Centers of Attention

In addition to the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, every other Air Force Materiel Command center will see some kind of change as a result of the coming command reorganization announced May 11. Like ASC, the Air Armament Center (excluding the 46th Test Wing) at Eglin AFB, Fla.; Air Force Security Assistance Center at Wright-Patterson; Arnold Engineering and Development Center at Arnold AFB, Tenn.; and Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom AFB, Mass., will adopt a directorate-based model in place of the current wing structure, say AFMC officials. Many wings, groups, and squadrons at these locations will be inactivated and replaced with directorates, divisions, and branches. These realignments will be manpower-neutral, meaning no jobs lost or gained, they say. These changes will also apply to the service’s three depots at Hill AFB, Utah, Robins AFB, Ga., and Tinker AFB, Okla. Continue