53d Test Management Group Det-3
Detachment 3 of the 53rd TMG, located at Dyess AFB, Texas, is responsible for the management of B-1B including force development evaluations, tactics development and evaluations, and software evaluations. Detachment personnel direct operational test planning and execution, as well as data gathering, analysis, and reporting for the B-1B operated by the CAF. Results and conclusions support DoD deployment and employment decisions
53d 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-.
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 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2004-31 May 2006.
Emblem. Group will use the wing emblem with the group designation in the scroll.