85TH ENGINEERING INSTALLATION SQ

The 85 EIS, Keesler AFB, Miss., is a subordinate unit under the 38 CEIG, Tinker AFB, Okla, 688th Cyberspace Wing, 24th Air Force at JBSA-Lackland, Texas.

The 85 EIS, Keesler AFB, Miss., is a subordinate unit under the 38 CEIG, Tinker AFB, Okla, 688th Cyberspace Wing, 24th Air Force at JBSA-Lackland, Texas.


The 85th Engineering Installation Squadron (85 EIS), located at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., deploys and installs communications for Department of Defense units all over the world.  The Squadron provides the warfighter with Command, Control, Communications, Computer (C4) engineering and installation services, support for airfield systems and electromagnetic surveys and analysis.

Mission:

Rapidly deploy worldwide to engineer and install world-class capabilities; unifying air, space and cyberspace.

Vision: 

To be Department of Defense’s premier choice to fortify the Enterprise by providing comprehensive, defensible cyberspace and airfield system solutions worldwide.

People:

176 personnel are currently assigned to the 85 EIS. 147 military members and 29 civilians make up the best engineering and installation squadron in the DoD.

Organization:

The 85 EIS falls under the 38th Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group, located at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., the 688th Cyberspace Wing headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, the 24th Air Force and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). The Squadron is organized into three flights.

Capabilities:

The 85 EIS provides services to mission partners that build and extend the cyberspace enterprise through design, engineering, installation, modification and repair of active components, fiber optics and copper cables.  The Squadron also provides support for airfield systems including precision approach systems, meteorological systems and ground radar systems.  Additionally, the unit conducts electromagnetic surveys and analysis to assess radio frequency hazards to nuclear weapons, de-conflict interference with Remote Piloted Aircraft and ensure Missile Defense Agency radars work as designed.  These unique installation and engineering services provide critical enablers to warfighters worldwide, ensuring operations in air, space, and cyberspace.

History:

Engineering Installation (EI) traces its origins to the late 1940s, and its most direct antecedent was the Ground Electronics Engineering Installation Agency, the Air Force's first unified engineering and installation organization.  Throughout the years, the EI community has undergone numerous restructurings and reorganizations.  On 18 August 2009, the current organization was established when the 85 EIS was relieved of assignment to ACC and assigned to AFSPC, 688th Information Operations Wing (now the 688th Cyberspace Wing).

Point of Contact:

85th Engineering Installation Squadron

Public Affairs POC

670 Maltby Hall Drive

Keesler AFB, MS 39534

DSN: 597-1865

(As of Oct 2016)