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50 Network Operations Group (AFSPC)

Lineage.   Designated as 1879 Communications  Squadron, and organized, on 1 Nov 1965.  Redesignated as:  1879 Information Systems Squadron on 1 Jul 1985; 1879 Communications Squadron on 1 Nov 1986; 1879 Communications Group on 1 Oct 1989.  Inactivated on 30 Jan 1992.  Redesignated as 50 Communications Group on 26 Nov 1997.  Activated on 1 Dec 1997.  Inactivated on 1 Oct 2002.  Activated on 1 Jun 2003.  Redesignated as 50 Network Operations Group on 10 Mar 2004.

Assignments.  1964 Communications Group, 1 Nov 1965; Northern Communications Area, 1 Sep 1971; Airlift Communications Division, 1 Jun 1981; Tactical Communications (later, Tactical Information Systems) Division, 1 Oct 1982; Space Communications (later, Space Information Systems; Space Communications) Division, 1 Oct 1984; 2 Space Wing, 1 Oct 1990-30 Jan 1992.  50 Space Wing, 1 Dec 1997-1 Oct 2002.  50 Space Wing, 1 Jun 2003-.

Stations.   Nha Trang Aprt (later AB), Vietnam, 1 Nov 1965-1 Sep 1971; Richards-Gebaur AFB, MO, 1 Sep 1971; Falcon AFS (later, AFB), CO, 1 Oct 1984-30 Jan 1992.  Falcon (later, Schriever) AFB, CO, 1 Dec 1997-1 Oct 2002.   Schriever AFB, CO, 1 Jun 2003-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers.  Vietnam:  Vietnam Defensive; Vietnam Air; Vietnam Air Offensive;      Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II; Vietnam Air/Ground; Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III;    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Vietnam Summer/Fall; Vietnam Winter/Spring, 1969-1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive, 1970; Southwest Monsoon, 1970;     Commando Hunt V, 1970-1971; Commando Hunt VI, 1971.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Presidential Unit Citation:  (Vietnam), 21 Jun 1968-30 Jun 1969.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device:  1 Jul 1965-30 Jun 1966; 1 Jul 1966-30 Jun 1967; 1 Jul 1967-30 Jun 1968; 1 Jul 1968-30 Jun 1969; 1 Jul 1969-30 Jun 1970; 1 Jul 1970-30 Jun 1971; 1 Jul-1 Aug 1971.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Sep 1971-15 Apr 1972; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1976; 1 Sep 1990-31 Aug 1991; 1 Oct 1998-30 Sep 2000; 1 Oct 2000-1 Oct 2001; 2 Oct 2002-2 Oct 2003; 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2009.  Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm:  1 Apr 1966-1 Sep 1971.

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

Supersedes statement prepared on 29 May 2003.

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

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.