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19th Space Operations Squadron
19th Space Operations Squadron emblem
Active 1967-1997; 2000-Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Space Operations
Role Combat Support
Part of AFRES/10 AF/310th Space Wing
Garrison/HQ Schriever AFB, Colorado
Motto(s) IN PLACE-ON TIME-ON TARGET
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA

The 19th Space Operations Squadron (19 SOPS) is an Air Force Reserve space operations unit, located at Schriever AFB, Colorado.

Mission[edit | edit source]

Operated detection and tracking radar units to provide data on missile launches, deep space surveillance, and tactical warning, January 1967-July 1975 and October 1978-c. June 1997; not operational, July 1975-October 1978.

History[edit | edit source]

The 19th Space Operations Squadron (19 SOPS) was originally constituted as the 19th Surveillance Squadron (19 SS) and activated on 1 January 1967. The unit operated detection and tracking radar units to provide data on missile launches, deep space surveillance and tactical warning from 1967 until 1975. The squadron was not operational from July 1975 through October 1978, but regained its mission in late 1978. In 1992, the unit was redesignated the 19th Space Surveillance Squadron (19th SSS) until its inactivation, and subsequent closure of the Diyarbakir site in 1997.

Assignments[edit | edit source]

Major Command[edit | edit source]

Numbered Air Force[edit | edit source]

Wing/Group[edit | edit source]

Previous Designations[edit | edit source]

  • 19th Space Operations Squadron (1 May 2000–Present)
  • 19th Space Surveillance Squadron (15 May 1992 – 16 June 1997)
  • 19th Surveillance Squadron (1 November 1966 – 15 May 1992)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Decorations[edit | edit source]

  • Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg Air Force Outstanding Unit Award[1]
    • 1 August 2004 – 31 July 2006[2]
    • 1 October 2002 – 30 July 2004[3]
    • 1 October 1995 – 30 September 1997[4]
    • 1 September 1989 – 31 August 1991[5]
    • 1 May 1983 – 30 April 1984
    • 15 June 1972 – 14 June 1973

Equipment Operated[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Air Force Personnel Center Awards Search (Post-1991)[dead link]
  2. AFRES Special Order GA-27, 2007
  3. AFRES Special Order GA-58, 2005
  4. AFSPC Special Order GA-09, 1 November 1997
  5. AFSPC Special Order GA-095, 1992


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