50th Communications Group [50th CG]
The 50th Communications Group, a component of the 50th Space Wing, is located at Schriever Air Force Base, CO. The group was activated on December 1, 1997. The 50th Communications Group plans, programs, operates, and maintains command and control, and common-user communications and computer systems in support of USSPACECOM, Space Warfare Center, 21st SW and 50th SW missions.
The group functions as the single focal point for all 50th SW communications and computer systems. The group is responsible for both command sponsored C-CS (common-user and base C-CS systems), and communications-computer systems that are configuration-managed by Air Force Materiel Command (mission systems supporting satellite command and control, and operations).
Specific mission responsibilities are accomplished through the group's two squadrons: the 50th Communications Squadron and the 850th Communications Squadron, and include:
- Managing the maintenance support activities of the satellite ground control systems for the Air Force Satellite Control Network - Schriever AFB, Global Positioning System, and Milstar, plus establishing wing software/hardware maintenance policy;
- Exercising configuration control, technical data management, software management, systems engineering, maintenance, supply management, and Schriever AFB Security Control systems security;
- Establishing wing software policy and managing software planning, maintenance, configuration control and performance;
- Providing planning and requirements for systems prior to program management responsibility transfer and program logistics management after PMRT;
- Overseeing two major wing support contracts and functioning as a conduit for C4 policy administration for 50th Space Wing systems worldwide; and
- Providing site integration for Schriever AFB by ensuring proposed modifications are properly integrated into the facility infrastructure and (i.e., power, HVAC, etc.) properly installed and documented.
The goal of all members of the group is to provide communications capability around the world through satellite and ground communications network support of the 50th Space Wing's mission.
There are approximately 640 active duty military, Department of Defense civilians and contractor personnel assigned to the 50th Communications Group.
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