Thursday, November 3, 2011

Restructuring hits Eglin

Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will lose some civilian positions as a result of restructuring of the Air Force Materiel Command. The command is eliminating the position now filled by Maj. Gen. Kenneth Merchant and 136 staff positions associated with the Air Armament Center, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News. The Air Force Materiel Command is consolidating 12 centers to five. It’s all part of an effort to eliminate at least 9,000 positions Air Force-wide beginning next October. Leadership Eglin's Air Armament Center will change, but rank-and-file workers will continue to do their mission, said Ron Fry, a spokesman for the Materiel Command. (Source: Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs, Northwest Florida Daily News, 11/02/11)