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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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Dec. 11, 2018

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Oct. 23, 2018

Education: a key to success

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July 26, 2018

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It’s a place not often thought of as a cornerstone of a well-built, effective military. It’s a place where comradery is bolstered, bonds are formed and the weary are given respite. This place is the dining facility (DFAC). The Barksdale Air Force Base Red River Dining Facility is run by the 2nd Force Support Squadron, who are tasked with providing for several aspects of Airmen’s health and well-being, including food, fitness, lodging and mortuary services.

June 28, 2018

Contracting Airman develops program, joins Kessel Run

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