The 361st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group located at Hurlburt Field, Fla. is a tailored Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency group that directly supports Air Force Special Operations Command. The 361st ISRG trains and equips both Direct Support Operators and Tactical Systems Operators who are qualified to fly as aircrew members onboard AFSOC aircraft.
The 361st ISRG provides direct threat warning and enhanced situational awareness to AFSOC aircrews. The 361st ISRG was established in 2008 to bring all AF ISR Agency units supporting SOF under the umbrella of one group in order to better present ISR capabilities to the SOF community and streamline command and control. The group consists of two squadrons and several geographically separated detachments. The 361st is a selectively manned and uniquely tasked unit providing specialized intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance across the spectrum of operations, from conflict through humanitarian relief, and is heavily tasked around the world. The unit also provides specialized cryptologic expertise to HQ AFSOC to execute National Tactical Integration and tactic analysis programs.
The 361st ISRG was originally constituted as the 11th Photographic Group (Mapping) on 19 Nov 1943. Early missions were the photographic mapping of the US and sent detachments to the Chine-Burma-India Theater, the Near and Middle East, Mexico, Canada, Alaska, and the Caribbean to carry out similar missions. The 11th Photographic Group (Mapping) flew B-17, B-24, B-25, B-29, F-2, F-9, F-10, and A-20 aircraft. It was officially disbanded 5 Oct 44.
Point Of Contact
1st Special Operations Wing
Public Affairs Office
344 Tully St.
Hurlburt Field, FL 32544-5271
DSN 579-7190 or (850) 884-7190