7th December- Old Comrades Reunite.
489th Bomb Group reactivates
The Air Force Reserve plans to reactivate the 489th Bomb Group and associated elements during a ceremony Saturday at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
The bomb group reactivation includes the 345th Bomb Squadron, the 489th Maintenance Squadron and the 489th Aerospace Medical Flight.
The 489th is a geographically separated unit under the 307th Bomb Wing, which is at Barksdale Air Force Base. It will operate in a classic association with the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess flying the B-1B Lancer. The 7th Bomb Wing recently was placed under the operational control of the Eighth Air Force at Barksdale, part of a centralization of all national bomber components in one bomber community.
“Now, more than ever, our nation demands dominance from our Air Force,” said Col. Bruce Cox, 307th Bomb Wing commander, who will preside at the reactivation ceremony.