2ND MISSION SUPPORT GROUP

MISSION: “Enable nuclear and conventional combat airpower by sustaining & protecting Barksdale Air Force Base 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.

PRIORITIES: Instill pride and sense of ownership across the group, Enhance Quality of Life for Airmen & families across multiple programs, Grow leaders for tomorrow’s challenges, Ensure the 2nd Bomb Wing mission is fully supported

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