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6th SPACE WARNING SQUADRON
LINEAGE. Constituted 6th Missile Warning Squadron on 1 Oct 1978. Redesignated: 6th Space Warning Squadron on 15 May 1992-.
ASSIGNMENTS. HQ USAF, 1 Oct 1978; HQ ADCOM, 1 Oct 1979; Strategic Air Command, 1 Dec 1979; 1st Space Wing, 1 May 1983; 21st Space Wing, 15 May 1992-.
STATIONS. Cape Cod Missile Early Warning Station (later Cape Cod AFS ),MA, 4 Apr 1980;
WEAPON SYSTEMS. AN/FPS-123 PAVE PAWS radar system, 1978-.
OPERATIONS. Monitor America’s coasts for incoming sea-launched or intercontinental ballistic missiles using the PAVE PAWS radar system, determine the potential numbers and probable destination of missiles, then report this information to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, Cheyenne Mountain AFB, CO; Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, NE; and the National Command Authorities. Additionally, PAVE PAWS provides information on the location and velocity of earth-orbiting satellites to the U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO, and the Space Surveillance Center at Cheyenne Mountain AFB.
SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
DECORATIONS. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jan 1998-31 Dec 1998; 1 Oct 1997-30 Sep 1999; 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1997.
EMBLEM. MOTTO, Ever Aware. Approved on ??.