263rd Combat Communications Squadron

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263rd Combat Communications Squadron
Active 19??-Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Part of Air National Guard
Garrison/HQ Badin Air National Guard Station, North Carolina

The United States Air Force's 263rd Combat Communications Squadron (263rd CCS) is an Air National Guard combat communications unit located at the Stanly County Airport Air National Guard Station in Albemarle, North Carolina.


The squadron was allocated in 1946 but was not formed until January 1949, as part of the 118th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron in Charlotte, North Carolina. Detachment B (the Badin unit) and Detachment A (of the Wadesboro, North Carolina unit) were reorganized in 1952 into the "263rd Communications Squadron". The squadron became a unit of the 251st Communications Group headquartered in Springfield, Ohio in 1954 and re-designated the 263rd Mobile Communications Squadron in 1962. During the 1970s the squadron was again re-designated to the current "263rd Combat Communications Squadron".[1]


The mission of the 263rd Combat Communications Squadron is to provide theater communications for the Commander of the United States Central Command.[2]


In December 2018 members of the 263rd CCS, a detachment of the North Carolina Air National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing, were deployed to Williams Field at McMurdo Station, Antarctica participating as part of Operation Deep Freeze.[3]

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  1. ^ "118th ASOS". Air National Guard. 2011. Archived from the original on 15 February 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. ^ "263rd Combat Communications Squadron [263rd CBCS]". Global Security. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  3. ^ "As Russia, China Encroach, Airmen Work to Expand Comms Network in Antarctica". Air National Guard. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.