100 Operations Group (USAFE)

Lineage.  Established as 100 Operations Group, and activated, on 1 Feb 1992.

Assignments.  100 Air Refueling Wing, 1 Feb 1992-.

Operational Components: Squadrons:  351 Air Refueling:  30 Mar 1992-. 

Stations.  RAF Mildenhall, England, 1 Feb 1992-.

Commanders:  Lt Col Thomas E. Brown, 1 Feb 1992; Col Charles T. Tatum, 31 Mar 1992; Col David E. Pope, 5 Jun 1992; Col Thomas W. Oldham, 16 Feb 1993; Col David R. Ziegler, 11 Oct 1994; Col Cary M. Walgamot, c. Jul 1996; Col Randal D. Fullhart, 14 May 1998; Col John E. Butcher, 18 Jan 2000; Col Anthony M. Mauer, 6 Sep 2001; Col Bryan Benson, 22 Jul 2003; Col Matthew H. Arens, 21 Jan 2005; Col James D. Clifton, 13 Jul 2006; Col Greg D. Paulk, 17 Jul 2008; Col Joseph W. Demarco, 25 Jun 2010; Col Nancy Bozzer, 14 Jun 2012; Col Noel Bradford, 11 Jun 2014-.

Aircraft.  KC-135, 1992-.

Operations.  On 1 Feb 1992, the 100th Operations Group assumed responsibility for flying elements of the 100th Air Refueling Wing at RAF Mildenhall where it deployed aircraft for and managed the European Tanker Task Force, a rotational force that provided air refueling to US and NATO aircraft in the European Theater until it ended in 1998.  Beginning in 1998, it received an increase in primary aircraft assigned.  From that time, it provided all air refueling for US and NATO forces engaged in contingency operations, exercises, and aircraft movements into and through the European Theater, including Operations DENY FLIGHT and ALLIED FORCE over the former YugoslaviaSupported deployed aircraft for humanitarian and contingency operations in Africa, such as RESTORE HOPE; and Southwest Asia, including Operations PROVIDE COMFORT, NORTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM. 

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  Kosovo:  Kosovo Air.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Apr 1993-31 Jul 1994; 1 Aug 1994-31 Jul 1995; 1 Aug 1995-31 Jul 1997; 24 Mar-10 Jun 1999; 11 Jun 1999-10 Jun 2001; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2005-31 Dec 2006; 1 Jul 2008-30 Jun 2010; 1 Jul 2010-30 Jun 2011; 1 Jan 2012-31 Dec 2013.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 27 July 2017.

Commanders through 11 Jun 2014.  Aircraft and Operations through Jul 2017.

Emblem.  Group should submit a request for wing emblem with group designation in scroll in accordance with AFI 84-105, Chapter 3.

Supersedes statement prepared on 2 Jul 2010.

Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.

Reviewed by Daniel L. Haulman.