13th Air Support Operations Squadron

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13th Air Support Operations Squadron
13th Air Support Operations Squadron.png
13th Air Support Operations Squadron emblem
Active 1994-Present[1]
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Combat Support
Role Air Support Operations (to 4th Infantry Division, Mechanized)
Part of ACC/93 AGOW/3 ASOG
Garrison/HQ Fort Carson, Colorado
Decorations Air Force Meritorious Unit ribbon.svg MUA
Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA

The United States Air Force's 13th Air Support Operations Squadron (13 ASOS) is a combat support unit located at Fort Carson, Colorado. The 13 ASOS provides tactical command and control of close air support assets to US Army ground commanders of the 4th Infantry Division during combat operations.

Mission[edit]

The 13 ASOS's mission is to successfully integrate joint firepower, including artillery, attack aviation, and naval gunfire in support of Army operations worldwide.[2]

Previous designations[3][edit]

  • 13th Air Support Operations Squadron (1 July 1994–Present)
  • 13th Tactical Air Communications Squadron (29 February 1944-15 April 1944)
  • 13th Air Support Operations Squadron (11 January 1943-29 February 1944)

Assignments[edit]

Major command[edit]

Wings/Groups[edit]

  • 3d Air Support Operations Group (1 July 1994–Present)
  • IV Air Support Command (7 June 1943-15 April 1944)
  • III Air Support Command (15 January 1943-7 June 1943)

Bases stationed[edit]

Decorations[edit]

Photo gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Air Force Historical Research Agency: 13th Air Support Operations Squadron Lineage and Honors
  2. ^ Fort Carson: 13th Air Support Operations Squadron homepage
  3. ^ Rogers, B. (2006). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. ISBN 1-85780-197-0
  4. ^ Air Force Historical Research Agency Fact Sheet: Air Combat Command
  5. ^ Air Force FOIA Electronic Reading Room: 13 ASOS Lineage and Honors
  6. ^ AF FOIA Request 2009-01965, 13 July 2009

External links[edit]