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Lineage

  • Designated 1879th Communications Squadron and organized on 1 November 1965
Redesignated 1879th Information Systems Squadron on 1 July 1985
Redesignated 1879th Communications Squadron on 1 November 1986
Redesignated 1879th Communications Group on 1 October 1989
Inactivated 30 January 1992
  • Redesignated 50th Communications Group on 26 November 1997
Activated 1 December 1997
Inactivated 1 October 2002
  • Activated 1 June 2003
Redesignated 50th Network Operations Group on 10 March 2004

Assignments

  • 1964th Communications Group, 1 November 1965
  • Northern Communications Area, 1 September 1971
  • Airlift Communications Division, 1 June 1981
  • Tactical Communications Division (later, Tactical Information Systems Division), 1 October 1982
  • Space Communications Division (later Space Information Systems Division, Space Communications Division), 1 October 1984
  • 2d Space Wing, 1 October 1990 – 30 January 1992
  • 50th Space Wing, 1 December 1997 – 1 October 2002
  • 50th Space Wing, 1 June 2003 – present

Stations

  • Nha Trang Airport (later Nha Trang Air Base), South Vietnam, 1 November 1965
  • Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Missouri, 1 September 1971
  • Falcon Air Force Station (later Falcon Air Force Base), Colorado, 1 October 1984 – 30 January 1992
  • Falcon Air Force Base (later Schriever Air Force Base), Colorado, 1 December 1997 – 1 October 2002
  • Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, 1 June 2003 – present

Honors and campaigns

Campaign streamers

Vietnam:

  • Vietnam Defensive 1965–1966
  • Vietnam Air 1966
  • Vietnam Air Offensive 1966–1967
  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967–1968
  • Vietnam Air/Ground 1968
  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968
  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968–1969
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive 1969
  • Vietnam Summer/Fall 1969
  • Vietnam Winter/Spring 1969–1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive 1970
  • Southwest Monsoon 1970
  • Commando Hunt V 1970–1971
  • Commando Hunt VI 1971
Decorations

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  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat “V” Device: 1 July, 1965 – 30 June, 1966; 1 July, 1966 – 30 June, 1967; 1 July, 1967 – 30 June, 1968; 1 July, 1968 – 30 June, 1969; 1 July, 1969 – 30 June, 1970; 1 July, 1970 – 30 June, 1971; 1 July, 1971 – 1 August, 1971

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  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 September, 1971 – 15 April, 1972; 1 January, 1976 – 31 December, 1976; 1 September, 1990 – 31 August, 1991; 1 October, 1998 – 30 September, 2000; 1 October, 2000 – 1 October, 2001; 1 October, 2001 – 1 October, 2002; 2 October, 2002 – 1 October, 2003

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Other awards
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    • 2009 (14th Air Force level)

Commanders

  • Unknown, 1 November 1965 - 1 October 1985
  • Lt Col Robert W. Alexander, 1 October 1985 – 18 July 1988
  • Col William A. Sample, 19 July 1988 – 1 August 1990
  • Lt Col Roman Synychak, 2 August 1990 – 30 January 1992
  • Col Gregory S. Hollister, 1 December 1997 – 24 March 1998
  • Col Paul F. Capasso, 25 March 1998 – 13 April 2000
  • Col David B. Warner, 14 April 2000 – 27 June 2002
  • Col Earl D. Matthews, 28 June 2002 – 13 June 2004
  • Col David C. Uhrich, 14 June 2004 – 10 July 2006
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