51st Combat Communications Squadron
|51st Combat Communications Squadron|
|Part of||Air Force Space Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Robins Air Force Base, Georgia|
|Nickname(s)||51st CBCS, Fifty-first|
|Motto(s)||"Always first!", "First in, last out"|
The 51st Combat Communications Squadron is located in Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. It is currently under the command of the 5th Combat Communications Group, whose mission is to train, deploy, and deliver communications, air traffic control, and landing systems for dominant combat operations.
"First in, last out" is the combat communications motto for good reason. Though Operation Iraqi Freedom officially began on March 19, 2003, the 51st Combat Communications Squadron had been in Iraq for months creating an intricate communications network from scratch. The network provided tactical communications, navigational aids and air traffic control services supporting some U.S. combat operations.