The 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, headquartered at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, is the primary provider of signals intelligence to national leaders, combatant commanders and combat forces.
As the Air Force's "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 signals intelligence 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. Lastly, 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 ISR Wing is organized into six subordinate ISR groups, 22 squadrons and multiple operating locations.
70th ISR Wing; Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
• 70th Operations Support Squadron
373rd ISR Group; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
The 373rd ISR Group 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.
373rd ISR Group
• Det. 1, Yokota Air Base, Japan
• 301st Intelligence Squadron
• 381st Intelligence Squadron
543rd ISR Group; Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
The 543rd ISR Group is a force provider for national cryptologic operations and serves as Twenty-Fifth Air Force's primary service cryptologic component to the Department of Homeland Security. The group provides air, space and cyberspace signals intelligence analysts for NSA/CSS Texas as well as Air Force National-Tactical Integration for Air Forces Southern and Air Forces Northern air operations centers. The group also supports cryptologic mission sets within North American Aerospace Defense Command, United States Northern Command, as well as United States Southern Command.
543rd ISR Group
• 93rd Intelligence Squadron
• 531st Intelligence Squadron
• 668th Alteration and Installation Squadron
544th ISR Group; Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
The 544th ISR Group 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 National Security Agency and space-centric enterprises in support of theater operations. The group also executes 24/7 space-based intelligence missions producing data used by combatant commands, the joint chiefs of staff, the Secretary of Defense and the President of the United States. The 544th ISRG also provides cryptologic support to United States Strategic Command, Air Force Space Command and coalition partners around the globe.
544th ISR Group
• Det 5, Pentagon, Virginia
• 566th Intelligence Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
• 18th Intelligence Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colorado
659th ISR Group; Ft. Meade
The 659th ISR Group activated Sept. 8, 2010, is the newest unit to the wing. The group provides direct ISR support to Twenty-Fourth 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 National Security Agency enterprise for Twenty-Fourth 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.
659th ISR Group
• 5th Intelligence Squadron, Fort Gordon, Georgia
• 7th Intelligence Squadron
• 35th Intelligence Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
• 37th Intelligence Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
• 41st Intelligence Squadron
• 75th Intelligence Squadron, JB San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
691st ISR Group; Ft. Meade
The 691st ISR Group activated May 2016. The group provides intelligence to the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, combatant commanders, and warfighters worldwide. They enable Air Force National-Tactical Integration and expeditionary signals intelligence. The 691st ISR Group also directs the Global Air Analysis signals intelligence mission.
691st ISR Group
• 22nd Intelligence Squadron
• 29th Intelligence Squadron
• 34th Intelligence Squadron
707th ISR Group; Ft. Meade
The 707th ISR Group is the largest group in the wing with more than 1,900 Airmen executing both Air Force and National Security Agency missions. Intelligence provided by 707th ISRG Airmen serves customers such as the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, combatant commanders and warfighters on the ground engaged in operations in Afghanistan and other areas in the world. The group is a key enabler of, and contributor to, Air Force National-Tactical Integration and expeditionary signals intelligence, as well as the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System, all of which focus on providing the ultimate in combat intelligence to deployed warfighters.
Their mission also includes computer network operations as well as manufacturing and installing communications intelligence equipment for signals intelligence missions worldwide. Additionally, the group serves as the lead for the Global Air Analysis signals intelligence mission, which analyzes and reports high-interest aerial activity. Finally, the 707th ISRG operates the Consolidated Remote Operations Facility, Airborne, providing near real-time intelligence support to ongoing sensitive reconnaissance missions.
707th ISR Group
• 32nd Intelligence Squadron
• 94th Intelligence Squadron
• 707th Communications Squadron
• 707th Force Support Squadron
Point of Contact
70th ISR Wing Public Affairs
410-854-1169 / 301-677-0419