23d Communications Squadron

The 23d Communications Squadron trains and deploys combat communicators to implement and sustain C4I systems for expeditionary air bases worldwide. The squadron directs operations, maintenance, and planning of the Network Control Center, radar, meteorological and navigational aids, and communications and visual information systems

The 23d Communications Squadron dates back to Aug. 6, 1948, when it was activated as the 23d Communication Squadron, Fighter, Single Engine, where it was located at Northwest Guam Air Force Base, Guam. While located in Guam, the 23d CS was assigned to the 23d Air Base Group until it was inactivated April 3, 1949. In May 1949, at Howard Air Force Base, Canal Zone, it was revived and the name was changed to the 23d Communications Squadron, Fighter, Jet, until it was inactivated in Sept. 24, 1949. On Jan. 12, 1951, the squadron's name was changed to its present day title as the 23d Communications Squadron while stationed at Presque Isle Air Force Base, Maine. Since then, the 23d CS has been stationed at around the world before it was reactivated Oct. 1, 2006, under the 23d Mission Support Group located at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.