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Materiel Maintenance Group unfurls new flags during re-designation

Lt. Gen Lee Levy, commander Air Combat Command and Col. Joseph Moehlmann, commander 635th Materiel Maintenance Group unfurled the new banner during the 49th Materiel Maintenance Group transition to the 635th MMG re-designation ceremony Oct. 20, 2016 at Holloman Air Force Base N.M. The Ceremony marks the historic event of the Materiel Maintenance Group moving from Air Combat command over to Air Force Material Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Jonsgaard)

Lt. Gen Lee K. Levy II, commander Air Force Sustainment Center and Col. Joseph Moehlmann, commander 635th Materiel Maintenance Group unfurled the new banner during the 49th Materiel Maintenance Group transition to the 635th MMG re-designation ceremony Oct. 20, 2016 at Holloman Air Force Base N.M. The Ceremony marks the historic event of the Materiel Maintenance Group moving from Air Combat command over to Air Force Material Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Jonsgaard)

Lt. Gen Lee Levy, commander Air Combat Command officiated the 49th Materiel Maintenance Group transition to the 635th MMG re-designation ceremony Oct. 20, 2016 at Holloman Air Force Base N.M. The Ceremony marks the historic event of the Materiel Maintenance Group moving from Air Combat Command over to Air Force Material Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Jonsgaard)

Lt. Gen Lee K. Levy II, commander Air Force Sustainment Center officiated the 49th Materiel Maintenance Group transition to the 635th MMG re-designation ceremony Oct. 20, 2016 at Holloman Air Force Base N.M. The Ceremony marks the historic event of the Materiel Maintenance Group moving from Air Combat Command over to Air Force Material Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Jonsgaard)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

Airmen from 49th Materiel Maintenance Group here sheathed the guidon for the 49th MMG and unfurled a new banner at a re-designation ceremony marking the group’s re-designation to the 635th MMG on Oct. 20, 2016 at 8:30 am.

The group who previously fell under Air Combat Command, officially transitioned over to Air Force Materiel Command on Oct. 1, 2016.

“Today makes a historical event in logistics history for the Air Force,” said Col. Joseph Moehlmann, the 635th MMG commander. “Today we brought what was the 49th MMG and we have transitioned them to become the 635 MMG. We’ve moved the group from ACC to AFMC. That’s important because what we do is provide expeditionary combat support to the war fighter down range. AFMC’s business is all about expeditionary combat support, so it’s unquestionably us coming home.”

The 635th MMG will be a tenant unit located at Holloman from Scott Air Force Base. Despite the change, not too much will change as far as the everyday operations of the MMG. The 635th Materiel Maintenance Group is the Air Force’s only Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources unit and is responsible for providing flexible and responsive resources, and expertise to support the nation’s priorities.

“I’m really excited about what kind of capabilities this will allow us to provide to our joint force commander,” said Lt. Gen Lee K. Levy II the Air Force Sustainment Center Commander. “This now is one more piece of the equation where we take Air Force logistics and put it underneath one single operational support team commander for logistics and sustainment readiness. That gives us the opportunity to set the theater, project logistics power and sustain power in support of the joint war fight, and really at the end of the day, that’s what’s this is about, supporting the joint war fight.”   

The Group responds worldwide for the deployment, sustainment, setup, operation, maintenance, teardown and reconstitution of equipment in support of contingencies, natural disaster response, humanitarian support, exercises, counterdrug operations and other higher headquarters requirements.  Additionally, the Group provides mobile training teams that instruct other Department of Defense personnel in deployed operations.