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1st Airborne Command Control Squadron [1st ACCS]

The 1st Airborne Command Control Squadron traces its lineage to the Company A, 2d Balloon Squadron organized on 25 September 1917. It was consolidated on 19 September 1985 with the 1st Ferrying Squadron (constituted 1st Air Corps Ferrying Squadron on 18 February 1942; activated on 15 April 1942, redesignated 1st Ferrying Squadron on 12 May 1943; disbanded on 1 April 1944) and the 1st Airborne Command Control Squadron (constituted on 9 May 1969; activated on 1 July 1969).

Redesignated as the 1st Balloon Company on 19 June 1918, it was assigned to various wings and groups, until being inactivated on 25 July 1922.

Redesignated as the 1st Airship Company on 24 March 1923, it was consolidated on 31 July 1929, with the 1st Balloon Company, which itself was constituted on 18 Oct 1927, and activated, on 17 May 1929. It was then assigned to the Sixth Corps Area and then to the Field Artillery School, on June 1929.

Redesignated 1st Balloon Squadron on 1 Oct 1933, the unit was assigned to the III Air Support Command (attached to Field Artillery School), from 1 September 1941 until 6 February 1942, when it was disbanded.

The 1st Ferrying Squadron was constituted as the 1st Air Corps Ferrying Squadron on 18 February 1942, activated on 15 April 1942, and assigned to the 6th Ferrying Group until 1 April 1944.

Redesignated as the 1st Ferrying Squadron on 12 May 1943, the unit was eventually disbanded on 1 April 1944.

The 1st Airborne Command Control Squadron, was constituted on 9 May 1969, and was activated on 1 July 1969 and assigned to the 1st Composite Wing. It was subsequently assigned to the 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing on 1 November 1975. Consolidated, it was assigned to the 55th Wing on 1 September 1991.

The 1st ACCS transitioned to the E-4 aircraft in 1974.

The mission of the 1st Airborne Command Control Squadron is to provide the National Command Authorities with a survivable command center from which they may make accurate decisions and transmit timely directions to United States military forces during all conditions of peace and war.



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