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25th Intelligence Squadron

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25th Intelligence Squadron
Air Combat Command.png
Active1944-present
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Air Force
TypeSquadron (air force)
RoleIntelligence
Part of361st ISR Group
Garrison/HQHurlburt Field, Florida
Motto(s)"Born Under Fire"
DecorationsAir Force Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Insignia
25th Intelligence Squadron emblem
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The United States Air Force's 25th Intelligence Squadron (25th IS) is an intelligence unit located at Hurlburt Field, Florida. It provides intelligence support to Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).[1]

Mission

The 25 IS is a uniquely tasked unit, chartered to provide specialized intelligence across the spectrum of conflict. Squadron personnel are trained and qualified to operate as aircrew on board almost every combat aircraft within the AFSOC inventory. By integrating all-source intelligence and electronic combat capability for special operations forces (SOF), the 25 IS has made their unique intelligence resources integral to SOF mission planning, rehearsal, and execution.[1]

History

Origin

The 25 IS originated as the 6th Photo Laboratory Section on 28 January 1944 when it activated at Fort Campbell Army Airfield, Kentucky. The unit had two other designations: the 6th Photographic Technical Unit on 30 November 1944 and the 55th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron on 4 March 1949 through its inactivation on 16 June 1952. In that period, the unit also accomplished its specialized intelligence mission at DeRidder Army Air Base (AAB), Louisiana; Stuttgart AAB, Arkansas; Brooks Field, Texas; MacDill Field, Florida; Wright Field (now Wright-Patterson AFB), Ohio; Topeka AFB (later Forbes), Kansas; Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico; and finally Eglin AFB Auxiliary Field #9 (now Hurlburt), Florida.[1]

On 1 October 1993, the Air Force activated and redesignated the unit as the 25th Intelligence Squadron at Hurlburt. That renewed life can be traced to events that occurred during Operation Just Cause in Panama in 1989 and emerging AFSOC requirements after Operation Desert Storm in 1991. The manpower and resources that later formed the 25 IS came from an Air Force Intelligence Command (AFIC) Liaison Office (OL-MH) at AFSOC and from a 693rd Intelligence Wing detachment (Det 7) that provided the first airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) support to AFSOC operations. As a result of an Air Force reorganization, AFIC became the Air Intelligence Agency (AIA) on 1 October 1993. That reorganization included the activation of the 25 IS. Subsequently, the Air Force changed its name to the 25th Information Operations Squadron on 1 October 2000 and back to the 25 IS on 4 May 2008.[1]

Operations today

The 25 IS trains and equips airborne ISR operators to fly on all AFSOC platforms to provide real-time threat warning, enhanced situational awareness, and advanced technical intelligence exploitation to AFSOC aircrews and joint special operations forces. Additionally, the 25 IS also employs a wide range of intelligence analysts, technical maintenance, and support personnel that are critical to global SOF missions.[1]

Previous designations

  • 6th Photo Laboratory Section; 15 January 1944 – 30 November 1944
  • 6th Photographical Technical Unit; 30 November 1944 – 4 March 1949
  • 55th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron; 4 March 1949 – 14 October 1949; 1 November 1950 – 16 June 1952
  • 25th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron; 16 October 1984 – 1 October 1993
  • 25th Intelligence Squadron; 1 October 1993 – 1 August 2000
  • 25th Information Operations Squadron; 1 August 2000 – 1 April 2007
  • 25th Intelligence Squadron; 1 April 2007–Present

[2]

Assignments

Wings/groups

Bases stationed

Decorations

Award streamer Award Dates Notes
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 Oct 1993 - 30 Sep 1994 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 Oct 1994 - 30 Sep 1995 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 Oct 1995 - 30 Sep 1996 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 Oct 1996 - 30 Sep 1997 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 Oct 1999 - 30 Sep 2000 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device 17 Jan 2003 - 1 May 2003 25th Information Operations Squadron[4]
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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 June 2003 - 31 May 2005 25th Information Operations Squadron[4]
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Air Force Meritorious Unit Award 1 June 2006 - 31 May 2007 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
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Air Force Meritorious Unit Award 1 June 2007 - 31 May 2008 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
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Air Force Meritorious Unit Award 1 July 2007 - 30 June 2009 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
AF MUA Streamer.JPG
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award 1 October 2007 - 30 September 2009 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
AFOUA with Valor.jpg
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device 1 January 2009 - 31 December 2009 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
AF MUA Streamer.JPG
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award 1 January 2010 - 31 December 2010 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 January 2011 - 31 December 2011 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Streamer.jpg
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1 January 2012 - 31 December 2012 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]
AF MUA Streamer.JPG
Air Force Meritorious Unit Award 1 January 2013 - 31 December 2013 25th Intelligence Squadron[4]


References

  1. ^ a b c d e "25th Intelligence Squadron". June 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2018. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Rogers, B. (2006). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. ISBN 1-85780-197-0
  3. ^ "Air Force Historical Research Agency Fact Sheet: Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency". 17 May 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Air Force Recognition Programs". Retrieved 18 March 2018.

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