The Air Force has embarked on a one-year test at Tinker AFB, Okla., to manage civilian personnel staffing from the Air Force Personnel Center in San Antonio. Tinker, as home to one of USAF’s three Air Logistics Centers, has a large civilian workforce, making it an ideal guinea pig. The Air Force Audit Agency will measure AFPC’s timeliness and ability to provide good customer service. Driving the effort is BRAC 2005, which directed the Air Force to consolidate some personnel services at AFPC.
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.