2d Space Wing

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2d Space Wing
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Active 1985-1992
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Space Operations
Role Combat Support
Part of Air Force Space Command/14th Air Force

The 2d Space Wing was a wing of the United States Air Force. It activated on 8 July 1985 as the host wing at Falcon Air Force Station (later Base, now Schriever Air Force Base). The wing took operational control of the Air Force Satellite Control Network in October 1987. It was inactivated on 30 January 1992 when the 50th Space Wing took its place.[1]

Mission[edit]

History[edit]

The 2d Space Wing was constituted on 5 December 1984, and later activated at Falcon Air Force Station, Colorado on 8 July 1985.

The 2d Space Wing was inactivated on 30 January 1992, being replaced by the 50th Space Wing.

Assignments[edit]

Major command[edit]

Numbered air force[edit]

Components[edit]

Groups[edit]

Squadrons[edit]

  • 1st Manned Spaceflight Control Squadron (1 December 1985 – 30 June 1989)
  • 1st Satellite Control Squadron (5 October 1987 – 30 January 1992)
  • 2d Special Security Squadron (15 August 1985 – 15 October 1986)
  • 3d Satellite Control Squadron (2 February 1990 – 30 January 1992)
  • 1002d Special Security Squadron (15 October 1986 – 14 November 1986)
  • 1002d Space Systems Support Squadron (later, 1002d Space Systems Squadron) (1 October 1985 – 30 January 1992)
  • 1022d Combat Crew Training Squadron (1 June 1990 – 30 January 1992)

Bases stationed[edit]

Decorations[edit]

Commanders[edit]

  • Col. Richard Griffin, 8 July 1985 – 8 July 1986
  • Brig. Gen. Lester Weber, 8 July 1986 – 12 December 1988
  • Brig. Gen. Jimmy Morrell, 12 December 1988 – 27 August 1990
  • Col. Roger DeKok, 27 August 1990 – 30 January 1992

Emblem[edit]

Blazon[edit]

Azure, within a pattern of seven mullets argent a globe celeste gridlined of the first, encompassed by an orbital ring bendsinisterwise argent bearing two polestars or, overall a flight symbol bendwise argent emitting a contrail or, all within a diminished bordure of the last.

Significance[edit]

Blue and yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of operations for the Air Force. Yellow refers to the sun and excellence required of Air Force personnel. The globe represents the earth as viewed from space and signifies the worldwide coverage provided by Air Force satellite in accomplishing surveillance and communications missions. The ellipse symbolizes the Air Force Satellite Control Network and the two stars depict the satellites. The deltoid and its contrail denote the Air Force Launch Vehicles that place the satellites in orbit. The seven stars represent the vastness of space and the environment of our operations.

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