Providing the "design" aspect of all projects implemented by the squadron. Engineers conduct onsite engineering surveys, create cost estimates, define project resources, and create project packages.
These teams provide the physical labor needed to provide our customers with a tangible product that satisfies the identified requirement. Compromised of many sections, installations houses the experts in their respective areas.
Wire is composed of two subsections Cable and Antenna. This section is responsible for the installation, fault detection, and reconstruction of underground, buried, aerial, and wireless cable and antenna networks. These systems compromise the backbone of the nation's defense.
Electronics is composed of three subsections, Airfield Systems, RF Transmissions, and Cyber Transport Systems. Airfield Systems installs, removes and relocates air traffic control ground-to-air systems. RF transmissions does much of the same except to radio frequency, line-of-sight, wideband, and ground-based satellite and encryption transmission devices. Cyber Transport provides mission critical voice, data, and video services.
Tasked with providing squadron mobility support, the primary objective being readiness. Logistics work force is responsible to ensure that equipment and personnel are prepared to deploy within a 72 hour notice.
Supporting all sections and deployments, this section has pioneered state-of-the-art bar code inventory management system. The inventory management aspect is quite extensive, managing thousands of pieces of equipment totaling a value well over one million dollars.
Surface Transportation and Vehicle Maintenance
This section maintains a fleet of 52 pieces of equipment ranging from 6-passenger trucks, heavy duty vehicles, high-rise vehicles, and trenchers of various sizes. Surface Trans. keeps the 210th mobile and ready to go.
In addition to the functions stated, the 210th has its own support staff to include personnel, training, knowledge operations, and safety among a few.
The 210th supports the state of Minnesota's domestic operations by maintaining and operating equipment and training personnel to assist with enhancing interagency communication in the face of domestic crisis.
The 210th, located at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minnesota, opened its doors on November 20, 1971. At the height of its expansion, the squadron was authorized 178 personnel. Today the manning authorization is 109 personnel. The 210th is extremely unique in that it is one of only 15 Engineering Installation Squadrons in all of the Air Force (14 Air National Guard, 1 Active Duty).
With over 40 years of operation, the 210th has deployed personnel to locations around the world. Such as, Afghanistan, Ascension Islands, Australia, England, Germany, Greenland, Guam, Iceland, Italy, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Panama, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates. Additionally, the 210th has completed work throughout the contiguous states, to include Alaska and Hawaii to assist with workload, training exercises and deployments.