28th Intelligence Squadron

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28th Intelligence Squadron
Active 17 Apr 2014-present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force Reserve
Role Intelligence
Part of Air Force ISR Agency/655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group
Garrison/HQ Hurlburt Field, Fla.
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  • Asiatic-Pacific Campaign

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  • Presidential Unit Citation

The United States Air Force Reserve's 28th Intelligence Squadron (28th IS) is an intelligence unit located at Hurlburt Field, Fla.. The 28th Intelligence Squadron is a classic associate unit supporting the 25th Intelligence Squadron conducting airborne ISR to provide threat warning and precision geo-location to AFSOC and Joint Special Operations Command.

Bell-Atlanta B-29B, tail number 42-63674, in flight over Northwest Field, Guam, 1945. Records indicate this particular bomber was assigned to the 315th Bomb Wing, 501st Bomb Group


The 28th Photographic Laboratory Squadron was deployed to Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) in April 1945, assigned to the 501st Bombardment Group, Very Heavy, XXI Bomber Command, 315th Bombardment Wing, in the Northern Mariana Islands; being stationed at Northwest Field, Guam. Received a Distinguished Unit Citation for attacks on the Maruzen oil refinery at Shimotsu, the Utsubo oil refinery at Yokkaichi, and the petroleum center at Kawasaki.

The 28th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron was established on 3 Mar 1950, assigned to the 28th Bombardment Group under the 28th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. The 28th RTS took part in the Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons tests Operation Tumbler–Snapper from 1 Apr 1952 to 5 Jun 1952 by providing aerial and ground technical and training photography to the Defense Nuclear Agency.

Previous designations/Assignments

28th Photographic Laboratory Squadron

Attached to 17th Bombardment Operational Training Wing (Very Heavy), 23 August 1944 – 7 March 1945

28th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron

28th Intelligence Squadron

Bases stationed

Unit Decorations and Honors


Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Streamer (Air Offensive, Japan)

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Distinguished Unit Citation Japan 6 – 13 July 1945

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  • Report, Operation TUMBLER-SNAPPER [1]. Defense Nuclear Agency. Retrieved 14 June 1982.

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