Released: May 27, 1997
These changes are the result of changes in the mission, adjustments for efficiency and to meet congressional directives. The actions outlined below are projected to take place in fiscal year 1998.
At Scott Air Force Base, as a result of the previously announced Air Force initiative to streamline air mobility forces by realigning C-130 aircraft based in the continental United States under Air Mobility Command, Scott will gain an additional 66 military and 20 civilian personnel authorizations.
Also, the Air Force will combine the Air Weather Service Headquarters and the Air Force Global Weather Center to form the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. This restructuring will reduce management overhead, improve efficiencies and increase the effectiveness of combat weather support.
This action complements the on-going move of the Air Force Combat Climatology Center to Asheville, N.C., to consolidate with the operating location already there and to collocate with the National Climatic Data Center.
The move to Offutt will result in a decrease of 132 military and 57 civilian personnel authorizations at Scott.
Economies and efficiencies associated with implementing the Federal Workforce Restructure Act of 1994 will result in a reduction of 87 civilian personnel authorizations at Scott.
The total impact at Scott is a decrease of 66 military and 124 civilian personnel authorizations.
At Offutt, the first of two RC-135W Rivet Joint aircraft will be delivered to the base. This action results in an increase of 77 military personnel authorizations.
Also, the Air Force will combine the Air Weather Service Headquarters and the Air Force Global Weather Center to form the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt. As a result of this action, Offutt will gain 120 military and 48 civilian personnel authorizations.
The decision to consolidate the Electronic Warfare activities and activate the Air Warfare Center will reduce authorizations by 121 military and 17 civilian personnel authorizations.
At the direction of the Department of Defense, the airborne command post mission will begin transferring from the Air Force to the Navy. This action will result in two EC-135 aircraft being retired in 1998 and the remainder retiring in 1999, and a reduction of 101 military personnel authorizations in 1998.
Additionally, economies and efficiencies associated with implementing the Federal Workforce Restructure Act of 1994 will result in a reduction of 67 civilian personnel authorizations at Offutt.
The net impact of these actions is an decrease of 25 military and 36 civilian personnel authorizations.