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The 5th Reconnaissance Squadron is an active United States Air Force unit, originally organized as the 5th Aero Squadron in 1917. It has held this designation since October 1994. The 5th Reconnaissance Squadron (5 RS) is part of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, California but is geographically separated. The 5th Reconnaissance Squadron's mission is to provide persistent high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance within the Pacific area of responsibility...deterring the enemy and defending a nation.