The 69 RG/DET 1 plans and executes high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions throughout Pacific Command's Area of Responsibility. Operating the RQ-4B Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), the 69 RG/DET 1 provides signals intelligence and near real-time imagery intelligence to fulfill operational requirements generated by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in support of the Secretary of Defense and unified commanders.
Nearly 100 active duty and civilian members are assigned to the 69 RG/DET 1. The unit consists of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilots, maintainers, and support personnel. The unit falls under the 69th Reconnaissance Group, 9th Reconnaissance Wing and is located at Andersen AFB, Guam.
The 9th Operations Group, Detachment 3 was activated on Andersen AFB, Guam on 20 September
2010. It was redesignated the 69th Reconnaissance Group, Detachment 1 on 1 March 2013. The
unit still currently resides at Andersen AFB, Guam as a detachment out of the 69th Reconnaissance
Group at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota.
2015 Air Force level Air Force Association Gill Robb Wilson Award winner
Operation Tomodachi in 2011
Operation Damayan in 2014