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161st Intelligence Squadron

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Active  1987-94; 2008-resent
Allegiance  Kansas
Type  Squadron
Country  United States
Branch  Air National Guard
Role  Intelligence
161st Intelligence Squadron

The 161st Intelligence Squadron (161 IS) is a unit of the 184th Intelligence Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard stationed at McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas. The 161st is a non-flying squadron operating the Distributed Common Ground System.



On 1 July 1987, the 161st Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (TFTS) was established. Formal activation ceremonies for the 161st occurred on 12 September 1987. The unit was equipped with 10 F-16A/Bs and conducted its first student training class shortly after activation. The 161st TFTS began converting to the F-16 C/D when the first C/D model arrived in July 1990.

The squadron was inactivated on 1 August 1994 when the F-16s were withdrawn from McConnell and replaced by B-1Bs. The squadron was reactivated in 2008 as the 161st Intelligence Squadron.


  • Constituted as the 161st Tactical Fighter Training Squadron and allotted to Kansas ANG, on 1 July 1987
  • Extended federal recognition on 12 September 1987 Redesignated: 161st Fighter Squadron on 16 March 1992 Inactivated on 1 August 1994
  • Redesignated: 161st Intelligence Squadron and activated on 1 April 2008
  • Assignments

  • 184th Tactical Fighter Group (later 184th Fighter Group, 184th Bomb Group). 1 July 1987 - 1 August 1994
  • 184th Regional Support Group, 1 April 2008 -P resent
  • Stations

  • McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, 1 July 1987 - 1 August 1994, 1 April 2008 – present
  • Aircraft

  • Block 1/5 F-16A/B Fighting Falcon, 1987-90
  • Block 25 F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, 1990-94
  • References

    161st Intelligence Squadron Wikipedia

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