353rd SOG Fact Sheets

353rd SOG FACT SHEETS

The 353rd Special Operations Group traces its origins to the 3rd Air Commando Group and the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing.  The 353rd SOG was activated as the 353rd Special Operations Wing at Clark Air Base in the Philippines April 6, 1989.  In 1992 the Air Force radically reorganized in order to drawdown the size of headquarters staffs. During the process the 353rd SOW was re-designated the 353rd Special Operations Group, effective Dec. 1, 1992.