Installation support squadron stands up at Vance

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The 71st Installation Support Squadron joined the ranks of the 71st Mission Support Group Sept. 18 during a re-designation ceremony at the Vance Collocated Club.

The ISS is a conglomeration of support units from across the MSG, said Maj. Shannon Caleb, the ISS commander. The 71st Communications Flight joined the 71st Civil Engineering Flight and the 71st Logistics Readiness Squadron, which Caleb took command of May 22.

This combination of units is a deviation from the normal installation command structure and required a waiver.

"The LRS and CE flight needed to be re-designated because the title did not truly capture what we do," Caleb said. "And, the communications flight mission compliments the new squadron - installation support."

Adding the communications flight to the squadron also made sense considering they were already reporting directly to the Mission Support Group, said Caleb.

In the normal Air Force command structure, a flight reports to a squadron and a squadron reports to a group.

Commenting on the addition of the flight to the diverse mission of the LRS and CEF, "I would like to capitalize on the synergy created by adding the comm flight to best support the wing's mission," said Caleb.