Four Bases to Vie for Air Force’s New Installation Support Center

The Air Force this week announced four installations — Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Scott AFB, Ill., and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio — as candidate locations to host the headquarters for the new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC).

The Air Force plans to announce preferred and reasonable alternatives and continue the environmental impact analysis process through early 2015. Officials from Air Force Materiel Command will begin to conduct site surveys of each candidate base to assess a range of operational and facility requirements. They also will develop cost estimates to bed down the AFIMSC headquarters at each candidate location, according to a press release.

Following the site surveys, officials will present the results to the secretary and chief of staff to select preferred and reasonable alternatives.

“The Air Force is committed to a deliberate and open process to address AFIMSC HQ basing,” said Timothy Bridges, deputy assistant secretary for installations. “As we progress through the basing process, we will share information so interested communities are aware of what to expect.”

Officials initially evaluated 10 installations before narrowing the list of candidates.

AFIMSC, which reports to Air Force Materiel Command, will consolidate installation management functions currently being performed at every major command and will serve as the single intermediate-level headquarters for the delivery of installation support capabilities.


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