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36th Operations Group Pacific Air Forces.png
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Active 1940–1957; 1992–1994; 2007–present
Country United States
Branch  United States Air Force
Motto(s) Prepared to Prevail

A Lockheed Martin F-22A Block 30 Raptor (05-4107) from the 90th Fighter Squadron flies over Guam for a training mission 15 April 2007. The Raptors deployed from the 3rd Wing at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, and when deployed to Andersen, are attached to the 36th Operations Group.

A B-52H Stratofortress (B-52H-170-BW 61-0019) deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, departs 12 February 2007 for a training mission over the Pacific Ocean. The bombers deployed from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, and when deployed to Andersen, are attached to the 36th Operations Group.

The 36th Operations Group (36 OG) is the operational component of the 36th Wing, assigned to the United States Air Force Pacific Air Forces. The group is stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

The groups World War II predecessor unit, the 36th Fighter Group was a prewar unit deployed to the European Theater and assigned to Ninth Air Force. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts and earned a Distinguished Unit Citation for operations on 1 September 1944 when, in a series of missions, the group attacked German columns south of the Loire River in order to disrupt the enemy's retreat across central France to Dijon.

Overview

The 36th OG assumed the mission of the 36th Expeditionary Operations Group on 14 February 2007 and established a permanent command structure for deployed Air Force units assigned to Andersen AFB.

History

For additional history and lineage, see 36th Wing

World War II

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