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Official Lineage and Honors History
of the
1 st COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON (USAFE)

Lineage.
Constituted - 1 st Airways and Air Communications Service Squadron, Mobile on 28 Jan 1952. Activated - 1 st Airways and Air Communications Service Squadron, Mobile on 1 Mar 1952.
Redesignated - 1 st Mobile Communications Squadron on 1 Jul 1961
Redesignated - 1 st Mobile Communications Group on 1 Oct 1961
Redesignated - 1 st Mobile Communications Squadron on 1 Jul 1974
Redesignated - 1 st Mobile Communications Group on 15 Jan 1975
Redesignated - 1 st Combat Communications Squadron on 24 Mar 1976
Redesignated - 1 st Combat Communications Group on 1 Jan 1981
Redesignated - 1 st Combat Information Systems Group on 15 Oct 1984
Redesignated - 1 st Combat Communications Group on 1 Oct 1986
Redesignated - 1 st Combat Communications Squadron on 31 Jul 1991.

Honors.

Service Streamers - None

Campaign Streamers - None

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers - None

Decorations.

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Presidential Unit Citation (Southeast Asia): 1 Jan 1967 - 15 Feb 1968

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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jan 1969 - 31 Dec 1969

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jan 1971 - 31 Dec 1971

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jan 1972 - 31 Dec 1972

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 15 Jan 2004 - 31 Oct 2005

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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: Jan 1955 - Nov 1956

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 24 Jul 1963 - 31 Dec 1964

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1965 - 31 Dec 1965

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1966 - 31 Dec 1966

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1968 - 31 Dec 1968

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1975 - 31 Dec 1976

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1977 - 31 Dec 1977

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1978 - 31 Dec 1978

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1979 - 31 Dec 1980

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1981 - 31 Dec 1981

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1982 - 31 Dec 1982

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1983 - 31 Dec 1984

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1985 - 31 Dec 1985

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1986 - 31 Dec 1986

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul 1987 - 30 Jun 1989

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul 1989 - 30 Jun 1991

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul 1991 - 30 Mar 1993

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Apr 1993 - 31 Mar 1995

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jun 1993 - 30 Jun 1994

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Apr 1995 - 1 Jun 1996

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Oct 1996 - 30 Sep 1998

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Oct 1998 - 30 Jun 2000

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 30 Jun 2000 - 31 May 2002

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jun 2002 - 31 Dec 2003

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 2008 - 31 Dec 2008

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Air Force Meritorious Unit Award: 1 Jul 2002 - 30 Jun 2004

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Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation: 1 Jan 1969 - 26 Jul 1969

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Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation: 21 Jul 1972 - 15 Aug 1972

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Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966 - 28 Jan 1973

Assignments

1808 th Airways and Air Communications Service Wing (later, Pacific Airways and Air Communications Service Area; Pacific Communications Area), 1 Mar 1952

Southeast Asia Communications Region, 8 Jan 1962

Pacific Communications Area, 15 Aug 1965

Tactical Communications Area, 15 Jan 1975

European Communications Area (later, European Communications Division; European Information Systems Division; European Communications Division), 24 Mar 1976

Seventeenth Air Force, 1 Nov 1991

601 st Communications Group, 31 Mar 1993

32d Air Operations Group, 1 Jul 1994 - to date

Stations

Johnson AB (later, AS), Japan, 1 Mar 1952

Clark AB, Philippines, 1 Aug 1961 - 15 Jan 1975

Robins AFB, GA, 15 Jan 1975 - 1 Feb 1976

Lindsey AS, Germany, 1 Feb 1976

Sembach AB, Germany, 1 Oct 1992

Ramstein AB, Germany, c. 1 Jul 1994 - to date

Emblem

Approved on 8 Sep 1999.
Date Prepared. 13 Sep 1999 - Supersedes statement prepared on 29 Jan 1976

Prepared and Approved by the Organizational Histories Branch, Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB.

Ammeded to add additional awards 1 Aug 2006. (I have a copy of the official orders for these additional awards.)

Information contributed by Bob Thompson and Alex Riseborough

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