8th Intelligence Squadron

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8th Intelligence Squadron
Active 1943–1949; 2009-present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Role Intelligence
Part of Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency
Garrison/HQ Hickam Air Force Base
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation
8th Intelligence Squadron emblem (approved 10 August 2009)[1] 8th Intelligence Squadron.PNG

The United States Air Force's 8th Intelligence Squadron (8 IS) is an intelligence unit located at Hickam AFB, Hawaii.




  • Constituted as the 8th Photo Lab Section on 21 Oct 1943
Activated on 1 Nov 1943
Redesignated 8th Photographic Technical Unit on 4 Nov 1944
Inactivated on 1 Apr 1949
  • Redesignated 8th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron on 16 October 1984 (remained inactive)[note 1]
  • Redesignated 8th Intelligence Squadron on 9 Dec 2008
Activated on 1 January 2009[1]





  1. ^ The squadron is not related to the 8th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron that was assigned to Eighth Air Force from 1952 to 1960. That unit is active as the 3d Intelligence Squadron.
  2. ^ Robertson identifies the wing as the "91st Photographic Reconnaissance Wing," but see Maurer, Combat Units, pp. 410-411
  1. ^ a b c d e Robertson, Patsy (June 20, 2011). "Factsheet 8 Intelligence Squadron (AFISRA)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ AF FOIA Request 2009-01965, 13 Jul 2009


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