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466TH AIR EXPEDITIONARY GROUP

Posted 1/4/2011 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Don Moss, Chief of Intelligence, Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team, speaks to Afghani children in a village near Forward Operating Base Herrara, Afghanistan, April 17, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Weismiller)
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The 466th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG) provides specified Administrative and Operational control (ADCON/OPCON) of more than 1,800 Airmen at more than 90 locations across Afghanistan. This includes Joint Expeditionary Tasking (JET) airmen and Individual Augmentees (IA) assigned against Joint organizations.

The unit's mission is to three fold:
1. Provide total visibility and accountability of JET airmen from training, deployment, employment and redeployment
2. Support airmen with ADCON/OPCON responsibilities
3. Ensure Tactical Commander (Ground commanders and Joint Organizations) is fully supported with the right airmen, in the right job with the right skills, on time.
The Group supports International Security Assistance Force operations with essential resources to strengthen security and build a solid infrastructure.

The 466th AEG is comprised of Airmen from more than 115 Air Force Specialty Codes including security forces, explosive ordinance disposal, civil engineering, contracting, communications, medical, intelligence, legal and logistics support to train local officials and rebuild the country.

In May 2009, the group added four subordinate squadrons to provide the growing number of Airmen supporting supporting Provincial Reconstruction Teams, Embedded Training Teams and Brigade Support Teams. Each of the four squadrons are geographically located within their respective areas of responsibility within the ISAF Regional Command.

The four squadrons under the group are:

766th Air Expeditionary Squadron based at FOB Sharana (RC-East)
466th Air Expeditionary Squadron based at Kandahar Airfield (RC-South/West)
866th Air Expeditionary Squadron based at Camp Phoenix (RC-Capital)
966th Air Expeditionary Squadron based at Bagram (RC-North/Bagram)

(Current as of Jan. 2011)







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