As we all know, the Air Force recently came out with their "Total Force Structure" plan last Friday. In it, it listed my AF reserve base as the one and only base recommended to close. If this is approved, What are some of my options? Do they let those that want to stay in, re-class into another AFSC or basically say, " Good Luck and don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya"!!! Or does anyone have information on where I can find the guidance? Thank you in advance!!!
The closure plan should disclose all. When Kullis ANG base closed there was some restructuring of some units, but for the most part the units relocated to Elmendorf AFB.
Elemendorf AFB now has Regular Air Force (active duty), AF Reserve, and AK ANG units residing on it.
Yeah, they will do the best they can to transfer you to another unit. The base they relocate you to may be far away so be prepared.
All I was able to able to gather from the closure plan is that they are shifting aircraft and/or retiring aircraft to/from various bases. Some re-missioning but don't pertain to our base. There was NO mention of personnel regarding our base either. Relocating to another base normally wouldn't be an issue for most people. In it for the long haul anyway however, when your spouse (mil-mil) is also in, not sure what would happen. One would hope that they would work to get both members at the same base. If not, then there would definitely be some issues.
Looks like SASC agrees with HASC on a 1-year reprieve.
SASC Wants Commission to Study Air Force Makeup: The Senate Armed Services
Committee's mark-up of the Pentagon's Fiscal 2013 budget request would
preclude the Air Force from divesting, retiring, or transferring aircraft
assigned to the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve during next fiscal
year. Instead, the committee would establish an eight-member "National
Commission on the Structure of the Air Force" to study the appropriate
makeup of the service, states the SASC's May 24 release
<http://r.listpilot.net/c/afa/772vefd/32os3> on the completion of the
mark-up. The President will appoint four commission members; lawmakers will
pick the other four. The SASC wants the commission to report to Congress by
March 31, 2013, in time to inform lawmakers mulling the President's Fiscal
2014 budget request. The committee said it went against the Air Force
leadership's proposed force structure adjustments
<http://r.listpilot.net/c/afa/772vefd/2z44o> because it "was unhappy with
the lack of analysis and justification" that caused these planned reductions
to "fall more heavily on the Air National Guard," according to the release.
The SASC added $1.4 billion to the Air Force's budget to cover the costs of
having to retain this force structure next fiscal year. House defense
appropriators also did not support
<http://r.listpilot.net/c/afa/772vefd/32ndn> the force structure
reductions. (See also HASC <http://r.listpilot.net/c/afa/772vefd/32nfp>
Moves Against Proposed Cuts to Reserve Components
There are a lot of people fighting the closure. My leadshership has been keeping us in the loop weekly (House/Senate updates mostly).
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