755th ISR Group breaks ground on Reserve’s first building dedicated to ISR

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  • By Capt. Rachel Goodspeed
  • 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing Public Affairs

The 755th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Group broke ground on its future headquarters facility with a ceremony on April 5, 2024 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. The building will be the first building dedicated exclusively to U.S. Air Force Reserve ISR.

“Our Airmen remain engaged across the globe, providing tactical SIGINT (signals intelligence) to special operations forces downrange, developing targets for this fight and the next, and providing armed overwatch from numerous assets exploited by the DCGS enterprise,” said Col. Brian Brooks, 755th ISR Group commander. “We have done all of this without purpose-built facilities for our group headquarters. Today is different. Today, we start the process of laying a foundation for what will become the first building dedicated exclusively to Reserve ISR.”

The 755th ISR Group’s seven squadrons, located across four U.S. bases, supports three missions across the globe: distributed common ground system (DCGS), targeting, and special operations. Since the group was established in 2018, the group has relied on local host units for facilities, logistical and administrative support services from the 633rd Air Base Wing. The group also partners with the 480th ISR Wing and 363rd ISR Wing, which host the group’s squadrons. The partnerships enable the Reserve members to employ smaller squadrons as force multipliers.

“Today, we begin building a physical foundation for our group headquarters, which is really the result of a decade of building a cultural foundation of total force integration secured by the support of our partners,” Brooks said. “This day would not be possible without a different foundation, a foundation of partnership.”

“This new group headquarters building, estimated to cost $13 million, will be a flexible, cutting-edge facility that will allow the 755th ISR Group to facilitate information sharing and collaboration amongst its units and partners,” said Col. Philip Warlick, 655th ISR Wing commander.

“We’re grateful for the support of our partners, and the leaders at 10th Air Force and Air Force Reserve Command in helping us bring this vision to life,” Warlick said. “This building is a testament to the importance of the work done by the group and its squadrons. Thoughtful planning was put into this effort, and we look forward to coming back together to celebrate opening the doors to a world-class facility in the near future.”

The 755th ISR Group is part of the 655th ISR Wing, which is based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The group was activated on Sept. 20, 2018, along with the activation of the wing.