• Air Force Plans to Consolidate Battlefield Training at Three or Four Sites

    Air Force Plans to Consolidate Battlefield Training at Three or Four Sites0

    The Air Force’s plan to consolidate battlefield airman training likely would reduce the number of training locations from eight to three or four, according to Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, head of Air Education Training Command. “Every time we need to send an airman [somewhere], we lose a week of training,” Roberson told reporters last week during a briefing at the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space & Cyber conference. Battlefield airman training currently is conducted at eight primary training locations across seven states …

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  • Air Force Establishes Provisional Installation Support Center at JB Andrews0

    The Air Force on Friday will stand up a provisional version of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the new organization that will consolidate policy and oversight of installation and mission support activities now performed at 10 major commands and two direct reporting unit staffs. The center’s temporary headquarters will be at Joint Base Andrews, Md., with Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter as its provisional commander, officials announced Thursday. Carter has been developing the strategy and implementation plan for the center while serving as the special assistant to the commander of Air Force Materiel Command …

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  • Air Force to Consider Virginia Base for New Installation Support Center, Delegation Says0

    Air Force officials have told members of Virginia’s congressional delegation that Joint Base Langley-Eustis would be considered as a candidate to host the Installation and Mission Support Center, the new organization the service is establishing to consolidate policy and oversight of installation and mission support activities. Officials previously have said the center would have about 350 employees, with many of the workers moving from other commands …

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  • Eglin AFB’s R&D Function Not Threatened, General Says0

    The recent consolidation of Air Force Materiel Command down to five centers was not intended to pave the way for moving Eglin AFB’s research, development, testing and evaluation function to Edwards AFB, Calif., Brig. Gen. Arnold Bunch, director of Edwards’ Air Force Test Center, told the Florida Defense Support Task Force on Wednesday. Instead, Bunch said he is striving to keep Eglin’s RDT&E function “flyable and viable,” allowing the task force and local officials to breathe a little easier, reported the Daily News. “My focus is not Edwards. I’m equally focused on Eglin and Arnold and bases across the Air Force Materiel Command …

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  • Northwest Florida Officials Still Worry about Future of Eglin R&D Mission0

    Officials in Northwest Florida remain suspicious that the reorganization of Air Force Materiel Command threatens the longevity of the R&D mission at Eglin AFB. Earlier this week, AFMC announced that its plan to place Eglin’s 46th Test Wing under the command of a two-star general at Edwards AFB, Calif., will go ahead next month. Local officials are concerned the move is a precursor to shifting the installation’s research, development, testing and evaluation function to Edwards …

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  • AFMC Reorganization Set to be Launched Next Month0

    The reorganization of Air Force Materiel Command from 12 centers to five is scheduled to take place in the coming weeks, now that Air Force headquarters has formally approved the transition. The changes will affect 10 installations, including the three air logistics centers — Robins AFB, Ga., Tinker AFB, Okla., and Hill AFB, Utah — which will become air logistics complexes. Starting in July, the three depots will report to the newly created Air Force Sustainment Center at Tinker …

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