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United States Air Force
The United States Air Force's 691st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group is an intelligence unit located at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
691st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Wikipedia
The mission of the 691 ISR Group is to execute operations providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to national decision makers, while providing planning, programming, logistics, and systems engineering expertise to execute cryptologic missions, in addition to promoting community relations and public affairs initiatives within a multinational and multi-service environment.
The group was first activated in June 1988 as the 691st Electronic Security Wing at Lindsey Air Station, in Wiesbaden, Germany. The wing replaced the 6910th Electronic Security Wing, absorbing the 6910th's personnel and equipment and assuming command of Electronic Security Command's units in Germany. The wing worked with the 66th Electronic Combat Wing to integrate ESC's assets and support forces into the exercises, activities and war plans of United States Air Forces Europe and NATO. In 1991, two of the wing's squadrons were inactivated and in October the wing was inactivated and its remaining squadrons assigned to the 26th Intelligence Wing.
The wing was redesignated the 691st Intelligence Group and reactivated at RAF Menwith Hill in January 2008, assuming the equipment and personnel of Detachment 1, 70th Intelligence Wing. At Menwith Hill, the 691st Group provided cryptologic liaison support to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence's largest operational field site, as well as maintaining liaison activities for allied information operations. The group was inactivated in September 2014, and its 451st Intelligence Squadron reassigned directly to the 70th Wing.
By 2015 the 707th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group had expanded to the point that it was larger than most wings, and a division was made to spin off three of its squadrons into a separate group. In May 2016, the 691st was again activated at Fort George G. Meade to assume responsibility fot these units.Constituted as the 691st Electronic Security Wing on 21 June 1988
Activated on 15 July 1988
Inactivated on 1 October 1991
Redesignated 691st Intelligence Group on 10 January 2008
Activated on 31 January 2008
Redesignated 691st Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group
on 1 January 2009
Inactivated on 15 September 2014
Activated on 5 May 2016
European Electronic Security Division, 15 July 1988 – 1 October 1991
70th Intelligence Wing (later 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing), 31 January 2008 – 15 Sep 2014
70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, 5 May 2016 – present
451st Intelligence Squadron – RAF Menwith Hill, United Kingdom, 31 Jan 2008 – 15 May 2014
6911th Electronic Security Squadron, 15 July 1988 – 1 October 1991
6913th Electronic Security Squadron, 15 July 1988 – 13 March 1991
6914th Electronic Security Squadron, 15 July 1988 – 1 October 1991
6915th Electronic Security Squadron (later 6915th Electronic Security Support Squadron, 6915th Electronic Security Squadron), 15 July 1988 – 1 October 1991
6919th Electronic Security Squadron, 15 July 1988 – 21 May 1991
Lindsey Air Station, Germany, 15 July 1988 – 1 October 1991)
RAF Menwith Hill, United Kingdom, 31 January 2008 – 15 September 2014
Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, 5 May 2016 – present