29th Intelligence Squadron celebrates its Heritage Day

General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, served as the keynote speaker for the 29th Intelligence Squadron Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade. Moorman commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program as a distinguished military graduate in 1962 and served in a variety of intelligence and reconnaissance related position within the United States and worldwide. During his speech, Moorman highlighted his time as an Operations officer in the 432nd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, which is a part of the 29th Intelligence Squadron lineage. (Courtesy photo)

General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, served as the keynote speaker for the 29th Intelligence Squadron Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade. Moorman commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program as a distinguished military graduate in 1962 and served in a variety of intelligence and reconnaissance related position within the United States and worldwide. During his speech, Moorman highlighted his time as an Operations officer in the 432nd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, which is a part of the 29th Intelligence Squadron lineage. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Col. Robert Vidoloff, 29th Intelligence Squadron commander, thanks General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, for speaking during the 29th Intelligence Squadron Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade. During his speech, Moorman highlighted his time as an operations officer in the 432nd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, which is a part of the 29th Intelligence Squadron lineage. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Col. Robert Vidoloff, 29th Intelligence Squadron commander, thanks General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, for speaking during the 29th Intelligence Squadron Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade. During his speech, Moorman highlighted his time as an operations officer in the 432nd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, which is a part of the 29th Intelligence Squadron lineage. (Courtesy photo)

General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, speaks to Airmen and civilians during the 29th Intelligence Squadron Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade. Moorman commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program as a distinguished military graduate in 1962 and served in a variety of intelligence and reconnaissance related position within the United States and worldwide. During his speech, Moorman highlighted his time as an Operations officer in the 432nd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, which is a part of the 29th Intelligence Squadron lineage. (Courtesy photo)

General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, speaks to Airmen and civilians during the 29th Intelligence Squadron Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade. Moorman commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program as a distinguished military graduate in 1962 and served in a variety of intelligence and reconnaissance related position within the United States and worldwide. During his speech, Moorman highlighted his time as an Operations officer in the 432nd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, which is a part of the 29th Intelligence Squadron lineage. (Courtesy photo)

The 29th Intelligence Squadron celebrated their rich history that dates back to World War II during a Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade. General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, was the guest speaker for the event. During the Heritage Day event, squadron members and Moorman gave briefings on the 11th Photo Technical Unit, the 91st Reconnaissance Technical Squadron and the 432nd RTS. (Courtesy photo)

The 29th Intelligence Squadron celebrated their rich history that dates back to World War II during a Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade. General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, was the guest speaker for the event. During the Heritage Day event, squadron members and Moorman gave briefings on the 11th Photo Technical Unit, the 91st Reconnaissance Technical Squadron and the 432nd RTS. (Courtesy photo)

The 29th Intelligence Squadron celebrated their rich history that dates back to World War II during a Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade. General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, was the guest speaker for the event. During the Heritage Day event, squadron members and Moorman gave briefings on the 11th Photo Technical Unit, the 91st Reconnaissance Technical Squadron and the 432nd RTS. Poster designed by Tech. Sgt. Robert. (Courtesy photo)

The 29th Intelligence Squadron celebrated their rich history that dates back to World War II during a Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade. General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, was the guest speaker for the event. During the Heritage Day event, squadron members and Moorman gave briefings on the 11th Photo Technical Unit, the 91st Reconnaissance Technical Squadron and the 432nd RTS. Poster designed by Tech. Sgt. Robert. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Col. Robert Vidoloff, 29th Intelligence Squadron commander, presents General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, guest speaker, a drawing during the 29th Intelligence Squadron Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade. During his speech, Moorman highlighted his time as an operations officer in the 432nd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, which is a part of the 29th Intelligence Squadron lineage. (Courtesy photo)

Lt. Col. Robert Vidoloff, 29th Intelligence Squadron commander, presents General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, guest speaker, a drawing during the 29th Intelligence Squadron Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade. During his speech, Moorman highlighted his time as an operations officer in the 432nd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron, which is a part of the 29th Intelligence Squadron lineage. (Courtesy photo)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. --

The 29th Intelligence Squadron celebrated their rich history that dates back to World War II during a Heritage Day event, May 19, 2017 at Fort George G. Meade.

General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. Retired, was the guest speaker for the event. His last active-duty position was Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C. from July 1994 to 1997. He commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program as a distinguished military graduate in 1962 and served in a variety of intelligence and reconnaissance related positions within the United States and worldwide.

During his speech, Moorman highlighted his time as an Operations officer in the 432nd Reconnaissance Technical Squadron at Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand from October 1966 to November 1967, which is a part of the 29th Intelligence Squadron lineage.

Moorman also shared his thoughts on the advancement of technology, the criticality of intelligence and reconnaissance mission, and the roles of enlisted and junior officers.

Additionally, squadron members and Moorman gave briefings on the 11th Photo Technical Unit, the 91st RTS and the 432nd RTS. Lt. Col. Robert Vidoloff, 29th IS commander, also presented Heritage Day coins to 16 Airmen and General Moorman.

"We are honored and humbled to have Gen Moorman share his experiences in the 432nd RTS,” said Vidoloff. “It is clear to me that the excellence in service and heritage of the Recce Techs is evident in the Black Knights.  Our Black Knights have proven this excellence in their being selected as the #1 squadron in the Wing in 2016.  This was a fantastic event and we hope to continue this as an annual celebration.”