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655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group

The 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Group is an Independent Group under the 10th Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command. Headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the unit stood up as Detachment 2, 10th Air Force on October 1, 2012. On September 28, 2013, the unit was officially activated and re-designated the 655th ISR Group. The group consists of 14 Classic Associate Unit intelligence squadrons across seven states conducting eight different mission. 



ISR News

  • AF Cyber College leverages civilian, reservist expertise to help redefine cyber Airmen

    The Air Force’s Cyber College hosted a Functional Mission Analysis Cyber course last month, bringing in top cyber professionals from around the globe to share their expertise with cyber airmen.
  • Best practices: leveraging assets to create solutions

    The 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group presented the 14th Intelligence Squadron its “Best Practices” award for 2018 during a leadership conference in San Antonio, Texas, July 25-27, 2018.
  • Capitalizing on Total Force Integration

    Fourteen members of the 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group’s 49th Intelligence Squadron joined with 11 members of the Nebraska Air National Guard and two active-duty Air Force personnel at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for a historic training mission aboard an RC-135V/W Rivet Joint aircraft Aug. 5, 2018.
  • Reserve intelligence squadron leads annual disruptive technology seminar

    The 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group’s 512 Intelligence Squadron hosted their 4th annual “Convergence 2018” seminar at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Maryland, June 8, 2018.
  • Reserve Citizen Airman impacts international security analysis

    655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Reserve Citizen Airman Tech. Sgt. Clark (first name withheld), an analyst with the 49th Intelligence Squadron, is impacting an international security analysis program. Clark is combining deep linguistic expertise with cutting-edge data science to build a Ukrainian-English urban phrase “exonym” dictionary for the Coalition for Open-Source Defense Analysis (CODA) to use in creating an algorithm to predict the outbreak of radicalized violence in Ukraine.
  • 512th IS welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Daniel Dunn assumed command of the 512th Cyber Intelligence Squadron, 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group during a change of command ceremony here June 10, 2018.
  • 655 ISRG commander honors fallen servicemembers

    655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Commander John D. McKaye was the keynote speaker at a Memorial Day observance ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery, West Carrollton, Ohio, on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
  • 655th ISR Group Airmen visit local middle school

    655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group reservists Major Stamm and Tech. Sgt. Folliett spoke with students at Weisborn Jr. High in Huber Heights, Ohio, May 8, 2018 during the school’s career day fair. Stamm and Folliett spoke about careers and life in the military in general and specifically about the Air Force Reserve and the 655th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group.
  • 655th ISRG bids farewell to original member

    The 655th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group bid farewell to one of its original members, Master Sgt. Todd Cook, in a retirement ceremony held here April 21. Cook retired after 23 years of service spanning across Active Duty, the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve from 1995 to 2018 working in the air traffic control, personnel, medical technician, education and training, intelligence mission training, and deployment and readiness career fields.

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This July, the 655 ISRG 14 IS will bid goodbye to Director of Operations Lt. Col. Evatt who will be leaving for a AFRL SIO position. We thank Lt. Col. Evatt for helping to build the 14th and 655th into what it is today: The premier and most diverse ISR asset in the U.S. Air Force. Best wishes, Lt. Col. Evatt and thank you again!
Congratulations to the nine 655 ISRG Airmen who were selcted to commission as officers. These are: TSgt Ramirez, 63 IS SSgt Riggs, 718 IS SrA Harris, 50 IS SSgt White, 42 IS TSgt Offenhauser, 42 IS SrA Moody, 28 IS TSgt Weldon, 71 IS SrA Miller, 71 IS SrA Keith, 87 APS A fantastic career achievement for these outstanding Airmen!
A message to all from the 655 ISRG 28 IS First Sergeant: "During the summer months, we have a tendency to increase our physical outdoor activities with the warmer weather and school being out. With this increase, statistics throughout the Air force as well as the civiian sector point toward an in creased incidence of mishaps between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I encourage you to take extra precautions by planning ahead before embarking on your adventure. Take into account the higher temperatures, increased traffic and summer storms." - MSgt. Pella
<a href="http://www.445aw.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1556900/reserve-citizen-airman-impacts-international-security-analysis" target="_blank">http://www.445aw.afrc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1556900/reserve-citizen-airman-impacts-international-security-analysis</a>
Fellow Airmen: This week President Trump directed the Department of Defense to begin planning to establish a space forece as a new military service within the department. As the President said, "When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to have an American presence in space, we must have American domnance in space." The President's statement to the National Space Council adds emphasis to the Air Force position -- space is a warfighting domain and the entire national secuirty space enterprise must continue to enhance lethality, resilience, and agility to meet the challenge posed by potential adversaries. We look forward to working with the Department of Defense leaders, Congress, and our national security partners to move forward on this planning effort. This work directed by the President will be a thorough, deliberate, and inclusive process. As such, we should not expect any immediate moves or changes. Our focus must remain on the mission as we contine to accelerate the space warfighting capabilities required to support the National Defense Strategy. We remain the best in the world in space and our adversaries know it. Thank you for standing the watch. We're proud to serve with you! Heather Wilson, SECAF Gen. David L. Goldfein, CSAF Kaleth O. Wright, CMSAF
Lt. Col. Daniel Dunn assumed command of the 655 ISRG 512th Cyber Intelligence Squadron, Ft. Meade, Maryland, June 10. Full story soon to follow.
The 655 ISRG recently concluded reviewing candidates for the Deserving Airman Commissioning Program. Of the 16 hightly qualified and reccommended Airmen, 9 were selected to commission as Officers in the USAF Reserve. Congratualtions to all. Names of selectees will be posted after official notification release.
On June 14, 1775, more than a year before the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Army was established and has played a vital role as our Nation's Guardians of Freedom. From it's humble beginnings as an amateur force of colonial troops, to its status today as the largest branch in the U.S. military, the U.S. Army has served with extraordinary Soldiers, civilians and families who are committed to selfless service. Today, we celebrate the competence, character and professionalism of these Soldiers. Happy Birthday Army!
The 655th ISRG would like to welcome Maj. Allen to the Group as the new IGI. Maj. Allen moves up to the group level in a trade with the 71that sent the incumbent IGI, Lt. Lovelady, to fill Allen's spot as ADO. The 71st also welcomes Maj. Miller to the team. Ok, so it wasn't actually a "trade," but I like to use sports terms 😁
"Integrating cyber operations and intelligence in cyber capabilities under one command is a significant step towards enhancing our warfighting capabilities to conduct multi-domain operations." http://www.afrc.af.mil/News/Article/1544072/air-force-transfers-cyber-responsibility-to-acc/
The 655 ISRG 16 IS would like to welcome TSgt Cadorette, SSgt Pac and SrA Hiffman to the unit! Also, congratulations to (T)Sgt Riggins on promotion to MSgt!
Contratulations to Capt. Eckard, 655 ISRG 16th IS, for being nominated as the the Air Force Reserve Command's candidate for the Reserve Officer Association's Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year!
PLEASE READ: The following is a synopsis of a letter send out by the DoD Dependents Schools Counseling Dept: Season 2 of the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," a dramatic series highlighting suicide, was released 18 May. The series discusses many traumatizing topics such as sexual assault and school violence. The series has raised concerns among mental health professionals. Parents are advised against letting high school students watch without the presence of an adult, and those 14 under shouldn&#39;t watch at all. The DoD suggests familiarizing yourself with the suicide prevention resources available, risk factors, warning signs and protective factors at DoDEA&#39;s Suicide Prevention and Awareness webpage: http://www.dodea.edu/suicidePrevention/aboutSuicide.cfm If you or your student believe someone may be displaying singns of suicide please remember to ACT: 1. Acknowledge the signs 2. Care (Let them know you are concerned) 3. Tell someone who can help them seek treatment
All, This story is about 655 ISRG FA Matt Thompson&#39;s father who was captured during WWII. http://fox45now.com/news/local/family-memorializing-air-force-veterans-life-in-a-special-way
655th ISRG Commander Col. John D. McKaye was the keynote speaker at a Memorial Day observance ceremony at the Evergreen Cemetery, West Carrollton, Ohio, Sunday, May 27. The ceremony was sponsored by the VFW post 3438 and American Legion posts 165 & 598. West Carrollton Girl Scout Brownie Troop 30180 presented the Wreath laying portions of the ceremony. Special thanks to members of the West Carrollton Fire & Rescue, Law Enforcement and Police Explorer cadets in attendance.
655 ISRG 71 IS member SrA Rosenberger speaks with a veteran at the Veterans Moving Forward resource fair, May 23, at the Wright State University Student Center. VMF is an annual event focused on connecting Veterans and Veterans Service Organizations in our Greater Miami Valley. Guided by the charter outlined by the Greater Miami Valley myVeteran Community and the concept of collective impact, their goal is to improve services to the veteran community.
Congratulations to 655 ISRG superintendent Senior Master Sgt. Rhoads! The 71 IS recently selected Rhoads to be their new superintendent.