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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 088-99
March 05, 1999

AIR FORCE ANNOUNCES FORCE STRUCTURE CHANGES

Air Force officials today announced changes in the service's force structure affecting the operating locations of people, aircraft, and organizations across the United States. These changes result from mission changes, adjustments for efficiency, congressional directives, and implementation of the expeditionary aerospace force (EAF) concept. Included in this announcement are changes to manpower authorizations required to implement the EAF concept, anticipated to become operational by Jan. 1, 2000. EAF is a fundamental and evolutionary change for the Air Force. It is a shift to an expeditionary mindset and a vision for how the service will organize, train, equip and sustain aerospace forces to meet the requirements of the National Military Strategy and the challenges of a changing global security environment. The additional manpower authorizations associated with the EAF will help relieve tempo concerns associated with deployment commitments by providing additional authorizations to the units that will bear the brunt of the Air Force's deployment taskings. Also included in the force structure announcement are significant changes affecting the Air Force Research Laboratory. As the Air Force evolves to an expeditionary aerospace force, it must place more emphasis on space. Responding to this new vision and the president's proposed budget, the Air Force Research Laboratory plans to invest more research money in space-related programs beginning in fiscal 2000. This shift in emphasis will require the laboratory to reallocate its budget and will result in some work force reductions. Prior to making any decisions concerning a major movement of forces, the Air Force will fully comply with the spirit and requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The following states are affected as follows:

ALABAMA

Maxwell AFB - Reengineering efforts in the Standard Systems Group will result in a reduction of 86 military and 35 civilian positions.

ALASKA

Eielson AFB - A change in security force requirements will result in a reduction of six military authorizations. The 354th Fighter Wing will receive 58 military positions as part of the implementation of the expeditionary aerospace force (EAF) concept. Regionalization of base supply functions at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, will result in a decrease of 43 military authorizations. The net impact of these actions is an increase of nine military positions.

Elmendorf AFB - The 54th Fighter Squadron will gain six F-15C/D aircraft with an increase of 104 military authorizations. A change in aerial port, security force, and intelligence requirements will result in a reduction of 45 military authorizations. The 3rd Wing will receive 122 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept and is designated an aerospace expeditionary force (AEF) lead wing. The wing will lose 50 military and one civilian authorization because of regionalization of base supply at Hickam AFB. Altogether, these actions result in an increase of 131 military and a decrease of one civilian authorization.

ARIZONA

Davis Monthan AFB - The 354th Fighter Squadron will gain six A/OA-10 aircraft resulting in an increase of 113 military positions. Realignment of Southern Command's support for counter drug operations will result in the 612th Air Operations Group receiving 37 military positions, the 25th Operational Weather Squadron gaining 27 military authorizations, the 355th Wing gaining seven military authorizations, and the 612th Air Intelligence Group, receiving two military positions. The Air Intelligence Agency will establish an Information Warfare Flight to support 12th Air Force resulting in an increase of 12 military authorizations. The 612th Air Communications Squadron will lose 62 military authorizations due to the consolidation of the Distributed Common Ground Systems at Beale AFB, Calif. Consolidation of Air Combat Command Inspector General functions in the ACC Inspection Squadron at Langley AFB, Va., will result in a decrease of 26 military and one civilian position on the 12th AF staff. The 355th Wing will receive 101 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept and is designated an AEF lead wing. Other base support actions will result in a decrease of three military and two civilian positions. Collectively, these actions increase military authorizations by 208 while reducing civilian positions by three.

Luke AFB - The 56th Fighter Wing will receive 16 military authorizations as part of the implementation of the EAF concept.

ARKANSAS

Little Rock AFB - The 463rd Airlift Group and 314th Airlift Wing will receive five and six military positions, respectively, as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Other support force changes result in an increase of two military positions for a total increase of 13 military.

CALIFORNIA

Beale AFB - The 13th Intelligence Squadron will gain 62 military authorizations due to the consolidation of the Distributed Common Ground Systems from Davis Monthan AFB. The 48th Intelligence Squadron will gain 12 military authorizations to support the Joint Service Imagery Processing System. The 9th Reconnaissance Wing will receive 23 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Other base support actions will result in an increase of two military and a reduction of two civilian positions. Altogether, these actions result in a growth of 99 military and a reduction of two civilian authorizations.

Edwards AFB - As a result of workload adjustments, the Air Force Flight Test Center will gain 11 military while decreasing nine civilian positions. An Air Force Materiel Command review of all programs, combined with communications and weather program adjustments, will result in a reduction of 117 military authorizations in the 95th Communications Squadron. Changes in the foreign military sales program will result in a reduction of 18 civilian positions. The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron will gain 45 military positions associated with increases in the F-22 Test and Evaluation program and B-1B block upgrades. Increased investment in space S&T programs will require some reductions to non-space S&T programs. Combined with other workforce adjustments, this will result in the Air Force Research Laboratory losing three military and 32 civilian authorizations. Overall, Edwards will lose 64 military and 59 civilian authorizations.

Moffett Federal Airfield - The Air National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing will convert its four HC-130P to four MC-130P aircraft while maintaining its current mission. This action will not impact the unit's manpower.

Travis AFB - The Air Mobility Operations Group will transfer 29 military positions to the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve for Tanker Airlift Control Elements. The 60th Air Mobility Wing will receive 48 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept and will serve as a lead mobility wing for operations such as humanitarian relief. The aerial port will receive 26 additional military positions from a redistribution of workload. Other base support activities will reduce 30 military and increase three civilian positions. Altogether, Travis will increase 15 military and three civilian positions.

Vandenberg AFB - The establishment of the 14th Air Force Space Operations Center results in an increase of 27 military and two civilian authorizations. The Air Force Reserve will activate the 9th Space Operations Squadron resulting in an increase of seven full time military and 30 drill authorizations. These initiatives, coupled with other minor realignments decreasing four military and four civilian positions, result in a net increase of 30 military and a decrease of two civilian authorizations while increasing 30 drill positions.

COLORADO

Buckley ANGB - Phase-in of the Space Based Infrared System will result in the 821st Space Group decreasing seven military and two civilian positions. As a result of program adjustments, the 566th Operations Support Squadron will gain 28 military and two civilian positions. The overall impact of these actions is an increase of 21 military authorizations.

Peterson AFB - The 21st Space Wing will receive 29 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. This action, coupled with an unrelated manpower increase of seven military positions, results in a net increase of 36 military authorizations.

Schriever AFB - Inactivation of the 11th Space Warning Squadron results in a decrease of 110 military and one civilian authorization. Initiatives to establish the 14th Air Force Space Operations Center and to improve the 50th Communications Squadron Base Network Control Center result in an increase of 18 military authorizations. Other base support activities will decrease 13 military and increase 22 civilian positions. These actions result in a net decrease of 105 military and an increase of 21 civilian authorizations.

FLORIDA

Duke Field - The 8th Special Operations Squadron will move to Duke Field from Hurlburt Field with four MC-130s and 278 military and two civilian positions. AFRC's 5th Special Operations Squadron will move to Eglin AFB. The unit's supporting aircraft maintenance activities will also move to Eglin and reorganize into a detachment. Both units will continue to report to the 919th Special Operations Wing at Duke Field. These actions will result in a transfer of 61 military and 199 drill authorizations to Eglin. The 711th Special Operations Squadron will lose one MC-130E with an associated reduction of 29 drill positions. Cumulatively, Duke Field will gain 217 military and two civilian authorizations while losing 228 drill authorizations.

Eglin AFB - The 53rd Wing will gain six military positions in support of the F-22 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation mission. The Air Intelligence Agency will inactivate Detachment 1, 67th Intelligence Group, with a reduction of 10 military authorizations. Air Force Special Operations Command's 9th Special Operations Squadron will lose four MC-130P aircraft with an associated reduction of 196 military authorizations. The Air Armament Center and the 33rd Fighter Wing will receive 36 and two military positions, respectively, as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. As a result of a base realignment and closure action, Detachment 3, 366th Training Squadron will receive 27 military explosive ordnance disposal instructor positions from Indian Head, Md. The 5th Special Operations Squadron will move to Eglin from Duke Field. The unit's supporting aircraft maintenance activities will also move to Eglin and reorganize into a detachment. These actions will result in a transfer of 61 military and 199 drill authorizations. Increased investment in space science and technology programs will require some adjustments to non-space science and technology programs. This will result in the Air Force Research Laboratory gaining four military authorizations. Other base support activities will decrease one military and one civilian position. All of these actions result in a decrease of 71 military spaces, a reduction of one civilian position, and an increase of 199 drill authorizations.

Hurlburt Field - As a result of Special Operations Command's force modernization, the 55th Special Operations Squadron will lose five MH-60Gs, 154 military, and two civilian authorizations. The 8th Special Operations Squadron will lose one MC-130E and 75 military positions. Also, the 8th SOS will move from Hurlburt Field to Duke Field with 4 MC-130Es, 278 military, and two civilian positions. The 39th Intelligence Squadron relocated from Nellis AFB, Nev., in fiscal 1999, establishing the Information Operations Schoolhouse at Hurlburt. This resulted in an increase of 50 military and one civilian position. Other base support activities will decrease manpower by eight military positions. Altogether, Hurlburt will lose 465 military and three civilian authorizations.

Key West NAS - As a result of the drawdown of U.S. forces in Panama and relocation of the counter drug mission, Key West will gain 46 military positions in fiscal 1999.

MacDill AFB - The drawdown of U.S. forces in Panama and relocation of the counter drug mission, MacDill will increase 75 military positions effective fiscal 1999. The 6th Air Refueling Wing will receive five military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Other base support activities will reduce 20 military and one civilian position. Altogether, MacDill will increase 60 military and reduce one civilian position.

Tyndall AFB - The 325th Fighter Wing will receive 10 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. The wing will also gain 12 military positions as a result of projected training adjustments. Increased investment in space science and technology programs will require some adjustments to non-space S&T programs. This will result in the Air Force Research Laboratory gaining two military and losing 12 civilian authorizations. Other base support activities will increase two military positions. Altogether, these actions will increase the base by 26 military positions and decrease it by 12 civilian authorizations.

GEORGIA

Dobbins ARB - The 94th Airlift Wing will convert from eight primary aircraft authorized (PAA) C-130 tactical airlift mission to an eight PAA C-130H training mission. This action results in a decrease of 186 drill and an increase of 48 civilian positions.

Moody AFB - The 347th Wing will enhance its HH-60G wartime capability by adding 58 military positions for deployment taskings. The 820th Security Forces Group will move from Lackland AFB, Texas, with 79 military and one civilian authorization. The 820th SFG will also gain a minimum of two squadrons and 540 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. These actions will begin in fiscal 2000 and will be completed by fiscal 2001. The 68th and 69th Fighter Squadrons will inactivate in fiscal 2001 and their 36 F-16 aircraft will move to other locations. This will result in a reduction of 1,259 military authorizations. The 71st Air Control Squadron, with its 134 military and two civilian positions, will relocate to Langley AFB. Additionally, the 347th will convert to a Combat Search and Rescue Wing, gaining 188 military authorizations and remaining under Air Combat Command. In order to accommodate increased pilot training, a squadron of 35 T-6 aircraft will be established at Moody driving an increase of 153 military and six civilians by fiscal 2003. This additional mission will also add 102 student pilot positions and an estimated 81 contractor employees. The Air Force Reserve will expand their associate instructor pilot capability by activating the 70th Flying Training Squadron. This will yield an increase of eight military and 36 drill authorizations. These actions will begin in fiscal 2000 and will be completed by fiscal 2001. The 347th Wing will receive 25 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Other base support actions will result in an increase of one military and a loss of one civilian authorization. Collectively, these actions will result in a loss no greater than 341 military and an increase of four civilian authorizations, depending on the final 820th SFG manpower configuration. However, part of this reduction will be offset with the addition of 36 Reserve drill positions, 102 student pilot positions, and approximately 81 contractor personnel to support the T-6 aircraft.

Robins AFB - The Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center (ALC) is reducing three military and 47 civilian authorizations associated with decreased Foreign Military Sales support while additions in depot workload increase 166 civilian authorizations in the Defense Maintenance Activity Group area. In addition, the ALC will gain one military authorization as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. The 653rd Combat Logistics Support Squadron increases 42 military positions associated with BRAC actions. The 78th Air Base Wing will receive 28 military spaces for an increase in the Joint Stars mission and 28 civilians for support function mission adjustments. The Air National Guard's 128th Bomb Squadron will see an increase of five civilians and the conversion of five military positions to drill positions. Increased investment in space S&T programs will require some adjustments to non-space S&T programs. This will result in the Air Force Research Laboratory gaining two military authorizations. Other base support actions will result in a decrease of two military and an increase of nine civilian authorizations. Collectively, the impact of these changes is an increase of 63 military, 161 civilian, and five drill positions.

GUAM

Andersen AFB - As a result of reengineering within a variety of support functions and changes in security force requirements, 228 military authorizations will be eliminated by fiscal 2002 in the 36th Air Base Wing. The wing will also lose 18 military and one civilian authorization because of the regionalization of base supply at Hickam AFB. Collectively, the net impact is a decrease of 246 military and one civilian authorization.

HAWAII

Hickam AFB - Headquarters Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) will reduce 55 military and 14 civilian authorizations by fiscal 2003. Mission changes within the 692nd Intelligence Support Squadron, to include the establishment of an Electronic Security Systems Assessment Cell, will result in an increase of 36 military and one civilian authorization. A change in aerial port and security force requirements will result in a reduction of 14 military authorizations. The 15th Air Base Wing will receive two military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. As a result of the Air Force's Supply Regionalization initiative, the PACAF regional supply squadron will be activated with 106 military and one civilian authorization from realignments of base-level supply functions throughout the command. Collectively, these actions will result in an increase of 75 military and a decrease of 12 civilian authorizations.

IDAHO

Mountain Home AFB - The 366th Range Squadron will inactivate resulting in a reduction of 89 military positions. This will complete the previously announced mission transfer to the Idaho Air National Guard's 266th Range Squadron. The 366th Wing will receive 61 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept and is designated as an on-call Air Expeditionary Wing. Other base support actions will result in a loss of four military and one civilian authorization. The overall impact of these changes will be a decrease of 32 military and one civilian authorization at Mountain Home.

ILLINOIS

Scott AFB - As a result of the Air Force's supply regionalization initiative, the Air Mobility Command Regional Supply Squadron will be activated with 184 military positions from realignments of base-level supply functions throughout the command. To increase in-theater aeromedical capability, the 375th Airlift Wing will transfer one C-9 and 19 military authorizations to Pacific Air Forces. As a result of a defense department audit which recommended giving the Reserves an increased role in the C-9 mission, Scott will reduce 18 military and increase two drill positions. The standup of a telecommunications contract management office will not occur in fiscal 2000 as planned. Instead, the 50 civilian authorizations will remain at Tinker AFB, Okla., where the Air Force will further explore efficiencies and economies in performing this activity. The wing will receive 27 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Other base support activities will reduce one military position. Altogether, Scott will gain 173 military and two drill positions.

KANSAS

McConnell AFB - The 184th Bomb Wing (ANG) will lose two B-1Bs resulting in a decrease of two military, 119 drill, and 22 civilian manpower authorizations. The 22nd Air Refueling Wing will receive 41 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept and will serve as a lead mobility wing for operations such as for humanitarian relief. Other base support activities will reduce 27 military positions. Collectively, McConnell will increase 12 military and reduce 22 civilians and 119 drill positions.

LOUISIANA

Barksdale AFB - The 2nd Munitions Squadron will gain additional conventional air launch cruise missiles resulting in an increase of 43 military authorizations. The Air Intelligence Agency will establish an Information Warfare Flight to support 8th Air Force resulting in an increase of 28 military authorizations. The 2nd Bomb Wing will receive 91 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept and is designated an AEF lead wing. Restructuring of Air Combat Command's Inspector General functions will result in the loss of 29 military and addition of one civilian position on the 8th AF staff. Other base support actions will result in a gain of one military position. The net effect of these actions is an increase of 134 military and one civilian authorization.

MARYLAND

Andrews AFB - The 89th Airlift Wing will receive 17 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Other base support activities will reduce six military positions. Together, these actions result in an increase of 11 military positions.

MASSACHUSETTS

Hanscom AFB - Increased investment in space S&T programs will require some reductions to non-space S&T programs. Combined with other workforce adjustments, this will result in the Air Force Research Laboratory losing 27 military and 163 civilian authorizations. The Electronic Systems Center will gain 27 military and two civilian authorizations due to acquisition workforce reductions. Foreign Military Sales program adjustments result in the loss of two military and 16 civilian positions. Other minor program adjustments add five military while decreasing four civilian authorizations. The net impact of these actions is a gain of three military and loss of 181 civilian authorizations.

MINNESOTA

Duluth International Airport - The Air National Guard's 148th Fighter Wing will convert from an air defense mission to a general-purpose mission with 15 F-16A/B aircraft. In addition, the unit will maintain an alert detachment at Tyndall AFB. This action results in an increase of three military and a decrease of 42 drill and 18 civilian authorizations.

MISSISSIPPI

Columbus AFB - An additional T-37 squadron, the 41st Flying Training Squadron, activated in fiscal 1999 resulting in an increase of 11 military authorizations. The 43rd FTS will reduce resources to expand AFRC's associate instructor pilot capability at an additional location, decreasing three military and 16 drill authorizations. These actions will begin in fiscal 2000 and will be completed by fiscal 2001. The net affect of these actions for the base is an increase of eight military and a reduction of 16 drill authorizations.

Keesler AFB - The 333rd Training Squadron will gain 34 military positions as it expands communications training. Detachment 2 of the 33rd Flight Test Squadron was activated with 15 military positions in fiscal 1999 to provide C-130J training. Other training program adjustments will result in a gain of five military and one civilian position. Collectively, these actions will increase manpower authorizations by 54 military and one civilian position.

MISSOURI

Whiteman AFB - The 325th Bomb Squadron will gain two B-2 aircraft resulting in an increase of 179 military authorizations. The 509th Bomb Wing will receive 39 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Additionally, the 509th BW will gain one more training T-38 without any additional manpower. Other base support actions will also result in a loss of nine military and one civilian position. Collectively, these actions will increase manpower authorizations by 209 military with a loss of one civilian authorization.

NEBRASKA

Offutt AFB - The 97th Intelligence Squadron will gain 22 military positions for a programmed increase in maintenance technicians for the RC-135, or RIVET JOINT. The 55th Wing will receive 15 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Other base support manpower actions will result in a decrease of 13 military and two civilian positions. Overall, these actions increase military manpower authorizations by 24 and decrease civilian positions by two.

NEVADA

Nellis AFB - The 39th Intelligence Squadron relocated to Hurlburt Field, in fiscal 1999 resulting in a reduction of 16 military authorizations. The 99th Air Base Wing will receive 31 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Other base support manpower actions will result in a loss of 18 military and three civilian positions. Collectively, these actions decrease manpower authorizations by three military and three civilian positions.

NEW JERSEY

Atlantic City IAP - The Guard's 177th Fighter Wing will convert to a general purpose mission as previously announced. However, the unit will inactivate its home station alert. This action results in a decrease of six military and 13 civilian authorizations.

McGuire AFB - In continuing the planned retirement of the C-141 fleet, the 305th Air Mobility Wing will lose 10 C-141s, 304 military and 34 civilian positions. The 514th Airlift Wing will lose 31 civilians and 221 drill authorizations. The Air Mobility Operations Group will transfer 31 military positions to the Guard and Reserve for Tanker Airlift Control Elements. The 305th AMW will receive 49 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Other base support activities will reduce 29 military and one civilian position. Altogether, McGuire will lose 315 military, 66 civilian, and 221 drill positions.

NEW MEXICO

Cannon AFB - The 524th Fighter Squadron will not swap out 24 F-16 Block 40 aircraft with 24 F-16 Block 30 aircraft as previously announced in fiscal 1999 and, therefore, will not incur a reduction of military authorizations. The 27th Fighter Wing will receive 84 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept and is designated an AEF lead wing.

Other base support actions result in a decrease of seven military and three civilian positions. Overall, these actions will result in an increase of 77 military authorizations and a decrease of three civilian positions.

Holloman AFB - The 49th Fighter Wing will receive 66 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Other base support manpower actions will result in a decrease of eight military and one civilian position. The total impact to Holloman is an increase of 58 military authorizations and a decrease of one civilian position.

Kirtland AFB - The 512th Special Operations Squadron will gain four HH-60Gs with 65 military and the 550th Special Operations Squadron will receive two HC-130 aircraft and 101 military positions to expand combat search and Rescue flying training programs. Increased investment in space S&T programs will require some reductions to non-space S&T programs. Combined with other workforce adjustments, this will result in the Phillips Laboratory gaining five military and losing 43 civilians. Base support functions will lose one military and 27 civilian positions. The 377th Air Base Wing will receive two military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Detachment 1 of the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron will gain 10 military authorizations to support the joint-air-to-surface-standoff missile program. The combined impact of all changes is an addition of 182 military and a reduction of 70 civilians.

NEW YORK

Rome Laboratory - Increased investment in space S&T programs will require some reductions to non-space S&T programs. Combined with other workforce adjustments, this will result in the Air Force Research Laboratory losing two military and 71 civilian authorizations.

NORTH CAROLINA

Pope AFB - The 43rd Airlift Wing and the 23rd Fighter Group will receive 69 and two military positions, respectively, as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. The 43rd will serve as a lead mobility wing for operations such as humanitarian relief. Other base support manpower actions will also result in a decrease of 24 military authorizations. The net impact of these actions is an increase of 47 military authorizations.

Seymour Johnson AFB - The 333rd Fighter Squadron will gain three training F-15E aircraft resulting in an increase of 44 military authorizations. The 4th Fighter Wing will receive 75 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept and is designated as an on-call AEW. Other base support manpower actions will also result in a decrease of 13 military authorizations. Overall, Seymour Johnson will gain 106 military positions.

NORTH DAKOTA

Grand Forks AFB- The 319th Air Refueling Wing will receive 50 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept and will serve as a lead mobility wing for operations such as humanitarian relief. Other base support activities will reduce 26 military positions. Altogether, Grand Forks will increase 24 military positions.

Hector International Airport - The Air National Guard's 119th Fighter Wing will convert from an air defense mission to a general purpose mission with 15 F-16A/B aircraft and activate an alert detachment at Langley AFB. This action will result in an increase of three military and a loss of 42 drill and 18 civilian authorizations.

Minot AFB - As a result of the loss of 18 attrition reserve B-52Hs in the 5th Bomb Wing, the 5th Maintenance Squadron will lose 108 military positions. The 5th BW will receive 56 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Other base support actions will result in a decrease of 11 military authorizations. Collectively, the impact of these changes is a reduction of 63 military positions.

OHIO

Springfield-Beckley MAP - The Air National Guard's 178th Fighter Wing will convert from a general-purpose fighter unit to a formal training unit in fiscal 1999. This action results in an increase of seven military and 34 civilian authorizations.

Wright-Patterson AFB - Changes in the Air Force Institute of Technology Graduate Education Program will result in reductions of 15 military and seven civilian positions. Acquisition workforce reductions drive a decrease of 13 military and 114 civilian authorizations. Increased investment in space S&T programs will require some reductions to non-space S&T programs. Combined with other workforce adjustments, this will result in the Air Force Research Laboratory gaining 33 military and losing 163 civilian authorizations. Foreign military sales program workload changes will reduce seven military and 93 civilian positions at the aeronautical systems center and 21 civilians at the Air Force Security Assistance Center. AFMC and field operating agency reductions will result in a decrease of 41 military and 74 civilian positions. Increased support requirements will drive an increase of 17 military positions in the 88th ABW. The 88th Communication Squadron will grow by 14 military spaces as a result of increasing base network communications center requirements. As a result of programmed classified actions, the National Air Intelligence Center and operating location field agency, 694th Intelligence Group will gain 45 military and lose two civilian positions. These actions will result in an increase of 33 military and a decrease of 474 civilian authorizations at Wright-Patterson.

OKLAHOMA

Tinker AFB - The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center will see a reduction of three military and 25 civilians associated with a reduction of Foreign Military Sales workload. The ALC and 552nd Air Control Wing will receive 15 and one military position, respectively, as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. The planned relocation of a 38th Engineering Installation Wing telecommunications contract management office to Scott AFB has been canceled. This function and its 50 civilian authorizations will remain at Tinker as part of the reengineered 38th Engineering Installation Group to manage and oversee Air Force-wide communications service agreements and existing telecommunications system operations and maintenance contracts. The Air Force will continue to explore efficiencies and economies in performing this activity. Increased investment in space S&T programs will require some adjustments to non-space S&T programs. This will result in the Air Force Research Laboratory gaining one military authorization. Other minor actions cause a reduction of seven military authorizations. The impact of these actions is an increase of seven military and a decrease of 25 civilian authorizations.

Vance AFB - An additional T-37 squadron, the 33rd Flying Training Squadron, activated in fiscal 1999 resulting in an increase of 14 military authorizations.

PUERTO RICO

Fort Buchanan, Roosevelt Roads, and Borinquen - As part of the realignment of SOUTHCOM's intratheater airlift support mission, these installations will gain 108 military and seven civilian authorizations effective in fiscal 1999.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston AFB - In continuing the planned retirement of the C-141 fleet, the 437th Airlift Wing is reducing 12 C-141s, 414 military and two civilian positions. Also, the 315th Airlift Wing will lose 78 civilian and 401 drill authorizations. Other base support activities will reduce 48 military positions. Altogether, Charleston will lose 462 military, 80 civilian, and 401 drill positions.

Shaw AFB - The 609th Air Communications Squadron will lose 60 military authorizations due to the consolidation of the distributed common ground systems at Langley AFB. The AIA will establish an Information Warfare Flight to support 9th AF resulting in an increase of 28 military authorizations. The 20th FW will receive 120 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept and is designated an AEF lead wing. Restructuring of Air Combat Command's Inspector General function will result in a loss of 25 military positions from the 9th AF staff. Other base support manpower actions will result in a decrease of 15 military and two civilian authorizations. Overall, the impact of these changes is an increase of 48 military and a decrease of two civilian authorizations.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Ellsworth AFB - The 77th Bomb Squadron will gain six B-1B training aircraft resulting in an increase of 31 military authorizations. The 28th Bomb Wing will receive 81 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept and is designated an AEF lead wing. Other base support manpower actions will result in a decrease of 10 military and two civilian authorizations. Overall, these actions result in an increase of 102 military and a decrease of two civilian authorizations.

TENNESSEE

Arnold AFB - The Arnold Engineering Development Center will lose 13 military and 10 civilian positions because of workload reductions.

TEXAS

Brooks AFB - Increased investment in space S&T programs will require some reductions to non-space S&T programs. Combined with other workforce adjustments, this will result in the Air Force Research Laboratory losing 75 military and 76 civilian positions. Of the 75 military positions the center loses, 30 will transfer to the 311th Human Systems Wing. The 311th HSW will also lose nine military authorizations due to acquisition workforce reductions, for a net gain of 21 positions. The 311th ABW will decrease its manpower by 13 military and 10 civilian authorizations as a result of workload adjustments. The 68th Intelligence Squadron will gain eight military authorizations with the establishment of an Electronic System Security Assessment Center. The overall impact of these changes on Brooks is a reduction of 59 military and 86 civilian positions.

Camp Bullis - The 343rd Training Squadron will implement a new security forces 51-day training course that will realign from Lackland AFB. This will result in an increase of 59 military positions.

Dyess AFB - The 13th Bomb Squadron will activate with six B-1B aircraft as a flying training unit. This will result in a manpower increase of 282 military positions. The 7th BW and the 317th Airlift Group will receive an additional 71 and seven military positions, respectively, as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. The 7th BW is designated an AEF lead wing. Other base support manpower actions will result in a decrease of five military authorizations. Collectively, the impact of these changes is an increase of 355 military authorizations.

Ellington Field - The Guard's 147th Fighter Wing will convert to a general-purpose mission as previously announced. However, the unit will maintain its home station alert. This action results in the addition of six military and 13 civilian authorizations.

Kelly AFB - Program realignments, primarily affecting tenant units, result in an increase of 54 military and four civilian positions. The Guard's 149th FW will convert from a general-purpose fighter unit to a formal training unit in fiscal 1999. This action results in an increase in of seven military and 34 civilian authorizations. Overall, these changes will increase the manpower at Kelly by 61 military and 38 civilian positions.

Lackland AFB - The 820th Security Forces Group, with its 79 military and one civilian authorization, will move to Moody AFB, as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. Realignment of the 343rd Training Squadron's new security forces training course to Camp Bullis, will decrease military manpower by 31 positions. Other base support manpower actions will result in an increase of six military authorizations. The net impact at Lackland is a decrease of 104 military and one civilian authorization.

Laughlin AFB - An additional T-37 squadron, the 84th Flying Training Squadron activated in fiscal 1999 resulting in an increase of 12 military authorizations.

Randolph AFB - The realignment of Electronic Warfare Officer training from Corry Naval Air Station results in an increase of two T-1A aircraft, 68 military, and two civilian authorizations. Other flying training adjustments required to meet pilot production goals result in an increase of 25 military and four civilian authorizations. The 100th Flying Training Squadron will reduce resources to expand AFRC associate instructor pilot capability at an additional location. This action results in a decrease of two military and 18 drill authorizations. These actions will begin in fiscal 2000 and will be completed by fiscal 2001. Overall, Randolph will see an increase of 91 military and six civilian authorizations and a reduction of 18 drill positions.

UTAH

Hill AFB - Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) actions result in an increase of 86 military authorizations in the 649th Combat Logistics Support Squadron Reductions in foreign military sales program workload result in a decrease of 32 civilian authorizations. Defense maintenance activity group workload adjustments will drive an increase of 39 civilian positions. The Ogden Air Logistics Center and the 388th Fighter Wing will receive 61 and two military positions, respectively, as part of the implementation of the EAF concept. The 388th is designated an AEF lead wing. Other base support manpower actions will result in a decrease of two military authorizations. The total impact is an increase of 147 military and seven civilian authorizations.

VIRGINIA

Arlington - The Defense Special Weapons Agency will lose 186 military authorizations associated with the activation of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Increased investment in space S&T programs will require some reductions to non-space S&T programs. Combined with other workforce adjustments, this will result in the Air Force Research Laboratory losing one military position. Overall, the total impact is a reduction of 187 military authorizations.

Dulles Airport - The Defense Threat Reduction Agency will be activated with an increase of 477 military positions. To offset this action, the On-site Inspection Agency will lose 265 military authorizations. Overall, these actions result in an increase of 212 military positions.

Langley AFB - The 30th Intelligence Squadron will gain 60 military authorizations due to the consolidation of the distributed common ground systems from Shaw AFB, S.C. A reduction in the Air Combat Command (ACC) staff will result in the loss of an additional 78 military and seven civilian positions during fiscal 2000. The 10th Intelligence Squadron will gain 12 military authorizations to support the Joint Service Imagery Processing System. The Aerospace Command and Control & Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Center will increase 43 military and 12 civilian manpower authorizations. The 71st ACS will transfer from Moody AFB, and bring with it 134 military and two civilian positions. The 1st Fighter Wing will receive 168 military positions as part of the implementation of the EAF concept and is designated an AEF lead wing. ACC's Inspector General function will consolidate into the ACC Inspection Squadron, adding 49 military positions. As a result of the Air Force's supply regionalization initiative, the ACC Regional Supply Squadron will activate with a gain of 182 military and one civilian position following the inactivation of the Air Force Contingency Supply Squadron and realignment of base-level supply functions throughout the command. Other base support manpower actions will result in an increase of eight military and a decrease of two civilian authorizations. Overall, the net impact of these changes is an increase of 578 military and six civilian authorizations.

Norfolk NAS - Operating Location C of the 3rd Space Operations Squadron will inactivate resulting in a loss of 13 military authorizations.

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Fairchild AFB - The 92nd Air Refueling Wing's weapons storage area mission change reduces 126 military and three civilian positions. As part of the implementation of the EAF concept, the 92nd will receive 53 military positions and will serve as a lead mobility wing for operations such as humanitarian relief. Other base support activities will decrease 17 military positions. Altogether, Fairchild will reduce its manpower by 90 military and three civilian positions.

McChord AFB - In continuing the planned retirement of the C-141 fleet, the 62nd Airlift Wing is reducing 10 C-141s, 289 military and 37 civilian positions. This loss will be offset by the addition of nine C-17s, 155 military, and 37 civilians. The 446th Airlift Wing will increase eight civilian authorizations and decrease 31 drill authorizations. Other base support activities will result in a loss of 38 military positions. Altogether, McChord will lose 172 military and 31 drill positions while increasing eight civilian authorizations.