The 87th Mission Support Group supports the global mission of the 87th Air Base Wing by maintaining an expeditionary force posture at home station. In garrison, the group prepares the wing to deploy, beddown, and sustain forward operations. At home station and in deployed locations the group provides facilities, services, logistics management, contracting, force protection, fire protection, crisis action planning and response, communications, passenger and cargo movement, and personnel resource management.
87th Force Support Squadron
The 87th Force Support Squadron is a combination of the previous Mission Support Squadron and the former Services Squadron. The combined efforts of this diverse unit contribute to the overall installation's readiness and productivity through programs promoting fitness, professional development, civilian and military employment, and quality of life for all. The flights that make up this unit include: Manpower and personnel flight, Sustainment Services Flight, Airman and Family Services Flight, Force Development Flight, and the Community Services Flight. Honor Guard, marketing, resource management, readiness and training are also members of the Force Support Squadron.
87th Security Forces Squadron
The 87th Security Forces Squadron members provide physical security for Team McGuire's people and priority aircraft. They also extend security support to visiting dignitaries and transient aircraft. This unit maintains five special mobility teams to support wing and command contingencies, throughout the world.
87th Communications Squadron
The members of the 87th Communications Squadron provide high-speed data connectivity, phone and radio networks, multimedia services, maintenance for command and control communications, and air traffic control facilities to support Team McGuire operations.
87th Logistics Readiness Squadron
The 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron, with over 400 assigned personnel, stood up on Oct. 1, 2002, as part of the Combat Wing Reorganization. The squadron acts as the single authority for materiel and distribution management as well as managing the wing's deployment machine. The squadron provides overall direction and management of base logistics processes related to vehicles, cargo movement, supplies, equipment, deployment planning and operations, fuels, and cryogenics necessary to operate and maintain the 305th Air Mobility Wing's primary aircraft for day-to-day operations and contingencies.
87th Contracting Squadron
The 87th Contracting Squadron provides best-value and performance-based acquisition support to Team McGuire and more than 20 associate units through electronic and paperless contracting processes. The focus of their customer support includes major and minor construction renovation, alteration, repair, and demolition projects, including architect-engineer design.