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1st Space Operations Squadron

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Constituted 1st Aerospace Surveillance and Control Squadron, and activated, on 6 Feb 1961. Organized on 14 Feb 1961. Redesignated 1st Aerospace Control Squadron on 1 Jul 1962. Inactivated on 21 Apr 1976. Redesignated 1st Satellite Control Squadron on 25 Sep 1987. Activated on 5 Oct 1987. Redesignated 1st Space Operations Squadron on 30 Jan 1992.


Air Defense Command, 6 Feb 1961; 9th Aerospace Defense Division, 1 Oct 1961; Fourteenth Aerospace Force, 1 Jul 1968-21 Apr 1976. 2d Space Wing, 5 Oct 1987; 50th Operations Group, 30 Jan 1992-.


Ent AFB, CO, 14 Feb 1961; Cheyenne Mountain Complex, CO, Apr 1966- 21 Apr 1976. Falcon AFS (later, AFB), CO, 5 Oct 1987-.

Space Systems

Satellites, 1961-1976. Satellites, 1987-.


Operated Space Detection and Tracking System Center, tracking and cataloging man-made objects in space, 1961-1976. Satellite command and control for the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System, the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, and the Defense Support Program, 1987-.


Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1961-15 Sep 1963; 1 Jun 1973- 30 Jun 1974; 1 Dec 1987-30 Nov 1989; 1 Sep 1990-31 Aug 1991.


On a disc Azure, three bars arched to base Or, superimposed at fess point by a stylized satellite of the like charged with a mullet of the first between in fess two polestars and pointing to chief a flight symbol at honor point all Argent. MOTTO: ALWAYS IN CONTROL. Approved on 12 Nov 1993 (DFSC 94-02412); replaced emblems approved on 30 Jun 1988 (DFSC 88-08481) and 6 Feb 1962 (K 12986).

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