550 Air Base Group


"Providing Quality Service for a Safe, Secure, and Sustainable Base"


MISSION

To manage, operate and maintain the Base facilities, and provide support services and security for the Base

VISION

To be the leading service support unit of the PAF by establishing a safe sustainable and progressive FAB delivered through efficient and effective Base management systems.


The 550th Air Base Group is composed of seven (7) Squadrons, the 551st Supply Squadron, 552nd Aerodrome Operation Squadron, 553rd Engineering Squadron, 554th Air Police Squadron, 555th Motor Vehicle Squadron, 556th Air Base Squadron and the 557th Communication Squadron.

551st Supply Squadron



MISSION

To provide supply service for the organic units of the Command.

FUNCTIONS:

  • SUPPORTS THE COMMAND OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES WITH MATERIAL AND RESOURCES;
  • PERFORMS RESOURCE,STORAGE AND ISSUANCE OF SUPPLIES, MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT;
  • MANAGES AND MAINTAINS THE STOCK LEVEL STATUS OF SUPPLIES, MATERIALSAND EQUIPMENT; AND
  • PERFORMS OTHER TASKS AS MAY BE DIRECTED BY HIGHER HEADQUARTERS.

552nd Aerodrome Operations Squadron



MISSION

To provide AERODROME SERVICES AT FERNANDO AIR BASE.

FUNCTIONS:

  • PERFORMS AIRFIELD AERODROME SERVICES AT FAB;
  • OPERATES AND MAINTAINS AERODROME EQUIPMENTAND FACILITIES;
  • PROCESSES FLIGHT CLEARANCES AND FLIGHT PLANSOF ALL AIRCRAFTDEPARTINGTHE BASE;
  • CONDUCTS FIRE CRASH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS;
  • PROCESSES FLIGHT CLEARANCES AND FLIGHT PLANSOF ALL AIRCRAFT DEPARTING THE BASE;
  • PROCESSES AND SUPERVICES AIRCRAFTLOADING AND UNLOADINGOF CARGOES AND PASSENGERS;
  • PROVIDES WEATHER INFORMATION SERVICES WITHIN THE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (AOR);
  • MONITORSOUTGOING AND INCOMING FLIGHT ACTIVITIES OF THE BASE;
  • OPERATES AND MAINTAINS PROTOCOL LOUNGE;
  • PROVIDES FIRE PROTECTION FOR THE BASE; AND
  • PERFORMS OTHER TASKS AS MAY BE DIRECTED BY HIGHER HEADQUARTERS.

553rd Engineering Squadron



MISSION

To provide all services necessary in the management,custody, construction,planning, operations, maintenance and repair of base facilities.

FUNCTIONS:

  • PERFORMS CONSTRUCTION,REPAIR AND MAINTAINANCE OF BASE FACILITIES; AND
  • PROVIDES UTILITY SERVICES SUCH AS WATER SUPPLY, ELECTRICAL POWER,REFRIGERATOR, AIR-CONDITIONING, SANITATION( SEWARAGE/DRAINAGE) TERMITES AND OTHER FEST CONTROL.

554th Air Police Squadron



MISSION

To provide PHYSICAL SECURITY, FORCE PROTECTION MEASURES, LAW ENFORSEMENT SERVICES AND ASSIST COMMANDERS IN MAINTAINING GOOD ORDER AND DISCIPLINE.

FUNCTIONS:

  • PROVIDE SECURITY FOR BASE DEFENSE;
  • PROVIDE SECURITY AND CONTINUOUS PROTECTION OF PAF AIR ASSETS AND VITAL INSTALLATION;
  • CONDUCTS PATROL WITHIN IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF THE BASE AND WHEN NECESSARY, PROVIDE QUICK REACTION FORCE DURING DEFCON SITUATIONS;
  • ENFORCES MILITARY LAWS, BASE REGU;ATIONS AND ORDERS;
  • PERFORMS OVERT CLOSE-IN SECURITY AND HONOR ESCORT DUTIES TO VIP'S AND RANKING MILITARY OFFICERS VISITING THE BASE;
  • CORRECTS, CONFINES OR DETAINS ERRING MILITARY AGENCIES REGARDING POLICE MATTERS;
  • COORDINATES WITH OTHER CIVIL AND MILITARY AGENCIES REGARDING POLICE MATTERS;
  • SCREENS AND ISSUES BASE PASS TO VISITORS, TRADERS AND CONCESSIONAIRES;AND
  • PERFORMS OTHER TASKS AS MAY BE DIRECTED BY HIGHER HEADQUARTERS.

555th Motor Vehicle Squadron



MISSION

To PROVIDE LAND TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS IN SUPPORT TO THE GROUND MOBILITY OF THE COMMAND

FUNCTIONS:

  • PROVIDES TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS IN SUPPORT TO THE GROUND MOVEMENT OF THE COMMAND;
  • PROVIDE PREVENTIVE AND FIELD MAINTENANCE ON ALL ORGANIC VEHICLES;AND
  • PERFORMS OTHER TASKS AS MAY BE DIRECTED BY HIGHER HEADQUARTERS.

556th Air Base Squadron



MISSION

To MANAGE, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE BASE FACILITITES

FUNCTIONS:

  • PROVIDES BILLETING, TRANSIENT LODGING, FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS, BASE PHOTO LAB AND POSTAL SERVICES;
  • PROVIDE SERVICES FOR RELIGIOUS AND MORTUARY AFFAIRS AND BAND FOR MILITARY AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONSOF THE BASE;
  • PROVIDES OVERALL MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF SPORTS AND FITNESS FACILITIES, BASE CONCESSIONAIRES, OUTDOOR RECREATION EQUIPMENT RESOURCES, RECOVERY AND RECYCLING PROGRAM;
  • PERFORMS GROUND MAINTENANCE FOR THE BASE; AND
  • PERFORMS OTHER TASKS AS MAY BE DIRECTED BY HIGHER HEADQUARTERS.

557th Communication Squadron



MISSION

TO PROVIDE COMMAND AND CONTROL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE BASE

FUNCTIONS:

  • INSTALLS, OPERATES AND MAINTAINS THE BASE INTER-SERVICE MICROWAVE COMMUNICATIONS, TELEPHONES,RADIOS AND COMMUNICATIONS CENTER;
  • PROVIDES BASE LEVEL PROJECTS,EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SERVICE;
  • PROVIDES TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OFTHEBASE REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESS THE IMPACT OF THE NEW COMMUNICATION SYSTEM ON EXISTING SYSTEM;
  • CONDUCTS IN-HOUSE TRAINING FOR OPERATIONAL READINESS;AND
  • PERFORMS OTHER TASKS AS MAY BE DIRECTED BY HIGHER HEADQUARTERS.