2d Space Launch Squadron

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2d Space Launch Squadron
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Active 19??-2005
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Garrison/HQ Vandenberg AFB, California
Motto "RISING STARS"

The United States Air Force's 2d Space Launch Squadron (2 SLS) was a space lift unit located at Vandenberg AFB, California. It was inactivated after the last Titan IV launch in 2005.

Mission[edit]

History[edit]

On 18 May 1998, the 2 SLS and 4 SLS merged into one squadron, the 2 SLS. The merged squadron was responsible for overseeing launch operations at Vandenberg AFB. The reason for the merger was the similarity in missions performed by both units.[1]

Previous designations[edit]

  • 2d Space Launch Squadron (11 September 1990 - 2005)

Assignments[edit]

Bases stationed[edit]

Aircraft & Missiles Operated[edit]

Decorations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Air Force Association: "Two Space Squadrons Merge"
  2. ^ Rogers, B. (2006). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. ISBN 1-85780-197-0
  3. ^ World Airpower Journal. (1992). US Air Force Air Power Directory. Aerospace Publishing: London, UK. ISBN 1-880588-01-3
  4. ^ Air Force Personnel Center Awards Search (Post-1991)

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