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647th Air Base Group
The 647th Air Base Group provides integrated installation and base support for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, with approximately 900 personnel in six diverse squadrons. The air base group commander also serves as the deputy commander Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The group’s mission is to deliver, improve and sustain wartime mission support and combat-ready Airmen and families.
The Force Support Squadron (FSS) maintains mission-ready forces through development, readiness and sustainment support while providing world-class personnel and family services. FSS directly supports military in the DFAC, Flight Kitchen, lodging and fitness centers. Additional support services include mortuary affairs, readiness, Honor Guard, military and civilian personnel, manpower, education, family readiness, Equal Opportunity, Joint Base Public Affairs and chapel services. The FSS commander also serves as the liaison to the joint base commander as the JB1, Manpower and administration officer, responsible for all Air Force and Navy human resource assets.
The Security Forces Squadron (SFS) provides ready-to-deploy Air Force, warfighting defenders in support of contingencies and functions. SFS organizes, trains and equips mission-ready, resilient, air-minded security forces to deliver enduring integrated defense against threats and also protects off-base Air Force mission facilities at Kaena Point and Kokee AFS. The SFS commander also serves as the liaison to the joint base commander as the JB2, performing integrated base defense and law enforcement throughout the main base and all JBPHH annexes (i.e., West Loch, Wahiawa, Lualualei). This includes providing entry control, vehicle inspection, Pass & ID, combat arms and military working dog (drug and explosive detector) support for JBPHH.
The Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) organizes, trains and equips expeditionary civil engineers providing warfighting-ready engineering support for facilities and infrastructure, emergency management, fire protection and explosive ordnance disposal. The CES commander also serves as the liaison to the joint base commander as the deputy JB4 role, accountable for life-cycle management of NAVFAC/CNIC real property, product and service delivery, Supported Command interface, project execution and performance assessment spanning the joint base. CES is a vital squadron on JBPHH that manages more than 4,200 facilities, 30,000 acres, four dry docks and 31 piers valued more than $19.4 billion, supporting 38,000 military and civilian personnel in more than 165 tenant commands and activities.
The Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) organizes, trains and equips expeditionary logistics professionals in five distinct AFSCs and provides Air Force combat mobility support. The LRS commander also serves as the liaison to the joint base commander as the JB41/NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center-Pearl Harbor Code 450, managing $42 million in aircraft parts and inventory, support equipment and chem-gear. LRS also provides 24/7 Air Force transportation ops (DV, aircrew support, parts and equipment), Total Force Integration cargo movement, between the 15th Wing and HIANG, installation reception, deployment, and redeployment, and is responsible for the Air Force War Reserve Materiel (WRM).
The 747 Communications Squadron (CS) delivers warfighting communications and info capabilities for HQ PACAF, Hickam and 67 tenant units totaling more than 9,000 users, managing a $160 million network, 140 antennas, executive communication support, telephone support, airfield communication, COMSEC and Information Assurance, as well as serving as the joint base interface for communications and information capabilities that affect the entire Hickam population.