76th Space Control Squadron
Active2008-present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
RoleSpace Control
Part ofAir Force Space Command
Garrison/HQPeterson Air Force Base, Colorado
Nickname(s)Lobos[1]
DecorationsAir Force Outstanding Unit Award
Insignia
76th Space Control Squadron emblem
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The United States Air Force's 76th Space Control Squadron is an offensive counter space unit located at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The Squadron replaced the original 76th Space Control squadron in 2008 when that squadron returned to its historic role as a fighter unit.

Mission

The 76th Space Control Squadron is an Air Force Space Command unit responsible for delivering offensive counterspace and space situational awareness, as appropriate, to rapidly achieve flexible and versatile effects in support of global and theater campaigns.

History

In 2008 the Air Force decided to return the 76th Space Control Squadron to its traditional role as a fighter. To emphasize the continuity of the space mission, the Air Force decided to constitute a new unit with the same name and number. The new 76th Squadron continued the mission of operating the Counter Satellite Communications System, which had been deployed in 2004 as an offensive system to disrupt hostile satellite systems.[2][1]

In February 2015 the unit was inactivated and personnel absorbed into its sister unit, the 4th Space Control Squadron.[citation needed]

Lineage

Activated on 22 January 2008[3]

Assignments

Locations

Equipment Operated

References

  1. ^ a b Dahl, Corey (21 September 2007). "Transfer ceremony reunites Flying Tigers heritage". 21st Space Wing Public Affairs. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b Lewis, Jeffery (4 October 2004). "Counter Satellite Communications System Deployed". Air Force History Index. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Haulman, Daniel L. (10 July 2009). "Factsheet 76 Space Control Squadron (AFSC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  4. ^ Hitchens, T., "U.S. SPACE WEAPONS: Big Intentions, Little Focus"

Bibliography

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.