76th Space Control Squadron

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This article is about the 76th Space Control Squadron activated in 2008. For the 76th Space Control Squadron of 1999-2008, see 76th Fighter Squadron.
76th Space Control Squadron
Active 2008-present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Space Control
Part of Air Force Space Command
Garrison/HQ Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
Nickname(s) Lobos[1]
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
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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.[2][1]

In February 2015 the unit was inactivated and personnel absorbed into its sister unit, the 4th Space Control Squadron.[citation needed]


  • Constituted as the 76th Space Control Squadron on 16 November
Activated on 22 January 2008[3]



Equipment Operated[edit]

  • Counter Communications System (2008-present)[2][4]


  1. ^ a b Dahl, Corey (September 21, 2007). "Transfer ceremony reunites Flying Tigers heritage". 21st Space Wing Public Affairs. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Lewis, Jeffery (October 4, 2004). "Counter Satellite Communications System Deployed". Air Force History Index. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Haulman, Daniel L. (July 10, 2009). "Factsheet 76 Space Control Squadron (AFSC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ Hitchens, T., "U.S. SPACE WEAPONS: Big Intentions, Little Focus"


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

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