Air Force Reserve Command plans to inactivate all five of its combat logistics support squadrons next month. The squadrons and some 650 highly skilled airmen are located at Hill AFB, Utah, Lackland AFB, Tex., Robins AFB, Ga., Tinker AFB, Okla., and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Their job has been to handle aircraft battle damage repair and combat supply and packaging operations. AFRC says it wants to keep these “valuable people,” but it must realign them to employ “its forces in the most efficient way possible.”
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.