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361st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group
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361st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group emblem
Active 1943–1944; 2008–present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Group (air force)
Role Intelligence
Part of Air Force ISR Agency
Garrison/HQ Hurlburt Field, Fla.

The United States Air Force's 361st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group (361st ISR Group) is an intelligence unit located at Hurlburt Field, Fla..

Mission

The 361 ISR Group provides direct threat warning and enhanced situational awareness to Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews. The 361st brings all Air Force ISR Agency units supporting special operations forces (SOF) under the umbrella of one group to better present ISR capabilities to the SOF community and to streamline the unit's command and control.[1]

History

The 361 ISR Group began as the 11th Photographic Group (Mapping) 19 Nov 1943. The group's early missions included the photographic mapping of the United States and sending detachments to the Chine-Burma-India Theater, the Near and Middle East, Mexico, Canada, Alaska and the Caribbean to conduct similar missions. It was officially disbanded 5 Oct 1944.

The Air Force re-established and redesignated the 11 PG as the 361st Tactical Intelligence Group on 31 July 1985, but the unit was never activated. The 361 TIG was re-established and redesignated 10 Oct 2008, as the 361st ISR Group.

Later that month, 29 Oct 2008, the Air Force ISR Agency then activated the 361st ISR Group at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The new group, under AFSOC operational control, took command of the 19th Intelligence Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., and the 25th Intelligence Squadron at Hurlburt Field.

Lineage[2]

  • Constituted as 11th Photographic Group (Mapping) on 19 November 1943
Activated on December 1943
Disbanded on 5 October 1944
  • Reconstituted and Redesignated as 361st Tactical Intelligence Group on 31 July 1985
  • Redesignated as 361st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group on 10 Oct 2008
Reactivated on 29 Oct 2008

Assignments

Components

Stations

Aircraft

  • Operated F-2 (C-45), F-3 (A-20), F-7 (B-24), F-9 (B-17), F-10 (B-25), F-13 (B-29)


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