|554th Electronic Systems Wing|
|Active||1943-1945; 1980-1991; 2004-2010|
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Part of||Air Force Materiel Command |
Electronic Systems Center
|Garrison/HQ||Hanscom Air Force Base|
|Decorations||Air Force Outstanding Unit Award|
|554th Electronic Systems Wing Emblem (approved 17 December 1980)|
The wing was first activated in Northern Ireland under VII Air Force Composite Command as the 3d Combat Crew Replacement Center Group. It used Martin B-26 Marauders and Douglas A-20 Havocs to provide combat and theater indoctrination for Eighth Air Force combat crews from November 1943 until September 1944, when the need for dedicated Army Air Forces training units in the United Kingdom was reduced.
The group's resources were used to man and equip provisional air disarmament units participating in Operation Lusty. These units moved to France in February 1945 and advanced with Allied ground forces, seizing, securing, inventorying, and disposing of captured Luftwaffe equipment and materiel through October 1945. The group inactivated the following month. It was disbanded in the fall of 1948.
The group was reconstituted as the 554th Operations Support Wing in 1980. It provided base support functions for Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada and its associated ranges from 1980 to 1991. The wing developed, operated, and maintained all range facilities and threat simulators and provided combat support functions at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field.
The 554th Electronic Systems Wing was consolidated in 2006 with the Operations Support Systems Wing, which had been established in 2004 at Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts. The wing was inactivated in June 2010.
554th Operations Support Wing
554th Electronic Systems Wing
|Air Force Outstanding Unit Award||1 July 1983-30 June 1985||554th Operational Support Wing|
|Air Force Outstanding Unit Award||1 July 1985-30 June 1987||554th Operational Support Wing|
|Air Force Outstanding Unit Award||1 July 1987-30 June 1989||554th Operations Support Wing|
|Air Force Outstanding Unit Award||1 July 1989-30 Jun e1991||554th Operations Support Wing|
|Rhineland||5 September 1944 – 21 March 1945||3d Combat Crew Replacement Center Group|
|Central Europe||22 March 1944 – 21 May 1945||3d Combat Crew Replacement Center Group|