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53 Test Management Group (ACC)

Lineage.   Established as 57 Test Group, and activated, on 1 Nov 1991.  Inactivated on 1 Aug 1997.  Redesignated as 53 Test Management Group on 30 Jul 2002.  Activated on 1 Oct 2002.

Assignments.   57 Fighter Wing (later, 57 Wing), 1 Nov 1991; 53 Wing, 1 Oct 1996-1 Aug 1997.   53 Wing, 1 Oct 2002-.


Operational Components.  28 Test (later, 28 Test and Evaluation): 1 Oct 2002-.  29 Training Systems: 1 Oct 2002-.  59 Test and Evaluation: 3 Dec 2004-.  422 Test and Evaluation: 1 Nov 1991-1 Aug 1997.  431 Test and Evaluation: 1 Nov 1991-30 Jun 1992.


Stations.  Nellis AFB, NV, 1 Nov 1991-1 Aug 1997.  Eglin AFB, FL, 1 Oct 2002-.


Commanders.   Col Richard S. Mather, 1 Nov 1991; Col Ted J. Carter, c. 1993-unkn; unkn-1 Aug 1997.  Col Douglas C. Hayner, 1 Oct 2002; Col Stephen C. Fairbairn, 22 Jun 2004; Col Thomas Berghoff, 4 Aug 2006; Col Christopher P. Monahan, 8 Aug 2008-.      


Aircraft.  F-111, 1992; A-10, 1992-unkn; F-15, 1992-unkn; F-16, 1992-unkn; F-4, 1993-unkn.   None, 2002-.


Operations.  Conducted the USAF Combat Development Program for the Weapons and Tactics Center (WTC); included operational tests, tactics development, evaluation, and software management of aircraft assigned to the group, 1991-1995.   Managed operational test and tactics development to provide best equipment and procedures to all Combat Air Forces (CAF) training systems, 2002-.     


Service Streamers.   None.


Campaign Streamers.    None.


Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.


Decorations.   Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1995-[1 Oct 1996]; [1 Oct] 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006; 1 Jun 2006-31 May 2008.


Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, and Honors through 10 Jul 2017.


Commanders through 23 Feb 2009.


Aircraft, and Operations through Aug 1997


Supersedes statement prepared on 25 Feb 2009.


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


Prepared by TSgt David Dollman.


Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.