1st Special Operations Communications Squadron

1st Special Operations Communications

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, computers, and air traffic control and landing 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; air-to-ground radios; base telephone systems; client computer systems; ground-base aircraft navigational and landing aids; tactical and fixed communications equipment; land mobile radios and base pager equipment; postal and Base Information Transfer Systems services; 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.


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


Fifth Air Force, 1 March 1945; 314th Air Division, 1 December 1950; Japanese Air Defense Force, 1 March 1952; Fifth Air Force, 1 September 1954 - 1 July 1959. 1st Special Operations Wing, 18 October 1991; 1st Special Operations Group, 22 September 1992; 1st Special Operations Support Group, 24 March - 1 October 1993; 1st Special Operations Mission Support Group, 16 November 2006-.


San Jose, Mindoro, Philippine Islands, 1 March 1945; Clark Field, Luzon, Philippine Islands, c. 12 March 1945; Okinawa, 24 June 1945; Irumagawa, Japan, 20 September 1945; Tokyo, Japan, 7 January 1946; Nagoya (later, Nagoya AB; Nagoya AS; Moriyama AS, Nagoya), Japan, 20 May 1946; Fuchu AS, Japan, 1 July 1957 - 1 July 1959. Eglin Aux Air Fld #9 (Hurlburt Field), FL, 18 October 1991 - 1 October 1993; Eglin Aux Air Fld #9 (Hurlburt Field), FL, 16 November 2006-.


  • Service Streamers
  • Korean Service

Campaign Streamers

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

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers



Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor [16 Nov 06]-30 Jun 07

Air Force Oustanding Unit Award

16 Apr 92-[1 Oct 93]

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."

Point Of Contact 

1st Special Operations Wing  Public Affairs Office  344 Tully Street Hurlburt Field, FL 32544-5271  DSN 579-7190 or (850) 884-7190  E-mail: 1sow.wpa@hurlburt.af.mil

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