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Air Force announces force structure changes

Released: Apr 25, 1997


WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force has announced the following upcoming changes to its force structure:

In Alabama, the Air Force Doctrine Center will relocate to Maxwell Air Force Base. The doctrin e center will develop, coordinate and publish basic and operational Air Force doctrine. This action results in an increase of 55 military and four civilian authorizations.

In Mississippi, the 403rd Wing (Air Force Reserve Command), Keesler AFB, will transition from the WC-130H to the WC-130J aircraft. No manpower impacts are associated with this action.

Additionally, communications training courses are being consolidated and co-located to provide training to Army, Marine Corps and Air Force students, which will result in a decrease of 71 military authorizations.

In New Jersey, the special operations low-level mission will transfer to McGuire AFB, resulting in an increase of 53 military authorizations.

In South Carolina, the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, will receive six C-17 aircraft, resulting in an increase of 200 military and 16 civilian authorizations. The 437th AW will also retire four C-141B aircraft with an associated reduction of 149 military and 16 civilian authorizations.

As a result of the increase in C-17 aircraft, the 315th Airlift Wing (Air Force Reserve Command) will receive an additional 165 drill and 33 civilian authorizations. On the other hand, the retirement of the C-141 aircraft will result in a decrease of 90 drill and 13 civilian authorizations for the 315th AW.

Additionally, the special operations low-level mission will transfer with a reduction of 53 military authorizations.

The overall manpower impact is a reduction of two military and an increase of 75 drill and 20 civilian authorizations.

In Virginia, the 30th Intelligence Squadron, Langley AFB, will receive an increase of 53 military authorizations associated with its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle mission. The Air Force Doctrine Center is redesignated as a direct-reporting unit, resulting in a decrease of 10 military and four civilian authorizations.

Economies and efficiencies associated with implementing the Federal Workforce Restructure Act of 1994 will result in a reduction of 61 civilian authorizations.

The overall impact of these actions is an increase of 43 military and a decrease of 65 civilian authorizations at Langley.

In Wyoming, economies and efficiencies associated with implementing the Federal Workforce Restructure Act of 1994 will result in a reduction of 56 civilian authorizations at F. E. Warren AFB.

970483. Air Force announces force structure changes

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force has announced upcoming changes to its force structure. The following organizations will be directly impacted:

-- The Air Force Doctrine Center, which will relocate to Maxwell Air Force Base -- The 403rd Wing (Air Force Reserve Command), Keesler AFB -- The special operations low-level mission in New Jersey, which will transfer to McGuire AFB -- The 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB -- The 315th Airlift Wing (Air Force Reserve Command) -- The 30th Intelligence Squadron, Langley AFB

The impact on manpower authorizations, listed by region, is as follows (please read as "military," "drill," and "civilian" categories, respectively):

-- Alabama: +55, 0, 0 -- Mississippi: +71, 0, 0 -- New Jersey: +53, 0, 0 -- South Carolina: -2, +75, +20 -- Virginia: +43, 0, -65 -- Wyoming: 0, 0, -56

The resulting identified manpower impact is 220 additional military authorizations, 75 additional drill authorizations and 97 fewer civilian authorizations.