Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 48

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Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 48
MTACS-48 Insignia
Active 1967 - Still Active
Country United States
Allegiance United States of America
Branch United States Marine Corps
Role Aviation Combat Element Command Post
Size Squadron
Part of Marine Air Control Group 48
4th Marine Aircraft Wing
Garrison/HQ Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois
Motto(s) Keep Charging
LtCol D.J. Fennell

Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 48 (MTACS-48) is a reserve aviation command and control unit of the United States Marine Corps based at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. They provide the 4th Marine Aircraft Wings tactical headquarters and command other units within Marine Air Control Group 48 when deployed.


Provide equipment, maintenance, and operations for the Tactical Air Command Center (TACC) of the Aviation Combat Element (ACE), as a component of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). Equip, man, operate, and maintain the Current Operations section of the TACC. Provide and maintain a facility for the TACC Future Operations Section; and install and maintain associated automated systems.


Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 48 (MTACS-48) was activated on 1 September 1967 at Naval Air Station Glenview, Illinois as Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron 48 (H&HS-48), Marine Air Control Group 48, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing. The squadron was re-designated in on 1 May 1993 as Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 48 (MTACS-48). The squadron relocated to Highwood, Illinois in 1995 and again in 2001 to their current location at Naval Station Great Lakes.

Since the September 11, 2001 attacks elements of MTACS-48 have mobilized to support Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Unit awards

Since the beginning of World War II, the United States military has honored various units for extraordinary heroism or outstanding non-combat service. This information is compiled by the United States Marine Corps History Division and is certified by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Streamer Award Year(s) Additional Info
A green streamer with red, gold, and blue horizontal stripes and four stars in the center Meritorious Unit Commendation Streamer with four Bronze Stars 1983-1986, 1991, 1994-1995, 1997-1998
A red streamer with a horizontal gold stripe and three bronze stars in the center National Defense Service Streamer with two Bronze Stars 1961–1974, 1990–1995, 2001–present Vietnam War, Gulf War, War on Terrorism
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal streamer.png Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Streamer 2001–present
A blue streamer with yellow, red, and white horizontal stripes Global War on Terrorism Service Streamer 2001–present

See also


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
  • MTACS-48's official website
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