116th Air Control Squadron

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116th Air Control Squadron
Active 1946-present[1]
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Squadron
Role Command and Control
Part of Air National Guard
Garrison/HQ Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center, Oregon
Nickname Longracks
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt. Col. James D. Mitchell

The 116th Air Control Squadron is a United States Air force squadron located at Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center near Warrenton/Astoria, Oregon.[2] In March 2011 the 116th departed for a deployment to Qatar.[3] In 2006 the squadron deployed to Kandahar Air Base in support of Air Expeditionary Force 3 and 4, and Operation Enduring Freedom for 120 days.[4] The 116th ACS is a deployable radar/communications unit.

History[edit]

116th timeline[edit]

Air Control Squadron Allotted: 24 May 1946 to ANG

Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron (Tactical), Marietta Army Air Base, Georgia Sewart Air Force Base, Tennessee July 1951 – 8 October 1952

Tactical Control Squadron Portland, Air National Guard Base, Oregon Relocated: Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon October 1988 9 June 1971 – 1 May 1987

Tactical Control Flight Portland, Air National Guard Base, Oregon Relocated: Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon October 1988 1 May 1987 – 16 June 1992

Air Control Squadron Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon Redesignated: ACS 16 June 1992 Equipment: MPS-11A, TPS-40, TPS-43E, TPS-75, replacement radar August 1975 due to structural failures.

Deployments[edit]

  • 1971 Portland ANG Base, Oregon In-garrison 17 members to Volk Field WI
  • 1972 Portland ANG Base, Oregon In-garrison 15–29 July, Guard Strike IV (Westacs)
  • 1973 Boise, Idaho Sentry Westacs II South of Gowen Field
  • 1974 Portland ANG Base, Oregon In-garrison
  • 1975 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon
  • 1976 Portland ANG Base, Oregon In-garrison 14-28 Aug
  • 1977 Coyote Lake, Fort Irwin, CA Brave Shield XVI 5–23 July
  • 1978 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon Taurus Beach 78 5-19 Aug
  • 1979 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon Taurus Beach 79 7–21 July
  • 1980 North Bend AFS, Oregon Felix Brave 23 Feb - 1 Mar
  • 1980 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon Taurus Beach III 12–26 July
  • 1981 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon Felix Keynote 81-4 Sept
  • 1982 Yakima Firing Range, Yakima, WashingtoGnolden Blade 82 1–15 May
  • 1983 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon Sentry Eagle 83
  • 1984 Portland ANG Base/North Bend ANGS 14–28 July
  • 1985 Kingsley Field/Swan Lake Peak Kingsley Field Deployment 85-1 7-22 Sep
  • 1986 Portland, ANG Base, Oregon Inland Viking 11–27 July
  • 1986 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon Beaver Hunt 86 17–19 July
  • 1987 Portland ANG Base, Oregon Road Warrior
  • 1988 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon Beaver Hunt 88
  • 1988 Camp Rilea Unit Relocation October October
  • 1988 Bear River Ridge
  • 1989 Panama Sentry Eagle 89-3 Aug
  • 1989 Pedro Dome, AK Brim Frost 89 18 Jan-4 Feb
  • 1989 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon Beaver Hunt 89\ 12-17June
  • 1990 Camp Pendelton, California Sentry Eagle 90-3 4-19 Aug
  • 1990 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon Beaver Hunt 90 June
  • 1990 Laredo, Texas Anchor Mark V Aug -1 Oct (?)
  • 1991 Angie III\ Feb - May 91
  • 1991 Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic
  • 1992 Dominican Republic Angie III
  • 1992 Tonopah, NV Green Flag 92-5
  • 1993 Letica Columbia,
  • 1993 Tonopah, NV Green Flag 93-3
  • 1994 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon In-garrison
  • 1995 Tonopah, NV Green Flag 95-3
  • 1996 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon In-garrison
  • 1997 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon In-garrison/ORI
  • 1998 Italy Operation Deliberate Guard May–July (Personnel Only)
  • 1998 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon Weasel Hunt 98
  • 1999 Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon Sentry West 99
  • 2000 Pedro Dome, AK Cope Thunder, Northern Edge
  • 2000 Jackson, WY Noble Eagle 2000
  • 2001 NAS Whidbey Is. WA Noble Eagle Oct 2001-2002
  • 2001 Nevada Red Flag
  • 2002 Neah Bay, WA & Mt Hebo, OR May (?) - June (?) 2002
  • 2002 Jackson Hole, WY 2 July 2002 - 9 Sep 2003
  • 2003 Grand Teton National Park, WY Operation Noble Eagle
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006 Afghanistan 6 Sep 2006 - 7 Jan 2007
  • 2007 US/Mexican border Operation JumpStart
  • 2008 US/Mexican border Operation JumpStart, Afghanistan ONE
  • 2009 Afghanistan ONE Sep 2008 - Feb 2009

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