2d Command and Control Squadron

Summary

2d Command and Control Squadron
2d Command and Control Squadron.jpg
2d Command and Control Squadronemblem
Active19??-???
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Air Force
Part ofAir Force Space Command/21st Space Wing
Garrison/HQFalcon AFB, Colorado
Motto(s)EYES OF THE TIGER
DecorationsOutstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA

The United States Air Force's 2d Command and Control Squadron (2 CACS) was an Air Force Space Command command and control unit located at Falcon AFB (later Schriever AFB), Colorado. The 2 CACS commanded passive surveillance systems supporting USSPACECOM and theater warfighters’ requirements through continuous all-weather, day-night surveillance of on-orbit satellites.[1]

Mission

The 2 CACS was responsible for planning, assessing, and developing execution orders for passive surveillance missions around the world, at locations such as Misawa AB, Japan, Osan AB, Republic of Korea, RAF Feltwell, United Kingdom and RAF Edzell, United Kingdom.[2][3][4]

Information from the sites' Low Altitude Surveillance System (LASS) and Deep Space Tracking System (DSTS) were fed to 2 CACS, which was then forwarded onto the space surveillance center at Cheyenne Mountain AFS, Colorado. The center uses this data, along with data from other sensors, to maintain a catalog of man-made objects in space.[5][6]

Assignments

Major Command

Previous designations

  • 2d Command and Control Squadron (???)

Commanders

  • Lt Col James E. Mackin (c. 1996)[7]
  • Lt Col T. Clark (c. 1995)[8]

Bases stationed

Equipment Commanded

Decorations

See also

References

  1. ^ Air University Space Primer: Space Surveillance Theory and Network
  2. ^ Storming Media: Space Tactics Bulletin, Vol 5, Issue 3, 1998
  3. ^ FAS.org: National Security Space Road Map, Jul 1999
  4. ^ FAS.org: National Security Space Road Map, Jul 1999
  5. ^ Globalsecurity.org: 5th Space Surveillance Squadron
  6. ^ Air University Space Primer: Space Surveillance Theory and Network
  7. ^ AFHRA FOIA Req 09-0061: 21st Space Wing Roster of Key Personnel (as of 31 December 1996)
  8. ^ FAS.org: 21st Space Wing Staff Directory, 1995
  9. ^ Air University Space Primer: Space Surveillance Theory and Network
  10. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-62, 6 December 1999
  11. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-58, 6 December 1999
  12. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-09, 1 November 1997

External links

  • Western States Legal Foundation: National Security Space Road Map, 1998
  • Globalsecurity.org: 21st Space Wing