10th Air Base Wing

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MISSION The 10th Air Base Wing is the host wing for the Air Force Academy and provides quality support to enhance the education and development of more than 4,000 future Air Force leaders. The 10 ABW is also responsible for medical, engineering, logistics, communications, personnel, services, security and other key support for more than 25,000 military and civilian personnel. The wing preserves and improves a $3.5 billion base infrastructure and operates a regional medical infrastructure serving four U.S. Air Force installations.

HISTORY The 10 ABW first stood up as the 73rd Observation Group, activated in Harrisburg, Pa., on Aug. 21, 1941. The group was redesignated twice and moved three times until, in December 1943, it became the 10th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance), stationed at Key Field, Miss. Read More

10 ABW Commander's Notes