FACTSHEET | Nov. 18, 2014

502nd Air Base Wing


Unrivaled installation support and service to enable Mission Partner success.


To be the premier Joint Base in the Department of Defense.


1. Employ "Transformation" across 502nd Air Base Wing programs and processes.
2. Build a resilient, professional and combat ready workforce.
3. Provide unrivaled installation services/support to 502nd Air Base Wing members, mission partners and their families.
4. Prepare, Develop and Inspire 502nd Air Base Wing Total Force Leaders and Mentors.
5. Compel Installation, Environmental and Resource Stewardship.

On Jan. 31, 2010, the 502nd ABW took over responsibility as the host unit at Lackland and Randolph. On that day, the 12th Mission Support Group at Randolph inactivated and the 902nd Mission Support Group activated in its place. Meanwhile, the 37th Mission Support Group at Lackland inactivated and the 802nd Mission Support Group activated in its place. At Fort Sam Houston, the wing assumed IOC on April 30, 2010, when the 502nd Mission Support Group (502 MSG) activated. The 502nd MSG also provided installation support for Camp Bullis in northwestern Bexar County. The three groups and their subordinate squadrons accomplished the various installation support missions for each JBSA installation. The US Army Garrison at Fort Sam Houston remained active alongside the 502nd MSG until JBSA achieved Full Operational Capability (FOC) on 1 October 2010. At FOC, the Garrison inactivated and the Army civilian employees transferred to the Air Force.

On Dec. 4, 2013, in a transformation ceremony held at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, the 502nd, 802nd and 902nd Mission Support Groups inactivated and became respectively the 502nd Force Support Group; the 502nd Installation Support Group; and the 502nd Security Forces and Logistics Support Group.