426th Network Warfare Squadron

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426th Network Warfare Squadron
Active 1943-1944; 1946-1948; 1993-Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Network Warfare (includes Cyber Networks)
Role Cyber Defense
Part of AFSPC/24 AF/67 CW/26 COG
Garrison/HQ Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Nickname(s) Guardians Of The Grid
Motto(s) COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE[citation needed]
Anniversaries March 01, 2013 (stand-up), March 8, 2014 (renaming)
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt Col Neil Schroeder

The United States Air Force's 426th Network Warfare Squadron (426 NWS) is a Air Force Reserve unit previously located in Vogelweh, Germany.

Since March 8, 2014, the 426 NWS has been officially relocated to San Antonio, Texas at Lackland Air Force Base.

426 NWS Lackland AFB, Texas

Lineage[1][edit]

  • Constituted as 26 Airdrome Squadron on 25 Jan 1943. Activated 1 Feb 1943.
  • Redsignated as 26 Airdrome Squadron (Special) on 16 Apr 1943.
  • Disbanded on 1 Apr 1944.
  • Reconstituted on 11 Sep 1946.
  • Activated on 15 Oct 1946.
  • Inactivated on 28 Jul 1948.
  • Disbanded on 8 Oct 1948.
  • Reconstituted, redesignated as 26 Operations Support Flight, and activated, on 1 Oct 1993.
  • Redesignated as 426 Intelligence Squadron on 31 Dec 1995.
  • 426 Information Operations Squadron on 1 Aug 2000.
  • 426 Network Warfare Squadron on 5 Jul 2008.
  • Inactivated on 7 Sep 2011.
  • Activated on 1 Mar 2013.

Assignments[edit]

Major Command[edit]

Wing/Group[edit]

Previous designations[edit]

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

Bases stationed[edit]

Decorations[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air Force Historical Research Agency - Fact Sheet (Printable) : 426 NETWORK WARFARE SQUADRON (ACC)". www.afhra.af.mil. Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  2. ^ 315 NWS Lineage and Honors, Air Force Historical Research Agency, n.d.