The 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, with headquarters at Fort George G. Meade, Md., falls under the 25th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Wing was activated Aug. 16, 2000, and is the primary provider of signals intelligence to national leaders, combatant commanders and combat forces.
As a Cryptologic Wing, the 70th ISRW serves as a key enabler of cryptologic operations in support of policy makers and warfighters across the globe. The Wing conducts worldwide, real-time SIGINT and information assurance missions for ongoing air, space and cyberspace operations. It is responsible for training and developing a highly skilled and diverse cryptologic workforce that can meet the needs of today's warfighters in an ever-demanding global technological environment. The 70th ISRW serves as the lead for Air Force National-Tactical Integration, providing time-sensitive, high impact, national-level intelligence to the battle space. The 70th ISRW also leverages a global network-centric enterprise in order to conduct interagency, Joint and Air Force operations. Finally, the wing provides applications, services and resources in areas such as information warfare/command and control warfare, security acquisition, foreign weapons systems and technology and treaty monitoring. The 70th ISRW is "Always in the Fight!"
The 70th ISRW is led by Col. Matteo G. Martemucci and has a rich history dating back to when it was first established as the 70th Observation Group. Since then, it has had many mission and name changes to include being named the 70th Reconnaissance Group, 70th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 70th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 70th Bombardment Wing, to name a few. The Wing has six groups at 34 geographic locations and includes approximately 5,700 Airmen, one of the largest wings in the Air Force. The following groups are subordinate to the 70th ISRW: 373rd ISR Group, 543rd ISR Group, 544th ISR Group, 659th ISR Group, 691st ISR Group and 707th ISR Group.
The 373rd ISR Group, with headquarters at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, is a host service organization and support provider. The 373rd ISRG provides time-critical combat intelligence to U.S. theater battle commanders, unified and specified commands, as well as national and Department of Defense leadership. The squadrons subordinate to the group are the 381st Intelligence Squadron and 301st Intelligence Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
The 543rd ISR Group, with headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is a force provider for national cryptologic operations and serves as 25th AF's primary service cryptologic component to the Department of Homeland Security. The Group provides air, space and cyberspace SIGINT analysts for NSA/CSS Texas as well as Air Force National-Tactical Integration for AFSOUTH and AFNORTH air operations centers. The Group also supports cryptologic mission sets within NORAD-USNORTHCOM as well as USSOUTHCOM. The squadrons subordinate to the group are: 93rd Intelligence Squadron, 543rd Support Squadron, 668th Alteration and Installation Squadron, and several classified operating locations.
The 544th ISR Group, with headquarters at Peterson AFB, Colo. directs, manages and supports units worldwide that collect, refine and deliver precision intelligence. The 544th ISRG operates C4I systems to provide space surveillance, threat warning and technical intelligence analysis as well as leveraging NSA and space-centric enterprises in support of theater operations. The Group also executes 24/7 space-based intelligence missions producing data used by COCOMs, the JCS, the Secretary of Defense and the President. The 544th ISRG also provides cryptologic support to USSTRATCOM, Air Force Space Command and coalition partners around the globe. Squadrons subordinate to the 544th ISRG include: 566th Intelligence Squadron, 18th Intelligence Squadron and detachments both CONUS and OCONUS.
The 659th ISR Group, with headquarters at Fort George G. Meade, Md., was activated Sept. 8, 2010. The 659th ISR Group is the newest group to the Wing. The unit provides direct ISR support to 24th Air Force and U.S. Cyber Command with focus on digital network analysis and Computer Network Exploitation that directly enables computer network defense and attack, leveraging the NSA enterprise for 24th Air Force tactical operations. More than 800 military and civilian personnel work for the 659th ISRG. They are skilled in the areas of operations, engineering, operations research, intelligence, radar technology, communications, and computer applications. These members provide computer network operations capabilities to warfighters in U.S. Air Force major commands. Units under the group include the: 5th Intelligence Squadron, 7th Intelligence Squadron, 35th Intelligence Squadron, 37th Intelligence Squadron, 41st Intelligence Squadron and 75th Intelligence Squadron.
The 691st ISR Group, headquartered at Fort George G. Meade, MD, has more than 850 Airmen executing Air Force and NSA missions across 3 squadrons and 11 operating locations. 691 ISRG Airmen leverage the National Security Agency's (NSA) global cryptologic enterprise to provide analysis and production against highly sensitive targets to provide immediate and long-term decisive effects. Additionally, the group is one of the Core Cryptologic Groups subordinate to the 70th ISR Wing, with additional focus on National Tactical Integration, Cryptologic Services Groups, Air Defense SIGINT Analysis, and Global Aviation Analysis. The Group's subordinate units include: 22d Intelligence Squadron, 29th Intelligence Squadron, and 34th Intelligence Squadron.
The 707th ISR Group, with headquarters at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, is comprised of more than 1,100 Airmen assigned to four squadrons conducting National Security Agency, Distributed Common Ground System, and expeditionary ISR missions supporting national and combat operations worldwide. 707th ISRG Airmen deliver critical, time-sensitive SIGINT to both national leaders and tactical commanders in response to national requirements and in support of major military commands during peacetime, wartime, and crisis. The Group's mission also includes computer network operations, manufacturing and installing communications equipment, and providing near real-time intelligence support to ongoing sensitive reconnaissance missions. Finally, the Group provides host base and mission support group functions for over 5,700 joint military personnel. Units under the Group: 32d Intelligence Squadron, 94th Intelligence Squadron, 707th Communications Squadron, and 707th Force Support Squadron.
(Current as of June 5, 2017)
Point of Contact
70th ISR Wing Public Affairs
410-854-1169 / 301-677-0419