5th Combat Communications Group

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5th Combat Communications Group
5th Combat Communications Group.png
5th Combat Communications Group Emblem
Active 1964 – present
Country United States
Branch USAF
Role Tactical communications
Size Group
Part of

24th AF

Air Force Space Command
Garrison/HQ Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
Nickname 5th CCG, 5th Mob, Fifth Mob, 5th Comm, Fifth Comm, 5CCGP, 5CISG
Motto "Let's Go!"
Mascot Alligator
Commanders
Current
commander
Col William Waynick

The 5th Combat Communications Group is a specialized, highly trained unit of the United States Air Force. The 5th Mob (referred to as such by its former designation as the 5th Mobile Communications Group) is currently based at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. Its current structure is made up of four active duty Combat Communications Squadrons (51st, 52nd, 53rd, and 54th) an AFSPC-gained Air Force Reserve Combat Comm Squadron (55th), and the 5th Combat Communications Support Squadron, which handles such activities as the group's Mobility Training Program (known as Mob School).

Units[edit]

Title Designator Command Patch
5th Combat Communications Support Squadron 5 CBCSS AFSPC
51st Combat Communications Squadron 51 CBCS AFSPC 51st Combat Communications Sq, color.JPG
52d Combat Communications Squadron 52 CBCS AFSPC 52d Combat Communications Sq Patch.jpg
53d Combat Communications Squadron 53 CBCS AFSPC 0053d Combat Communications Sq.clr.jpg
54th Combat Communications Squadron 54 CBCS AFSPC 54 CBCS Patch.JPG
55th Combat Communications Squadron 55 CBCS AFRC 55th Combat Communications Squadron shield.jpg

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

Assignment[edit]

Stations[edit]

Decorations[edit]

  • Service Streamers
    • None
  • Campaign Streamers
    • Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers
    • None
  • Awards
    • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and 2 Silver Oak Leaf Clusters and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
      • Valor 1 Jan 1972 – 31 Dec 1973
      • AFOUA 1 Jan 1976 – 31 Dec 1977; 1 Jun 1988-31 May 1990; 1 Oct 1990 – 30 Apr 1991; 28 May 1992-22 Feb 1993; 1 Mar 1993 – 31 Jul 1994; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2002 – 31 May 2003; 1 Jun 2003–31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004 – 31 May 2005; 1 Jun 2005–31 May 2007.

Major combat operations[edit]

Persian Gulf War[edit]

During Operation DESERT STORM the 5 CCG deployed over 600 airmen to the Persian gulf region at more than a dozen locations. To start the trend, the 5 CCG was the first tactical communications unit in theater. The 5 CCG provided air traffic control and communications support to six deployed wings as well as USCENTAF (now AFCENT) deployed headquarters. The group maintained steady deployments in support of Operations NORTHERN WATCH and SOUTHERN WATCH.

Global War on Terrorism[edit]

Operations in progress
2001 – present
Operation Iraqi Freedom[edit]
Operations in progress
2003 – present
OIF Campaign Information
Operation Enduring Freedom[edit]
2001 – 2011
OEF Campaign Information
Operation New Dawn[edit]
(Iraqi Drawdown)

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