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161st Intelligence Squadron

161st Intelligence Squadron
Active 1987-1994; 2008-resent
Country  United States
Allegiance  Kansas
Branch   Air National Guard
Type Squadron
Role Intelligence
Part of 184th Intelligence Wing
Garrison/HQ McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas
Nickname(s) "Jayhawks"
161st Intelligence Squadron emblem

The 161st Intelligence Squadron (161 IS) is a unit of the 184th Intelligence Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard stationed at McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas. The 161st is a non-flying squadron operating the Distributed Common Ground System.


  • History 1
  • Lineage 2
    • Assignments 2.1
    • Stations 2.2
    • Aircraft 2.3
  • References 3
    • Notes 3.1
    • Bibliography 3.2
  • External links 4


161st Fighter Squadron emblem

On 1 July 1987, the 161st Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (TFTS) was established. Formal activation ceremonies for the 161st occurred on 12 September 1987. The unit was equipped with 10 F-16A/Bs and conducted its first student training class shortly after activation. The 161st TFTS began converting to the F-16 C/D when the first C/D model arrived in July 1990.

The squadron was inactivated on 1 August 1994 when the F-16s were withdrawn from McConnell and replaced by B-1Bs. The squadron was reactivated in 2008 as the 161st Intelligence Squadron.


  • Constituted as the 161st Tactical Fighter Training Squadron and allotted to Kansas ANG, on 1 July 1987
Extended federal recognition on 12 September 1987
Redesignated: 161st Fighter Squadron on 16 March 1992
Inactivated on 1 August 1994
  • Redesignated: 161st Intelligence Squadron and activated on 1 April 2008


  • 184th Tactical Fighter Group (later 184th Fighter Group, 184th Bomb Group). 1 July 1987 - 1 August 1994
  • 184th Regional Support Group, 1 April 2008 -P resent


  • McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, 1 July 1987 - 1 August 1994
  • McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, 1 April 2008 – Present





 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Rogers, B. (2006). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. ISBN 1-85780-197-0

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