Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Eglin needs to prep for inflow

DESTIN, Fla. -- The commander of the 96th Air Base Wing said Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., isn't worried about hits Eglin might take in any Base Realignment and Closure round. Instead, Col. Sal Nodjomian wants to base to take steps to ensure it can take in new missions. Nodjomian, speaking at Tuesday's Leaders in Business Lunch organized by the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce, played down the Air Force Material Command's decision announced in November to close the Air Armament Center and merge the 96th mission into the 46th Test Wing. He said the only impact for Eglin was the elimination of management positions. He said the 46th and 96th will be combined into a "super wing" that would now report to the Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (Source: Destin Log, 02/14/12) Previous related post