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366TH OPERATIONS GROUP

Posted 3/5/2014 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Vision
The 366th Operations Group will develop and sustain the most professional operational and combat support Airpower Forces while increasing integration and interoperability with our joint and coalition partners. We will deliver decisive and lethal combat options to Combatant Commanders while developing our Airmen as leaders for our nation. 

Mission
The 366th Operations Group is one of the most diverse operations groups in all of Air Combat Command. The group is responsible for training and equipping five assigned squadrons, while supporting two tenant units. It ensures combat readiness for short-notice worldwide Air Expeditionary Force deployments and contingency operations. It also manages and maintains the 9,600 square mile Mountain Home Range Complex, supporting more than 20,000 flying hours and 13,000 local sorties annually.

Personnel
About 800 personnel are assigned to the 366th OG.

Organization
The 366th OG is comprised of seven squadrons: the 389th,391st and 428th Fighter Squadrons, 366th Operations Support Squadron, 726th Air Control Squadron, 266th Range Squadron and 390th Electronic Combat Squadron.

389th Fighter Squadron - Commander Lt Col Joel Meyers
The 389th FS "Thunderbolts" are comprised of 71 Airmen and 21 F-15E aircraft. The squadron is responsible for sustaining combat readiness to conduct a variety of short-notice contingency operations worldwide. The aircrew train to and maintain world-class proficiency to accomplish a vast array of combat missions including close air support, interdiction, defensive counter-air, strategic attack, and suppression of enemy air defenses. The "T-Bolts" are capable of employing a full arsenal of weaponry including air-to-air missiles, 20mm gun, laser or GPS guided bombs, general purpose munitions, and stand-off weapons.

390th Electronic Combat Squadron - Commander Lt Col Donald Keen
The 390th ECS "Wild Boars" are tasked to man, train, and equip USAF aircrew to employ expeditionary U.S. Navy EA-18G and EA-6B aircraft in support of Unified Commanders' plans. This unique electronic attack capability is designed to degrade or destroy enemy air defense systems by suppression of enemy radars and communications with complex, directional jamming and High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles. The 390th ECS is assigned to the 366th Operations Group and is stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA.

391st Fighter Squadron - Commander Lt Col Richard Dickens
The 391st FS "Bold Tigers" is the largest fighter squadron in the USAF,comprised of 86 Airmen and 24 F-15E aircraft. The squadron is mission ready to plan and execute all-weather/night missions including self-escort interdiction, close air support, defensive counter-air, and suppression of enemy air defenses. The "Tigers" are capable of employing the full array of U.S. Air Force weaponry including air-to-air missiles, 20mm gun, laser-guided munitions, GPS guided munitions, general purpose munitions, and stand-off weapons.

428th Fighter Squadron - Commander Lt Col William Marshall
The 428th FS "Buccaneers" is the U.S. flagged flying squadron of the Peace Carvin V program, a long-term partnership with the Republic of Singapore. The squadron is dedicated to the training of Singaporean aircrew in the F-15SG, the country's newest fighter platform. The combined efforts of this program help ensure a strong U.S. relationship with Singapore, a critical partner in the region, while helping Singapore project airpower into the next generation.

366th Operation Support Squadron - Commander Lt Col Damon Anthony
The 366th Operations Support Squadron "Pegasus" is responsible for all airfield activities and direct support to the 366th Fighter Wing's flying missions. The 366th OSS is a diverse squadron, consisting of 225 personnel in six unique flights: Aircrew Flight Equipment; Airfield Operations, consisting of Air Traffic Control (tower), Radar Approach Control (RAPCON), and Airfield Management; Intelligence; Current Operations, consisting of range and airspace, scheduling, flight management; Weapons and Tactics; and Weather.

266th Range Squadron - Commander Lt Col Scott Downey
The 266th RANS is an Idaho Air National Guard squadron responsible for providing quality electronic simulations of ground-based air defense threats on the Mountain Home Range Complex. Cowboy control, which is a division of the 266 RANS, exercises Positive Control of Mountain Home Range Complex and Saddle Airspace and also provides Ground Control Intercept (GCI) training support. Cowboy Control also provides GCI instruction for Republic of Singapore students.

726th Air Control Squadron - Commander Lt Col Shayne Yorton
The 726th Air Control Squadron, "Hardrock", is a tenant unit of the 366th Operations Group. It reports to the 552d Air Control Group, 552d Air Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. As a Control and Reporting Center (CRC), they are responsible for mobile, decentralized command and control of joint operations by conducting threat warning, battle management, theater missile defense, weapons control, combat identification, and strategic communications. The 726 ACS is one of three USAF active-duty CRCs stationed in the United States, in recent years, Hardrockers have deployed on a sustained one-to-one dwell ratio in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, NOBLE EAGLE and Air Defense of Arabian Gulf.


Point of Contact
366th Operations Group, Public Affairs Office; 366 Gunfighter Ave. Suite 314; Mountain Home AFB, ID 83647; DSN 728-36800 or (208) 828-6800; e-mail: 366wgpa@mountainhome.af.mil.





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