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Posted 6/10/2013 Printable Fact Sheet

The 7th Mission Support Group keeps the physical installation and its members performing at peak efficiency, while also preparing and supporting the base for its mobility requirements within the Air Force's expeditionary role. Skilled craftsmen operate a power plant, water plant and wastewater treatment plant making the base self-sufficient. Units meet administrative, educational and communications-computer system requirements for the wing. Other activities include lodging, food service, mortuary affairs, and child development functions. Recreational activities such as the fitness center, library, skill centers and clubs are vital to the health and morale of the base community.

7th Logistics Readiness Squadron
The 7th Logistics Readiness Squadron provides home base logistics support as well as mobility support of deployed forces. The unit provides supplies, equipment, and fuel to all base units, receiving and storing more than 388,000 pieces of property, valued at more than $211 million. They fulfill the base's transportation requirements, managing and maintaining 588 vehicles, operation of the base taxi fleet, aircrew transportation, personal property shipments and recalling and training ready-augmentation-duty force personnel to support deployment exercises, inspections and contingencies. The unit provides more than 4 million gallons of aviation and ground fuels to all government vehicles and aircraft. Provides all contingency and peacetime deployment planning and execution, war reserve materiel management, base support planning and support agreement management.

7th Mission Support Squadron
The 7th Mission Support Squadron is the focal point for military and civilian personnel matters, education services, family support issues and professional military education. The unit supports military and civilian employees, family members and retirees assigned to or supported by Dyess.

7th Security Forces Squadron
The 7th Security Forces Squadron protects operational resources on the flight line and patrols the entire base in a law enforcement role. They conduct law enforcement & force protection for a population of 8,500 on a 7,016 acre base. The unit maintains a continuous presence in Southwest Asia and keeps several mobility teams in peak readiness for worldwide contingency deployment. The squadron also functions as a base and local community support agency providing services such as pass and registration, combat arms training, armory, investigations, military working dogs, and drug abuse resistance education for students.

7th Communications Squadron
The 7th Communications Squadron provides communications-electronics maintenance on meteorological and navigational aid systems, a Doppler weather radar and land mobile and air traffic control radios. They also provide information systems services including computer network, telephone and mail support, and protection and planning for all communications and information systems. The unit provides visual information services to include graphic, photographic and video support.

7th Contracting Squadron
The 7th Contracting Squadron solicits and awards more than 20,000 contracts worth more than $35 million annually. It is also responsible for handling contracts covering operations and maintenance construction, services, supplies, and environmental contracting for the wing including all deployed units and forces. The staff also provides emergency contracting operations during global contingency deployments and responds to support combat missions worldwide.

7th Civil Engineer Squadron
The 7th Civil Engineer Squadron maintains and repairs all base facilities, conducts disaster preparedness training, manages all fire protection and prevention activities, manages base environmental programs, and handles housing responsibilities for accompanied and unaccompanied personnel. In addition to operating shops with craftsmen skilled in the building trades, the unit is postured with worldwide deployable prime base engineer emergency force contingency teams equipped to deploy on short notice, to sustain them in a battlefield environment and perform wartime repair and construction.

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