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70 INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE WING (AFISRA)

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Lineage.  Established as 70 Observation Group on 1 Sep 1941.  Activated on 13 Sep 1941.  Redesignated as:  70 Reconnaissance Group on 2 Apr 1943;  70 Tactical Reconnaissance Group on 11 Aug 1943.  Disestablished on 30 Nov 1943.  Reestablished, and redesignated as 70 Reconnaissance Group, on 10 Mar 1947.  Activated in the Reserve on 26 Apr 1947.  Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949.  Consolidated (31 Jan 1984) with the 70 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, which was established on 23 Mar 1953.  Activated on 24 Jan 1955.  Redesignated as 70 Bombardment Wing, Medium on 25 Oct 1961.  Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Jun 1962.  Redesignated as 70 Bombardment Wing, Heavy, and activated, on 15 Nov 1962.  Organized on 1 Feb 1963. Inactivated on 31 Dec 1969.  Redesignated as 70 Air Base Group on 16 Sep 1994.  Activated on 1 Oct 1994.  Inactivated on 1 Oct 1998.  Redesignated as 70 Intelligence Wing on 17 Jul 2000.  Activated on 16 Aug 2000.  Redesignated as 70 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing on 1 Jan 2009.

Assignments.  4 Air Support (later, 4 Ground Air Support;  IV Ground Air Support;  IV Air Support) Command, 13 Sep 1941;  II Air Support Command, Nov 1942;  III Air Support (later, III Reconnaissance) Command, c. 6 Aug-30 Nov 1943.  325 Reconnaissance Wing (later, 325 Air Division, Reconnaissance), 26 Apr 1947-27 Jun 1949.  Second Air Force, 24 Jan 1955 (attached to 801 Air Division, 24 Jan 1955-c. 19 Oct 1955); 825 Air (later, 825 Strategic Aerospace) Division, 1 Aug 1955-25 Jun 1962 (attached to 5 Air Division, 26 Oct-17 Dec 1956).  Strategic Air Command, 15 Nov 1962; 816 Strategic Aerospace Division, 1 Feb 1963;  17 Strategic Aerospace Division, 1 Jul 1965-31 Dec 1969.  Human Systems Center, 1 Oct 1994-1 Oct 1998.  Air Intelligence Agency, 16 Aug 2000; Eighth Air Force, 1 Feb 2001; Air Intelligence (later Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) Agency, 5 Jul 2006-.

Components.  Squadrons.  6 Strategic Reconnaissance (later, 6 Bombardment):  24 Jun 1955-25 Jun 1962 (detached 1 May-c. Oct 1955); 1 Feb 1963-31 Dec 1969.  26 Tactical Reconnaissance:  2 Mar 1942-30 Nov 1943.  26 Photographic Reconnaissance (later, 26 Strategic Reconnaissance; 681 Bombardment): 1 Aug 1947-27 Jun 1949; 24 Jan 1955-25 Jun 1962.  57 Reconnaissance: 1Aug 1947-27 Jun 1949.  61 Reconnaissance (later, 61 Strategic Reconnaissance; 61 Bombardment): 26 Apr 1947-27 Jun 1949; 24 Jan 1955-25 Jun 1962 (detached 15 Jul-c. Oct 1955).  70 Air Refueling: 1 Aug 1955-1 Aug 1961 (detached 27 Jan-16 Aug 1956; 24 Jun-c. 24 Sep 1957, 3 Sep 1958-12 Jan 1959, and 5 Oct 1960-11 Jan 1961).  112 Liaison: 30 Apr-11 Aug 1943.  116 Observation (later, 116 Reconnaissance; 116 Tactical Reconnaissance):  13 Sep 1941-30 Nov 1943.  123 Observation (later, 123 Reconnaissance; 35 Photographic Reconnaissance):  assigned 15 Sep 1941-10 Aug 1943, attached 11 Aug-31 Oct 1943.  902 Air Refueling:  1 Feb 1963-31 Dec 1969.

Stations.  Gray Field, WA, 13 Sep 1941;  Salinas AAB, CA, 13 Mar 1943;  Redmond AAFld, OR, 15 Aug 1943;  Corvallis AAFld, OR, 25 Oct 1943;  Will Rogers Field, OK, 14 Nov-30 Nov 1943.  Hill Field (later, AFB), UT, 26 Apr 1947-27 Jun 1949.  Little Rock AFB, AR, 24 Jan 1955-25 Jun 1962.  Clinton-Sherman AFB, OK, 1 Feb 1963-31 Dec 1969.  Brooks AFB, TX, 1 Oct 1994-1 Oct 1998.  Ft George G. Meade, MD, 16 Aug 2000-. 

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  World War II:  Antisubmarine, American Theater.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device:  1 Jun 2001-31 May 2003.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  15 Feb-30 Dec 1957; 15 Apr-1 Oct 1968; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1995; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1997; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2005; 1 Jun 2006-31 Dec 2007; 1 Jun 2008-1 Jun 2009.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 18 Apr 2012.

Major Components through 31 Dec 1969.

Emblem.  Approved on 5 Jan 1943, revised on 5 Nov 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 18 Dec 2009.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.







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