49 OG Holloman AFB, NM U.S. Air Force Custom Patches

The 49th Operations Group (49 OG) is the operational flying component of the United States Air Force 49th Fighter Wing. It is stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, and is a part of Air Combat Command (ACC). The 49th Fighter Group, operated primarily in the Southwest Pacific Theater as part of the Fifth Air Force. The group earned three Distinguished Unit Citations (DUC) for engaging the enemy in frequent and intense aerial combat in numerous campaigns between 1942 and 1945. During the modern era, 49th Operations group F-117A Stealth fighters were engaged in combat during Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.