The primary mission of the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group is to provide combat support and base sustainment services to ensure the mission readiness of the 27th Special Operations Wing. These support services and activities include providing housing, facilities/infrastructure, fire protection, environmental management, explosive ordnance disposal, disaster preparedness, food service, law enforcement and security, communications, personnel support and other base services as well as recreation activities for a base populace of more than 6,500 military personnel, civilian employees, their families and 4,000 retirees for all units and associate organizations on Cannon Air Force Base.
The 27th SOMSG traces its beginnings to the 27th Air Base Group, which activated Aug. 1, 1948, at Kearney Army Air Field, Nebraska. The group supported the wing mission of flying the F-82 aircraft. The 27th Air Base Group inactivated Oct. 1, 1958, and reactivated on June 8, 1969, at Cannon, as the 27th Combat Support Group and became the 27th Mission Support Group. It was re-designated the 27th SOMSG Oct. 1, 2007.
The group is comprised of six very diverse and dynamic squadrons: The 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron; and 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron.