56th Mission Support Group
Mission: Serving Fighter Country with PRIDE
P-rofessionalism R-espect I-nnovation D-edication E-nthusiasm
Vision: Develop world class leaders and provide premier support to the Air
Force's largest Fighter Wing
Commercial phone number: (623) 856-6304
Organizational email: 56MSG.ccEA2@luke.af.mil
Col. Robert A. Sylvester
The 56th Mission Support Group sustains the F-16 Fighting Falcon, provides for the community, and delivers responsive combat support anytime, anywhere. The six squadrons of the group, 1,965 members strong, perform the critical installation management that helps keep the wing flying. These men and women are sortie generators. They serve more than 94,000 people including active duty, reserve, civilians, students, family and retirees. The base has approximately $396 million in land, building and real property including 4,200 acres at Luke AFB and 1.7 million acres at the Barry M. Goldwater range complex.
56TH COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON
Mission: Provide, operate, and maintain communications resources to facilitate training the world's finest F-35 and F-16 pilots and maintainers while deploying mission ready warfighters.
Commercial phone number: (623) 856-7160
Organizational email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lt. Col. Lewis Sorvillo
The 56th Communications Squadron provides cyber and communication and information capabilities supporting Luke Air Force Base through the ongoing acquisition, installation, operation and maintenance of the latest available technologies. They further provide and support network operations, personal wireless communications systems, records management, publications and forms, postal services, spectrum management, knowledge management services, telecommunications and information assurance. Acting as the eyes and ears for the wing commander on cyber readiness, the 56th Communications Squadron guarantees mission assurance for effective fighter pilot training, maintenance, support and medical operations.
56TH SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON
Mission: To secure aerospace assets, protect the community, and deploy forces at any time and any place.
Commercial phone number: (623) 856-5979
Organizational email: email@example.com
Maj. Scott A. Haselden
The 56th Security Forces Squadron provides force protection for the base. Housed in Building 179 are the command section, armory, and law enforcement and security operations. Building 179 also contains offices for information and personnel security, resource protection, reports and analysis, confinement, investigations and the wing antiterrorism program.
Duty weapons training is conducted by the Combat Arms section in Building 909. Military working dogs are in Building 1100. Security Forces training, including READY training, is conducted at Building 1150, and Security Forces mobility functions are at the El Mirage facility at the intersection of El Mirage and Glendale Avenue, 2 miles east of the base.
To report a crime or suspicious activity or to provide assistance with routine matters, please call the law enforcement desk at 623-856-5970, option 1. For an emergency, please call 911 from an on-base phone. If using a cellphone, you must tell them you need the Luke Air Force Base 911 dispatcher.
56TH LOGISTICS READINESS SQUADRON
Mission: Provide responsive logistics support to train the world's finest F-16 pilots and crew chiefs and rapidly move combat ready forces in support of expeditionary operations worldwide
Commercial phone number: (623) 856-6401
Organizational email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lt. Col. Gregory D. Boschert
The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron "Outlaws" operate in various locations throughout the base and is made up of four flights. The Fuels Management Flight is responsible for storing and issuing over 48 million gallons of aviation fuel annually to the Air Force's largest Fighter Wing. The Resource Control Center, a 24-hour operation, maintains command and control of all fuels assets. The Materiel Management Flight provides 24-hour, 7-day-a-week customer service and supply support to the largest fighter wing supply account in the Air Force with 31,000 line items located in seven warehouses.
The 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron also stores and maintains 56th and 944th Fighter Wings' F-16 and F-35 aircraft parts and supports dissimilar aircraft combat training kit deployments for the 56 FW. The Deployment and Distribution Flight is responsible for ensuring the 56 FW has the ground transport, transportation management, and logistics planning support necessary to deploy, fight, and win.
56TH CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON
Mission: Sustain Team Luke with a rock solid foundation while delivering agile combat support anytime, anywhere.
Commercial phone number: (623) 856-4703
Lt. Col. Gregory C. Mayer
The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron--also known as the Dragonslayers--provide technically sound combat engineers to build, sustain, and protect Luke AFB through engineering and emergency response services. They are organized into six flights consisting of 350 personnel, and support $2B in infrastructure, $4.8B of aircraft, 1,043 facilities, and the 1.7 million acre Barry M. Goldwater Range. The Fire & Emergency Services Flight provides first class emergency response services for medical, structural and aircraft to the base populace. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight provides the best trained and equipped technicians to safely accomplish stateside and wartime tasking's, maintains 24-hour emergency response capability, neutralizes explosive threats to personnel and property, and provides special mission support teams worldwide. The Readiness & Emergency Management flight prepares and equips the Wing to support peacetime and wartime contingencies. The Installation Management flight protects the environment, provides quality housing, accounts for wing real estate, and provides unit cost accounting and IT services. The Operations flight maintains and sustains base infrastructure, facilities, and real property assets. The Engineering flight develops future base plans, programs capital projects, and oversees the design, construction and repair of base assets.
56TH CONTRACTING SQUADRON
Mission: Provide best value acquisition capabilities while preparing mission ready Airmen, developing leaders, and fostering community relations.
Commercial phone number: (623) 856-7162
Lt. Col. Rochelle D. Smith
The 56th Contracting Squadron awards more than $50 million annually in appropriated and non-appropriated funded contracts and manages more than $200 million in contracts supporting the 56th Fighter Wing, the 944th Fighter Wing, Fort Tuthill Air Force Recreational Area, Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, the 1.7 million acre Barry M. Goldwater Range and other key tenant units. The 56th Contracting Squadron consists of three separate and distinct operational flights: the acquisitions flight A, acquisition flight B, and the plans and programs flight. In addition, this flight also serves as the installation program management office for the 56th Fighter Wing Government Purchase Card Program. The Government Purchase Card Program Office manages 230 cardholders, 100 billing officials and more than 20,000 transactions with expenditures averaging over $12 million annually. The 56th Contracting Squadron also trains, equips and deploys Contingency Contracting Officers worldwide for the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Forces.
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56TH FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON
Mission: Provide, develop, and maintain programs to ensure personal and professional development and to fulfill individual and family needs of the Luke community. Provide personnel accountability systems and programs to support local mission and higher headquarters' taskings. Provide exceptional combat readiness through quality of life and mission enhancing programs.
Commercial phone number: (623) 856-7001
Lt. Col. Tonya Y. Mack
The 56FSS provides full array of mission support products and services. Areas of responsibility include military personnel, civilian personnel, education services, Family Support Center, Airman Leadership School, and First Term Airman Center. The 56FSS is also responsible for enhancing quality of life by providing a range of mission supporting recreational, educational, and life sustaining activities. These include the combined officer and enlisted clubs, dining facilities, fitness centers, library, community center and outdoor recreation, youth and child development centers, lodging, mortuary affairs and honor guard programs in support of 93,000 military, civilian, retirees and family members. The squadron's oversight includes exchange and commissary liaison as well as the Fort Tuthill recreation area located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Check us out at: www.LukeEvents.com