Category:Intelligence wings of the United States Air Force
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The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 26th Information Operations Wing – The 26th Information Operations Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with United States Air Forces in Europe at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the wing was first established during World War II as the 5th Photographic Group with Twelfth and Fifteenth Air Forces in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. The 26th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing operated under the direction of Strategic Air Command from 1952 until 1958, the two units were consolidated in 1965 as the 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing and served for the next twenty-six years with United States Air Forces Europe. The wing was inactivated on 31 July 1991, the wing was activated again as the 26th Intelligence Wing in late 1991. However, by the time the group moved overseas in August 1943, only the 23d, the unit operated primarily with Lockheed F-5 Lightnings, ranging as far as Germany and Poland. It also flew photographic missions with its Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress. The 5th Group provided photographic coverage for landing areas for Operation Shingle and it flew missions to northwestern France to photograph rail targets to be attacked in preparation for Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Closer to home, it performed similar missions for Operation Dragoon, the group remained in Italy after VE Day until October 1945, when it returned to the United States and was inactivated on arrival at the Port of Embarkation. The wing performed strategic reconnaissance and air refueling missions, the wing became non-operational in April 1958 and was inactivated in July. The 5th Group and 26th Wing were consolidated in 1965 as the 26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, exercising control of a deployed Aerospace Defense Command squadron, it also performed electronic countermeasure training through the late 1960s. From 1968 to 1973, it added an air defense responsibility and it performed day and night visual and photographic reconnaissance. From the fall of 1972 to spring of 1973 the wing also had a special operations mission, with the end of the Cold War in 1990, the wing was gradually phased down. In addition, the 1960s-era McDonnell RF-4C Phantoms were increasingly costing more and more to maintain, Tactical reconnaissance was being handled by other means, and the need for the wing was becoming less critical to USAFE planners. As a result, the RF-4Cs of the wing were sent to AMARC on 1 April 1991, the wing was inactivated on 31 July 1991. The 26th Intelligence Wing was activated in October and it was renamed the 26th Information Operations Wing in 2000 and inactivated in 2006. 1 January 1985 -15 March 1985 7426th Tactical Reconnaissance Intelligence Support Squadron,15 March 1985 - c, Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Washington, DC, Office of Air Force History, Maurer, Maurer, ed. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II. Washington, DC, Office of Air Force History, Air Force Combat Wings, Lineage & Honors Histories 1947-1977
2. 67th Cyberspace Wing – The 67th Cyberspace Wing is a United States Air Force wing stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. It was activated in October 1993 as an intelligence unit and is assigned to Twenty-Fourth Air Force. The wing was first activated at March Field as the 67th Reconnaissance Wing as part of the base organization system. However, only its 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group ever became operational and it was inactivated in the 1949 Truman reductions in the Department of Defense budget. It moved to Korea and served in combat until the armistice was signed in July 1953, following the war, it returned to Japan and by 1957 was the only reconnaissance unit assigned to Far East Air Forces. The wing was inactivated in 1960 and its squadrons assigned to other units. The wing was reactivated at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho in 1966 and it became Tactical Air Commands replacement training unit for the McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II. From 1968 to 1970, it acquired a fighter unit and also trained fighter aircrews on the F-4 and it continued its reconnaissance mission at Bergstrom until inactivating on 30 September 1993. The wing activated the day at Kelly Air Force Base as the 67th Intelligence Wing and has continued the electronic intelligence mission since then. The 67th Cyberspace Wing operates, manages, and defends global Air Force networks, the wing trains and readies airmen to execute computer network exploitation and attack. It also executes full-spectrum Air Force network operations, training, tactics and it provides network operations and network warfare capabilities to Air Force, joint task force, and Unified Combatant Commands. Additionally, it performs electronic systems security assessments for the Air Force, 67th Network Warfare Group Provides forces to conduct Air Force computer network operations for United States Strategic Command, United States Cyber Command and other combatant commands. The group conducts computer network operations and warfare planning for the Air Force, joint task forces, the group also conducts Secretary of Defense-directed special network warfare missions. 26th Network Operations Group Operates, manages and secures the network battlespace as part of Air Force network operations, 690th Cyberspace Operations Group Delivers and sustains continuous worldwide network operations and security for air, space and cyberspace forces. It was made a permanent unit and redesignated the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group in August 1948, during this period, only the wings 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group was operational and the entire wing was attached to the 1st Fighter Wing. The wing was equipped with models of the Douglas B-26 Invader, North American F-6 Mustang. President Truman’s reduced 1949 defense budget required reductions in the number of groups in the Air Force to 48, by 1951, Fifth Air Force had combined its reconnaissance units under the 543d Tactical Support Group, which was stationed in Korea. In late January, the 543d headquarters moved to Komaki Air Base Japan, and the month it was inactivated
3. 102d Intelligence Wing – The United States Air Forces 102d Intelligence Wing, of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a military intelligence unit located at Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. Its primary subordinate operational unit is the 101st Intelligence Squadron, according to the Air Force, the history of the 102d begins with the 318th Fighter Group, which was active during World War II. After the war, the 318th was inactivated, and eventually the 102d Fighter Wing was formed, in 1946, the 102d was activated at Logan International Airport where it stayed until 1968, when it moved to Otis Air Force Base. Beginning in 1946, the wing began regular patrols of the Northeastern United States which took place in conjunction with Air Force active duty units, in 1968, the 102d was moved to Otis, where it continued its regular patrols until 1973. During the time that the wing had a mission, the wing deployed to many locations around the globe to assist in missions for the Air Force. In 1961, the deployed to France during the Berlin Crisis. Twenty eight years later, the deployed to Panama during Operation Coronet Nighthawk. It also participated in Operation Northern Watch, helping to patrol the No-Fly Zone north of the 36th parallel in Iraq. During the 11 September attacks, the 102d Fighter Wing deployed the first Air Force aircraft toward New York City, over the years, the wing has controlled many other Air National Guard units. Following the inactivation of the 67th Fighter Wing in November 1950, in 1976, the wing even became responsible for the 147th Fighter Interceptor Group, located in Texas. Military downsizing through the Base Realignment and Closure process removed the wings F-15C Eagles beginning in 2007, as commonwealth militia units, the units in the 102d Intelligence Wing are not in the normal United States Air Force chain of command. They are under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts National Guard unless they are federalized by order of the President of the United States. In addition, the website says that their Air Force based mission is in line with the ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan. In addition to its military role, the wing shares the overall Air National Guard mission of providing assistance during national emergencies such as natural disasters. The 102d Intelligence Wing traces its roots to the 318th Fighter Group which was formed in 1942 and it fought in the Pacific as part of bomber escort missions to Japan, and participated in aircraft carrier operations, rarely experienced by the Army Air Force. The 318th returned to the United States after the war, was inactivated on 12 January 1946, the wartime 318th Fighter Group was re-designated as the 102d Fighter Group, and was allotted to the Massachusetts Air National Guard on 24 May 1946. It was organized at Logan Airport, Boston, and was extended federal recognition on 22 October 1946 by the National Guard Bureau, the 102d Fighter Group was bestowed the lineage, history, honors, and colors of the 318th Fighter Group. From October 1946 the 102nd was commanded by General Louis E. Boutwell until his death in July 1947, from July 1947 until 1956 the 102nd was commanded by Brigadier General Lyle E. Halstead
4. 181st Intelligence Wing – The 181st Intelligence Wing is a unit of the Indiana Air National Guard, stationed at Terre Haute Air National Guard Base, Indiana. If activated to service, the Wing is gained by the United States Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency. The Wings 113th Air Support Operations Squadron is a descendant organization of the World War I 113th Aero Squadron, the airmen process, exploit, and disseminate the video feed, providing actionable intelligence to the ground commanders and war-fighting forces. The 113th TFS becoming the flying squadron. Other squadrons assigned into the group were the 181st Headquarters, 181st Material Squadron, 181st Combat Support Squadron, the 113th TFS was temporarily equipped with RF-84F Thunderstreaks photo-reconnaissance aircraft to allow its pilots to maintain proficiency. In 1964, the squadron received F-84F Thunderstreak tactical fighter-bombers and this deployment required two over-water air refuelings in either direction. In addition, the 113th deployed to Vincent AFB, Arizona for extensive gunnery, rocketry, the F-84F remained with the 181st until December 1971, when they were retired to AMARC and replaced by North American F-100C/D Super Sabres following their withdrawal from the Vietnam War. The F-100 remained with the squadron until 1979 and participated in numerous deployments, in April 1976, the squadron deployed to RAF Lakenheath, England as part of Cornet Prize, and was awarded an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the period October 1975 to May 1976. The unit had the honor to fly the last active United States Military F-100 mission when it flew F-100D 56-2979 to MASDC, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, in the summer of 1979 the unit had begun conversion to the F-4C Phantom II. By 1 April 1988 the unit had completed its conversion to more the advanced F-4E version of the Phantom II, however, the squadron was not assigned the specialized Wild Weasel mission, and it operated its F-4Cs in the conventional strike role. With the receipt of the Phantoms in 1979, the 113th began using Tactical Air Command Tail Code HF on their aircraft, the 113th initially operated the F-4Cs in a tactical role. In addition, they served in the air defense role as part of the Air National Guard taking over the mission of the inactivated Aerospace Defense Command for continental air defense. In the air defense role, the squadron operated under Air Defense, Tactical Air Command, with the changeover to the F-16, the squadron changed its Tail Code to TH. In 1992, the designation changed to 113th Fighter Squadron, 181st Fighter Group. On 1 October 1995 the 181st Fighter Group was changed in status to a Wing, in mid-1996, the Air Force, in response to budget cuts, and changing world situations, began experimenting with Air Expeditionary organizations. The Air Expeditionary Force concept was developed that would mix Active-Duty, Reserve, additionally, the Unit received exceptional ratings on a number of higher headquarters evaluations. The 113th swapped their Block 25 F-16C/Ds for Block 30s in July/August 1995, the units vipers were equipped with the LITENING targeting pod, a precision targeting pod system designed for Air Force Reserves and Air National Guards F-16 Block 25/30/32 Fighting Falcons. The 181st Fighter Wing drastically increased its operations tempo during the early 2000s to guard Americas skies, in 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure commission mandated the end of the flying era for the 181st
5. 184th Intelligence Wing – The 184th Intelligence Wing is a unit of the Kansas Air National Guard, stationed at McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas. If activated to service, the Wing is gained by the United States Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency. The 127th Command and Control Squadron assigned to the Wings 184th Regional Support Group, is a descendant organization of the 127th Observation Squadron and it is one of the 29 original National Guard Observation Squadrons of the United States Army National Guard formed before World War II. In April 2008 the 184th Intelligence Wing became the first Intelligence Wing in the Air National Guard, the Wing encompasses a variety of missions at the federal, state, and community levels. Federal, providing support for our nation—Guardsmen from our wing provide wartime support in the form of collecting and analyzing intelligence. Some unit members deploy overseas to augment active duty forces, state, support to civil authority—The units primary responsibility is to the state of Kansas to assist civil authorities during natural disasters and civil strife in our state. The 127th TFS becoming the flying squadron. Other squadrons assigned into the group were the 184th Headquarters, 184th Material Squadron, 184th Combat Support Squadron, as a result of this federalization, the 184th TFG was placed in a non-operational status. The 127th was released from duty in June 1969, being returned to Kansas state control. When returned to the 184th TFG, the group was returned to operational status, on 25 March 1971, the 184th was designated the 184th Tactical Fighter Training Group and acquired the F-105 Thunderchief aircraft, receiving Vietnam War returning aircraft. As the USAF Combat Crew Training School, the unit conducted pilot training in the F-105 for nine years, on 1 October 1973, the 184th assumed the responsibility of operating and maintaining the Smoky Hill Weapons Range at Salina, Kansas. With over 36,000 acres, Smoky Hill is the Air National Guards largest weapons range, on 7 August 1979, the unit received its first F-4D Phantom II, and on 8 October 1979, was designated as the 184th Tactical Fighter Group, equipped with 50 F-4Ds. In April 1982, the 184th was tasked to develop a F-4D Fighter Weapons Instructor Course to meet the needs of the Air Reserve Forces and the USAF Tactical Air Command. In January 1987, the 184th was tasked to activate a squadron of F-16A/B Fighting Falcon aircraft, on 8 July 1987, the 161st Tactical Fighter Training Squadron was established as the third flying squadron at the 184th TFG. Formal activation ceremonies for the 161st occurred on 12 September 1987, with the unit flying 10 F-16s, a third training squadron, the 177th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron was activated on 1 February 1984. In August 1988, the 127th Tactical Fighter Squadron graduated its final Fighter Weapons Instructor Course Class, the 127th TFS converted as the second F-16 training squadron. The last F-4D departed from the 184th TFG on 31 March 1990, the first F-16C Fighting Falcon arrived at the 184th TFG in July 1990. In July 1993, the 184th Fighter Group changed gaining commands and became part of the new Air Education, in July 1994, the 184th Fighter Group was designated at the 184th Bomb Wing and again became part of the Air Combat Command, flying the B-1B Lancer
6. 7455th Tactical Intelligence Wing – The 7455th Tactical Intelligence Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the United States Air Forces in Europe, stationed at Ramstein Air Base, the unit was inactivated on 1 July 1992. The wing was activated to provide HQ USAFE with centralized command and it was established on 1 September 1985, and inactivated on 1 July 1992 United States Air Forces in Europe,1 September 1985 –1 July 1992. afhra. af. mil/