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America’s Airmen: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

By Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie
Air Force Social Media

Around the world and at home, America’s Airmen bring critical airpower capabilities to bear against the most pressing national security challenges. Incredible advances are made everyday to strengthen those capabilities through the combined efforts of Airmen and aerospace nation partners.

During the 2015 Air Force Association Air And Space Conference, the America’s Airmen exhibit is highlighting core missions of Airmen across the globe in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, space and special operations.

First on the surveillance radar is the ISR community’s Staff Sgt. Zacharie Lacourse. SSgt. Lacourse is assigned to the ISR directorate at Osan Air Force Base, Republic of Korea. Lacourse is a combat plans and exercises planner, conducting planning for two of the largest command post exercises in the world. Additionally he validates wartime augmentation plans for deployment of ISR forces to wartime locations.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for highlights on space operations Airmen.

Bloggers roundtable: 100 years of flying

by Airman 1st Class Zachary Vucic, Defense Media Activity Air Force Production
edited by Meredith March, Defense Media Activity Air Force Production

On Tuesday, March 12th, we participated in a bloggers roundtable with a U-2 pilot, whose name is being withheld, who discussed the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron‘s history, centennial anniversary and U-2 mission.

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Listen to the audio from the roundtable (MP3).

The 1st RS, based at Beale Air Force Base, is the military’s oldest flying unit.

Despite a number of name and mission changes over the years, the squadron, which was established on March 5, 1913, remains a fixture of United States Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The squadron is the training unit for the Air Force U-2 program.

Originally called the 1st Aero Squadron, the 1st RS has flown 47 different airframes while being stationed at 52 locations throughout the world.

Check out Airman magazine features on the 1st RS and the U-2 mission.