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2ND MISSION SUPPORT GROUP

 

MISSION: “Enable nuclear and conventional combat airpower by sustaining & protecting BAFB aircraft, personnel, infrastructure, communications, and equipment. Train, equip, & deploy combat ready Airmen to meet COCOM requirements.”

VISION: “Combat-ready Airmen; resilient, innovative, motivated and flexible to get the job done anytime, anywhere.

2ND MSG/CC PRIORITIES:

  • Instill pride and sense of ownership across the group
  • Enhance QOL for Amn & families across multiple programs
  • Grow leaders for tomorrow’s challenges
  • Ensure 2 BW mission is fully supported

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2nd CES AFGSC Functional Awards: Brig Gen Archie S. Mayes Engineering Flight of the Year, Col Frederick J. Riemer Emergency Management Flight of the Year, CMSgt Ralph E. Sanborn Fire Department of the Year, Fire prevention Program of the Year
  • SBA Crystal Award (2nd consecutive win)
  • 2nd FSS AFGSC Functional Awards: Gen Curtis E. LeMay Award, Operations Program of the Year, Sports and Fitness Program of the Year, Manpower and Organization Program of the Year, Gen Billy J. Boles Mentorship Award
  • DOD RAPIDS Site of the Year
  • Global Strike Challenge Best Firing Team, 2015 AFGSC Lance P. Sijan Award (Officer)


(Current as of September 2018) 

 

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