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178th ISR Group hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for renovated facility

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  • By Airman 1st Class Rachel Simones
  • 178th Wing Public Affairs
The 178th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the newly renovated headquarters and production facility at Springfield Air National Guard Base, May 14.

The updated building provides a united space for the 178th ISRG to enhance the Ohio National Guard's missions and to support the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.

The facility serves as the training and production location for three intelligence squadrons. These intelligence squadrons conduct cyberspace, geospatial, space and technical intelligence missions.

"It is a premier facility for the 178th ISRG to conduct real-world missions," said Maj. Gen. Stephen Markovich, the commander of the Ohio Air National Guard.

Col. Rebecca O'Connor, the 178th ISRG commander, cut the ribbon to commemorate the renovations of the base facility.

"So many people had a hand in getting the building to where it is today," said O'Connor. She thanked all the squadrons and flights involved in designing, building and protecting the facility as it underwent construction.

The facility enables open communication and unification of the squadrons to support the Air Force's intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance missions.

"The facility allows for synergy between all three squadrons," said Master Sgt. Paul , an intelligence specialist with the 178th ISRG. "It brings the talents of all three squadrons together."