66th Air Base Group

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66th Air Base Group
66th Air Base Group - emblem.png
Emblem of the 66th Air Base Group
Active 1941–1957, 2010–present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force

The 66th Air Base Group is a non-flying United States Air Force unit assigned to the Air Force Materiel Command Electronic Systems Center. It is stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. The group is also the host unit at Hanscom Air Force Base.

The 66th ABG provide services to over 5,000 active duty, Reserve and National Guard military personnel and DoD civilians who work and live at Hanscom Air Force Base. Additionally, the 66 ABG supports over 100,000 retired military personnel, annuitants and spouses living in the six-state New England area and New York.


Activated as an Air Base Group in 1940, Redesignated as a Service Group on 13 June 1942. Disbanded on 1 February 1944. It was reactivated and Consolidated with the 66th Air Base Group / 66th Combat Support Group / 66th Mission Support Group in October 2010 at Hanscom, when the 66th Air Base Wing was reduced in scope.

The 66th ABG consists of the following:

  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs
  • 66th Force Support Squadron
  • 66th Medical Clinic


For additional lineage and history, see 66th Air Base Wing

Stations: Maxwell Field, AL, 1 September 1940; Montgomery Airport, AL, 3 October 1940; Santa Maria-Lompoc AAB, CA, 9 February 1943; Barksdale Field, LA, 2 May 1943 – 1 Feb 1944.[1]


66th Service Group

  • Constituted as the 66th Air Base Group (Special) on 16 August 1940
Activated on 1 September 1940
Redesignated 66th Service Group on 13 June 1942
Disbanded on 1 February 1944
  • Reconstituted and consolidated with the 66th Mission Support Group as the 66th Air Base Group on 30 June 2010[1]

66th Air Base Group

  • Constituted as the 66th Air Base Group on 15 November 1952
Activated on 1 January 1953
Redesignated 66th Combat Support Group on 15 August 1962
Inactivated on 1 October 1970
  • Activated on 1 June 1985
Inactivated on 31 March 1992
  • Redesignated 66th Support Group on 16 September 1994
Activated on 1 October 1994
Redesignated 66th Mission Support Group on 1 October 2002
  • Consolidated with the 66th Service Group on 30 June 2010 and redesignated 66th Air Base Group[1]




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  1. ^ a b c d e Robertson, Patsy (26 August 2010). "Factsheet 66 Air Base Group (AFMC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 


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

  • Maurer, Maurer, Air Force Combat Units of World War II, Office of Air Force history (1961). ISBN 0-405-12194-6
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories, 1947–1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1984. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.

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