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15th Operations Group
Emblem of the 15th Operations Group
Active 1992–present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Airlift
Part of 15th Wing
Garrison/HQ Hickam Air Force Base
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Boeing C-17A Lot XVII Globemaster III 05-5150 of the 535th Airlift Squadron

Special Air Mission aircraft of the 65th Airlift Squadron

The 15th Operations Group (15 OG) is the flying component of the 15th Wing, assigned to the United States Air Force Thirteenth Air Force. The group is stationed at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

The 15 OG is responsible for managing operational matters at Hickam AFB and Bellows AFS, Hawaii; and Wake Island Airfield.


The 15th Operations Group has five operational squadrons assigned flying C-17, KC-135, F-22, C-40B, and C-37A aircraft along with an operational support squadron supporting the Commander, US Pacific Command and the Commander, Pacific Air Forces.


The 15th Operations Group (Tail Code: HH) consists of the following squadrons:


On 1 April 1992 the 15th Operations Group was activated as a result of the 15th Air Base Wing implementing the USAF objective wing organization.[1] Upon activation, the 15th OG assumed responsibility from the 15th Air Base Wing for managing operational matters at Hickam AFB and Bellows AFS, Hawaii; and Wake Island Airfield.[1] Also provided command and control for the defense of the Hawaiian Islands and directed tactical control of Hawaii Air National Guard alert F-15 aircraft.[1]

Its 25th Air Support Operations Squadron provided combat ready tactical air control parties (TACPs) ready to advise on the employment of air assets in training and combat and to deploy worldwide with each brigade and battalion of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division and other designated ground components.[1] Beginning in 1992, the group had one airlift squadron assigned and equipped with specially configured C-135 aircraft, which provided transportation for the Commander, US Pacific Command, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, and other high ranking civilian, military, and foreign dignitaries.[1]

Added C-37 aircraft in 2002 and C-40 aircraft in 2003; retired C-135 aircraft in 2003. Assigned second airlift squadron in 2005.[1]


  • Constituted as 15 Operations Group on 1 April 1992
Activated on 13 April 1992[1]




  • Hickam AFB, HI, 13 April 1992–present

Aircraft assigned

  • C-135, 1992–2003
  • C-37, 2002–present
  • C-40, 2003–present
  • F-22, 2010–present


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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