67th Intelligence Wing

The 67th Intelligence Wing, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, was activated Oct. 1, 1993. The wing is charged with executing Air Intelligence Agency's global mission of information operations.

As the Air Force's largest operational wing and only intelligence wing, it has people or equipment on every continent except Antarctica. The wing is composed of five intelligence groups, 35 squadrons and detachments and more than 8,000 people serving at some 100 locations around the world to provide information to today's leaders to help shape global events.

The 67th IW's distinguished legacy goes back more than 50 years. Throughout its existence, the wing has compiled an illustrious record in combat and peace.

The 67th IW traces its heritage to the activation of the 67th Observation Group on Sept. 1, 1941, at Esler Field, La., during the tense days before the United States became embroiled in World War II.

The World War II account of the 67th OG includes its 36 months overseas and 18 months of combat action. The group spearheaded the tactical reconnaissance effort dur-ing the D- Day Invasion of Europe and the eventual defeat of Hitler's Nazi forces. For its World War II operations, the group earned the Presidential Distinguished Unit Cita-tion, two foreign decorations, and seven campaign streamers.

The group was reorganized in May 1947, at March Field, Calif. Six months later, the 67th Reconnaissance Wing was activated as part of a service- wide, wing- base test, and the group was reassigned to the wing. Budget constraints, though, resulted in the wing's inactivation in March 1949.

Artist concept of the 67th Intelligence Wing Headquarters building. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held June 25, 1996.

HISTORY

The need for tactical reconnaissance resources became obvious when North Korea launched a surprise attack against the Republic of Korea in June 1950. In February 1951, Headquarters Far East Air Forces activated the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Komaki Air Base, Japan. Over the next two and one half years, the 67th TRW served as the primary tactical reconnaissance unit in the Korean Conflict. From February 1951 to July 1953, the wing performed exceptionally well, and outstripped all existing reconnais-sance records. Wing crews averaged nearly 1,500 sorties and technicians processed more than 736,000 negatives, monthly. The 67th TRW received the Republic of Korea Presi-dential Unit Citation, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and seven campaign streamers. The wing re-mained in the Far East after a cease- fire was declared in 1953. In December 1960, the 67th TRW was inactivated at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

By 1965, growing United States involvement in the Vietnam Conflict resulted in Tactical Air Command reac-tivating the 67th TRW Aug. 2, 1965, and eventually man-ning it by January 1966 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The wing, while having operational commitments, conducted replacement training for RF- 4C crew members being deployed to Southeast Asia.

In September 1966, the wing's 12th Tactical Recon-naissance Squadron, transferred to the 460th Tactical Re-connaissance Wing, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam.

As required, the 67th TRW also supported operations when crew members ferried RF- 4Cs to the theater. When U. S. forces began the drawdown from South Vietnam, the 67th TRW designation moved in July 1971, to Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas, replacing the inacti-vated 75th TRW.

At Bergstrom Air Force Base, the wing still main-tained its dual mission responsibilities of an operational commitment to the European theater and a training mis-sion for RF- 4C crew members.

Since its reactivation at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, in 1965, the 67th TRW garnered six Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards. The wing also earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamer for its participa-tion in the evacuation of U. S. civilians from Grenada in October- November 1983.

By 1989, the demise of the Warsaw Pact signaled an end to the Cold War. It also meant reduction in forces for the U. S. military, and the transfer of the 67th TRW's training mission to George Air Force Base, Calif.

Despite the easing of East- West tensions, world peace gave way to regional conflicts. Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 led to Operation Desert Shield — the largest deployment of U. S. military forces overseas since the Vietnam Conflict. On Jan. 17, 1991, Operation Desert Storm — the libera-tion of Kuwait and defeat of Iraqi forces — began, and included a squadron of 67th TRW RF- 4Cs which were deployed to the Persian Gulf from early January to June 1991 to provide coalition forces with battlefield tactical reconnaissance.

Not long after the Gulf Conflict, the drawdown of U. S. military forces continued, and extended to the 67th Reconnaissance Wing (renamed from 67th TRW) and Bergstrom Air Force Base.

As part of the drawdown, the base was programmed for closure in 1993 concurrent with inactivation of the 67th RW. In the meantime, restructuring of Air Force intelli-gence gave the 67th RW new life.

On Oct. 1, 1993, personnel of the former Air Force Intelligence Command and 693rd Intelligence Wing formed the nucleus of the Headquarters 67th IW. The 67th IW assumed a worldwide mission with re-sponsibility for overseeing the majority of AIA field unit operations. For its accomplishments since 1993 as the largest operational wing in the Air Force, the 67th IW received its eighth and ninth Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards.

MISSION

The 67th IW assumed a worldwide mission with re-sponsibility for overseeing the majority of AIA field unit operations. Today the 67th IW is on a path toward becoming America's first Information Operations Wing. This path follows a parallel route forged by Air Force's Global Engagement vision — a vision to carry us into the 21st century, a vision ingraining information superiority as a core competency.

The 67th IW's domain within the Air Force vision resides in the ability to execute information operations — the capability to gain, exploit attack and defend information.

Five groups and more than 30 squadrons around the world report to the wing, carrying out information opera-tions to augment warfighting commands and national decision makers.

The 67th IW executes AIA's global mission. Specifi-cally stated, the mission of the wing is to conduct Infor-mation Operations. The wing directs planning of multi- source electronic combat services, information warfare and communica-tions security. It assists the Air Force components in the development of air- power concepts, conducting exercises and employment of AIA forces in contingencies, low-intensity conflict, counterdrug activities and special operations . The wing executes information operations geographi-cally through its five groups and 31 squadrons located in the continental United States, Germany and Hawaii.

One component of the 67th IW is the 67th Intelligence Group, located at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. The group tailors multi- source intelligence, electronic warfare and communications security products for national decision makers and Air Combat Command. The group also participates with Air Force Special Operations Command, providing customized intelligence products for their missions. Another group in the continental United States is the 694th Intelligence Group, located at Fort George G. Meade, Md. The 694th IG executes information operations by con-ducting command and control warfare, electronic combat, securities and information warfare operations. The 694th IG also provides personnel and logistical support to Na-tional Security Agency to fulfill its mission. The 543rd Intelligence Group is based in the Continen-tal United States, located at the Medina Annex, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and is a unique group within the wing. Organized according to mission, rather than by geography, the 543rd IG has two squadrons within the Continental United States which are part of Regional SIGINT Operations Centers. Providing command and control, personnel, commu-nications, computer and logistics support for all Regional SIGINT Operations Centers conducting information op-erations, the 543rd IG provides timely and accurate multi-regional SIGINT to warfighters and other intelligence users.

Providing intelligence in the European theater is the 26th Intelligence Group. Located at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, the 26th IG is a multidisciplined information operations organization building and maintaining the In-formation Warfare weapons for the European theater. As AIA's sole component in Europe, the 26th IG is a unique asset with peacetime, exercise and wartime opera-tional roles in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The group actively participates with the U. S. Air Forces in Europe, United States European Command, U. S. Naval Forces Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization and other agencies, allowing them to address their secu-rity needs. The 692nd Intelligence Group located at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, provides Information Operations expertise to Pacific warfighters and national decision makers.

The 692nd IG is responsible for all areas of traditional intelligence work, information operations and computer and communications security assessments for the Pacific. Units are scattered from Alaska to Australia, Hawaii to Thailand and many points between.

SQUADRON AND GROUPS

67th Support Squadron
Kelly Air Force Base, Texas

Responsible for worldwide civil engineering, commu-nications- computer, logistics, contracting, security, personnel administration, information management and ex-ecutive support to the Air Intelligence Agency, 67th IW and other Department of Defense units. Provides support, guidance, planning and service for over 9,500 personnel and resources at over 100 units of the 67th IW located around the world.

67th Operations Support Squadron
Kelly Air Force Base, Texas

Directs daily operations, systems requirements, train-ing and exercise planning of multi- source intelligence, electronic combat and securities support. Assists Air Force components with employing 67th IW forces in low intensity conflicts, counterdrug opera-tions and contingencies. Provides management support to 67th IW field opera-tions at more than 102 locations worldwide. Serves as the operational staff for the 67th IW.

26th Intelligence Group
Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Commands all AIA units throughout Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

The group is a multidisciplined information opera-tions organization building and maintaining the Informa-tion Warfare weapons for the European theater. The groups' airborne and ground- based personnel exploit and defend the information superhighways, de-velop and disseminate scientific and technical intelligence and provide a realistic training environment for the com-bat planners and decision makers for the European theater.

426th Intelligence Squadron
Vogelweh, Germany

The U. S. Air Force's most operationally diverse intel-ligence unit in Europe.

Conducts information operations by providing tai-lored, multi- disciplined intelligence products to U. S. and allied warfighters. Evaluates and disseminates informa-tion on foreign weapons and technology. Analyzes adver-sary weapons and tactics. Provides cryptologic support, communications/ computer security services and aircrew electronic combat training.

26th Intelligence Support Squadron
Vogelweh, Germany

Provides quality mission- and people- oriented sup-port to all AIA and AIA- supported units throughout Europe, the Middle- East and Africa. Performs support services in maintenance, logistics, transportation, facilities management, personnel, training, plans, readiness, communications and computer management, administration and financial management to fulfill multi- discipline intelligence and securities missions.

402d Intelligence Squadron
Bad Aibling, Germany

A joint- service, Department of Defense, geographi-cally separated unit.

The 402nd IS is a cryptologic community leader for the 21st century. As an information operations laboratory, the 402nd is increasingly called on to initiate devel-opment in a variety of disciplines, such as Global Network Intelligence exploitation. Provides the capabilities to protect national security command and control, communications and computers systems information to include threat assessment, techni-cal security, research and development, evaluation, acquisition deployment and user support functions for Depart-ment of Defense and other federal agencies.

Advises USEUCOM, USAFE and NATO on integra-tion into war planning.

451st Intelligence Squadron
Harrogate, England

A joint- service, Department of Defense, geographi-cally separated unit.

Provides 24- hours- a- day signals processing support to a Headquarters U. S. Air Force information processing system. Directly supports NATO, U. S. European Command, United States Air Forces in Europe and other national organizations.

488th Intelligence Squadron
RAF Mildenhall, England

Conducts RC- 135/ Rivet Joint airborne reconnaissance missions and Eagle Reach missions across the U. S. Euro-pean Command area of responsibility. Provides real- time intelligence to tactical command-ers, naval combatants, other airborne electronic combat assets and national agencies. Performs intelligence analysis and reporting for peace-time, crisis, and wartime operations. Provides airborne reconnaissance support for contingency operations. The 488th is the United Kingdom's focal point for all C2 project actions in support of Third Air Force, and the 352nd Special Operations Group by assisting in protect-ing mission planning through target analysis.

485th Intelligence Squadron
Mainz- Kastel, Germany

A joint- service organization. A geographically sepa-rated unit of the National Security Agency.

Responsible for processing, analyzing and reporting intelligence on a wide range of national security concerns. Supports military contingency planning, joint exercises and deployed forces.

67th Intelligence Group Kelly Air Force Base, Texas

Controls over 2,700 personnel and a $16 million bud-get at three overseas and 28 CONUS locations.

Directs 67th IW all- source intelligence, electronic com-bat and security support planning. Assists air components in developing concepts to exercise and employ AIA forces in low intensity conflict, counterdrug and special operations. Oversees AIA's CONUS field intelligence activities.

10th Intelligence Squadron
Langley Air Force Base, Va.

Assigned to support the Contingency Airborne Re-connaissance System Deployable Ground Station One for worldwide multi- source intelligence collection and dis-semination.

The 10th IS is operationally subordinate to the 9th Air Force through the commander, 609th AIG, Shaw Air Force Base, SC. The 10th operates specialized intelligence and communications segments of the Contingency Air-borne Reconnaissance System and provides 24- hour near real- time correlated intelligence products to warfighting command elements in peace, crisis and war. Executes logistics planning, maintenance, and supply functions for CARS.

25th Intelligence Squadron
Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Conducts special intelligence operations for AFSOC and subordinate units.

Integrates all- source intelligence, electronic combat, and securities for Special Operations Forces mission plan-ning, rehearsal and execution. As one of Air Force's first "information warfare squad-rons", the 25th provides services relating to each subset of information warfare— attack, exploit and protect — applied by AFSOC in its worldwide missions. Deploys and maintains programs to support worldwide SOF contingency operations.

Trains and deploys aircrew members to provide tactical support onboard all AFSOC aircraft.

39th Intelligence Squadron
Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

The 39th supports the Weapons and Tactics Center, U. S. Air Force Weapons School, Foreign Materiel Exploi-tation, and other U. S.- based Air Force units in the areas of intelligence, tactics analysis, Red Force and telecommuni-cations security. Employs C2 PROTECT training for aircrew/ weapons controllers training, tactics development and electronic combat systems evaluations. Trains aircrews/ battle staff in tactical intelligence integration. Supports U. S. Air Force Weapons and Tactics Center in the assessment of adversary tactics/ capabilities.

Deploys communications security support according to OPLAN tasking and contingencies.

48th Intelligence Squadron
Beale Air Force Base, Calif.

Provides real- time strike information and combat in-telligence to warfighting forces.

Assigned to support the Contingency Airborne Re-connaissance System Deployable Ground Station Two for worldwide multi- source intelligence collection and dissemination.

The 48th IS is operationally subordinate to Air Combat Command's 612th Air Intelligence Group. The 48th operates specialized intelligence and com-munications segments of the Contingency Airborne Reconnaissance System and provides 24- hour near real- time correlated intelligence products to warfighting command elements in peace, crisis and war. Executes logistics planning, maintenance, and supply functions for CARS.

68th Intelligence Squadron
Brooks Air Force Base, Texas

Provides mobile and fixed Communications and Com-puter Security and C2 PROTECT services for Air Force major commands, Field Operating Agencies, JCS exercises and specialized agencies throughout the Department of Defense. Rapidly deploys communications security equipment and personnel to support worldwide contingency and wartime OPLAN taskings. Maintains and instructs AIA's COMPUSEC course.

97th Intelligence Squadron
Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Provides RC- 135 reconnaissance and combat support aircrews in response to national requirements and in sup-port of military commanders during contingencies and crises.

Directly supports the Air Force in advanced signals research and development. Provides logistic support to AIA ground and airborne support equipment and phase maintenance on major airborne weapons systems.

543rd Intelligence Group,
Medina Annex, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

Provides timely and accurate multi- regional SIGINT to warfighters and other intelligence users. Provides command and control, personnel, communications, com-puter and logistics support for all CONUS- based RSOC's conducting information operations.

31st Intelligence Squadron
Fort Gordon Army Installation, Ga.

U. S. Air Force component of the quad- service Gordon Regional SIGINT Operations Center. Responsible for na-tional and direct support of CINC and component intelli-gence needs in the CENTCOM and EUCOM AORS as well as the U. S. Special Operations Command.

Maintains tactical Air Force personnel in a ready posture to augment RC- 135 Rivet Joint and Contingency Airborne Reconnaissance System units or special opera-tions aircraft whenever and wherever these assets may be needed.

93rd Intelligence Squadron
Medina Annex, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

U. S. Air Force host for quad- service Regional SIGINT Operations Center.

Responsible for national and direct support of CINC and component intelligence needs in the SOUTHCOM and USACOM AORS. Provides RSOC and co- located units with personnel, maintenance, communication systems, planning, programming, budgeting and facilities management.

692nd Intelligence Group
Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

Commands and controls all air intelligence units in the Pacific and Alaskan theaters including six squadrons and eight detachments and operating locations with more than 2,800 personnel.

The 692nd IG is responsible for all areas of traditional intelligence work, information operations and computer and communications security assessments in the Pacific.

692nd Intelligence Support Squadron
Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

Oversees the operations, logistics, plans and programs, security police, information management and small com-puter, safety and civil engineering for AIA's Pacific units. Serves as the group staff to the 692nd IG.

301st Intelligence Squadron
Misawa Air Base, Japan

Processes time- critical combat information for U. S. and allied battle managers, unified and specified commands and National Command Authorities. Conducts satellite communications processing and re-porting. Provides sensitive communications support to U. S. operationally- tasked aircraft. Operates and main-tains $500 million of electronic equipment.

303rd Intelligence Squadron
Osan Air Base, Korea

Processes time- critical combat information for U. S./ allied battle managers, unified and specified commands and National Command Authorities. Provides sensitive communications support to operationally- tasked U. S. air-craft. Also provides CINC UFK and 7th Air Force commander offensive and defensive information warfare ca-pabilities. This helps them to conduct advanced analysis in support of air campaign planning as well as C2 PRO-TECT electronic combat training and communications vulnerability assessments to U. S. and allied forces.

315th Intelligence Squadron
Yokota Air Base, Japan

Analyzes and exploits captured equipment in wartime and produces scientific and technical intelligence for the National Air Intelligence Center and disseminates such intelligence to theater operational units.

Provides specialized support to 5th Air Force. Maintains readiness to respond during contingencies world-wide. Provides expert tactics analysis for the Far East Tactics and Adversary Studies Element.

324th Intelligence Squadron
Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

Processes time- critical combat information for U. S. and allied battle manager, unified and specified commands and National Command Authorities. Provides sensitive communications support to opera-tionally- tasked U. S. aircraft. Provides C2 PROTECT electronic combat training and communications vulnerability assessments to theater forces.

381st Intelligence Squadron
Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska

Provides time- critical combat information to the Com-mander, 11th Air Force and supports National Command Authorities. Conducts communication vulnerability assessments for Alaskan- based units and C2 PROTECT communications jamming/ deception to theater air crews.

390th Intelligence Squadron
Kadena Air Base, Japan

Operates and maintains positions onboard the RC-135 aircraft, providing time-critical combat information and secure communications support to national, theater and tactical commanders.

Performs communications support, vulnerability studies and electronic combat training for U. S. and allied forces. Controls resources of over $30 million in electronic equipment.

Supplies direct threat warning, provides intelligence expertise and Defense Special Security Communications System service, conducts Air Force intelligence specialty testing and provides special security officer services.

694th Intelligence Group
Ft. George G. Meade, Md.

Conducts Air Force command and control warfare, electronic combat, securities and information warfare operations, systems research and development as an integral part of the National Security Agency.

Provides intelligence communications and logistics support for time- critical combat information for U. S. and allied battle commanders, unified and specified commands, and National Command Authorities.

694th Operations Support Squadron
Ft. George G. Meade, Md.

Responsible to the 694th IG for managing and direct-ing several Air Intelligence Agency programs and special projects associated with the National Security Agency. Leads Air Force personnel efforts in a joint environment to satisfy Air Force and other customers requirements in personnel training and weapon and space systems analysis.

694th Mission Support Squadron
Ft. George G. Meade, Md.

Directs operational, technical, command, legal, administrative, logistical, resource and recreational support for Air Force elements, active duty and reserve, assigned to Fort Meade, the Baltimore/ Washington area and CONUS geographically separated units.

Provides administrative and recreational support to Joint Service personnel assigned to the NSA.

22nd Intelligence Squadron
Ft. George G. Meade, Md.

Conducts Air Force airborne and ground operational and technical intelligence, analysis, training and dissemination missions at National Security Agency. Provides 24- hour real- time national level information collection and analysis to U. S. and allied combat commanders, unified and specified commands, National Com-mand Authorities and other non- Department of Defense agencies.

29th Intelligence Squadron
Ft. George G. Meade, Md.

Develops and implements plans and policies in sup-port of national- level intelligence requirements and services.

Conducts operational intelligence threat collection and assessment, technical security support, research and development, training, evaluation, acquisition, deployment and other user support functions for DOD and all national consumers.

32nd Intelligence Squadron
Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Provides real- time reporting of critical strategic and tactical combat information to National Command Au-thorities; U. S. unified, specified and tactical field com-manders.

Provides warning support to operationally- tasked air-craft. Supports joint field training exercises as well as command post exercises. Provides trained technicians in support of U. S. de-ployments to support national objectives.

91st Intelligence Squadron
Ft. George G. Meade, Md.

Develops and implements National Security Agency plans and policies for producing intelligence and for pro-tecting Air Force command and control warfare assets. Manages NSA programs and resources, performing research, development, engineering, acquisition and logistics for intelligence systems worldwide. Provides budgetary, accounting, and personnel functions to the NSA.

94th Intelligence Squadron
Ft. George G. Meade, Md.

Operates the Consolidated Remote Operations Facility Airborne and provides trained personnel for worldwide contingency operations. Processes time- critical combat information for battle managers, unified commanders and National Command Authorities. Provides direct information warfare support to opera-tionally tasked U. S. aircraft and forward- deployed combat forces.

4416th Intelligence Squadron
Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia

Provides direct, near- real- time reconnaissance infor-mation and electronic support to the combat forces in the Joint Task Force- South West Asia area of responsibility under the cease- fire conditions and the United Nations-mandated restrictions of Operation Southern Watch. Located on the Arabian Peninsula. Operational control resides with the 4409th Operations Group (Provisional) and administrative control with the 67th IG. The squadron consists of approximately 115 people serving in five branches. Provides intelligence support to USCENTCOM, JTF-SWA, and national level agencies.

JTF- SWA performs the Operation Southern Watch mis-sion of monitoring and controlling airspace south of the 32nd Parallel in Southern Iraq using Air Forces deployed to the Arabian gulf region by the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Air Force, the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force and the French Air Force.

The role of the coalition forces is to monitor compli-ance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 688.