48th Intelligence Squadron

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48th Intelligence Squadron
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Active 1963–1994; 1994-present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Intelligence
Part of 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group
Garrison/HQ Beale Air Force Base, California
Engagements Kosovo Campaign
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device
air Force Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award[1]
Insignia
48th Intelligence Squadron emblem (approved 19 April 1965)[1] 48th Intelligence Squadron.PNG

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.

Mission[edit]

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.

History[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • 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]

Assignments[edit]

  • 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]

Stations[edit]

Decorations[edit]

References[edit]

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

Bibliography[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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