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1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron

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Country  United States
Garrison/HQ  Offutt Air Force Base
1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron
Active  25 September 1917 - 15 July 1922 17 May 1929 - 6 February 1942 15 April 1942 - 1 April 1944 1 July 1969 - Present
Branch  United States Air Force
Type  Airborne Command and Control
Part of  Air Force Global Strike Command 8th Air Force 595th Command and Control Group

The 1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron (1 ACCS) is part of the 595th Command and Control Group at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. It operates the E-4 aircraft conducting airborne command and control missions.


The squadron is one of the oldest in the United States Air Force, its origins dating to 25 September 1917, being organized at Fort Omaha, Nebraska. It served overseas in France as part of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. The squadron saw combat during World War II, and became part of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the Cold War.


The squadron was first established as an observation unit on front lines with French Eighth Army and American I Corps from, 19 April–17 October 1918 and served with III Corps as part of occupation forces from, November 1918–April 1919.

It ferried aircraft from factories in the Western Procurement District to overseas departure points from, April 1942–March 1944. Since 1969 it has provided aircraft for National Emergency Airborne Command Post in support of Presidential requirements. On October 6, 2016, the unit was reorganized under the newly activated 595th Command and Control Group under the control of Air Force Global Strike Command.


  • Organized as Company A, 2 Balloon Squadron on 25 Sep 1917
  • Re-designated as 1 Balloon Company on 19 Jun 1918 Inactivated on 25 Jul 1922
  • Re-designated 1 Airship Company on 24 Mar 1923
  • Consolidated (31 Jul 1929) with 1 Balloon Company Re-designated 1 Balloon Squadron on 1 Oct 1933 Disbanded on 6 Feb 1942
  • Reconstituted and consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with: 1 Ferrying Squadron
  • Consolidated (19 Sep 1985) with the 1 Airborne Command Control Squadron
  • Constituted on 9 May 1969 Activated on 1 Jul 1969 Reorganized under AFGSC on 6 October 2016


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