412 Operations Group (AFMC)

Lineage.   Established as 412 Operations Group on 1 Aug 1993.  Activated on 1 Oct 1993.

Assignments.  412 Test Wing, 1 Oct 1993-.


Operational Components.  Squadrons410 Test (later, 410 Flight Test):  1 Oct 1993-30 Sep 2008.  411 Test (later, 411 Flight Test):  1 Oct 1993-.  412 Flight Test:  1 Jan 1994-.  413 Test (later, 413 Flight Test):  1 Oct 1993-6 May 2004.  415 Test (later, 415 Flight Test):  1 Oct 1993-1 Oct 1994.  416 Test (later, 416 Flight Test):  1 Oct 1993-.  417 Test (later, 417 Flight Test):  1 Oct 1993-1 Oct 1995; 16 Mar 2006-30 Jun 2010.  418 Test (later, 418 Flight Test):  1 Oct 1993-.  419 Test (later, 419 Flight Test):  1 Oct 1993-.  445 Test (later, 445 Flight Test):  1 Oct 1993-30 Nov 2001; 11 Mar 2004-.  452 Test (later, 452 Flight Test):  1 Oct 1993-30 Jun 2010.   461 Flight Test: 27 Oct 2006-.


Stations.  Edwards AFB, CA, 1 Oct 1993-.


Commanders.  Col Stephen G. Henrich, 1 Oct 1993; Col Charles R. Bisbee III, 1 Feb 1994; Col Paul G. Deehan, 17 Oct 1994; Col Terry E. Tomeny, 27 Oct 1995; Col Glyn D. Martin, 2 Jul 1997; Col Dennis F. Sager, 17 May 1999; Col David E. Walker, 15 Jun 2001; Col Brian A. Simpson, 1 Aug 2003; Col Christopher A. Cook, 6 Jul 2005; Col Michael T. Panarisi, 27 Jun 2007; Col Colin Miller, 6 Jul 2009; Col Christopher Azzano, 11 Jul 2011-.


Aircraft.   From 1993 tested variety of assigned and loaned aircraft that included C-130, F-15, F-16, T-38, T-39, B-2, C-17, C-23A; F-22, F-117, B-1B, U-2, B-52, C-12, CV-22, RQ-4, X-45, YAL; MQ-1 and MQ-9.  EC-18, 1993-; EC/NKC/C-135, 1993-; MC-130, 1995-.


Operations.  The 412 Operations Group took over flying operations in 1993 for the 412 Test Wing which had transitioned into an objective test wing the previous year.  The mission of the group’s flight test squadrons encompassed almost every aircraft in the Air Force inventory and consisted of air vehicle development, testing, and evaluation of both manned and unmanned aerospace vehicles for US and foreign governments.    


Service Streamers.  None. 


Campaign Streamers.  None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.   Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jan-31 Dec 1996; 1 Jan 1997-31 Dec 1998.


Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through May 2012.


Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through May 2012.


Supersedes statement prepared on 2 Feb 2006.


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


Prepared by Patsy Robertson.  


Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey.