 1989-31 Jul 1992. 50 Operations Group, 22 Nov 1993-13 Jun 2000. Air Force Space Command to activate or inactivate at any time after 5 Dec 2007. 

Stations. Fairchild AFB, WA, 1 May 1989-31 Jul 1992. Onizuka AFB (later, Onizuka AS), CA, 22 Nov 1993-13 Jun 2000. 

Commanders. Unkn, 1 May 1989-31 Jul 1992. Lt Col Douglas I. McCormick, 22 Nov 1993; Lt Col Michael L. Wolfert, 15 Aug 1995; Maj Steven W. Bragado, 14 Apr 1997; Lt Col Michael M. Garrell, 20 Jun 1997; Lt Col David L. Hafich, 22 Jun 1999-unkn. Space Systems. Satellites, 1989-1992. Satellites, 1993-2000. 

Operations. Provided spacecraft command uplink, spacecraft telemetry and sensor data downlink, along with limited command and control capability as an emergency backup for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's Fairchild Operations Center, 1989-1992. Maintained responsibility for specific space satellite systems, 1993-2000. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Sep 1990-31 Aug 1991. 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 10 Dec 2007. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Jun 1999. 

Supersedes published information in Judy G. Endicott (ed.), USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995 (Washington: USGPO, 1999). 

Emblem. Approved on 9 Dec 1994. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.