Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Schwartz: Eglin losing nothing

The Air Force is not migrating anything from Eglin Air Force Base, according to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. Plans to merge Eglin's 96th Wing and 46th Test Wing and put the new super wing under the command of a general at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has caused concerns that the wing will eventually be moved to California, bringing with it millions of dollars worth of research, development, test and evaluation work. But Schwartz told the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, in response to a question by Rep. Jeff Miller, that "Nothing is migrating from Eglin with respect to the proposal for the Air Force Materiel Command reorganization," Schwartz said. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 02/28/12)