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178th Wing Fact Sheet

Commander Colonel Kimberly A. Fitzgerald

Vice Commander Colonel Mark R. Johnson

Command Chief Chief Master Sgt. Scott E. Ross

Personnel Assigned:
Assigned to Springfield Air National Guard Base: 926 personnel
Assigned to Springfield Air National Guard Base with GSUs: 1262 personnel

Unit Location:
Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport Springfield, Ohio

MQ-9 Reaper

Provide Ready units to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance and Operations Support to execute federal and state missions while maintaining an active involvement with the local community.

Mission Information:
The 178th Wing stays on the cutting edge of modern warfare through its Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and support missions consisting of the following groups.
o The 178th Operations Group: Remotely operates the MQ-1B Predator in overseas locations 24/7/365 to provide essential support to our service members and ground force commanders.
o 178th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group: Consists of four intelligence squadrons supporting national and combatant command requirements and partners with the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)
o 124th Intelligence Squadron: Performs Computer Network Exploitation and develops related products for the 659th ISRG at Fort Meade, Md.
o 125th Intelligence Squadron: Produces Geospatial Intelligence products and performs forensic all-source analysis.
o 126th Intelligence Squadron: Supports NASIC in creating integrated predictive intelligence on foreign space threats and capabilities.
o 127th Intelligence Squadron: Consists of two flights conducting technical exploitation: Electronic Intelligence & Foreign Material Exploitation
o Mission Support Group: Consists of Security Forces, Civil Engineering, Services, Communications, Personnel and Logistics. The group also provides home station and Expeditionary Combat Support.
o Medical Group: Ensures personnel are medically capable of accomplishing missions

Community Support:
o Donates time and skills to programs and projects that add value to Ohio
o Dayton Children’s Hospital Visits
o Public Speaking Engagements
o Participate in anti-drug campaign at local sports camps
o Dayton Air Show and USAF Marathon Support