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489th Bomb Group

Mission: The 489th Bomb Group (489 BG) is a geographically separated unit with its headquarters, the 307th Bomb Wing, located at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. The 489 BG operates in a classic association with the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess AFB, Texas, flying the B-1B Lancer and overseeing three subordinate units:  The 345th Bomb Squadron (345 BS), which operates in a classic association with the 9th Bomb Squadron, providing deployable combat aviators; the 489th Maintenance Squadron (489 MXS), which operates in a classic association with the 7th Maintenance Group, launching and sustaining the fleet; and the 489th Aerospace Medicine Flight (489 AMDF), which ensures the medical readiness of the bomb group.

Mission Statement: Prepare deliberately … to execute and win decisively.

Vision Statement: Be the B-1 enterprise experts … and the AFRC benchmark.

For more information about the 489th Bomb Group, refer to their fact sheet.

Col. Christopher Hawn

Col. Christopher Hawn

489th Bomb Group Commander