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267th Intelligence Squadron

Vision Statement:

To be recognized as a trusted mission partner within the Intelligence Community

Mission Statement:

Conduct signals intelligence exploitation in the cyber domain for 25th Air Force and U.S. Cyber Command, delivering decision advantage to war fighters and national decision makers

Federal Mission:

The 267th IS is charged with sustaining a reserve force of Cyber ISR analysts and support staff capable of augmenting and contributing to global Cyber ISR operations. Augmentees support both home-station, nation-wide, and overseas deployments in addition to providing top notch behind the scenes Cyber ISR guidance.

State Mission:

State mission efforts include providing highly trained and professional intelligence analysts in support of domestic Incident Awareness and Assessment (IAA) and general emergency/event response within the Commonwealth.

Force Structure or Organization:

The 267th Intelligence Squadron is comprised of intelligence analysts whose responsibilities include organizing, training and equipping for federal and state mission taskings and conducting signals intelligence exploitation in the cyber domain for 25th Air Force and U.S. Cyber Command in order to deliver decision advantage to war fighters and national decision makers. The squadron is stationed at Otis Air National Guard Base and is administratively aligned under the 202d Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group (202 ISRG) and the 102d Intelligence Wing (102 IW) of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. The squadron is operationally aligned with the 41st Intelligence Squadron (41 IS), 659th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group (659 ISRG), 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing (70 ISRW), 25th Air Force (25 AF), Air Combat Command (ACC).

Functions and Capabilities

The squadron’s primary mission is to conduct research and analysis, providing finished Cyber ISR products, and direct support for consumers across multiple agencies. The focus enables DoD cross-domain operations through reserve readiness and Digital Network Intelligence exploitation. The squadron’s ultimate goal is to ensure leaders and warfighters maintain an information advantage of military operations around the globe.

Background

The 267th has a distinguished history. The unit began as the 301st Signal Company on 1 December 1942 in Pinedale, California and deployed to North Africa on 4 September 1943. The unit then redeployed to Italy on 25 April 1944 and was assigned to the 304th Bomb Wing on 21 July 1945, earning WWII service streamers and a Meritorious Unit Commendation while providing fighters and bombers with reliable communications. On 13 October 1945, the unit transferred back to the United States and was inactivated at Camp Shanks, New York. On 24 May 1945, the unit was redesignated as the 101st Communications Squadron and assigned to the newly created Air Force and Massachusetts Air National Guard. Next, the unit was extended federal recognition on 8 December 1947 at the Commonwealth Armory in Boston and on 1 January 1952, moved to the Somerville Armory in Somerville, Massachusetts and was redesignated as the 267th Communications Squadron. On 20 August 1954, the unit moved to Logan International Airport in Boston and on 1 September 1955, the unit moved to Wellesley, Massachusetts. In December 1960, the 267th became the first Air National Guard unit to join the Air Force Space Surveillance Team. In 1963, the 267th was the first Air National Guard unit to field a Doppler Tracking Station. In the 1970’s the unit was redesignated once again, this time as the 267th Combat Communications Squadron. In the 1990’s the unit was called upon to support Desert Shield/Desert Storm. In 1996, the 267th was relocated to Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod, Massachusetts where they conducted home station activations for Operation Allied Force in 1999 and stood up the Theater Deployable Communications Schoolhouse. The 2000’s saw more of the same steadfast service from the 267th with Presidential activation to Masirah Island Air Base, Oman from Sep 2001 - Sep 2002; Presidential activation to “Base X”, Southwest Asia from Jan - Jun 2003; Air Expeditionary Force deployments to Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq from Mar - Jul 2003 and Sep 2007 - Jan 2008; followed by Air Expeditionary Force deployments to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2008, and Balad, Iraq from Oct 2010 - Apr 2011. State side, the 267th deployed to support the Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack response 15-16 April 2013. On 1 July 2016, the 267th Combat Communications Squadron was redesignated as the 267th Intelligence Squadron. The 267th Intelligence Squadron is currently working toward Initial Operating Capability (IOC) slated for 2019, and plans to achieve Full Operational Capability (FOC) by 2020.