BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Col. Patrick McKenzie, 455th Expeditionary Operations Group commander, delivers his first address to his Airmen shortly after taking command June 18. ?I demand that you remain brilliant in the basics of your craft and disciplined in the manner in which you execute,? said Colonel McKenzie. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erik Cardenas)
Tech. Sgt. Jedediah Smith, 101st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescueman, surveys the landscape for threats during a training mission in Northeastern Afghanistan April 20. (Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jason Lake)
Members of the 455th Expeditonary Aeromedivac Flight carry Airman 1st Class, Brent Noah, 376th Expeditonary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan to an ambulance at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, March 26. Airman Noah dislocated his hip exercising at Manas a day before. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Erik Cardenas)(Released)
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--A pilot assigned to the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron launches his F-15E Strike Eagle from Bagram Airfield in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Jan. 24, 2010. The 494th EFS is deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Staff Sgt. Richard Williams)
The 455th Expeditionary Operations Group (EOG), 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, conducts Close Air Support, Electronic Attack, Combat Search and Rescue, Tactical Airlift, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and Casualty and Aeromedical Evacuation operations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
The group oversees the daily combat and combat support operations of the A-10C Thunderbolt II, C-130H Hercules, EC-130H Compass Call, MC-12W Liberty, HH-60 Pave Hawk, an Aeromedical Evacuation squadron and the Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron which includes a range of functions including airfield management, air traffic control, intelligence, aircrew flight equipment, current operations and weather.
The 455 EOG also hosts a Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler electronic attack squadron and provides administrative support to a C-20 executive transport detachment.