426th Network Warfare Squadron

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426th Network Warfare Squadron
426th Information Operations Squadron.PNG
426th Network Warfare Squadron emblem
Active 1943-1944; 1946-1948; 1993-Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Network Warfare
Role Computer Network
Part of AFSPC/24 AF/688 IOW/26 NWG
Garrison/HQ Vogelweh, Germany
Motto COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

The United States Air Force's 426th Network Warfare Squadron (426 NWS) is a network warfare unit located at Vogelweh, Germany.

Mission[edit]

The mission of the 426 NWS is to fly, fight and win in cyberspace.

History[edit]

The 426th Network Warfare Squadron (426 NWS) was originally constituted as the [1]

Assignments[edit]

Major Command[edit]

Wing/Group[edit]

Previous designations[edit]

  • 426th Network Warfare Squadron (5 July 2008–Present)
  • 426th Information Operations Squadron (1 August 2000-5 July 2008)
  • 426th Intelligence Squadron (31 December 1995-1 August 2000)
  • 26th Operations Support Flight (1 October 1993-31 December 1995)
  • 26th Airdrome Squadron (Special) (16 April 1943-1 April 1944; 11 September 1946-28 July 1948)
  • 26th Airdrome Squadron (25 January 1943-16 April 1943)

Bases stationed[edit]

  • Vogelweh, Germany (1 October 1993–Present)
  • Beane Field, St Lucia, British West Indies (15 October 1946-28 July 1948)
  • Kearney AAF, Nebraska (1 February 1943-1 April 1944)

Decorations[edit]

  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg[2]
    • 1 June 2005-31 May 2007
    • 1 June 2003-31 May 2005
    • 1 June 2002-31 May 2003 (with Combat "V" device)
    • 1 June 2001-31 May 2002
    • 1 October 1999-30 September 2000
    • 1 October 1994-30 September 1995
    • 1 October 1993-30 September 1994

Equipment Operated[edit]

  • Computer and Networking systems (1993–2001; 2005–Present)
  • Intelligence-gathering equipment (1951–1955; 1970–1991)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 426 NWS Lineage and Honors, Air Force Historical Research Agency, n.d.
  2. ^ 315 NWS Lineage and Honors, Air Force Historical Research Agency, n.d.