729th Air Control Squadron
|729th Air Control Squadron|
729th Air Control Squadron Patch
|Active||16 February 1951 – 15 July 1958
6 January 1964 — 15 June 1969
15 October 1969 — 30 November 1979
1 October 1985 — Present
|Type||Command and Control|
|Part of||Air Combat Command
12th Air Force
552d Air Control Wing
|Garrison/HQ||Hill Air Force Base|
The 729th Air Control Squadron is a Control and Reporting Center (CRC) assigned to the 552d Operations Group, 552d Air Control Wing. The 729th's mission is focused around providing air control (radar) services for combat air operations. Officially, the 729th provides a mobile, combat-rated, senior radar element of the Theater Air Control System for worldwide contingencies. Additionally the 729th provides combat and control of joint air operations by conducting surveillance identification, weapons control, Battle Management and theater communications data link.
The squadron provides the theater Air Force commander a rapid reaction mobile air control system and control and reporting center during worldwide contingencies. It also provides command and control of joint air operations through surveillance, identification, weapons control, theater missile defense, battle management and theater communications data links.