5th Space Warning Squadron

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Space Squadron
5th Space Warning Squadron.PNG
Space Squadron emblem
Active 19??-1999
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Space Operations
Role Missile Warning
Part of AFSPC/14 AF/21st Space Wing
Garrison/HQ Woomera AS, Australia
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA

The United States Air Force's 5th Space Warning Squadron (5 SWS) was a missile warning unit located at Woomera AS, Australia. It used to be known as the 5th Joint Defense Space Communications Squadron.


  • Col John Harris (1993–1995)
  • Col Henry W. Poburka (12 Jul 1995-1997)[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ AFHRA FOIA Req 09-0061: 21st Space Wing Roster of Key Personnel (as of 31 Dec 1996)
  2. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-10, 2001
  3. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-97, 2000
  4. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-09, 1 Nov 1997
  5. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-15, 1995
  6. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-095, 1992
  7. ^ Department of the Air Force Special Order GB-161, 1977
  8. ^ Department of the Air Force Special Order GB-830, 1973