Air Expeditionary Group (AEG)
An Air Expeditionary Group (AEG) is a deployed independent group
attached to an ASETF or in-place NAF by G-series orders and is the lowest
command echelon of AEFs reporting directly to the COMAFFOR. The
COMAFFOR also normally exercises OPCON of the AEG. An AEG is com-posed
of a slice of the wing command element and some squadrons. Since
Air Force groups are organized without significant staff support, a wing
slice is needed to provide the command and control for AEFs smaller
than the normal wing. Use of the AEG designation is also intended to
provide appropriate unit awards and honors credit for the parent unit.
Where possible, the AEG is formed from units of a single wing. The
AEG commander, normally a colonel, will report to the ASETF/in-place
NAF commander. AEGs will carry the numerical designation of the wing providing the command element. Deployed assigned or attached squadrons will retain their numerical designation and acquire the “expeditionary” designation.
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