Officials at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, opening the doors to the 711th Human Performance Wing’s new 680,000 square-foot complex. The $239 million facility will be home to the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, the Human Effectiveness Directorate, the Human Performance Integration Directorate, and the Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton. The school relocated to Wright-Patt from Brooks City-Base in San Antonio as part of BRAC 2005. The new complex is named after deceased Maj. Gen. Harry Armstrong, the second Air Force surgeon general and a pioneer in the field of aerospace medicine. (See Dayton Daily News report and Wright-Patt release)
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.