22nd Mission Support Group The 22nd Mission Support Group is the most diverse group and consists of six squadrons responsible for all aspects of logistical and personnel support on McConnell. The group provides the foundation for executing the training mission and taking care of Team McConnell members. Day to day, they maintain and continually improve the base infrastructure, provide security and operate the wing's extensive computer architecture. Likewise, they manage all recreational facilities and activities on base ensuring superb quality of life. The 22nd MSG is comprised of six squadrons: The 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron is McConnell's city manager. The squadron is responsible for all the real property and equipment installed on McConnell. It supports base structures, utilities, pavements and grounds, mechanical systems, environmental compliance, fire protection, disaster preparedness and explosive ordnance disposal. The 22nd Communications Squadron provides all fixed and cellular telephones, fixed and mobile radio services, navigational aids and weather systems maintenance. Additionally, the 22nd CS personnel are the wings' computer systems and LAN experts, maintaining the base communications center and several key computer systems, as well as hundreds of base small computers. The 22nd Contracting Squadron provides local purchase contracting support for the wing. Contracts for supplies, equipment, services and construction are awarded to commercial firms to satisfy customer requirements. The 22nd CONS ensures contracts comply with public laws and regulations, and provides acquisition advice, assistance and information to McConnell unit commanders. The squadron's small business office promotes federally mandated programs for small and/or disadvantaged businesses participation in government contracts. The 22nd Force Support Squadron serves as Team McConnell's host for recreation, social, and personal development for active duty military, retired military, Reserves, federal employees and their dependents. The 22nd Logistics Readiness Squadron processes requisitions, sorts, and delivers supplies and equipment for the base community. It ensures supplies, equipment and petroleum oils and lubricants are available to support McConnell KC-135 operations daily and during exercises or contingencies. It also provides all-around transportation support. The unit receives, documents and ships DoD-sponsored material and personal property, as well as arranging for and obtaining official travel for all military members and their families. The 22nd Security Forces Squadron provides force protection for Team McConnell personnel, assets and buildings. It functions like a city police department complete with criminal investigations, law enforcement, military working dogs and even a small jail.