Units

11th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron

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Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The hawk embodies vigilance. The large eye with a scanning line represents a camera lens and symbolizes continuous observation. The lightning flash denotes speed in accomplishing the mission. The motto “Persequor Furtim Hostis” translates in English to “Stalk the Enemy.”


Mission
The 11th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron provides tailored full-motion video processing, exploitation and dissemination for special operations forces engaged in both combat and non-combat operations worldwide.

Lineage
Constituted as 5th Photographic Technical Squadron on 9 Oct 1943. Activated on 20 Oct 1943. Inactivated on 29 Apr 1946. Allotted to the Reserve on 12 Jul 1948. Activated on 10 Aug 1948. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Consolidated (16 Oct 1984) with the 99th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron which was constituted on 1 Jan 1953. Inactivated on 15 Apr 1955. Redesignated as: 11th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron on 16 Oct 1984; 11th Intelligence Squadron on 26 Jul 2006. Activated on 1 Aug 2006. Redesignated as: 11th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron on 31 Jul 16.

Assignments
8th Photographic Group, 20 Oct 1943; III Reconnaissance Command, 15 Jan 1944; 91 Photographic (later, 91st Reconnaissance) Wing (later, 91st Air Division), 15 Apr 1944-29 Apr 1946. Fourth Air Force, 10 Aug 1948; Continental Air Command, 1 Dec 1948-27 Jun 1949. 99th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 1 Jan 1953-15 Apr 1955. Air Forces Special Operations Forces, 1 Aug 2006; Twenty-Third Air Force (Air Forces Special Operations Forces), 1 Jan 2008; 27th Special Operations Group, 31 Jul 2012; 1st Special Operations Group, 16 Apr 2013

Stations Will Rogers Fld, OK, 20 Oct 1943; Camp Stoneman, CA, 24 Feb-12 Mar 1944; Nadzab, New Guinea, Apr 1944; Leyte, Philippine Islands, 8 Nov 1944; Toguchi, Okinawa, 6 Jul 1945; Tachikawa, Japan, 23 Oct 1945; Luzon, Philippine Islands; Dec 1945-29 Apr 1946. Long Beach Aprt, CA, 10 Aug 1948-27 Jun 1949. Fairchild AFB, WA, 1 Jan 1953-15 Apr 1955. Hurlburt Fld, FL, 1 Aug 2006

Honors
Service Streamers
None.

Campaign Streamers
World War II: Bismarck Archipelago; Leyte; Luzon; New Guinea

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers
None.

Decorations
Meritorious Unit Awards
1 Oct 2007 - 30 Sep 2008
1 Oct 2008 - 30 Sep 2009
1 Oct 2009 - 30 Sep 2010
1 Oct 2010 - 30 Sep 2011
1 Oct 2011-30 Sep 2013
1 Oct 2012 - 30 Sep 2013
1 Oct 2013 - 30 Sep 2015
1 Oct 2014 – 30 Sep 2015

2013 Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Unit of the Year

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
1 Sep 2005
30 Sep 2007

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
World War II

Emblem Significance
Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors.  Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations.  Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The hawk embodies vigilance. The large eye with a scanning line represents a camera lens and symbolizes continuous observation. The lightning flash denotes speed in accomplishing the mission. The motto “Persequor Furtim Hostis” translates in English to “Stalk the Enemy”