Air Force Realignment Under Way

July 9, 2012

The Air Force-wide consolidation of Materiel Command centers from 12 to five took an important official step on Monday, with the activation of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Eglin's own Air Armament Center is set to be disestablished July 18. Eglin's development missions and command will then report to the new management center at Wright-Patterson. Eglin's test missions will report to the Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. In addition, Eglin's 46th Test Wing and 96th Air Base Wing will be consolidated into a single 96th Test Wing.

Despite widespread fears, these changes are not actually moving the missions themselves from Northwest Florida. All Eglin missions are staying at Eglin.

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