NEWS | Dec. 7, 2010

315 AW stands up Force Support Squadron

By Second Lieutenant Jeff Kelly 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 315th Services Flight and the 315th Mission Support Squadron merged Dec. 5, creating the new 315th Force Support Squadron.

Lt. Col. Maureen Robinson officially took command of the 315 FSS in a ceremony officiated by Lt. Col. Andrew Leone, 315th Mission Support Group commander.

According to Colonel Leone, the units combined as part of the ongoing Air Force customer service transformation, and the result will be better customer service and more efficient operations.

"The new FSS will carry on a fine tradition in their new mission," said Colonel Leone. "Change is a part of the military and our flexibility is key."

Lt. Col. Connie Alge, former 315th Services Squadron commander, said the base will benefit from a more streamlined, consistent process that will continue the first class customer service both units provided in the past.

"With the experience of both of these organizations, the new FSS will be able to take care of our people who in turn take care of the mission," said Colonel Alge.

Colonel Robinson does not anticipate any problems with these units combining.

"The services squadron and the mission support squadron are two of the most hardworking, professional organizations in the wing," he said. "I'm very humbled to be here and to lead them while we continue our mission."

The new squadron will have the same responsibilities both the mission support and services flights had previously. Approximately 110 Airmen are expected to comprise the new FSS.