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9th Combat Operations Squadron

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Vision Statement

To be the best unit in the Air Force Reserve.

Mission Statement

Provide global multi-domain experts, to ensure space effects to the warfighter.

Parent Unit: 310th Space Wing

The squadron is composed of four divisions that provide support to the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC). Their mission is to train and certify, provide growth and continuity to the space enterprise and take care of their Airmen.

Combat Operations Division is charged with the effective employment and execution of the current space operations directive, joint space tasking order and situational awareness of the single integrated space picture.

Combat Plans Division is responsible for near-term space operations planning, developing detailed plans in support of the global space mission and assisting theater combat plans divisions to integrate space effects into theater operations.

Strategy Division is responsible for long-range planning to achieve mission objectives by developing, refining, disseminating, and assessing the commander, JFCC SPACE strategy and providing space support to regional contingency air and space operations strategies.

The Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division provides the Commander, Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC), supported COCOMs, global stakeholders, the intelligence community and the JFCC SPACE subordinate units with current and emerging enemy space capabilities, threats to US/Allied use of space (enemy counter space), Courses of Action, Centers of Gravity, targeting process and predictive intelligence through a dynamic space Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment.

Unit History
The 9th Combat Operations Squadron was originally constituted as the 761st Bombardment Squadron in 1943. In 1946, the unit was redesignated the 9th Reconnaissance Squadron (long-range photographic). The 9RS was reassigned as the 9th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Electronics and Weather in 1953. The 9TRS was inactivated in 1971.