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53d Test and Evaluation Group [53rd TEG]

The 53d Test and Evaluation Group is made up of seven squadrons, four direct-reporting detachments, five squadron detachments and five operating locations at 17 stateside bases.

They are the 28th Test Squadron, 29th Training System Squadron, and 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin AFB, FL; 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards AFB, CA; 422d Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB, NV; 72nd Test and Evaluation Squadron at Whiteman AFB, MO, and 49th Test Squadron at Barksdale AFB, LA.

Detached units at Holloman AFB, NM; Kirtland AFB, NM; Cannon AFB, NM; Luke AFB, AZ; Tinker AFB, OK; Hill AFB, UT; and Dyess AFB, TX, support this group and its seven squadrons.

The 53d TEG is responsible for the overall management of the wing's flying activities at Eglin and Nellis. Members of the 53d TEG execute operational test and evaluation and tactics development and evaluation projects assigned by Headquarters Air Combat Command.

Aircraft assigned to the group include test-configured F-15 Eagle, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16, B-1, B-2, B-52 bombers, A-10, HH60, Global Hawk, Predator, and F-22 aircraft.

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