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49th Materiel Maintenance Group

49th Materiel Maintenance Group

The 49th Materiel Maintenance Group is responsible for the deployment, employment, sustainment, redeployment, and reconstitution, of Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR) and Fuels Operational Readiness Capability Equipment (FORCE) assets belonging to Air Combat Command. The 49th Materiel Maintenance Group keeps this equipment in a high state of readiness to support worldwide contingencies, both wartime and peacetime. A “Bare” base is defined as an austere location with a usable runway and a source of water that can be made potable. The 49th Materiel Maintenance Group’s approximately 430 authorized personnel encompass 32 Air Force specialties and are responsible for BEAR/FORCE assets worth $270 million. The group consists of staff agencies, the 49th Materiel Maintenance Squadron and the 49th Materiel Maintenance Support Squadron. BEAR assets provide work areas, support facilities, and billets, plus all utility systems needed for a military unit to operate. FORCE assets provide expeditionary fuel storage and distribution (JP8, MOGAS, etc). The 49th Materiel Maintenance Group, with Civil Engineer Prime BEEF and REDHORSE support, can construct a functional base complete with dining hall, showers, laundry facilities, environmentally controlled living quarters, as well as, industrial facilities and flight line maintenance facilities in a matter of days in virtually any area possessing a usable runway and water source. The group responds worldwide for the deployment, setup, operation, maintenance, teardown and reconstitution of equipment in support of contingencies, exercises, counterdrug operations and other higher headquarters-directed requirements. Additionally, group personnel train other DoD personnel in deployed BEAR and FORCE operations. The 49th Materiel Maintenance Group fully epitomizes its motto, “Unique, Flexible and Mobile.” 

49th MMG Support Efforts
• Deny Flight and Provide Promise, Croatia
• Haitian and Cuban relief
• Hurricane Andrew Relief, Homestead AFB, Fla. 
• Hurricane Katrina Relief, Gulf Coast Region
• Operations Desert Shield/Storm
• Operation Enduring Freedom
• Operation Iraqi Freedom
• POTUS Operations 2007, 2008 and 2009
• Provide Comfort, Turkey
• Space Shuttle Contingency Support
• Support to Counternarcotics Operations
• Support to the Global War on Terrorism
• Support for GTMO Operations since 2007

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