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750th Space Group
2d Satellite Tracking Group.PNG
750th Space Group emblem
Active 30 January 1992 – 25 June 1999
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Space Operations
Role Satellite Command and Control
Size 780[1]
Part of USAF Group
Garrison/HQ Onizuka AFS, California
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA

The United States Air Force's 750th Space Group was a space operations unit located at Onizuka Air Force Station, California.

History[edit | edit source]

The 750 SG inactivated in June 1999, following the recommendation of the 1995 Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission. Primary responsibilities for the AFSCN and Air Force support to Space Shuttle missions transferred to the 21st Space Operations Squadron, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colorado; however the 22d Space Operations Squadron stood up at Onizuka AFS to provide a necessary backup.[2]

Assignments[edit | edit source]

Major Command/Gaining Command[edit | edit source]

Wings/Groups[edit | edit source]

Previous Designations[edit | edit source]

  • 750th Space Group (30 Jan 1992 – 25 Jun 1999)
  • 2d Space Tracking Group (1 Oct 1987 – 30 Jan 1992)[3]

Squadrons assigned[edit | edit source]

  • (??-1999)

Detachments[edit | edit source]

  • Detachment 1, 750th Space Group – Vandenberg AFB, California (1 Oct 1987 – 1 Jun 1997)
  • Detachment 2, 750th Space Group – New Boston AFS, New Hampshire (1 Oct 1987 – 1 Nov 1991)
  • Detachment 3, 750th Space Group – Thule AB, Greenland (1 Oct 1987 – 1 Jun 1997)
  • Detachment 4, 750th Space Group – Mahe Space Tracking Station, Sechelles (1 Oct 1987 – 30 Sep 1996)
  • Detachment 5, 750th Space Group – Andersen AFB, Guam (1 Oct 1987 – 1 Jun 1997)
  • Detachment 6, 750th Space Group – Kaena Point, Hawaii (1 Oct 1987 – 1 Jun 1997)
  • Detachment 7, 750th Space Group – Falcon AFB, Colorado[4] (17 Jun 1988 – 1 Jul 1993)
  • Detachment 8, 750th Space Group – Diego Garcia, British Ocean Island Territory (1 Jul 1994 – 1 Jun 1997)
  • Detachment 9, 750th Space Group – Falcon AFB, Colorado (1 May 1989 – 1 Oct 1991)

Commanders[edit | edit source]

  • Col Michael A. Hamel (1994–1995)[5]

Bases stationed[edit | edit source]

Equipment Operated[edit | edit source]

Decorations[edit | edit source]

  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg
    • 1 Oct 1998 – 25 Jun 1999
    • 1 Jan 1997-31 Dec 1997
    • 1 Oct 1996 – 30 Sep 1997
    • 1 Sep 1993-31 Aug 1995
    • 1 Sep 1990 – 31 Aug 1991
    • 1 Dec 1987-30 Nov 1989

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