Monday, July 14, 2014

AF reorganizing, cutting positions

The Air Force will eliminate 3,459 positions through a major reorganization of headquarters across the nation and overseas. The Air Force said today it would deactivate and realigning organizations at headquarters Air Force, major commands, numbered air forces and field operating agencies, resulting in savings of $1.6 billion across the Air Force in the next five years. The reorganization will help meet the Department of Defense's directive to reduce costs and staff levels by at least 20 percent. As part of ongoing cost savings initiatives, the Air Force will also continue to reduce contract spending, operating budgets and travel expenditures. (Source: DoD, 07/14/14) Gulf Coast note: Hurlburt Field, Fla., will lose 22 positions and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will lose one. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 07/14/14)