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55th Mobile Command and Control Squadron
55th Mobile Command and Control Squadron
55th Mobile Command and Control Squadron emblem
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Service history
Active 1978-2006[1]
Role Survivable C2
Part of ACC/55th Wing
Nickname Reapers
Motto IMPERIUM REGIMEN COMPITI
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon AFOUA
Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon GWOT-S
Commanders
Insignia

The United States Air Force's 55th Mobile Command and Control Squadron (55 MCCS) was a mobile command and control unit located at Offutt AFB, Nebraska.

MissionEdit

The mission of the 55 MCCS was to execute operations, training and maintenance for the USSTRATCOM Mobile Consolidated Command Center and maintain the MCCC in a posture to facilitate rapid deployment.[2]

Should a catastrophic event incapacitate the command (i.e. nuclear war), the 55 MCCS would deploy a survivable C2 capability over the road to keep key decision makers in the fight.[2]

HistoryEdit

Personnel of the 55 MCCS were trained in their primary specialty, in addition to vital expeditionary capabilities that ensure survival. These skills included field living, high-threat convoy procedures, driving and directing 20-ton tractor-trailers, and more. This ability ensured they were not reliant on any single person, enhancing mission accomplishment and mission success.[2]

Logo SignificanceEdit

Blue and 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 orange disc suggests the moon and alludes to the clandestine and covert nature of the squadron's command and control mission. The ghost represents the elusive and mobile nature of the squadron's platform and equipment. The lightning bolts signify the speed and power of strategic forces controlled by the USSTRATCOM Mobile Consolidated Command Center.[3]

Previous designations[4]Edit

  • 55th Mobile Command and Control Squadron (1 July 1994 – 30 September 2006)[1]

Bases stationedEdit

CommandersEdit

  • Lt Col John J. Jordan (2000–2002)[5]
  • Maj. Karen Hibbard (2005-2006)[1]
  • Lt Col Ronald J. Hefner (1997-1999)

Equipment UtilizedEdit

  • Mobile Consolidated Command Center (1998–Present),[2][6]
  • MILSTAR[6]
  • DSCS[6]
  • Single Channel Anti-Jam Manpower (SCAMP) terminals[6]

DecorationsEdit

  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Outstanding Unit ribbon
    • 1 July 1994 – 31 July 1995
    • 1 June 1997 – 31 May 1999
    • 1 June 1999 – 31 May 2001
    • 1 June 2002 – 31 May 2004
    • 1 June 2004 – 31 May 2006

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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