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Posted 4/16/2012 Printable Fact Sheet
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Falcon pilot takes command of 455th EOG
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)
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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.

Units assigned under the 455 EOG:

4th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron (MC-12W)
83d Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (HH-60G)
41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron (EC-130)
455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron
455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (C-130H/J)
*104th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (A-10C)
455th Operating Location - Alpha (Kabul)
Marine Corps VMAQ Electronic Attack Squadron

*Squadron designation changes every 90-180 days.

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