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AFNIC LINEAGE

Posted 6/21/2012 Printable Fact Sheet

AFNIC Lineage
The Army Airways Communications System was first organized on Nov. 15 1938, in the Directorate of Communications of the U.S. Army Air Corps. On Apr. 13, 1943, the official lineage of the Army Airways Communications System as a separate organization began with the constitution of the Army Airways Communications System Wing. The Wing was activated as part of the Flight Control Command on Apr. 26, 1943.

On July 14, 1943, the Wing was reassigned directly to the Army Air Forces. It was redesignated the Army Airways Communications Service, the Wing designator was dropped, on Apr. 26, 1944. On Mar. 13, 1946, the Army Airways Communications Service was redesignated the Air Communications Service and reassigned to the Air Transport Command. The Air Communications Service was redesignated the Airways and Air Communications Service Sept. 11, 1946. Airways and Air Communications Service was reassigned to the Military Air Transport Service June 1, 1948.

Airways and Air Communications Service became the Air Force's 16th major air command July 1,1961 and was simultaneously redesignated the Air Force Communications Service. Air Force Communications Service was redesignated the Air Force Communications Command Nov. 15, 1979. Air Force Communications Command became a field operating agency on July 1, 1991, and, on May 28, 1993 was redesignated the Air Force Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Agency. The Air Force Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Agency was redesignated the Air Force Communications Agency June 13, 1996. On Apr. 1, 1997, the Agency was reassigned as a subordinate unit of the Headquarters Air Force Communications and Information Center. The Agency was redesignated a field operating agency, reporting directly to the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Information, Washington, D.C., Oct. 1, 2000.  On July 15, 2009 the Air Force Communications Agency became a center under Air Force Space Command and was redesignated the Air Force Network Integration Center.

AFNIC Designations and Dates
15 November 1938 -- Army Airways Communications System
13 April 1943 -- Army Airways Communications System Wing
26 April 1944 -- Army Airways Communications System
13 March 1946 -- Air Communications Service
11 September 1946 -- Airways and Air Communications Service
1 July 1961 -- Air Force Communications Service
15 November 1979 -- Air Force Communications Command
28 May 1993 -- Air Force Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Agency
13 June 1996 -- Air Force Communications Agency
15 July 2009 -- Air Force Network Integration Center








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