689th Combat Communications Wing

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689th Combat Communications Wing
Airman 1st Class Kevin Finley, satellite communications specialist, 5th Combat Communications Group, Robins AFB, GA, checks the power level of a high power amp F3201-SPT-94-J3001-94-080.jpg
A satellite communications specialist of the 5th Combat Communications Group checking a mobile satellite communications system.
Active 1948-1991; 2009—2013
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Combat Communications
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Insignia
689th Combat Communications Wing emblem (approved 5 April 2010)[1] USAF - 689 Combat Communications Wing.png
1931st Information Systems Wing emblem[2] (approved 4 April 1985) 1931st Information Systems Wing.PNG

The 689th Combat Communications Wing was a wing of the United States Air Force stationed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The wing was activated on 9 October 2009. It was a subordinate unit of the Twenty-Fourth Air Force. On 5 June 2013 the wing was inactivated, along with the 3rd Combat Communication Group at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 5th Combat Communications Group at Robins now a reports directly to 24th Air Force.

History[edit]

The 689th's mission was to train, deploy and deliver expeditionary and specialized communications, air traffic control, landing systems and takes cyber to the tactical edge for relief and combat operations.[3]

Its units included the 3d Combat Communications Group, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and the 5th Combat Communications Group at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.

Lineage[edit]

  • Designated as the 1931st Airways and Air Communications Service Squadron on 11 October 1948
Organized on 18 October 1948
Redesignated 1931st Communications Squadron on 1 July 1961
Redesignated 1931st Communications Group on 1 March 1969
Redesignated 1931st Information Systems Wing on 1 July 1984
Redesignated 1931st Communications Wing on 1 November 1986
Redesignated 1931st Communications Group on 1 October 1990
Inactivated on 26 September 1991
  • Redesignated 689 Combat Communications Wing on 22 September 2009
Activated on 5 October 2009[1]
Inactivated on 5 June 2013

Assignments[edit]

  • 1804th Airways and Air Communications Service Group (later 1804th Airways and Air Communications Service Wing, Alaskan Airways and Air Communications Service Region, Alaskan Communications Region): 18 October 1948
  • Air Force Communications Service (later Air Force Communications Command), 1 June 1972
  • Continental Communications Division: 1 June 1981
  • Air Force Communications Command: 1 May 1985
  • 21st Tactical Fighter Wing: 1 October 1990 - 26 September 1991[1]
  • Twenty-Fourth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic): 5 October 2009[1] - 5 June 2013

Components[edit]

  • 3d Combat Communications Group, 5 October 2009 - 5 June 2013
  • 5th Combat Communications Group, 5 October 2009 - 5 June 2013
  • 1825th Electronics Installation Squadron, 1 June 1972 - 30 June 1974
  • 1930th Information Systems Squadron (later 1930th Communications Squadron), 1 July 1985 - 1 October 1990[4]
  • 1935th Communications Squadron, 1 June 1972 - 1 July 1972
  • 1995th Communications Squadron (later 1995th Information Systems Squadron, 1995th Communications Squadron), 1 June 1972 - 1 October 1990[5]
  • 2064th Communications Squadron (later 2064th Information Systems Squadron, 2064th Communications Squadron), 1 June 1972 - 1 October 1990[6]

Stations[edit]

Awards[edit]

Award streamer Award Dates Notes
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 July 1959-30 June 1961 1931st Airways and Air Communications Service Squadron[1]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 27 March 1964-30 March 1964 1931st Communications Squadron[1]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 8 July 1966-1 May 1967 1931st Communications Squadron[1]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 27 March 1964-30 March 1964 1931st Communications Squadron[1]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 2 May 1967-1 January 1968 1931st Communications Squadron[1]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 14 August 1967-21 August 1967 1931st Communications Squadron[1]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 January 1968-31 December 1968 1931st Communications Squadron[1]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 10 February 1979-10 February 1981 1931st Communications Group[1]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 January 1984-1 January 1985 1931st Communications Group (later 1931st Information Systems Wing)[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Robertson, Patsy (2010-11-24). "Factsheet 689 Combat Communications Wing (AFSPC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ Miller, Linda G. (1990). A Salute to Air Force Communications Command, Leaders and Lineage. Scott AFB, IL: Office of AFCC History. pp. 57–59. OCLC 49946668. 
  3. ^ Robins home to first AF combat communications wing, 78 Air Base Wing Public Affairs, 2009 
  4. ^ Miller, pp. 54-55
  5. ^ Miller, pp. 62-63
  6. ^ Miller, pp. 68-69

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