252d Combat Communications Group

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252d Combat Communications Group
Active 1953 – present
Country  United States
Allegiance  Washington
Branch US-AirNationalGuard-2007Emblem.svg  Air National Guard
Type Combat Communications
Part of Washington Air National Guard
Garrison/HQ Camp Murray, Tacoma, Washington

The 252d Combat Communications Group (252 CCG) is a unit of the Washington Air National Guard at Camp Murray, Tacoma, Washington. It is assigned to the 194th Regional Support Wing. The 252d has squadrons at Camp Murray, and two geographically separated units at Fairchild Air Force Base.[1]


The 252d Combat Communications Group provides mobile communication capabilities at home during state emergencies and while deployed around the world.[2]


The 252nd Communications Group was activated at Geiger Field in Spokane, Washington, on 1 April 1953.[3] It was redesignated as the 252d Communications Group (Mobile) in October 1960. In March 1962, the 252d relocated from Geiger Field to the Four Lakes Communications Station, a former Nike missile site near Cheney, Washington. In June 1971, the 252d closed operations at Four Lakes and moved to Paine Air National Guard Base in Everett, Washington.[4][5]


  • Established as 252nd Communications Group, 1 April 1953
Redesignated 252d Communications Group (Mobile), 1 October 1960
Redesignated 252d Combat Communications Group, ???


Gained by Air Force Communications Command, 1953-1990
Gained by Tactical Air Command, 1990-1992
Gained by Air Combat Command, 1992-2009
Gained by Air Force Space Command, 2009-present




  • Colonel Steven Hilsdon (c. 2012)[9]



  1. ^ a b c "Team Fairchild". Fairchild Air Force Base. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "194th Regional Support Wing". Washington Air National Guard. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Field, Virgil (1967). The Official History of the Washington National Guard. Volume VII: Washington National Guard in Post World War II. Camp Murray, Washington: Washington National Guard State Historical Society. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Morgan, Mark (March 2002). "Til They Glow Tour 1/02". Ed Thelen's Nike Missile Web Site. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Air Guard Group to Be Reorganized". Spokane Daily Chronicle. 7 April 1971. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Adam Ashton (7 October 2012). "WA National Guard focusing on cyber security". The News Tribune. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "244th Combat Communications Squadron". Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  8. ^ 262nd Network Warfare Squadron Archived 20 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ 194th Regional Support Wing: 143d CBCS Change of Command

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