Focus on the Squadron:

Commenting on the recent decision to marry maintenance units that support flying squadrons with the units they support, Gen. Michael Moseley writes in a new Chief of Staff’s Scope: “To prepare for combat, we train like we fight, so it only makes sense that we should also organize the way we fight.” Moseley took “inputs … from crew chiefs to commanders” before deciding to reorganize the flying and maintenance squadrons, which he terms the “building block of the Air Force structure.” So far, the decision applies only to maintainers that support fighter and combat search and rescue squadrons, but Moseley writes that he is “still examining options to ensure we have the right organizational solutions for our remaining platforms.”