2d Command and Control Squadron
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Active19??-???
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Air Force
Part ofAir Force Space Command/21st Space Wing
Garrison/HQFalcon AFB, Colorado
Motto(s)EYES OF THE TIGER
Decorations
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AFOUA

The United States Air Force's 2d Command and Control Squadron (2 CACS) was an Air Force Space Command command and control unit located at Falcon AFB (later Schriever AFB), Colorado. The 2 CACS commanded passive surveillance systems supporting USSPACECOM and theater warfighters’ requirements through continuous all-weather, day-night surveillance of on-orbit satellites.[1]

Mission

The 2 CACS was responsible for planning, assessing, and developing execution orders for passive surveillance missions around the world, at locations such as Misawa AB, Japan, Osan AB, Republic of Korea, RAF Feltwell, United Kingdom and RAF Edzell, United Kingdom.[2][3][4]

Information from the sites' Low Altitude Surveillance System (LASS) and Deep Space Tracking System (DSTS) were fed to 2 CACS, which was then forwarded onto the space surveillance center at Cheyenne Mountain AFS, Colorado. The center uses this data, along with data from other sensors, to maintain a catalog of man-made objects in space.[5][6]

Assignments

Major Command

Previous designations

Commanders

Bases stationed

Equipment Commanded

Decorations

See also

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