• New Air Force Agency Will Transform Delivery of Installation Support, Vice Commander Says0

    The new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC) for the first time will provide the service a “single voice” for installation and mission support, allowing officials to better prioritize funding across the service, according to the center’s vice commander. “The tremendous opportunity that is presented by the AFIMSC is that, for the first time in our history as an Air Force, we are going to be able to have that single voice across that installation and mission support portfolio and try to provide the balance and leveling that our commands have done a great job at thus far,” Col. Brian Duffy told a class of Air Force leaders attending the Commanders’ Professional Development School …

  • JB San Antonio to Host Air Force Installation Support Center0

    Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland will host the new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center headquarters, officials announced Wednesday. Joint Base San Antonio was selected over three other candidates — Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio — primarily because much of the new organization’s subordinate staff already are located there, according to a press release. Initial personnel assigned to the support center are expected to begin reporting by summer 2015, with most of the staff slated to be in place by fall 2016 …

  • Major Adjustments Not Needed for Industry as Air Force Centralizes Installation Support0

    The Air Force’s move to centralize mission support functions under a new agency should not dramatically change how the service deals with industry, Col. Brian Duffy, vice commander of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC Provisional), told business representatives last week. “While some organizational changes may take place to align functions under AFIMSC, in general, the people and offices within the Air Force that small businesses work with today remain the ones you will work with in the future …