222d Command and Control Squadron
|222d Command and Control Squadron|
222d Command and Control Squadron emblem
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Type||Command and Control|
|Part of||21st Space Wing/AFSPC|
|Garrison/HQ||Rome, New York|
|Motto||"FIDELIS CUSTODIS" - Faithful Guardians|
222 CACS provides the National Reconnaissance Office's (NRO) National Reconnaissance Operations Center (NROC) with augmentees to assist NRO and U.S. Air Force Space Command during times of need. 222 CACS provides support with ongoing space operations crucial to our national security. The NRO is a joint organization engaged in the research and development, acquisition, launch and operation of overhead reconnaissance systems necessary to meet the needs of the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.
Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The stars symbolize the unit ties to the Air Force Space Command. The orbiting satellite represents the unit’s connection to space and the National Reconnaissance Office. The satellite represents local heritage and culture. The profile of the Minuteman symbolizes the connection to the Air National Guard and the unit’s rapid response capability. Emblem approved 13 March 2009.
- 222d Command and Control Squadron (13 Nov 2008–Present)