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Air Force Installation & Mission Support Center


The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center with headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is one of six specialized centers assigned to Air Force Materiel Command. AFIMSC serves as the single intermediate-level headquarters responsible for providing installation and mission support capabilities to all Air Force and Space Force installations, major commands and direct reporting units. AFIMSC executes an annual budget of approximately $10 billion to deliver globally integrated management, resourcing and combat support programs and services in these major mission areas: Airmen and family services, base communications, chaplain, civil engineering, contracting, financial management, logistics readiness, public affairs and security forces. 

AFIMSC activated April 6, 2015, reached Initial Operating Capability Oct. 1, 2015, and a year later achieved Full Operating Capability in October 2016. 

The Air Force stood up the center to make the best use of limited resources in managing and operating its installations. Centralization of management support helps the Air Force realize better effectiveness and efficiency in providing installation and expeditionary combat support capabilities to wing commanders and mission partners. The consolidation of more than 150 capabilities at AFIMSC also helps major commands and direct reporting units focus on their primary mission areas. 

Deliver globally integrated installation and mission support to enhance warfighter readiness and lethality for America’s Air and Space Forces.

One integrated AFIMSC team revolutionizing combat power and installation support for Airmen and families.

AFIMSC comprises its headquarters, 10 detachments and four Primary Subordinate Units, or PSUs. The AFIMSC commander activated the detachments in April and May of 2016. The PSUs joined AFIMSC when the unit activated on April 6, 2015.

Headquarters AFIMSC includes the Expeditionary Support and Innovation Directorate, Installation Support Directorate and Resources Directorate. The headquarters also has a special staff function that conducts chaplain, information protection, inspector general, judge advocate, personnel, public affairs, safety and small business programs. 

Expeditionary Support and Innovation Directorate
The Expeditionary Support and Innovation Directorate is comprised of two divisions: strategy and innovation, and expeditionary support division.

The Strategy and Innovation Division provides analysis and evaluation of strategic and operational concepts and plans, focusing on innovation across the I&MS enterprise.  It also develops and analyzes combat support lessons learned for joint and Air Force I&MS leaders to assist in future decision-making. 

The Expeditionary Support Division provides functional management and oversight for all mission readiness training, force development and subject matter expertise across seven I&MS functional areas. It also manages operational requirements ranging from functional area managers, contingency operations support, planning and readiness system reporting and unit type code management for more than 900 core UTCs. 

Installation Support Directorate 
The Installation Support Directorate has seven subordinate divisions: installation engineering, protection services, cyber support, chaplain corps, installation deployment, Airman and family services, and mission activity integration. 

The Installation Engineering Division provides policy implementation guidance and oversight of day-to-day organize, train, and equip installation and mission support functions for several civil engineering and installation planning capabilities. These capabilities include the prioritization of built and natural infrastructure, equipment, and human capital requirements; family and unaccompanied housing programs; installation planning; facilities operations and sustainment programs; division management overhead; programming; command architect and sustainable design; command interior designer; and civil engineering enterprise information technology. 

The Protection Services Division provides requirements planning, validation and reach back support for fire services, explosive ordnance disposal, emergency management and security forces operations. The support consists of functional validation of planning, programming and budget execution, as well as participation in the Air Force Inspection System and providing functional expertise to the Installation Health Assessment process.

The Cyber Support Division provides enterprise-wide cyberspace systems support and information access capabilities across the Air Force.

The Chaplain Corps Division delivers worldwide, customer-focused, finance, personnel and readiness installation and mission support capabilities to commanders, ensuring the free exercise of religion for warfighters and their families.

The Installation Deployment Division provides enterprise-wide ground transportation, air transportation functions (non-aerial port), traffic management cargo movement and passenger travel, support agreements and logistics plans support capabilities across the Air Force. The division also provides enterprise management for installation deployment and distribution capabilities to fully support installation and mission commanders and personnel.

The Airman & Family Services Division is responsible for intermediate management headquarters oversight and support of all force support morale, welfare and recreation; child and youth programs; and appropriated fund food and lodging activities programs at the 77 main operating Air Force bases and their geographically separated units worldwide. The division is also responsible for oversight and support of the official mail and postal program for continental United States installations.

The Mission Activity Integration Division provides enterprise integration and planning across the complete installation and mission support mission set of infrastructure, protection, logistics, and communications.

Resources Directorate
The AFIMSC Resources Directorate is composed of five divisions: Resource Management Analysis, Cost & Comparative Analysis, Financial Operations, Integration, Planning and Programming.

The Resource Management Analysis Division leads and informs budget and execution year funding drills, funds distribution and execution strategies, and delivers globally integrated decision support. The division provides requirements planning, fiscal guidance and policy, and analytical support for enterprise management portfolios, installations and subordinate units, and higher headquarters including program validation, budget execution, financial data calls, financial tools and cost reporting.

The Cost & Comparative Analysis Division provides Installation and Mission Support decision support and comparative analyses requirements. These efforts vary and cover areas such as process improvement events, business case analyses, lease versus purchase analyses, and completing analyses required by policy for proposed projects.

The Financial Operations Division’s responsibilities include program analysis, metrics, oversight and execution directly impacting military, civilian and travel pay entitlements, disbursing operations, banking operations, Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness compliance, quality assurance, internal controls, non-appropriated funds, Antideficiency Act and audit liaison programs, Defense Travel System and Government Travel Card programs for the Air Force enterprise.

The Integration Division is responsible for achieving efficiency, synergy, and effective integration of ideas, concepts, innovation, personnel actions, quality assurance, data analytics, decision support, internal communication, and crossflow for the Resource Management Directorate.

The Planning and Programming Division is responsible for resources planning and programming. The division provides strategic planning and codifies strategic priorities and the way-ahead, as well as strategic programming and integration of refined functional inputs.

Detachments serve as the liaison and on-site support between the major commands where they’re located and the AFIMSC enterprise. They provide responsive synchronization and management of AFIMSC assets to address command-specific installation and mission support priorities and concerns. Detachment forward presence capabilities deliver proactive solutions to emergent command requirements and issue resolution at the lowest level. Those capabilities include civil engineering, communications, financial management, logistics and security forces.

Det Location Service/Command Supported
1. Peterson AFB, Colorado U.S. Space Force
2. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii Pacific Air Forces
3. Hurlburt Field, Florida Air Force Special Operations Command
4. Ramstein Air Base, Germany U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa
5. Joint Base Andrews, Maryland Air Force District of Washington
6. Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio Air Force Materiel Command
7. Randolph AFB, Texas Air Education and Training Command
8. Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Air Combat Command
9. Scott AFB, Illinois Air Mobility Command
10. Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. Air Force Global Strike Command

Primary Subordinate Units

Air Force Civil Engineer Center
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, provides responsive, flexible civil engineering expertise and support to Air Force installations and the warfighter. The AFCEC team delivers capabilities across the wide civil engineering spectrum to enable ready engineers and maintain the facilities and platforms that are the backbone of the Air Force mission.

AFCEC missions include facility investment planning, design and construction, operations support, real property management, energy support, environmental compliance and restoration, readiness and emergency management, and audit assertions, acquisition and program management. The AFCEC team conducts operations at more than 75 locations worldwide, overseeing the annual execution of $11.8 billion in contracts, managing $7 billion in housing and $5 billion in Enhanced Use Lease portfolios, and indirectly controlling $49 billion in contract vehicles.

Air Force Installation Contracting Center
The Air Force Installation Contracting Center is a worldwide-postured organization headquartered at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, that provides responsive and mission-enabling enterprise acquisition solutions for efficient and effective mission and installation operations across the Air Force. In addition to the AFICC headquarters and staff, AFICC operating locations are collocated with Air Force major command headquarters, including nine enterprise sourcing squadrons and the Defense Technical Information Center at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. AFICC has more than 750 members who perform above-wing contracting operations across the Air Force enterprise. In this role, they support some 3,000 contracting professionals executing Air Force missions worldwide with contract values of $58 billion over the last five years.

AFICC provides business advice and specialized contract support to Air Force major commands, contracting authority to operational contracting squadrons, and enterprise, regional and local sourcing solutions to affect rate, process and demand to maximize the use of Air Force installation spend. AFICC is also the Air Force lead for contingency contracting operations, ensuring contracting personnel are trained and equipped to deal with all contingencies – at war, in times of disaster and at home.

Air Force Security Forces Center
The Air Force Security Forces Center, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, trains, equips and manages program execution for the Air Force Security Forces enterprise across the globe.  AFSFC’s cross-functional team provides subject matter expertise to the field to drive integration, innovation and advancement of  security forces mission sets to deliver integrated defense, conduct law and order operations, provide security protection for nuclear and non-nuclear assets, acquire, disseminate and provide training and maintenance of small arms and light weapons and other Defender equipment, provide military working dog support, deliver sustainment and other training to Defenders, and manage Air Force corrections.

AFSFC enables missions by providing functional implementation guidance for AF/A4S policy and standards for force providers and operational commanders. It identifies and evaluates functional requirements and develops ExPlans, as appropriate. It also represents the security forces career field and informs the AFIMSC plans and programming process of functionally-prioritized Defender requirements.

Air Force Services Center
The Air Force Services Center, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, delivers morale, welfare and recreation programs and activities to build and sustain ready and resilient Airmen and families. AFSVC supports installations, major commands and air staff by providing technical assistance, new initiatives, developing programs and procedures, and managing central support functions. AFSVC ensures successful operation of essential food, fitness, child care, lodging and recreation opportunities for military members and their families. 

(Current as of October 2020)