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48th Intelligence Squadron

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48th Intelligence Squadron
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Active1963–1994; 1994–present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Part of548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group
Garrison/HQBeale Air Force Base, California
EngagementsKosovo Campaign
DecorationsAir Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device
air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award[1]
48th Intelligence Squadron emblem (approved 19 April 1965)[1]
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The United States Air Force's 48th Intelligence Squadron is an intelligence unit located at Beale AFB, California. The 48 IS is associated with U-2 operations.


The 48 IS provides in-garrison and deployed communications and logistics maintenance for the DGS-2 and Deployable Shelterized System-Film (DSS-F) elements of the AN/GSQ-272 SENTINEL (also known as Distributed Common Ground System, or DCGS). The unit also ensures multisource intelligence from U-2, Predator, Reaper, and Global Hawk aircraft is exploited in real-time and sent to combatant commanders and warfighting forces.



  • Designated as the 6948 Security Squadron (Mobile) and organized on 1 July 1963
Redesignated 6948th Electronic Security Squadron on 1 August 1979
Redesignated 48th Intelligence Squadron on 1 October 1993
Inactivated on 30 September 1994
  • Activated on 30 November 1994[1]


  • 6940th Security Wing, 1 July 1963
  • 6955th Security Group, 1 July 1974
  • United States Air Force Security Service (later Electronic Security Command), 15 May 1975
  • 6960th Electronic Security Wing (later Continental Electronic Security Division), 1 July 1980
  • 695th Electronic Security Wing, 3 October 1988
  • Continental Electronic Security Division, 1 January 1991
  • 693d Intelligence Wing, 1 October 1991
  • 67th Intelligence Group, 1 October 1993 – 30 September 1994
  • 67th Intelligence Group, 30 November 1994
  • 480th Intelligence Group, 31 January 2000
  • 548th Intelligence Group (later 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group), 1 December 2003 – present[1]




  1. ^ a b c d e f Bailey, Carl E. (25 February 2015). "Factsheet 48 Intelligence Squadron (ACC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved 8 March 2017.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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This page was last edited on 1 January 2020, at 05:24
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