Units

1st Special Operations Communications Squadron

Emblem Significance: Ultramarine blue and Air Force 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 four quarters represent the four corners of the globe and emphasize the importance of worldwide communication.  The lightning bolts represent speed and accuracy which are necessary for the success of the mission of providing communication.  The chain embodies security and strength.  The dagger represents Special Operations Forces and ties the unit to 1st SOW and AFSOC.  The motto, “SCIENTIA CELERITAS VALENS” translates in English to “Science Swiftness Strength.”

Emblem Significance: Ultramarine blue and Air Force 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 four quarters represent the four corners of the globe and emphasize the importance of worldwide communication. The lightning bolts represent speed and accuracy which are necessary for the success of the mission of providing communication. The chain embodies security and strength. The dagger represents Special Operations Forces and ties the unit to 1st SOW and AFSOC. The motto, “SCIENTIA CELERITAS VALENS” translates in English to “Science Swiftness Strength.”

1st Special Operations Communications Squadron subdued emblem

1st Special Operations Communications Squadron subdued emblem


Mission
The 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron supports the global warfighting and readiness missions of our Air Force special operations forces by providing a full spectrum of communications and computer systems supporting Hurlburt Field's special operations warriors, at home or deployed anywhere in the world.

Dedicated to the motto, "Comm for Special Ops," the unit plans for, acquires, operates, and maintains base and deployed communications systems, including: critical command and control systems; local area networks; base telephone systems; client computer systems; tactical and fixed communications equipment; land mobile radios and base pager equipment; postal; and Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act support. Technologically advanced systems and outstanding Airmen enable the 1st SOCS to be the communications vanguard for the 1st Special Operations Wing as they lead the way, Any Time ... Any Place.

Lineage
Constituted 1715th Signal Service Battalion (Aviation) on 3 Feb 1945. Activated on 1 Mar 1945. Redesignated 1st Communications Squadron, Air Force, on 30 Jun 1946. Inactivated on 1 Jul 1959. Disbanded on 15 Jun 1983. Reconstituted and redesignated as 1st Special Operations Communications Squadron, on 23 Aug 1991. Activated on 18 Oct 1991. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1993. Activated on 16 November 2006.

Assignments
Fifth Air Force, 1 Mar 1945; 314th Air Division, 1 Dec 1950; Japanese Air Defense Force, 1 Mar 1952; Fifth Air Force, 1 Sep 1954 - 1 July 1959. 1st Special Operations Wing, 18 Oct 1991; 1st Special Operations Group, 22 Sep 1992; 1st Special Operations Support Group, 24 Mar - 1 Oct 1993; 1st Special Operations Mission Support Group, 16 Nov 2006-.

Stations
San Jose, Mindoro, Philippine Islands, 1 Mar 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, Philippine Islands, c. 12 Mar 1945; Okinawa, 24 Jun 1945; Irumagawa, Japan, 20 Sep 1945; Tokyo, Japan, 7 Jan 1946; Nagoya (later, Nagoya AB; Nagoya AS; Moriyama AS, Nagoya), Japan, 20 May 1946; Fuchu AS, Japan, 1 Jul 1957 - 1 Jul 1959. Eglin Aux Air Fld #9 (Hurlburt Field), FL, 18 Oct 1991 - 1 Oct 1993; Eglin Aux Air Fld #9 (Hurlburt Field), FL, 16 Nov 2006-.

Honors
Service Streamers
Korean Service

Campaign Streamers
World War II
Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
Luzon 1944-1945
Ryukyus 1945

Decorations
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor
[16 Nov 2006]-30 Jun 2007

Meritorious Unit Award
1 Jul 2007 - 19 Jun 2009
1 Oct 2009 - 30 Sept 2011
1 Oct 2011 - 30 Sept 2013
1 Oct 2013 - 30 Sept 2015

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
16 Apr 1992-[1 Oct 1993]

Emblem Significance
Ultramarine blue and Air Force 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 four quarters represent the four corners of the globe and emphasize the importance of worldwide communication. The lightning bolts represent speed and accuracy which are necessary for the success of the mission of providing communication. The chain embodies security and strength. The dagger represents Special Operations Forces and ties the unit to 1st SOW and AFSOC. The motto, "SCIENTIA CELERITAS VALENS" translates in English to "Science Swiftness Strength."