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MISSION AND LINEAGE AND HONORS OF THE 67TH NETWORK WARFARE GROUP

Posted 8/18/2009 Printable Fact Sheet

Mission. The 67th Network Warfare Group (67 NWG) employs five operational squadrons worldwide, providing Air Force forces to conduct network attack (NetA), network support (NetS), and Electronic Systems Security Assessments (ESSA) for Air Force and joint units focused upon the priorities of the 67th Network Warfare Wing Commander, Air Force Network Operations Commander, United States Strategic Command Commander, and the supported Unified Combatant Commanders (COCOMs). The Group plans, tasks, executes, monitors and sustains NetA, NetS, and ESSA forces for Warfighting Headquarters, COCOMs, and other Air Force elements. The Group trains and certifies network warfare forces on tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Lineage and Honors
(Combat Unit)


Lineage. Established as 67 Observation Group on 21 Aug 1941. Activated on 1 Sep 1941. Redesignated: 67 Reconnaissance Group on 31 May 1943; 67 Tactical Reconnaissance Group on 13 Nov 1943; 67 Reconnaissance Group on 15 Jun 1945. Inactivated on 31 Mar 1946. Activated on 19 May 1947. Redesignated 67 Tactical Reconnaissance Group on 22 Aug 1948. Inactivated on 28 Mar 1949. Activated on 25 Feb 1951. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1957. Redesignated 67 Intelligence Group, and activated, on 1 Oct 1993. Redesignated: 67 Information Operations Group on 1 Aug 2000; 67 Network Warfare Group on 5 Jul 2006.

Assignments. 3 Air Support Command, 1 Sep 1941; 5 Air Support Command, 29 Mar 1942; III Ground Air Support Command, 15 May 1942; VIII Ground Air Support Command, 23 Jun 1942; III Ground Air Support Command, 4 Jul 1942; Third Air Force, 21 Aug 1942; VIII Fighter Command, 5 Sep 1942; IX Fighter Command, Nov 1943; IX Air Support Command, Feb 1944; IX Tactical Air Command, 20 Apr 1944; Third Air Force, 19 Sep 1945; First Air Force, 21 Jan-31 Mar 1946. Tactical Air Command, 19 May 1947. Twelfth Air Force, 25 Jul 1947; 1 Fighter Wing, 15 Aug 1947; 67 Reconnaissance (later, 67 Tactical Reconnaissance) Wing, 25 Nov 1947- 28 Mar 1949. 67 Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 25 Feb 1951-1 Oct 1957 (attached to 6102 Air Base Wing, 1 Jul-1 Oct 1957). 67 Intelligence (later, 67 Information Operations, 67 Network Warfare) Wing, 1 Oct 1993.

Components. Squadrons. 11: 28-31 Mar 1946; 19 May 1947-28 Mar 1949; 18 Sep 1953-1 Oct 1957 (detached 1 Jun-24 Nov 1954 and 1 Jul-1 Oct 1957). 12: 29 Mar 1942-13 Jun 1944, attached 13 Jun-c. 11 Aug 1944; assigned 24 Jul 1947-28 Mar 1949; assigned 25 Feb 1951-1 Oct 1957 (detached 1 Jun-24 Nov 1954 and 1 Jul-1 Oct 1957). 15 Tactical Reconnaissance: assigned 4 Jan-13 Jun 1944, attached 13-27 Jun 1944; assigned 25 Feb 1951-1 Oct 1957 (detached 1 Jun-24 Nov 1954 and 1 Jul-1 Oct 1957). 15 Reconnaissance (Photographic): 19 May-24 Jul 1947. 30 Photographic Reconnaissance: attached 9-13 Jun 1944, assigned 13 Jun 1944-7 Nov 1945. 33 Photographic Reconnaissance: assigned 13 Jun-7 Oct 1944 (detached 13 Jun-11 Aug 1944); attached 7 Oct-2 Nov 1944; assigned 17 May-c. 5 Jul 1945. 107: 1 Sep 1941-9 Nov 1945. 109: 1 Sep 1941-9 Nov 1945. 113: 1 Sep 1941-12 Mar 1942 (detached 12 Dec 1941-20 Jan 1942). 153 Observation (later, 153 Liaison): 1 Sep 1941-12 Dec 1943. 155 Photographic Reconnaissance (later, 45 Reconnaissance, 45 Tactical Reconnaissance): 21 Feb-23 May 1945 (detached 25 Apr-23 May 1945); 25 Feb 1951-1 Oct 1957 (detached 1 Jun-24 Nov 1954 and 1 Jul-1 Oct 1957). 161 Tactical Reconnaissance: 3 Jul-9 Nov 1945.

Stations. Esler Field, LA, 1 Sep 1941; Charleston SC, Dec 1941; Esler Field, LA, Jan-Aug 1942; Membury, England, Sep 1942; Middle Wallop, England, Dec 1943; Le Molay, France, Jul 1944; Toussus le Noble, France, Aug 1944; Gosselies, Belgium, Sep 1944; Vogelsang, Germany, Mar 1945; Limburg an der Lahn, Germany, c. 2 Apr 1945; Eschwege, Germany, c. 10 Apr-Jul 1945; Drew Field, FL, c. 21 Sep 1945; MacDill Field, FL, Dec 1945; Shaw Field, SC, Feb-31 Mar 1946. Langley Field, VA, 19 May 1947; March Field, CA, c. 24 Jul 1947-28 Mar 1949. Komaki AB, Japan, 25 Feb 1951; Taegu AB, South Korea, Mar 1951; Kimpo AB, South Korea, Aug 1951; Itami AB, Japan, c. 1 Dec 1954; Yokota AB, Japan, 14 Aug 1956-1 Oct 1957. Kelly AFB (later, Kelly Field Annex, Lackland AFB, TX), 1 Oct 1993-.

Aircraft. O-38, O-47, O-49, O-52, and O-58, 1941-1942; O-57, O-59, YO-54, and P-51, 1942; A-20, 1942, 1943, 1945; L-4, 1942-1943, 1944; Spitfire, 1942-1944; DB-7, 1943; P-51/F-6, 1943-1945, 1946; P-38/F-5, 1944-1945. F-6, 1947; FA-26, FP (later, RF)-80, and B/RB-26, 1947-1949. T-6 and F-51, 1951; C-47, 1951-1952; FB-26, 1951-1954, 1954-1957; RF-51, 1951-1953; RF-80, 1951-1954, 1954-1955; RF-86, 1951-1954, 1954-1956; F-80, 1952-1953; F-86, 1953; WB-26, 1953-1954, 1954-1957; F-84, 1955; RF-84, 1955-1957; RB-66, 1956-1957; SC-47, 1957. None, 1993-.

Operations. Flew antisubmarine patrols along the east coast of the United States after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Dec 1941. Began training in Jan 1942 for overseas duty. Moved to England, Aug-Oct 1942, and trained there for more than a year before beginning operations in Dec 1943. Flew artillery-adjustment, weather reconnaissance, bomb damage assessment, photographic reconnaissance, and visual reconnaissance missions. Earned a Distinguished Unit Citation for operations along the French coast, 15 Feb-20 Mar 1944, when the Group flew at low altitude in the face of intense flak to obtain photographs that aided the invasion of Europe. Flew weather missions, made visual reconnaissance for ground forces, and photographed enemy positions to support the Normandy campaign and later to assist First Army and other Allied forces in the drive to Germany. Took part in the offensive against the Siegfried Line, Sep-Dec 1944, and in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945. From Jan to May 1945, photographed dams on the Roer River in preparation for the ground offensive to cross the river, and aided the Allied assault across the Rhine and into Germany. Returned to the United States, Jul-Sep 1945. Inactivated in Mar 1946. Between May 1947 and Mar 1949, flew reconnaissance and training missions, first in Virginia and later in California. Activated in Japan in Feb 1951, but moved to Korea in Mar, where it served the Far East Air Forces during the Korean War until the armistice in 1953. Made photographic reconnaissance of front lines, enemy positions, and installations; took pre-strike and bomb damage assessment photographs; made visual reconnaissance of enemy artillery and naval gun positions; and flew weather missions. Earned an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the period 1 Dec 1952-30 Apr 1953 when, in the face of enemy opposition and adverse weather, the group performed reconnaissance missions on a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week basis to provide valuable intelligence for United Nations forces. Returned to Japan at the end of 1954. Inactivated on 1 Oct 1957. Redesignated 67 Intelligence Group, and activated, on 1 Oct 1993 to perform intelligence collection and dissemination mission. Became Information Operations Group on 1 Oct 1997 and on 5 Jul 2006, the Air Force's first Network Warfare Group providing network attack, defense, exploitation, and training for the Air Force global network.

Honors.

Campaign Streamers.

World War II: Antisubmarine, American Theater; European-African-Middle Eastern: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.

Korea: First UN Counteroffensive, CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea Summer-Fall, 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea Summer, 1953.

Decorations.

Distinguished Unit Citations: Le Havre and Straits of Dover, 15 Feb-20 Mar 1944; Korea, 25 Feb-21 Apr 1951; Korea, 9 Jul-27 Nov 1951; Korea, 1 May-27 Jul 1953.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 12 Jun 2002-31 May 2003.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Dec 1952-30 Apr 1953; 1 Oct 1993-30 Sep 1994; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1995; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2000; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2005.

Belgian Fourragere: Cited in the Order of the Day, Belgian Army: 6 Jun-30 Sep 1944; 16 Dec 1944-25 Jan 1945.

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: [Mar] 1951-31 Mar 1953.

LINEAGE AND HONORS OF THE 67TH OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQUADRON

Lineage and Honors

Lineage. Constituted 67 Airdrome Squadron on 25 Jan 1943. Activated on 1 Feb 1943. Disbanded on 1 Jul 1943. Reconstituted, redesignated 67 Operations Support Squadron, and activated, on 1 Oct 1992. Inactivated on 19 Jul 1993. Activated on 1 Oct 1993. Inactivated on 1 Aug 2000. Activated on 1 Jun 2005.

Assignments. Second Air Force, 1 Feb-1 Jul 1943. 67 Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Oct 1992-19 Jul 1993. 67 Intelligence Group, 1 Oct 1993; 67 Intelligence (later, Information Operations) Wing, 1 Dec 1995-1 Aug 2000. 67 Information Operations Wing, 1 Jun 2005-4 Jul 2006; 67 Network Warfare Group, 5 Jul 2006-.

Stations. Alexandria AAB, LA, 1 Feb 1943; Alamogordo AAB, NM, 3 Apr-1 Jul 1943. Bergstrom AFB, TX, 1 Oct 1992-19 Jul 1993. Kelly AFB, TX, 1 Oct 1993-1 Aug 2000. Kelly Field Annex, Lackland AFB, TX, 1 Jun 2005-.

Decorations.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 1993-30 Sep 1994; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1995; 1 Oct 1997-30 Sep 1998; 1 Oct 1999-[1 Aug] 2000.

LINEAGE AND HONORS OF THE 68TH NETWORK WARFARE SQUADRON 

Lineage and Honors

Lineage. Constituted 958 Signal Radio Intelligence Company, Aviation, on 9 Oct 1942. Activated on 1 Nov 1942. Redesignated: 8 Radio Squadron, Mobile (J) on 19 Feb 1944; 8 Radio Squadron, Mobile on 14 Nov 1946. Inactivated on 8 May 1955. Disbanded on 15 Jun 1983. Reconstituted, and consolidated (1 Oct 1993) with the 6906 Security Squadron, which was designated, and activated, on 1 Nov 1977. Redesignated: 6906 Electronic Security Squadron on 1 Aug 1979; 68 Intelligence Squadron on 1 Oct 1993; 68 Information Operations Squadron on 1 Aug 2000.

Stations. Drew Field, FL, 1 Nov 1942; Camp Pinedale, CA, 24 Jan 1943-Oct 1944; Guam, 17 Oct 1944-6 Nov 1945; Washington, DC, 6 Nov 1945; Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton, VA, 5 Mar 1946; Brooks AFB, TX, 23 Feb 1949; Kelly AFB, TX, 1 Aug 1953; Brooks AFB, TX 22 Mar-8 May 1955. Brooks AFB [later, Brooks City-Base], TX, 1 Nov 1977-.

Honors.

Service Streamers: World War II American Theater.

Campaign Streamers: World War II: Asiatic-Pacific: Western Pacific, 1944-1945.

Decorations.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2003.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: 1 Jul 1984-30 Jun 1986; 1 Jan 1990-31 Dec 1991; 1 Oct 1993-30 Sep 1994; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1995; 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1996; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2001; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2005.

LINEAGE AND HONORS OF THE 315TH NETWORK WARFARE SQUADRON

Lineage and Honors

Lineage. Constituted 15 Radio Squadron, Mobile, on 2 Feb 1951. Activated on 9 Feb 1951. Inactivated on 8 May 1955. Disbanded on 15 Jun 1983. Reconstituted, and consolidated (1 Oct 1993), with the 6922 Security Group, which was established, and activated, on 1 Apr 1970. Redesignated: 6922 Security Squadron on 1 Jul 1974; 6922 Electronic Security Squadron on 1 Aug 1979. Inactivated on 15 Dec 1991. Redesignated 315 Intelligence Squadron, and activated, on 1 Oct 1993. Inactivated on 1 Jul 2001. Redesignated 315 Information Operations Squadron on 10 May 2005. Activated on 16 May 2005.

Assignments. United States Air Force Security Service, 9 Feb 1951; 6920 Security Group (later, 6920 Security Wing), 16 Feb 1952-8 May 1955. Pacific Security Region, 1 Apr 1970; United States Air Force Security Service (later, Electronic Security Command), 31 Dec 1972; Electronic Security, Pacific (later, Pacific Electronic Security Division; 692 Intelligence Wing), 30 Sep 1980-15 Dec 1991. 692 Intelligence (later, 692 Information Operations) Group, 1 Oct 1993-1 Jul 2001. 318 Information Operations Group, 16 May 2005-.

Stations. Brooks AFB, TX, 9 Feb-3 Jul 1951; Ashiya AB, Japan, 26 Jul 1951-8 May 1955. Clark AB, Philippines, 1 Apr 1970-15 Dec 1991. Yokota AB, Japan, 1 Oct 1993-1 Jul 2001. Ft George G. Meade, MD, 16 May 2005-.

Honors.

Service Streamers. Korean Service.

Decorations.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Dec 1952-27 Jul 1953; [1 Apr]-31 Oct 1970; 1 Jan 1976-30 Jun 1977; 1 Jul 1978-30 Jun 1980; 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul 1987-30 Jun 1989; 1 Jul-4 Dec 1991; 1 Oct 1993-30 Sep 1994; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1995; 1 Oct 1997-30 Sep 1998; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2000.

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation: 1 Jul 1951-27 Jul 1953.

Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation: 21 Jul-15 Aug 1972.

Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1970-28 Jan 1973.

LINEAGE AND HONORS OF THE 352ND NETWORK WARFARE SQUADRON

Lineage and Honors

Lineage. Designated 6952 Electronic Security Squadron, and activated, on 1 Jan 1982. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1993. Redesignated 692 Operations Support Squadron, and activated, on 1 Oct 1993. Redesignated: 692 Intelligence Support Squadron on 31 Dec 1995; 352 Information Operations Squadron on 1 Aug 2000.

Assignments. 6910 Electronic Security Wing on 1 Jan 1982; HQ Electronic Security, Europe (later, European Security Division, 693 Electronic Security Wing, 6950 Electronic Security Group) on 1 Jan 1985-30 Sep 1993. 692 Intelligence Group (later, Information Operations Group) on 31 Dec 1995; 67 Information Operations (later, Network Warfare) Group on 1 Oct 2004-.

Stations. RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom, 1 Jan 1982-30 Sep 1993. Hickam AFB, HI, 1 Oct 1993-.

Decorations.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jul 1990-30 Jun 1991; 1 Oct 1993-30 Sep 1994; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1995; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2000; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2005.

LINEAGE AND HONORS OF THE 426TH NETWORK WARFARE SQUADRON

Lineage and Honors

Lineage. Constituted as 26 Operations Support Flight, and activated, on 1 Oct 1993. Redesignated: 426 Intelligence Squadron on 31 Dec 1995; 426 Information Operations Squadron on 1 Aug 2000.

Assignments. 26 Intelligence (later, Information Operations) Group on 1 Oct 1993; 67 Network Warfare Group on 5 Jul 2006-.

Stations. Vogelweh, Germany, 1 Oct 1993-.

Decorations.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "V" Device: 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2003.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Oct 1993-30 Sep 1994; 1 Oct 1994-30 Sep 1995; 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1996; 1 Oct 1996-30 Sep 1997; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2000; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2005.


Point of Contact
67th Network Warfare Wing Historian
467 Moore Street
Lackland AFB, TX 78243-7135





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