36th Operations Group Mission


World Class Airmen ready to "Fight Tonight"


Project Combat Power anywhere in the Indo-Pacific Region and around the Globe


Recapitalize Ops Infrastructure:

Establish premiere facilities capable of supporting and executing

5th-Generation operations for daily training, alert and contingency environments.

Establish Joint All-Domain Command and Control in the Wing Operations Center:

Expand capabilities and leverage new technologies for mission

synchronization, continuity, and rapid and delegated decision making. 

Modernize Northwest Field Airfield:

Develop NWF to execute current and future contingency requirements.

Enhance Range/Airspace:

Enable and develop high-end training range capabilities on

Guam and the Marianas Island Range Complex (MIRC).



Identify all operational requirements Provide 24/7 support to theater operations Ensure Airmen have the tools and support to succeed.

Forecasting the Fight

Forecasting the Fight




36th Operations Group News

  • Remembering a legacy: Operation Linebacker II

    Forty-nine years ago on Dec. 18, 1972, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and U-Tapao Air Base, Thailand, were the staging areas for Operation Linebacker II, an operation that would become one of the most significant events to end the war in Vietnam. Andersen AFB became the site of the largest buildup

  • Andersen AFB supports ACE Reaper

    For the first time ever, an MQ-9 Reaper, from the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB, Florida and assigned to the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, flew to Andersen AFB, Guam from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in support of Exercise Ace Reaper.

  • German Minister of Defense visits Andersen AFB

    German Minister of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer visited Airmen at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 28, 2021. During her visit, she toured military facilities, met with U.S. service members and received a brief on Agile Combat Employment concepts conducted by the 36th Contingency Response

  • Guam Bomber Task Force visits U.S. Army THAAD

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the Bomber Task Force, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam from Barksdale Air Force Base, conducted an immersion with U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to E-3 ADA Terminal High Altitude Area Defense on Andersen AFB, May 12, 2021. This visit focused on building

  • 506th EARS crew assist in rescuing 5 missing mariners

    U.S. Air Force Guardsmen from the 155th Air Refueling Squadron, Nebraska Air National Guard deployed here, along with Coast Guard and Federated States of Micronesia responders rescued missing fishermen in the vicinity of Houk Island, Chuuk, March 12, 2020.

  • B-52s soar in exercise Cope North 21

    Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., participate in exercise Cope North 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 12, 2021. Approximately 2,200 personnel and 97 aircraft were brought together

  • Combined forces takeoff during Cope North 2021

    A Japan Air Self-Defense Force, or Koku-Jieitai, F-15J Eagles assigned to the 201st Squadron, Chitose Air Base, Japan, takes off during exercise Cope North 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 11, 2021. Cope North is an annual multinational exercise designed to increase capabilities and

  • Combined forces conduct flyover for Cope North 2021

    U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense and Royal Australian Air Force aircraft fly in formation during Cope North 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9, 2021. Cope North is an annual multinational exercise designed to increase capabilities and improve interoperability among partner nations,

  • Andersen KC-135 crew locates missing mariners on lone Pacific island

    Guardsmen from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard (ANG) and the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania ANG deployed here, were the first to locate three missing mariners during a search and rescue mission in the Federated States of Micronesia southwest of Guam, Aug. 2, 2020


Col. Thomas Bowman

Lt. Col. Keith O'Halloran
Deputy Commander

CMSgt. Merissa Schmidt

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