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466th Air Expeditionary Group

The mission of the 466th Air Expeditionary Group is 3 fold. First, the Group provides total visibility and accountability of Joint Expeditionary Tasking (JET) airmen from training, deployment, employment and redeployment. Second, it supports airmen with administrative command/operational command responsibilities. Lastly, it ensures the 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 the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in operations with essential resources to strengthen security and build a solid infrastructure.

The 466th Air Expeditionary Group was activated in 2009 as part of the expansion of the capabilities previously supplied by the 466th Air Expeditionary Squadron. The Group provided a growing number of Airmen to support Provincial Reconstruction Teams, Embedded Training Teams, and Brigade Support Teams. The 466th Air Expeditionary Squadron was assigned to the new group and 3 other squadrons, the 766th, 866th, and 966th Air Expeditionary Squadrons, were activated. Each of the 4 squadrons were geographically located within their respective areas of responsibility within the ISAF Regional Command. The 466th Air Expeditionary Squadron was based at Kandahar Airfield and supported operations in Regional Command-South, Regional Command - South West, and Regional Command - West. The 766th Air Expeditionary Squadron was based at Forward Operating Base Sharana and support operations in Regional Command - East. The 866th Air Expeditionary Squadron was based at Camp Phoenix and supported operations in Regional Command - Capital. The 966th Air Expeditionary Squadron was based at Bagram Air Base and supported operations there and in Regional Command - North.

As of January 2011, the 466th Air Expeditionary Group provided specified administrative and operational control of more than 1,800 Airmen at more than 90 locations across Afghanistan. This included JET airmen and Individual Augmentees (IA) assigned against joint organizations. The 466th AEG consisted 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.




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