10th Mission Support Group

Provide timely, quality support to enhance the education and development of future Air Force leaders, the installation and quality of life of personnel.

The 10th Mission Support Group provides highest possible quality support to enhance the education and development of more than 4,000 future Air Force leaders. The 10th MSG is responsible for civil engineering; morale, welfare and recreation programs; military and civilian personnel; communications and computers; security forces; transportation, supply and contracting support for more than 14,000 military and civilian personnel. The group also preserves and improves a $3.5-billion base infrastructure.

1. The 10th Civil Engineering Squadron is attached to the 10th Mission Support Group

Manage the Air Force Academy's built and natural environments through respect for heritage, sustained facility excellence and a focus on the future infrastructure of the Academy

The 10th Civil Engineer Squadron was activated at the Air Force Academy under the 10th Civil Engineer Group Nov. 1, 1994, along with the 510th CES.

From July 2001 to June 2002, the civil engineering function underwent an A-76 competition, which resulted in a private sector selection. As a result, the 10th CEG and 510th CES were inactivated, and the 10th CES was reassigned to the 10th Support Group March 28, 2002. The 10th CES took over the 10th CEG's support functions.

2.  The 10th Security Forces Squadron is attached to the 10th Mission Support Group

The 10th Security Forces Squadron conducts law enforcement duties along with security and antiterrorism operations to protect the Air Force Academy. The 10th SFS is also responsible for the safety and security of hundreds of thousands of visitors at NCAA Division I football games, annual cadet-related activities and other special events. The 10th SFS integrates seamlessly with other agencies to provide flawless security for distinguished visitors, including the president and vice president of the United States. The squadron also conducts combat arms training for personnel at the Academy and at Peterson and Schriever Air Force bases.

The 10th SFS is comprised primarily of military personnel with civilians filling some positions throughout the unit. The 10th SFS also has a mobility commitment, and personnel regularly deploy in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

The Operations Section is charged with securing the base and providing law enforcement services for the Academy community. It provides 24-hour support with patrols on the road, K-9 support and investigations. Operations also coordinates security for football games and other events. Its areas of responsibility also include managing the Chenega Security contract at the Academy and administering the Pass and ID Center near the Academy's south entrance.

The Training Section is responsible for conducting regular required arms and marksmanship training and in-service training for the squadron. It's also responsible for the 10th SFS' budget, vehicles and equipment.

The Reports and Analysis Section files and maintains reports and traffic citations and reports criminal activity to Security Forces Headquarters and the federal government.

The 10th MSG was initially established as the 10th Airdrome Group at Pope Field, later Pope Air Force Base, Nov. 14, 1947, and disestablished on Aug. 27, 1948. The 10th MSG was consolidated on Oct. 1, 1948, with the 10th Air Base Group, which was activated Aug. 25, 1948, and inactivated April 1, 1949. 

The group was activated again at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 10, 1952, and relocated to Royal Air Force Alconbury, England, Aug. 25, 1959. 

The group was redesignated as the 10th Combat Support Group Feb. 15, 1962 and then as the 10th Support Group March 31, 1993. The group was again inactivated Nov. 1, 1994. 

The 10th Support Group was activated at the U.S. Air Force Academy March 11, 2002, and was redesignated the 10th Mission Support Group.

(Current as of April 2019)