2d Command and Control Squadron

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2d Command and Control Squadron
2d Command and Control Squadron.jpg
2d Command and Control Squadronemblem
Active 19??-???
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Part of Air Force Space Command/21st Space Wing
Garrison/HQ Falcon AFB, Colorado
Motto EYES OF THE TIGER
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg 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[edit]

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]

History[edit]

Assignments[edit]

Major Command[edit]

Previous designations[edit]

  • 2d Command and Control Squadron (???)

Commanders[edit]

  • Lt Col James E. Mackin (c. 1996)[7]
  • Lt Col T. Clark (c. 1995)[8]

Bases stationed[edit]

Equipment Commanded[edit]

Decorations[edit]

See also[edit]

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