UAV Squadrons Form New USAF Unit

1 November 2009 (Last Updated November 1st, 2009 18:30)

Three remotely piloted vehicle squadrons and a maintenance squadron under the 49th Fighter Wing have formed into a unit at an assumption-of-command ceremony. The 29th Attack Squadron, 6th Reconnaissance Squadron, 16th Training Squadron and 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, all the tr

Three remotely piloted vehicle squadrons and a maintenance squadron under the 49th Fighter Wing have formed into a unit at an assumption-of-command ceremony.

The 29th Attack Squadron, 6th Reconnaissance Squadron, 16th Training Squadron and 849th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, all the training squadrons now fall under the 49th Operations Group.

The 849th AMXS, whose mission is to uphold the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper, falls under the 49th Maintenance Group.

The squadrons originally assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base that have been at Holloman Air Force Base for months as members of detachments, will now be permanent members.