147th Combat Communications Squadron

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147th Combat Communications Squadron
Active 1946 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Combat Communications
Role Combat Support
Part of Air National Guard/195th Wing
Garrison/HQ San Diego, California
Motto(s) "Victoriam Per Indicium"
Mascot(s) Grizzly Bear
Lt. Colonel Todd A. Curtright
Ceremonial chief Chief Master Sergeant Donna J. Goodno

The United States Air Force's 147th Combat Communications Squadron (147 CBCS) is an Air National Guard combat communications unit located at San Diego, California.


To provide rapidly-deployable communications support for global combat operations and disaster response, utilizing highly-skilled Airmen and leading-edge communications technology.

Federal Mission[edit]

State Mission[edit]


The 147th Combat Communications Squadron was constituted as the 147th Aircraft Control Squadron (147 ACS) on 27 May 1946. Prior to its constitution, the unit was allocated to the National Guard Bureau and was later assigned to the state of California on 24 May 1946. The 147 ACS was organized as a unit on 20 June 1948, at the Lockheed Air Terminal, in Burbank, California. The Secretary of the Army bestowed Federal recognition on the unit on 18 July 1948. The unit later moved to its new home at San Fernando Valley Airport, California on 26 January 1951.[1]


Major Command/Gaining Command[edit]


Previous designations[edit]

  • 147th Combat Communications Squadron (1 October 1986 – present)
  • 147th Combat Information Systems Squadron (July 1985-1 October 1986)
  • 147th Combat Communications Squadron (1976–1985)
  • 147th Mobile Communications Squadron (1968–1976)
  • 147th Communications Squadron (Tributary Team) (1960–1968)
  • 147th Aircraft Warning and Control Squadron (1946–1960)

Bases stationed[edit]

  • San Diego, California (1988 – present)
  • Van Nuys, California (1953–1988)
  • Duncanville, Texas (1 May 1951 – 1 February 1953)
  • San Fernando Valley Airport, California (26 January 1951 – 1 May 1951)
  • Burbank, California (20 June 1948 – 26 January 1951)


  • Lt Col Todd A. Curtright (2015-Present)
  • Lt Col Whitman (???-???)
  • Lt Col Victor Adame (2013-???)
  • Lt Col Douglas Hire (2002-2013)
  • Lt Col Virgil Iler (1994–2002)
  • Lt Col George Bowen (1989–??)
  • Lt Col Vernon H. Parsons (1983–1989)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AF Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room: 147th Combat Communications Squadron History Factsheet" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Air Force Historical Research Agency: "Air Combat Command Factsheet"". Archived from the original on 21 July 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  3. ^ "Air Force Historical Research Agency: "Tactical Air Command Factsheet"". Archived from the original on 25 March 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009.