Springfield Beckly Air National Guard Base
178th Wing, 269th Combat Communications Squadron, 251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group
At the Springfield Beckly Air National Guard Base, they perform the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission. This involves gathering intelligence information regarding the enemy by watching their behavior and tracking movements. Decoding communications to intercept plans, strategies and resources are all used to determine locations and activities providing battlefield commanders timely, relevant information. Additional missions include Remotely Piloted Aircraft, Combat Communications and Cyber Systems.
Additional missions include the Combat Communication mission, Cyber Systems mission, and the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Mission.
Combat Communication Mission:
When military operations around the world need to get their communications up and running, the Air Guard Combat Communications mission makes it happen. This mission deploys, operates and maintains strategic emergency communications. It also plays a critical peacetime role during state-declared emergencies providing vital communications and other needed assistance.
Cyber Systems Mission:
A new battlefield has emerged and its conflicts are fought across the internet networks and computers of the world. In Cyber Systems, you’ll use every tool at your disposal from programming to hardware in order to detect and repel cyber attacks on our computer systems and infrastructure. Whether it’s a radar system or an intelligence database, your skills will keep them safe and sound.
Remotely Piloted Aircraft mission:
The Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) mission is to provide close air support, air interdiction, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and attack to eliminate threats when present. The multi-role capabilities of these RPAs allows Combat Search and Rescue operations and extended time over targets to locate, track, target, strike, and assess time sensitive targets – all capabilities that minimize the danger to the men and women of the Air National Guard.
The 178th Wing is currently an MQ-1B Predator unit. The unit was recently assigned new missions as both a ground control station for the remotely piloted MQ-1B Predator and an extension of the intelligence analysis mission from the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.
The 269th Combat Communications Squadron operates out of Springfield-Beckly Air National Guard Base. Located in Springfield, Ohio, the mission of the 269th Combat Communications Squadron includes the Combat Communications mission.
251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group includes the Cyber Systems mission.
The 251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group operates out of Springfield-Beckly Air National Guard Base. Located in Springfield, Ohio, the mission of the 251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group includes the Cyber Systems mission.
The closest airport is James M. Cox Dayton International Airport located 27.2 miles from base.
- Head northeast on Terminal Dr toward Boeing Dr and make a U-turn at Boeing Dr
- Continue onto Dayton International Airport Access Rd
- Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-70 E/Dayton and merge onto I-70 E.
- Keep left at the fork to stay on I-70 E and take exit 52A to merge onto US-68 S toward Xenia
- Merge onto US-68 S
- Turn left onto W Blee Rd then turn right onto Springfield Airport Rd
- Destination will be on the right
TRICARE Information and News
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FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in an Ohio school, a child must be 5 years old by August 1 or September 30, depending on the district. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (614) 466-1213
Ohio Department of Health (614) 466-3543.
Springfield Police Department (937) 324-7685
Base Operator (937) 327-2399
Family Support (937) 525-2583
ID/CAC Card Processing (937) 327-2186
On-post housing is not available at the Springfield-Beckly Air National Guard Base.
13.3 miles from base
Royal Pointe is a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood in Beavercreek. The area is close to shopping and many other amenities.
Woodman Dr and Dorothy Lane
18.1 miles from base
Woodman Dr and Dorothy Lane is a nice, family-friendly suburb in Dayton. The area has good schools and access to Kettering Rec Center.
In Springfield, the summers are long, warm, and humid; the winters are freezing and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 84°F and is rarely below 3°F or above 91°F.
The warm season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 22 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 84°F and low of 65°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 2 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 20°F and high of 35°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.3 months, from March 30 to August 7, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on May 27. The drier season lasts 7.7 months, from August 7 to March 30. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on January 29.
Compared to other cities in Ohio and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Springfield, OH is 85, which is 6% lower than the Ohio average and 15% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Springfield, OH are 7% higher than the average for Ohio and 6% higher than the rest of the country.
Springfield-Beckly Air National Guard Base is located in Springfield, Ohio. The city is situated on the Mad River, Buck Creek, and Beaver Creek, approximately 45 miles west of Columbus and 25 miles northeast of Dayton. Springfield is home to Wittenberg University, a liberal arts college.
The Little Miami Scenic Trail, a paved rail-trail which is almost 80 miles long, goes from the Buck Creek Scenic Trail head in Springfield south to Newtown, Ohio (near Cincinnati), and is popular with hikers and cyclists. Buck Creek State Park has rolling hills with hiking & bridle trails, a lake for fishing & boating, as well as campsites & cottages.
Other popular sites include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House, Hartman Rock Garden, National Trail Parks and Recreation District, and the Heritage Center Museum. For more information about Springfield, visit https://springfieldohio.gov/.