497 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group (ACC)

Lineage. Established as 497 Reconnaissance Technical Group, and activated, on 22 Aug 1967.  Organized on 1 Oct 1967.  Inactivated on 1 Jul 1992.  Redesignated as 497 Intelligence Group, and activated, on 1 Oct 1993.  Redesignated as 497 Information Operations Group on 1 Aug 2000.  Inactivated on 1 Feb 2001.  Redesignated as 497 Intelligence Group on 23 Oct 2003.  Activated on 1 Dec 2003.  Redesignated as 497 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group on 1 Jan 2009.


Assignments.  United States Air Forces in Europe, 22 Aug 1967; 7455th Tactical Intelligence Wing, 1 Sep 1985-1 Jul 1992.  Air Intelligence Agency, 1 Oct 1993; National Air Intelligence Center, 31 Jan 2000-1 Feb 2001.  480 Intelligence (later, 480 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) Wing, 1 Dec 2003-.


Stations.  Schierstein Admin Ofc (later, Schierstein Compound), Germany, 1 Oct 1967; RAF Molesworth, England, 1 Jul 1991-1 Jul 1992.  Bolling AFB, DC, 1 Oct 1993-1 Feb 2001.  Langley AFB (later, JB Langley-Eustis), VA, 1 Dec 2003-.


Service Streamers. None

 

Campaign Streamers.  None.

 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

 

Decorations.  Meritorious Unit Awards:  1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2006-31 May 2007.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct-31 Dec 1967; 1 Jan 1971-30 Jun 1972; 1 Jul 1973-30 Jun 1975; 1 Jul 1976-30 Jun 1978; 1 Jul 1978-30 Jun 1979; 1 Jul 1983-30 Jun 1985; 1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1988; 1 Jul 1988-30 Jun 1990; 1 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1992; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1996; 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2009; 1 Jun 2009-31 May 2011; 1 Jun 2011-31 May 2013. 


Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Oct 2014.


Emblem.  Approved on 7 Jul 1994 and modified on 19 Jun 2009.


Supersedes statement prepared on 10 Nov 2003.

 

Prepared by Carl E. Bailey.


Approved by Daniel L. Haulman.