Saturday, May 18, 2013

728th ACS victim of cuts

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- One of the oldest squadrons in the Air Force has been shelved. The Air Force was just three years old when 728th Air Control Squadron was activated Sept. 2, 1950, at Turner Air Force Base in Albany, Ga. The squadron was inactivated Friday at Eglin Air Force Base as part of broad budget cuts in the Department of Defense. The 728th provided command and control of joint air operations by conducting surveillance, identification, weapons control, battle management and theater communications data links. The squadron moved to Duke Field in 1977 then Eglin in 1994. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 05/17/13)