4th Air Support Operations Squadron

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4th Air Support Operations Squadron
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Edward Stewart, a Tactical Air Control Party specialist attached to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, communicates with supporting aircraft during a training exercise at 130718-A-HU280-486.jpg
A USAF Tactical Air Control Party specialist communicates with supporting aircraft during a training exercise
Active1996–2013
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
RoleAir Support Operations
Part ofUnited States Air Forces Europe
EngagementsKosovo War
Iraq War[1]
DecorationsAir Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award[1]
Insignia
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4th Air Support Operations Squadron (second emblem)4 Air Support Operations Sq (2d).png
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The United States Air Force's 4th Air Support Operations Squadron was a combat support unit located at Mannheim, Germany with V Corps until it was inactivated in 2013.

Mission[edit]

The squadron provided tactical air command and control of airpower assets to the Joint Forces Air Component Commander and Joint Forces Land Component Commander for combat operations. It deployed personnel and command, control, communications, and computer (C4) systems and associated support equipment and materiel in order to establish an Air Support Operations Center) as part of the Theater Air Control System and providing airpower support to US Army V Corps.

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted as the 4th Air Support Operations Squadron on 1 September 1996
Activated on 30 September 1996
Inactivated on 13 September 2013[1]

Assignments[edit]

Stations[edit]


References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Dollman, TSG Davis (4 December 2017). "Factsheet 4 Air Support Operations Squadron (USAFE)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved 2 August 2018.

Bibliography[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.