162nd Mission Support Group
Published April 24, 2008
The 162nd Mission Support Group in Tucson, Arizona provides outstanding primary support functions for the largest full-time force in the Air National Guard. Encompassing a diversity of functions, the mission support group includes the civil engineers and fire department, communications, contracting, logistics readiness, military and civilian personnel, security forces, and base services. The dedicated men and women of this group provide mission essential support to the world class F-16 flying training mission and for the deployment of unit members in support of the Aerospace Expeditionary Forces in the Global War on Terror.
162nd Civil Engineer Squadron
The civil engineer squadron is responsible for the construction, maintenance and repair of 41 buildings and infrastructure on Tucson International Airport valued at $277 million, five buildings at Snowbird Operations located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base valued at $6 million, and three buildings at Fort Huachuca valued at $4 million. Civil engineering responsibilities include the planning and training of personnel in emergency management and disaster response functions and fire prevention, protection and aircraft crash and rescue. The base fire department responds to military and civilian aircraft emergency situations and responds to medical emergencies on Tucson International Airport.
162nd Communications Flight
Working hard to keep the base connected to mission essential systems, the communications flight provides network and maintenance service for over 1,000 work space computers and related systems on base. This is the largest computer account in the entire Air National Guard and the communications troops remain on the leading edge of technology while providing quality customer service.
The contracting office function is to deliver on a timely basis the best value product or service to the customer, while maintaining the public's trust and fulfilling public policy objectives. The role of each acquisition member is to exercise personal initiative and sound business judgment in providing the best value product or service to meet the customer's needs.
162nd Logistics Readiness Squadron
Diverse in function, the logistics readiness squadron provides for the receipt and delivery of high-quality jet fuel for more than 70 F-16s, manages the movement of millions of dollars in supplies and spare parts for maintaining the aircraft, provides for shipping of thousands of assets on and off base, maintain dozens of vehicles on the base, and coordinates the deployment of hundreds of troops per year.
162nd Mission Support Flight
The mission support flight provides overall management of personnel processes for the entire base to include promotions, awards, deployments, education, accessions, retirements, ID cards and other personnel processes. They also assist and guide military and civilian unit members through human resource processes managed individually on Web-based systems.
162nd Security Forces Squadron
The mission of the security forces squadron is to provide security for protection-level resources and personnel assigned to the Wing. The dedicated force of security professionals also has a mobility commitment which deploys members to temporary duty locations throughout the world. Unit personnel have proudly served in operations such as Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle.
162nd Services Flight
Providing award winning meal service, the base services flight prepares approximately 900 meals every Unit Training Assembly weekend. They also facilitate lodging arrangements for unit members who travel from out of town. Should the need arise, this dedicated team also organizes dignified mortuary services in conjunction with the personnel casualty team.