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  • Air Force Information Warfare’s new warfighting unit activates

    The 616th Operations Center was activated here during a ceremony Monday. The new OC integrates the 625th OC, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance operations with the 624th OC, including cyber operations. Lt. Gen. Timothy D. Haugh, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander, shared his vision for the new center.“Today we
  • Members of the 55th Wing bring the RJ to SA

    Members of the Air Force’s 55th Wing, out of Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, stopped by JBSA-Lackland, to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the RC-135, known as Rivet Joint. The Rivet Joint is one of several Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft used, in part, to collect, survey and analyze data.
  • Air Force integrates missions, strengthens information warfare capabilities

    In March 2019, Air Force leaders decided to create a new information warfare Numbered Air Force with enhanced missions and capabilities. Today, Sixteenth Air Force activated here, integrating Twenty-Fourth Air Force, to include Air Forces Cyber, and Twenty-Fifth Air Force into a single headquarters that will provide global intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare, and information operations.
  • Eye in the sky: Prepping the MQ-9 Reaper

    Maintainers from the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, July 23, 2019.
  • O'Brien, Leifer visit Cannon

    Maj. Gen. Mary F. O'Brien, Twenty-Fifth Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Summer Leifer, Twenty-Fifth Air Force command chief, received a 27th Special Operations Wing immersion brief with key personnel, an installation tour, and met with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance Airmen assigned to the 43rd Intelligence Squadron, 306th IS, 56th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron, and 551st Special Operations Squadron here, Aug. 13.
  • Army GLOs enable joint combat power, battlefield safety

    The U.S. Department of Defense receives a significant amount of its intelligence from the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System, which simply put, is an enterprise of globally networked analysts and cyber professionals linked together by a global communications architecture. Although geographically separated, the sites work together to provide world-wide intelligence to multiple theaters of operation.
  • Hanscom Airman Codes his way to Bronze Star

    Capt. Sergio Sierra deployed to the Middle East from October 2017 to April 2018 and coded a better way for coalition forces to request intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets on missions, earning a Bronze Star for his innovation and bringing unique experience back to the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate.
  • Air Combat Command announces 24 and 25 AF merger

    Air Combat Command is merging Twenty Fourth and Twenty Fifth Numbered Air Forces at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, this summer to better integrate cyber effects, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations, electronic warfare operations, and information operations.
  • FEURY keeps TACPs in new theater safe

    Additional FEURY sites multiply the amount of ISR available to units and give combat Airmen the edge over their adversaries, according to the TACPs who use them. The office rolled out its capability to a new theater this February after securing funding, requirements, drafting a contract and deploying personnel and equipment to the Area of Responsibility. FEURY keeps Tactical Air Control Party Airmen safe behind the wire by increasing the availability of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sources while they conduct air support operations.
  • ISR Effects initiative connects intel Airmen with outcome of efforts

    Intelligence analysts are often the driving force behind mission successes worldwide. Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Airmen take data from all domains, analyze it and turn it into decision quality information for countless customers on a daily basis. One of the issues in providing intelligence with a continuous operations tempo is that analysts often do not receive feedback regarding the fruits of their labor. Consequently, a few members of the 8th Intelligence Squadron launched an initiative to scour systems of records and build communication bridges with mission partners to instill the true impact and effectiveness of intelligence analysts’ hard work.
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