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10th Air Base Wing

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MISSION The 10th Air Base Wing provides the medical and mission platforms that forge generations of leaders, deliver military readiness, and provide full-spectrum community supporting programs with elevated excellence. The 10 ABW 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 wing is also responsible for medical, engineering, logistics, communications, personnel, services, security and other key support for more than 25,000 military and civilian personnel. 10 ABW 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

Player of the Week

Mr. Troy Lillemon is chief of the quality office at the 10th MDG. In this capacity, he oversees a staff of four civilian and contract personnel that are responsible for managing the patient safety, infection prevention, and risk mitigation programs within the medical group. A multifaceted leader, Troy coordinated over 40 patient tracers to ensure compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) criteria and prepared the way for a full three year initial accreditation following our inspection that confirmed a truly outstanding compliance rate of > 99% out of 1,037 line items. Additionally, he administers the MDG’s Commander’s Inspection Program that reviews 2,250 individual requirements within MICT and postures the MDG to ace the upcoming UEI. Furthermore, Troy took the lead in making arrangements for this year’s MDG strategic planning meetings and the response to the recent Medical Incident Investigation.

Troy has been with the 10th MDG since 2016, and has previous served at Luke AFB in Arizona and Spangdahlem AB, Germany. He was on active duty from 1988-1992 and a member of the AF Reserves from 1992-2016. As a Civil Servant, he has worked for the Air Force for over 30 years! Troy is an expert at working process improvement initiatives and serves as a co-instructor for the quarterly USAFA Green Belt Classes. In his off-duty time, he is active with the Boy Scouts of America and recently chaired a group project by Troop 78 that raised $5000 for Christmas Tree Recycling. Troy’s work and dedication to our Core Values is an example to all Airmen and helps make USAFA the pinnacle of the Air Force!

10 ABW Peak Performer

Mr. Shaun Bright
Contracting Specialist, 10th Contracting Squadron

Mr. Shaun Bright is responsible for administering an approximate $20 million portfolio of commodity and service contracts including Cadet Tailor Shop, Cadet Uniform programs and the USAFA Base Supply purchases. 
In 2014, he was recognized by the Federal Executive Board as the Federal Employee of the Year.

Bright is a graduate of Webster University with two Masters: one in Procurement and Acquisitions Management and a second in Human Resource Development. He retired from the U.S.Army as an NCO Academy Instructor.

A family man, he is a native of Iowa and a world traveler with interests in biking, hiking, woodworking, and retro video gaming.  10 ABW is proud to have him as a member of Team 10.  

Contact Information

10th Air Base Wing
8034 Edgerton Drive, Suite 200
USAF Academy, CO 80840-2201
Phone: (719) 333-1015
E-mail: 10th Air Base Wing

Commander's Comments

Why We All HATE Meetings 
by Col Kyle Pelkey
Deputy Command Surgeon, USAFA
Deputy Commander, 10th MDG

"I could get so much more done if I didn’t have to go to so many meetings!" Sound familiar? It is fascinating to me how it is nearly universally accepted that most leaders wish they had fewer and more effective meetings, but so little is done to fix this frustration.

There are several reasons we hate meetings. Let’s start with the obvious:  ...   read more