Looking for an Alternative

Air National Guard boss Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt told CongressDaily that USAF leaders are prepared to reconsider its C-130 reallocation plan that would have transferred some Air Guard and Air Force Reserve Command C-130s to the active duty formal training unit. According to a CongressDaily report, Wyatt said in an interview that service senior leaders had listened to Congressional complaints and tasked all “stakeholders—Air Education and Training Command, Air Mobility Command, the Reserve, the Guard, and the headquarters Air Force staff—to go back and take a look to see if there is an alternative way of accomplishing what was submitted in the Presidential budget.” Of course, Wyatt told lawmakers last week that what concerns him, too, is that the Pentagon’s new Mobility Capabilities and Requirements Study, the underlying driver for much of USAF’s tactical airlift decisions, already is out of date since it didn’t consider the recent mission shift that transferred last tactical mile support from the Army to the Air Force.