432d Operations Group

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432d Operations Group
432d Operations Group - ACC - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 432d Operations Group
Active 1943–1958, 1991-1994-, 2007 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
432 OG Gaggle patch. Gaggle consists of (clockwise from top left): 15th Reconnaissance Squadron, 42d Attack Squadron, 11th Reconnaissance Squadron, 17th Reconnaissance Squadron, 30th Reconnaissance Squadron, 432d Operations Support Squadron and 432d Operations Group (center).

The 432d Operations Group is the flying component of the United States Air Force 432d Wing, stationed at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.

Overview[edit]

The 432d Operations Group/Expeditionary Operations Group employs Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in 24/7/365 Combat Air Patrols in support of combatant commander needs, and deploys combat support forces worldwide. This includes combat command and control, tactics development, intelligence support, weather support, and standardization and evaluation oversight for United States Air Force Air Combat Command, United States Air Forces Central Command, Air Force Material Command, Air National Guard, Royal Air Force, and Air Reserve Command RPA units.

The Group is also responsible for all air traffic control, airfield management, and weather services for RPA operations at Creech AFB, NV.

Units[1][edit]

History[edit]

Activated in 1991 as the 432d Operations Group when its parent 432d Fighter Wing converted to the Objective Wing organization. Controlled two squadrons of F-16 Falcon tactical fighters at Misawa AB, Japan, 1991-1994. Unit inactivated along with parent organization when 35th Fighter Wing was assigned to Misawa and 432d Wing and component organizations were redesignated.

The unit was again reactivated in 2007 when its parent 432d Wing stood up at Creech AFB, Nevada. The unit has control over several squadrons which operate unmanned reconnaissance aircraft. As the 432d Air Expeditionary Group, the unit consists of combat-ready Airmen who fly the MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft to support United States and Coalition warfighters. The 19th Attack Squadron and 30th Reconnaissance Squadron are stated at Tonopah Test Range Airport, Nevada and operate the USAF's RQ-170 Sentinels.

Lineage[edit]

  • Established as 432d Operations Group and activated on 31 May 1991
Inactivated on 1 Oct 1994.
Reactivated on 1 May 2007

Assignments[edit]

Components[edit]

Stations[edit]

19 ATKS and 30th RS operate from Tonopah Test Range Airport, Nevada, 1 May 2007 – present

Aircraft[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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