689th Combat Communications Wing

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689th Combat Communications Wing
Airman 1st Class Kevin Finley, satellite communications specialist, 5th Combat Communications Group, Robins AFB, GA, checks the power level of a high power amp F3201-SPT-94-J3001-94-080.jpg
A satellite communications specialist of the 5th Combat Communications Group checking a mobile satellite communications system.
Active 1948-1991; 2009—2013
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Combat Communications
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Insignia
689th Combat Communications Wing emblem (approved 5 April 2010)[1] USAF - 689 Combat Communications Wing.png
1931st Information Systems Wing emblem[2] (approved 4 April 1985) 1931st Information Systems Wing.PNG

The 689th Combat Communications Wing was a wing of the United States Air Force stationed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The wing was activated on 9 October 2009. It was a subordinate unit of the Twenty-Fourth Air Force. On 5 June 2013 the wing was inactivated, along with the 3rd Combat Communication Group at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 5th Combat Communications Group at Robins now a reports directly to 24th Air Force.

History

The 689th's mission was to train, deploy and deliver expeditionary and specialized communications, air traffic control, landing systems and takes cyber to the tactical edge for relief and combat operations.[3]

Its units included the 3d Combat Communications Group, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and the 5th Combat Communications Group at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.

Lineage

  • Designated as the 1931st Airways and Air Communications Service Squadron on 11 October 1948
Organized on 18 October 1948
Redesignated 1931st Communications Squadron on 1 July 1961
Redesignated 1931st Communications Group on 1 March 1969
Redesignated 1931st Information Systems Wing on 1 July 1984
Redesignated 1931st Communications Wing on 1 November 1986
Redesignated 1931st Communications Group on 1 October 1990
Inactivated on 26 September 1991
  • Redesignated 689 Combat Communications Wing on 22 September 2009
Activated on 5 October 2009[1]
Inactivated on 5 June 2013

Assignments

  • 1804th Airways and Air Communications Service Group (later 1804th Airways and Air Communications Service Wing, Alaskan Airways and Air Communications Service Region, Alaskan Communications Region): 18 October 1948
  • Air Force Communications Service (later Air Force Communications Command), 1 June 1972
  • Continental Communications Division: 1 June 1981
  • Air Force Communications Command: 1 May 1985
  • 21st Tactical Fighter Wing: 1 October 1990 - 26 September 1991[1]
  • Twenty-Fourth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic): 5 October 2009[1] - 5 June 2013

Components

  • 3d Combat Communications Group, 5 October 2009 - 5 June 2013
  • 5th Combat Communications Group, 5 October 2009 - 5 June 2013
  • 1825th Electronics Installation Squadron, 1 June 1972 - 30 June 1974
  • 1930th Information Systems Squadron (later 1930th Communications Squadron), 1 July 1985 - 1 October 1990[4]
  • 1935th Communications Squadron, 1 June 1972 - 1 July 1972
  • 1995th Communications Squadron (later 1995th Information Systems Squadron, 1995th Communications Squadron), 1 June 1972 - 1 October 1990[5]
  • 2064th Communications Squadron (later 2064th Information Systems Squadron, 2064th Communications Squadron), 1 June 1972 - 1 October 1990[6]

Stations

Awards

Award streamer Award Dates Notes
File:AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 July 1959-30 June 1961 1931st Airways and Air Communications Service Squadron[1]
File:AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 27 March 1964-30 March 1964 1931st Communications Squadron[1]
File:AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 8 July 1966-1 May 1967 1931st Communications Squadron[1]
File:AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 27 March 1964-30 March 1964 1931st Communications Squadron[1]
File:AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 2 May 1967-1 January 1968 1931st Communications Squadron[1]
File:AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 14 August 1967-21 August 1967 1931st Communications Squadron[1]
File:AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 January 1968-31 December 1968 1931st Communications Squadron[1]
File:AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 10 February 1979-10 February 1981 1931st Communications Group[1]
File:AFOUA Streamer.JPG Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 January 1984-1 January 1985 1931st Communications Group (later 1931st Information Systems Wing)[1]

See also

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Robertson, Patsy (2010-11-24). "Factsheet 689 Combat Communications Wing (AFSPC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved May 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Lua error in Module:Citation/CS1/Identifiers at line 47: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
  3. Robins home to first AF combat communications wing, 78 Air Base Wing Public Affairs, 2009<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Miller, pp. 54-55
  5. Miller, pp. 62-63
  6. Miller, pp. 68-69

Bibliography

  • Lua error in Module:Citation/CS1/Identifiers at line 47: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
  • 24th Air Force Heritage Pamphlet (PDF). Lackland AFB, TX: 24th Air Force Office of History. 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>