48th Intelligence Squadron

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48th Intelligence Squadron
48th Intelligence Squadron emblem
Active 199?-Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Intelligence
Role Combat Support
Part of AF ISR Agency/548 ISRG
Garrison/HQ Beale AFB, California
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA

The United States Air Force's 48th Intelligence Squadron (48 IS) is an intelligence unit located at Beale AFB, California. The 48 IS is associated with U-2 operations.


The 48 IS provides in-garrison and deployed communications and logistics maintenance for the DGS-2 and Deployable Shelterized System-Film (DSS-F) elements of the AN/GSQ-272 SENTINEL (also known as Distributed Common Ground System, or DCGS). The unit also ensures multisource intelligence from U-2, Predator, Reaper, and Global Hawk aircraft is exploited in real-time and sent to combatant commanders and warfighting forces.