IW - Intelligence Wing

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What is an IW in the Air Force?

IW - Intelligence Wing

An IW, or Intelligence Wing, is a unit in the Air Force that deals with gathering intelligence and acting upon the information or passing it on to other agencies that can act upon it. An Intelligence Wing usually consists of at least one Intelligence Squadron, one Operations Squadron, and support functions such as a Services Squadron, Medical Squadron and other supporting squadrons as deemed necessary for the mission. As of 2012, there are three Intelligence Wings in the Air Force; one in Kansas, one in Indiana, and one in Massachusetts. Each of these wings are part of the Air National Guard and perform a dual mission of state and federal assignments. The first Intelligence Wing was formed at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas in 2007, with the unit at Terre Haute, Indiana following soon after.

   

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