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  • AFIMSC spearheads AI innovation at industry forum

    More than 120 industry, academic and government officials gathered Feb. 20-21 at the University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Artificial Intelligence Industry Forum. 

  • Hispanic Heritage Month begins Sept. 15

    Every year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct.15. The month celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • Gamers needed to help build Air Force strategy

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is contracting with MITRE to test Airmen and Guardian decision making in a contested environment through video gaming. Registration opened Sept. 6 for military members to participate in eSports tournament GameX: Mission Generation Under Attack at

  • AFIMSC hosts final combat support training range evaluation

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center closed out its combat support training ranges proof of concept exercises by hosting six days of unit-led training and a senior leader visit here Aug. 13-18.The CSTR initiative expands multi-functional training opportunities for installation and

  • CSTR proof of concept tests Defender unit-led training, equipment delivery

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center moved another step forward in establishing combat support training ranges across the enterprise with a security forces-focused proof of concept exercise at the Silver Flag site here July 17-28.As part of the CSTR

  • Defender’s drone deploys in minutes to detect threats

    Tech. Sgt. Dustin Spooner, noncommissioned officer in charge of concepts and innovations for the Air Force Security Forces Center, has an innovative idea to enhance the operational success of small unmanned aerial systems across the Air Force enterprise.

  • AFIMSC plans transition to A-Staff structure

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is embracing a new era of operational effectiveness and collaboration with a plan to adopt the Air Force Forces staff structure, more commonly known as an A-Staff.

  • AFIMSC takes three AFMC continuous improvement, innovation awards

    Primary subordinate units from the Air Installation and Mission Support Center won three categories at the 2023 Air Force Materiel Command Continuous Improvement (CPI) and Innovation Awards last month. The awards for 15 individual and team categories recognize significant contributions to 2022 AFMC

  • AFSFC Information Fusion Cell enhances installation security

    The Air Force Security Forces Center Information Fusion Cell has incorporated a new tool to further protect installation resources and personnel. The Defense Department’s current emphasis on installation security led AFSFC, a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support

  • AFIMSC celebrates 8 years of global I&MS support

    Eight years ago, on April 6, 2015, the Air Force activated the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, one of six specialized centers assigned to Air Force Materiel Command. With a mission to deliver globally integrated installation and mission support, AFIMSC combined the strengths,

  • AFIMSC prioritizes Airmen, Guardian readiness

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s functional area managers and major command functional managers deliver lethality and readiness across the Department of the Air Force by ensuring installation and mission support Airmen have the resources and programs to train and be mission

  • AFIMSC releases 2023 strategic plan

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center recently released its updated strategy, adding a new focus area and synchronizing efforts across the center to enable better delivery of combat power and installation support.

  • AFIMSC closes out productive 2022, sets sights on 2023

    Adaptability, agility and a fierce focus on strategic goals helped the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center boost lethality and readiness for the Department of the Air Force while taking care of Airmen, Guardians and families around the world in 2022.

  • AFIMSC executes record $8.8 billion in FY22

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center closed out a challenging year in the last hours of FY22, executing more than $8.8 billion. It’s the most funding AFIMSC has obligated in a year since the center declared full operational capability six years ago this month.

  • National Police Week Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Yessiell Perez

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – National Police Week, May 15-21, is a solemn occasion celebrated to honor the service and sacrifice of security and law enforcement officers, including those Defenders who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. As the largest career field in the Air

  • National Police Week Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Caleb Losek

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – National Police Week, May 15-21, is a solemn occasion celebrated to honor the service and sacrifice of security and law enforcement officers, including those Defenders who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. As the largest career field in the Air

  • FORCECON 2022 AFIMSC industry day set for May 25

    Industry, academia and government agencies have a chance to connect and collaborate about installation and mission support May 25 during FORCECON 2022: Innovation – Technology – Gaming at the Tech Port Center and Arena in San Antonio.

  • National Police Week Spotlight: Master Sgt. Jeremy Smith

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – National Police Week, May 15-21, is a solemn occasion celebrated to honor the service and sacrifice of security and law enforcement officers, including those Defenders who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. As the largest career field in the Air

  • AFIMSC command team seeks Innovation Rodeo ideas

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is seeking ideas for the fourth annual AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo.The call-for-topics campaign, open through June 6, gives military and civilian members of the Department of the Air Force’s mission and

  • AFIMSC arms joint base leaders with ready, capable installations

    More than 40 joint base and installation support leaders from across the Department of Defense are more capable of executing their missions as a result of cross-talk and resource discussions at the inaugural Joint Base Commander Summit held here April 19-20.

  • AFIMSC I-WEPTAC capstone event accelerates change

    Mission area working groups presented solutions for the Air and Space Forces’ biggest installation and mission support challenges to senior leaders during out-briefs at the Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference April 6-7.

  • In AFMC and AFIMSC: Our Differences Make Us Stronger

    The Air Force Materiel Command Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Office recently released a new slogan, “Our Differences Make Us Stronger,” to emphasize how recognizing and celebrating our differences can help us become the AFMC We Need. This idea of embracing our differences to the

  • AFIMSC innovations are changing the Air Force

    Since standing up in 2015, the AFIMSC team has developed and implemented many innovations that have transformed the installation and mission support community and, in some cases, the entire Department of the Air Force.

  • AFSFC initiatives modernize Total Force Defenders

    When it comes to equipping more than 38,000 security forces members across the Total Force, the Air Force Security Forces Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, seeks to give Defenders every advantage over their adversaries. The AFSFC Logistics Directorate is charged with making sure it

  • AFIMSC presses till final hours to execute $7 billion in FY21

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center closed out an extremely tight year in the last hours of FY21, executing more than $7 billion to attain close to 99.9 percent obligation of the operations and maintenance portfolio across the enterprise.

  • AFIMSC seeks challenging I&MS topics for I-WEPTAC

    The deadline to submit ideas to help shape the future of combat support is soon approaching. Submissions for the 2022 Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference are due Sept. 15.

  • AFIMSC remembers 9/11

    This year, to mark the 20th anniversary, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Airmen and families around the globe shared their memories and experiences with each other.

  • Departing command chief reflects on tenure at AFIMSC

    As he prepares to leave the position he’s held since July 2019, the command chief master sergeant at the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center reflected on the role he said he was meant to take on. Chief Master Sgt. Edwin Ludwigsen oversaw the health, welfare and professional development

  • AFIMSC expands eLearning platform to Total Force

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Directorate of Personnel team relaunched the RedVector eLearning platform recently, making it accessible to more Airmen and Guardians to provide broader support for job-mandated training requirements, professional credentialing and licensing.

  • AFIMSC accelerates change across the enterprise with Big Data

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is improving data-driven decision making processes across the Air and Space Forces. The center hosted a Big Data Summit June 15-17 to share the its data management strategy, vision and ongoing efforts with key stakeholders.

  • AFIMSC releases strategic plan

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center released a strategic plan April 9, outlining priorities and associated goals the center is pursuing to optimize delivery of installation and mission support to the Air Force and Space Force.

  • AFSFC to improve U.S. government-wide working dog programs

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Security Forces Center-led Government Working Dog Category Intelligence Team aims to improve the cost, process and procurement of government working dogs across 14 federal agencies. 

  • #IAMIMSC: Master Sgt. Alicia Clark

    Meet Master Sgt. Alicia Clark, commander’s support staff NCO in charge, Air Force Security Forces Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

  • New SUVs provide cooler, smoother ride for Defender canines

    The Air Force Security Forces Center’s Vehicle Program delivered the first of the new military working dog patrol vehicles to Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, as part of their initiative to modernize Defender equipment across the Air Force.

  • Commentary: Get involved, support your AFIMSC family

    Senior Master Sgt. Eric Peterson, AFIMSC First Sergeant, asks teammates to get involved, support each other and participate in family fun and professional development events that aim to help the entire AFIMSC family connect and grow.

  • AFIMSC builds culture of family, fun

    Strong families and a connected workforce. That’s what Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center senior leaders believe is paramount for mission success.

  • Next-generation helmets keep Defenders lethal, ready

    The Air Force Security Forces Center is delivering the next generation of ballistic helmets to security forces units as part of its effort to standardize and modernize Defender equipment across the Air Force.

  • Partnerships strengthen Defender capabilities

    Through an innovative acquisition model developed by the Air Force Installation Contracting Center, the Air Force Security Forces Center is now able to procure gear and resources for Security Forces Defenders much faster.

  • New SF Center commander focuses on lethal, ready Defenders

    The Air Force Security Forces Center welcomed Col. Aaron Guill as its new commander during a change of command ceremony Tuesday. Guill becomes the center’s third commander since it became primary subordinate unit under AFIMSC in 2015. He takes over from Col. Brian Greenroad, who retires Aug. 14

  • Wilcox takes command of AFIMSC

    Maj. Gen. Tom Wilcox took command of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center July 25 at a ceremony in the Gateway Club on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

  • AFIMSC Innovation Office seeks game-changing ideas

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Office launches a program in the new year to help Airmen implement their innovative ideas. The campaign, open Jan. 1-31, 2019, gives military and civilian members of mission support groups worldwide a chance to fund their ideas and

  • Warfighter named outstanding security forces civilian of year

    Mark Davis, a member of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's Installation Support Directorate Integrated Defense Integration Cell, is the 2017 Air Force Outstanding Security Forces Higher Headquarters Civilian of the Year.