254th Combat Communications Group

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254th Combat Communications Group
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254th Combat Communications Group emblem
Active 1952 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Combat Communications
Role Combat Support
Part of Air National Guard/Texas Air National Guard
Garrison/HQ Hensley Field, Texas

The United States Air Force's 254th Combat Communications Group (254 CCG) is an Air National Guard combat communications unit located at Hensley Field, Texas.

Mission[edit]

Federal Mission[edit]

The 254th Combat Communications Group provides a full spectrum of communications capabilities to include planning, engineering, command level coordination, and a wide array of tactical communications solutions to the combatant command or joint task force. The 254th also provides command oversight and leadership to six aligned units spanning three states. Upon mobilization, Air Force Space Command will assume operational command of the 254th CCG and direct deployment of the Group.[1]

State Mission[edit]

The 254th Combat Communications Group's state mission is to provide ready forces to the state of Texas during local or statewide emergencies to protect life and property, and to preserve peace, order, and public safety. The 254th Combat Communications Group also provides the Adjutant General with voice and data.[2]

History[edit]

The 254th Combat Communications Group was originally organized as a Group Headquarters in June 1971 under the name 254th Mobile Communications Group. The unit was co-located with the 221st Mobile Communications Squadron and consisted of assigned units in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

The unit was later re-designated the 254th Combat Information Systems Group in July 1985. A year later in October 1986 it was re-designated the 254th Combat Communications Group. The Group has deployed its personnel and equipment to all corners of the United States and around the world. It has provided direct support to federal operations by deploying personnel to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. The 254th has also supported recovery operations for Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Ike, and Hurricane Gustov, among others. The Group was instrumental in supporting space shuttle launches in conjunction with Operation Noble Eagle and moving the 624th Operations Center from Barksdale Air Force Base to Lackland Air Force Base.

Assignments[edit]

Major Command/Gaining Command[edit]

Previous designations[edit]

  • 254th Combat Communications Group (Oct 1986 – present)
  • 254th Combat Information Systems Group (Jul 1985 – Oct 1986)
  • 254th Mobile Communications Group (Jun 1971 – Jul 1985)

Squadrons assigned[edit]

Squadrons previously assigned[edit]

Bases stationed[edit]

Commander[edit]

  • Col Kevin Turnbo

Decorations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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