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148th Space Operations Squadron

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Active  2000-Present
Type  Satellite Operations
Country  United States
Role  Combat Support
148th Space Operations Squadron
Branch  United States Air Force
Part of  162d Combat Communications Group/California ANG

The United States Air Force's 148th Space Operations Squadron (148th SOPS) is a satellite control unit located at Vandenberg AFB, California. The 148th SOPS is tasked with back-up command and control of the MILSTAR satellite constellation.



The 148 SOPS mans the Milstar Operations Center-Vandenberg (MOC-V), one of two fixed Milstar Ground Stations. Unique to Milstar is its ground segment for control of the constellation. Milstar has two fixed ground stations, Milstar Satellite Operations Center (MSOC), at 4 SOPS and Milstar Operations Center – Vandenberg or MOC-V. Each site is fully capable of complete constellation control and operates 24/7. The Milstar Ops Center-Vandenberg is operated by the 148th SOPS, a California Air Guard Unit, and does control 2 Milstar satellites full-time.


The 148th SOPS was originally established as the 148th Combat Communications Squadron at Compton, California. The unit was redesignated the 148th Space Operations Squadron, and relocated to Vandenberg AFB, California on 31 October 2000.

Previous designations

  • 148th Space Operations Squadron (2000–Present)
  • 148th Combat Communications Squadron (???-2000)
  • 148th Mobil Communications Squadron (196? - 197?)
  • Locations

  • Vandenberg AFB, California (2000–Present)
  • March ARB, California (1997–2000)
  • Ontario ANGS, California (1984–1997)
  • Compton, California (1948-1951) as the 148th Aircraft Control and Warming Squadron. Oklahoma Air Force Station, OK (1 May 1951 to 31 January 1952) Oklahoma Air Force Station, OK. Compton ANG Station, CA (1953-1960) as 148th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron. Compton ANGB, CA (1960-1976) as the 148th Mobil Communications Squadron. Compton ANGB, CA (1976- ) as 148th Combat Communications Squadron. Ontario ANGB, CA
  • ( -1977) as 148th Combat Communications Squadron. Title: 50th Anniversary-History of 148th Combat Comm Squadron.


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