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655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing

655th ISR Wing

The 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing is an Independent wing under the 10th Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The organization officially became a wing Sept. 20, 2018, consisting of two Groups and 14 Classic Associate Unit intelligence squadrons across seven different states conducting 10 distinct missions.


Mission Statement: To develop highly-skilled Reserve Citizen-Airmen providing vital intelligence support to combatant commanders in order to “Fly, Fight, and Win.”


Vision Statement: To serve as the premier ISR Wing, with the most diverse ISR capabilities, creating timely, accurate and actionable intelligence providing decision advantage over our nation's adversaries.

655th ISR Wing News

  • AFR Major promotion, Captain continuation boards postponed

    The Calendar Year 2021 Air Force Reserve Major Line and Nonline Promotion Board has been rescheduled for March 29, pushing it back two months from its original date of January 29. This change is due to new Department of Defense and Department of the Air Force requirements, and the time need to implement them. As a result of the changes to major promotion boards, the captain continuation boards have also been postponed and will be held immediately following the major promotion boards.
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff issue letter to Joint Force in response to January 6 assault on U.S. Capitol

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- In response to the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the Joint
  • Air Force rolls out GO Inspire program to increase diversity, attract future leaders

    Air Force Recruiting Service announced the establishment of a program designed to increase diversity in ranks of the two services while attracting the next generation of Airmen and Guardians.
  • Special Victims’ Counsel is here to help survivors

    She was an officer with nearly nine years of service, who had been selected for promotion. She joined some colleagues on a weekend camping trip to take advantage of the summer weather. After enjoying a bonfire and games, they all settled in for the night, but one man, a fellow officer, didn’t.
  • Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

    We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated now that COVID-19 vaccines are available in the United States. While more COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to get vaccinated.
  • 655th ISR Wing NCOs earn commissions, accept new opportunities to lead within wing

    On Dec. 10, 2020, (then) Officer Trainee Samuel Vasquez, 63d Intelligence Squadron, was administered the Oath of Office virtually by 2nd Lt. Christopher Ramirez, 71st Intelligence Squadron, commissioning him as a second lieutenant at Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
  • 655th ISR Group Airmen participate in Chats with Cyber Scholars event

    Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group along with members of the 23rd and 512th Intel Squadrons participated virtually in Sinclair Community College’s “Chats with Cyber Scholars” Dec. 4, 2020. The presentation was for the college’s Scholarship for Service scholars.
  • Frontline health care workers among first in DOD for COVID-19 vaccine

    U.S. military communities in Washington, D.C., San Diego, and San Antonio are among the first in the Department of Defense to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 14 as part of the DOD’s initial distribution plan.
  • Scobee highlights Reserve contributions, future priorities

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, highlighted the contributions of the more than 70,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen during an extremely busy 2020 and shared the Air Force Reserve future priorities during the Reserve Forces Policy Board’s quarterly meeting December 9. Throughout his speech, Scobee underscored the Air Force Reserve’s ability to deliver 20% of the Air Force’s overall operational and strategic capability with just 3% of the budget. He focused on the essential work Reserve Citizen Airmen accomplished with regard to the Department of Defense COVID-19 response and natural disaster support during 2020.
  • Department of the Air Force releases fiscal year 2021 Selective Retention Bonus program

    The program is designed to improve the retention of experienced Airmen and Space Professionals in stressed career fields or those with high training costs.
  • 23 IS closes out 2020 with a bang!

    The Airmen of the 23rd Intelligence Squadron continue to excel in the midst of challenges, and closed out the last quarter of 2020 on a high note. The squadron briefed Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) leaders on multiple occasions, won several wing and AFRC level awards, and completed its third virtual mass unit training assembly (UTA).
  • 655th ISR Group deputy commander retires after 41 years of service

    During the Dec. 5, 2020 unit training assembly, the 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing bid farewell to long-time member and current 655th ISR Group deputy commander, Lt. Col. Thomas Danas. Danas is retiring after more than 41 years of service; over 20 years enlisted and over 20 years as an officer.
  • AFWERX announces virtual Accelerate Event from Dec. 7 to 11

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AFWERX) – AFWERX is announcing the inaugural Accelerate event being held virtually
  • DOD Working With Industry to Ramp Up 5G Network Innovation

    The introduction of 5G network technology helps restore military readiness, builds a more lethal force, expands and strengthens alliances and brings business reform to the department, a Defense Department official said.
  • Vice Chief’s Challenge creates new document templates, saves Airmen time

    The 2020 Vice Chief’s Challenge launched in February with a focus on working faster and smarter, and finding innovative ways to give Airmen back their time.
  • Veterans Day Commentary

    We should remember these men and women every day, but Veterans Day gives us a special opportunity to truly reflect on their sacrifices and honor them for what they’ve done and what they do.
  • COVID-19 reminder

    As the communities surrounding Wright-Patterson Air Force Base continue to see a spike in COVID-19 cases, 445th Airlift Wing and 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing members are reminded to continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and to stay home if you are sick.
  • 655 ISRW team wins award during Rise of the Digital Wingman Campaign

    Over the summer, a three-person team from the 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing went above and beyond their required job tasks and entered a virtual robot in to the Rise of the Digital Wingman competition, a Chief of Staff of the Air Force initiative.
  • 512th IS Airmen participate in virtual, interactive training event

    On July 14-15 and 21-22, 2020, Airmen from the 512 Intelligence Squadron participated in an interactive, live training experience hosted by their Classic Associate Unit (CAU) the 41st Intelligence Squadron.
  • 23 IS prepares, and donates sandwiches to San Antonians in need

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 23rd Intelligence Squadron (23 IS) donated more than 1,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the last month to local San Antonians in need.
  • 23 IS conducts virtual PAI training

    Joint Base San Antonio, Texas—Airmen from the 23rd Intelligence Squadron organized and executed a first-ever, unit-wide Publicly Available Information (PAI) training session June 6, 2020. The goal of the training was to educate 23 IS Airmen with PAI best practices and highlight the capabilities that PAI brings to intelligence operations.
  • 23 IS achieves full operational capability for combat cyber mission forces

    The 23rd Intelligence Squadron achieved full operational capability (FOC) after almost three years of hard work and three months ahead of when originally projected.
  • 23 IS conducts unique virtual training event

    On June 7th, 2020, Airmen from the 23rd Intelligence Squadron organized an interactive, live training experience for the squadron’s first virtual unit training assembly (UTA). Three Airmen from the squadron used an online educational tool, as well as a video teleconferencing platform to organize a spirited 90 minute training session.
  • 28 IS TSOs: key contributors to SOF mission success

    At the 28th Intelligence Squadron, there’s a career field that has been making strides as the squadron continues to grow. That career field is Tactical Systems Operator (TSO) specialty of the 1A8X2 – Airborne ISR Operator Air Force Specialty Code.


Col. Joseph Marcinek (ART)              Commander

Col. Philip Warlick II (TR)                 Vice Commander

Col. Ricardo Baker (ART)               655th Group Commander

Col. Josh Redden (AGR)              755th Group Commander

CMSgt Bohdan Pywowarczuk (TR)      Command Chief


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