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46 TEST GROUP (AFMC)

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Lineage. Activated as 6585 Test Group on 1 Aug 1970. Redesignated 46 Test Group on 1 Oct 1992. 

Assignments. Air Force Special Weapons Center, 1 Aug 1970; Armament Development and Test Center (later, Armament Division), 1 Oct 1975; 3246 Test Wing, 1 Jan 1984; 46 Test Wing, 1 Oct 1992-. 

Operational Components. Squadrons. 6586 Test (later, 586 Test; 586 Flight Test): 15 Dec 1982-. 46 Guidance Test (later, 746 Test): 8 Sep 1993-. 846 Test: 1 Oct 1994-. 

Stations. Hollomon AFB, NM, 1 Aug 1970-. 

Commanders. Col Earl M. Thompson, 1 Aug 1970; Col Orville J. Kvamme, 30 Jun 1975; Col Lemuel D. Horton, 1 Jul 1977; Col James S. Thompson, 20 Sep 1978; Col Robert E. Haney, 1 Oct 1980; Col Lawrence J. Thomson, 14 May 1982; Col John B. McDonald, 20 Jun 1984; Col Roger C. Head, 25 Jul 1986; Col Ronald C. Hoover, 5 Jun 1989; Col Carl A. Lyday, 19 Aug 1991; Col Thomas U. Mead, 22 Jul 1994; Col David J. Eichhorn, 31 Jul 1996; Col Eric H. Hoganson, 16 Jul 1998; Col William N. Higgenbotham, Jul 2000; Col Joseph E. Zeis, 1 Aug 2002; Col Donald S. Watrous, 23 Jun 2004; Col David A. Harris, 16 Jun 2006-. 

Aircraft. None, 1970-1990; AT-38, 1991-; C-12, 1997-. 

Operations. Operated test facilities for high speed sled track testing, navigation and guidance systems testing, radar signature measurements and weapon systems flight testing, 1970-. 

Service Streamers. None. 

Campaign Streamers. None. 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None. 

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan-31 Dec 1972; 1 Jan 1984-31 Dec 1985; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1987; [1 Oct]-31 Dec 1992; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1993; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1994; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1995; 1 Jan-31 Dec 1997; 1 Jan 1998-31 Dec 1999; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2000; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2001; 1 Jan 2000-31 Dec 2002; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2003; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2004; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2005; 1 Jan-31 Dec 2006. 

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 22 Aug 2008. 

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through 30 Jun 2006. 

Supersedes statement prepared on 25 Apr 1996. 

Emblem. Group will use the wing emblem with the group designation in the scroll. 

Prepared by Patsy Robertson. 

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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