821st Space Group [821st SG]
As part of US Air Force Fiscal 2002 Force Structure Changes, the 821st Space Group inactivated on September 30, 2001.
Prior to its inactivation, the 821st SG The 821st SG was responsible for space-based missile warning sites around the world. Serving as host unit of Buckley AFB, it also provided base-level services to active duty military personnel at Buckley AFB and in the Denver area.
The 821st SG assumed this mission as a result of Buckley Air National Guard Base became an active-duty base in October 2000. At that point, financial and operational responsibility for the 3,250 acre base was handed off to U.S. Air Force Space Command. With an active-duty military population that outnumbers the assigned ANG, and since the Guard has never been structured or funded to support such a large active-duty population, the Defense Department and Colorado decided the Air Force should be the base host. During formal ceremonies October 2, 2000, the 821st Space Group assumed those duties, and the former host, the 140th Wing, became a tenant at Buckley AFB.
The group was made up of the 821st Operations Support Squadron; the 821st Logistics Squadron; the 821st Support Squadron; the 821st Security Police Squadron; and the 821st Medical Squadron.
The 821st Support Squadron supported base maintenance and personnel requirements. It consisted of civil engineers, the military personnel flight, communications and contracting services.
The 821st Security Forces Squadron provided security for the restricted area at Buckley ANGB.
The 821st Medical Squadron operated a clinic, and took care of active duty personnels' medical and dental needs.
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