76th Space Control Squadron
|76th Space Control Squadron|
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Part of||Air Force Space Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado|
|Decorations||Air Force Outstanding Unit Award|
|76th Space Control Squadron emblem|
The United States Air Force's 76th Space Control Squadron is an offensive counter space unit located at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The Squadron replaced the original 76th Space Control squadron in 2008 then that squadron returned to its historic role as a fighter unit.
The 76th Space Control Squadron is an Air Force Space Command unit responsible for delivering offensive counterspace and space situational awareness, as appropriate, to rapidly achieve flexible and versatile effects in support of global and theater campaigns.
In 2008 the Air Force decided to return the 76th Space Control Squadron to its traditional role as a fighter. To emphasize the continuity of the space mission, the Air Force decided to constitute a new unit with the same name and number. The new 76th Squadron continued the mission of operating the Counter Satelite Communications System, which had been deployed in 2004 as an offensive system to disrupt hostile satellite systems.
- Constituted as the 76th Space Control Squadron on 16 November
- Activated on 22 January 2008
- Dahl, Corey (September 21, 2007). "Transfer ceremony reunites Flying Tigers heritage". 21st Space Wing Public Affairs. Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
- Lewis, Jeffery (October 4, 2004). "Counter Satellite Communications System Deployed". Air Force History Index. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
- Haulman, Daniel L. (July 10, 2009). "Factsheet 76 Space Control Squadron (AFSC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
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