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69th Reconnaissance Group
The 69th Reconnaissance Group consists of multiple squadrons and detachments. The 69th Reconnaissance Group operates and maintains deployable, high-altitude, long-endurance RQ-4/EQ-4 aircraft and ground control elements to fulfill requirements generated by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in support of unified commanders and the secretary of defense. The group provides theater commanders with near real-time intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition data and enhances theater command and control by providing persistent communications relay capability in austere areas.
The 69th Reconnaissance Group includes the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base as well as the 348th Reconnaissance Squadron and 69th Maintenance Squadron at Grand Forks Air Force Base. The 7th Reconnaissance Squadron and Detachment 1 are located overseas.
12TH RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON
The 12th Reconnaissance Squadron provides decision-makers with near real-time, high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition data. The squadron operates deployable, long-endurance RQ-4 systems to fulfill training and operational requirements generated by Joint Chiefs of Staff that support unified commanders and the secretary of defense. The 12 RS maintains command and control of worldwide systems through the Global Hawk Operations Center.