Sunday, January 29, 2012

Asking the right questions

When the Air Force explains to Congress in February its rationale for a mission consolidation announced in November, the Florida delegation will have some hard questions supplied by two members of the Defense Support Initiative task force. Jim Breitenfeld and retired Lt. Gen. Gordie Fornell have worked for years with Okaloosa County Economic Development Council and were there in the past when attempts were made to move the 46th Test Wing from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. They see a plan to keep the wing at Eglin but place it under a two-star at Edwards as an effort to move valuable research, development, test and evaluation functions to Edwards. They want the consolidation reversed. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 01/28/12) Previous post about task force; previous post about consolidation