9th Intelligence Squadron [9th IS]
The 9th Intelligence Squadron maintains and operates mobile and fixed photographic imagery production and dissemination facilities for U-2 missions tasked by National Command Authorities, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Headquarters Air Combat Command.
The squadron provides operational intelligence to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing Commander, aircrew members, and senior staff. It also manages the base Special Security Office and produces and stores all domestic U-2 imagery.
The squadron is comprised of five flights: Combat Intelligence Flight (briefs aircrews and senior leaders on current intelligence); Special Security Office (SSO) (handles all aspects of Special Compartmented Information); Plans and Programs Flight (develops and coordinates Oplans and budget and ensures intelligence and computer systems are 100% operational); Logistics Flight (responsible for all processing equipment maintenance); Imagery Production Flight (processes film, analyzes, and makes copies of pictures (imagery) from a fixed facility and the Mobile Intelligence Processing Element (MIPE), DoD's only mobile long roll wet-film processing facility.
The squadron's personnel are also deployed to provide TDY intelligence manning support to operating locations overseas and during exercises.
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