Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Located only 200 miles from the geometric center of the United States, Tinker is one of the Department of Defense's premier joint service facilities. The Air Logistics Center's mission is dedicated to providing worldwide technical logistic support to Air Force aerospace weapon systems, as well as associated equipment and commodity items. Its major product line directorates of aircraft, propulsion and commodities manage, maintain and procure resources to support first-line overhaul and maintenance of B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers, the multipurpose C/KC-135 aircraft, and several missile systems. The center's facilities house some of the most sophisticated technical repair and manufacturing processes in the world, acquiring and maintaining the world's best aviation systems in partnership with our customers and suppliers. Other directorates furnish center-wide services such as environmental management, financial management, procurement policy, technical and industrial plant maintenance and computer services.
The Tinker AFB work force totaled 24,509 in FY94 with a payroll of $760.9M. This figure consisted of 8,695 military and 15,814 civilian employees. (Maintenance work force and payroll were 6,040 and $260M, respectively.) Over 99 percent of Tinker's employees reside in eleven counties surrounding the base. Oklahoma County has the greatest number of Tinker employees, over 73 percent of the work force. Forty percent of the work force were from an urban industrial community and are hired to perform lesser skilled work. Generally these employees have related training or experience and require short-term training specific to the position being filled. When training needs occur, the center has an in-house aircraft maintenance vocational/technical training program in which employees can complete intermediate skill training in a short time period. Approximately 35 percent of the work force are moderately skilled, and are from Tinker's industrial/aviation pool. Approximately 25 percent are highly skilled and come from military/civil aerospace related industries in the general recruiting area.
As of 2004 more than 14,000 civilians and military personnel perform the mission of the ALC. Another 10,000 people perform the missions of the many associate organizations that call Tinker home. Together, they make Tinker AFB the largest single-site employer in Oklahoma with an annual payroll exceeding $1.1B and a statewide economic impact estimated at more than $2.79B.
In addition to a $1.1B payroll, the OC-ALC impacts the state's economics with construction projects (valued at $36.4M), major contracts and daily procurements (valued at $601.8M), education requirements ($2.8M), health necessities ($15.7M) and commissary and exchange expenditures ($.8M).
Base and ALC employees as well as 30,000 secondary jobs in the communities in such fields as housing, food and the services industries, have an economic impact on Oklahoma of approximately $869M. In addition to Tinker's work force, there are more than 85,000 base retirees, both civilian and military, who continue to have a large impact on the state's economy.
Tinker Air Force Base was named in honor of Major General Clarence L. Tinker of Pawhuska, Okla. General Tinker lost his life while leading a flight of LB-30 "Liberators" on a long-range strike against Japanese forces on Wake Island during the early months of World War II.
Tinker's history began in 1940 when a group of Oklahoma City civic leaders and businessmen learned that the War Department was considering the central United States as a location for a maintenance and supply depot. On April 8, 1941, the order was officially signed awarding the depot to Oklahoma City.
During World War II, Tinker's industrial plant repaired B-24 and B-17 bombers and fitted B-29s for combat. Throughout the Korean conflict, Tinker continued its output -- keeping planes flying and funneling supplies to the Far East. The base also played an important role in the Berlin and the Cuban crises. During the Vietnam War, Tinker provided logistics and communications support to Air Force units in Southeast Asia. Tinker and OC-ALC began the decade of the 90s providing front-line support to the forces engaged in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
In 1999 Tinker was awarded the largest engine repair contract in the history of the Air Force valued at 10.2 billion dollars over 15 years. Today with nearly 24,000 civilian and military assigned to the base, logistics work is just part of Tinker's mission. After the arrival of the Navy, Tinker became one of DOD's premiere interservicing facilities.
Tinker Air Force Base, home of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, is located 5 miles east of downtown Oklahoma City. The base is a heavily industrialized and urbanized facility comprising 5001 acres. The installation has 760 buildings with a building floor space of over 15.2 million square feet.
Tinker AFB's 5,033 acres include two active runways and 254 acres of ramp space. The OC-ALC encompasses 138 acres of indoor maintenance facilities and 93 acres of covered warehouse space. Historic Building 3001, headquarters of the OC-ALC, covers 62 acres and stretches for seven-tenths of a mile. Within its walls, workers perform a vast array of maintenance on aircraft, engines, components and accessories and perform a multitude of necessary administrative tasks.
From the initial planned site of 960 acres in March 1941, Tinker's physical plant has become by many standards a "mega-facility." Today, the base is made up of 5,020 acres with 732 buildings containing 15.5 million square feet of floor space, including 136 acres of indoor maintenance area, 254 acres of ramp space all supported by the Wing. The base is comparable to a city with a population of 30,000 which includes Air Force and Navy active duty personnel, civilian employees and military retirees. The base offers a variety of recreational and leisure activities including Officers' and Enlisted Clubs, 18-hole golf course, picnic grounds, library, movie theater, swimming pool, fitness centers and a bowling alley.
Tinker AFB is located in Central Oklahoma within an area known as the Redbed Plain. As its name implies, the Redbed Plain is a smooth lowland named after its characteristic redcolored soil. The rocks underlying Tinker are of Pennsylvania and Permian age characterized by alternating shale and sandstone layers, the Permian shales being the upper, more recent strata forming the Redbed Plain. Shales in relatively thick layers are predominant, while sandstone comprises thinner, stronger layers.
Central Oklahoma has a warm-temperate, continental climate. The state averages about 33 inches of precipitation annually. The annual mean temperature is 61°F, ranging from a low monthly mean of 37°F in January to 82°F in July and August.
Tinker AFB lies within the Garber-Wellington Groundwater Basin, which extends from the Cimarron River north of Oklahoma County southward to the Canadian River south of Oklahoma County. This aquifer, along with several large surface reservoirs in the area, provide the primary source of potable water for the Oklahoma City area. Recharge of the aquifer is principally by infiltration of rainfall and surface water through fractures in the shale layer and directly into the aquifer where these waters occur on outcrops of the underlying sandstone. Because much of the Tinker AFB area may be an outcrop of this sandstone, this area is considered to be a groundwater re-charge zone, which makes the aquifer susceptible to surface contamination in this area. Water producing zones within the aquifer are primarily in sand layers occurring at intervals from 200 to 1,100 feet below the surface.
Crutcho Creek and its tributaries, Soldier and Kuhlman Creeks, drain most of Tinker AFB. The natural environmental characteristics of the topography surrounding Tinker AFB have intensified the groundwater contamination caused by past disposal of solvents, cleaners heavy metals, low-level radioactive materials, and a variety of oils, fuels and lubricants used in the operational, maintenance and repair activities at Tinker.
The 72nd Air Base Wing is the host organization for Tinker Air Force Base. The Wing provides critical base functions including: security, fire protection, medical services, civil engineering, communications, supply, transportation and air field operations.
Organizations assigned to the Wing include: 72nd Medical Group, 72nd Support Group, 72nd Operations Support Squadron, Civil Engineer Directorate, 72nd Logistics Directorate, the Base Chapel, the offices for Plans, Military Equal Opportunity, International Military Students and Arms Control.
Tinker is home to seven major Department of Defense, Air Force and Navy activities with critical national defense missions.
The 552nd Air Control Wing flies the E-3 Sentry aircraft and is part of the Air Force's Air Combat Command mobile strike force. The E-3's radar and other sensors provide deep-look surveillance, warning, interception control and airborne battle management.
The Navy's Strategic Communications Wing ONE is a one of a kind unit in the Navy. This Wing provides a vital, secure communications link to the submerged fleet of ballistic missile submarines. OC-ALC airframe artisans perform depot work on the Navy's E-6 Mercury airplanes while sailors perform field level work.
The 507th Air Refueling Wing is an Air Force Reserve flying unit. OC-ALC is the primary source of depot maintenance for the wing's KC-135R aircraft and engines. The Wing also supports U.S. Military and NATO aircraft with aerial refueling and Airborne Warning and Control System missions world-wide.
The 3rd Combat Communications Group provides deployable communications, computer systems, navigational aids and air traffic control services anywhere in the world.
The 38th Engineering Installation Group has worldwide responsibility for engineering and installation of all communications and electronic facilities for the Air Force.
The Defense Distribution Depot Oklahoma provides the receipt, storage, issue, inspection and shipment of material, including material quality control, preservation and packaging, inventory, transportation functions and pick up and delivery services in support of OC-ALC and other Tinker-based organizations. In its 2005 BRAC Recommendations, DoD recommended that the Red River Depot be closed. As a result, DoD recommended relocating Red River's storage and distribution functions and associated inventories of the Defense Distribution Depot to the Defense Distribution Depot at Tinker AFB.
The Defense Megacenter Oklahoma City is the local branch of the Defense Information Systems Agency. The Megacenter operates computer systems for the base and serves 110 other bases in 46 states.
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OCALC)
Tinker's largest organization is the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, one of five depot repair centers in the Air Force Materiel Command. The ALC is the worldwide manager for a wide range of aircraft, engines, missiles, software and avionics and accessories components.
The center manages an inventory of 2,261 aircraft which include the B-1, B-2, B-52, C/KC-135, E-3, VC-25, VC-137 and 25 other Contractor Logistics Support aircraft. The Center also manages an inventory of nearly 23,000 jet engines that range from the Korean Conflict vintage J33s (T33) to state of the art B-2 engines such as the F118. Missile systems managed by the center include the Air Launched Cruise Missile, Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile, Harpoon and Advanced Cruise Missiles. Airborne accessories management includes responsibility for some 24,000 different avionics and accessories components.
OCALC manages 19 types of engines (aircraft jet engines, missile engines, and helicopter engines). Tinker is designated the source of repair (SOR) for 11 of the 19 and is currently repairing the TF30, TF33, F101, F107, F108, F110, and F118 engines. OC-ALC is SOR for the Navy F110-400 and TF30-414A engines and manages the J79 engine. OC-ALC begins repair in FY95 of the CFM56-2A-2 engine which powers the Navy E-6 aircraft.
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OCALC) at Tinker AFB provides worldwide logistics support for a variety of weapons systems, including B1B, B2, B52, E3, multipurpose C135 series, and provides depot support for the Navy E-6 aircraft. The Navy Strategic Communications Wing (STRATCOMMWING) ONE is based at OC-ALC allowing for depot support of the E-6 aircraft. Commonality between the E-6 and E-3 airframes facilitates maximum utilization of depot support functions already in place. OC-ALC manages all 25 series of contractor logistics support (CLS) aircraft including the C9, VC25, E4, KC10, C26, C20, and C-12 aircraft of the Air Force, Army and other military services.
In 1990, the Air Force determined it could not meet the full depot maintenance requirement for 23 B-1B aircraft per year at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center without adding personnel or offloading other aircraft workload to contractors. The center awarded a sole-source contract to Rockwell International Corporation, the B-1B manufacturer, to perform programmed depot maintenance on about 5 aircraft per year, leaving 18 aircraft to be repaired at the air logistics center. At the time, the Air Force anticipated that contractor support would decrease and eventually the entire annual B-1B workload would be repaired at the center.
The original depot maintenance contract (1-year contract with 4 option years) expired at the end of fiscal year 1995. At that time, the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center was ready to assume the entire workload. However, because of uncertainties surrounding the 1995 base closure and realignment process and the resulting need to maintain two sources of repair, a contract extension was awarded to Rockwell for fiscal year 1996. Subsequently, the Air Force awarded an additional contract extension for five aircraft for fiscal year 1997, with an option for the same number in 1998.
OC-ALC is the only source of repair, overhaul, and test for the air launched cruise missile (ALCM) and the F112-100 cruise missile engines. All of the functions are accomplished in a single facility that also has the capability to repair and overhaul the Navy F107-400 sea launched cruise missile (SLCM) engine.
OC-ALC is designated the Technology Repair Center (TRC) for hydraulics/pnuedraulics, oxygen/other gas generating equipment, instruments, B-1B offensive avionics systems, and engine-related exchangeable. The center manages approximately 82,000 accessory items and annually repairs approximately 250,000 exchangeable.
Operational Flight Program (OFP) software support, modifications, enhancements and new capabilities for the B-1B, B-2, E-3 are currently being accomplished in the Weapon System Support Center and Avionics Integrated Support Facility. B-52/ALCM software integration is also being worked in the Avionics Integrated Support Facility.
OCALC is located at Tinker AFB in the southeastern Oklahoma City metropolitan area. It lies between Interstate 40 on the north and Interstate 240 on the south. It is five miles east of Interstate 35. Tinker AFB has a total of 4,996 acres and 761 buildings that enclose approximately 15.2 million SF of floor space. The industrial complex is responsible for depot level maintenance, and has 55 buildings with 5.5 million SF, and plant equipment valued at $330M.
Late in 1940 a group of Oklahoma City businessmen and civic leaders learned that the War Department planned to locate a maintenance and supply depot in the central United States. They purchased 960 acres of land and took a 60day option on an additional 480 acres to be used as the War Department saw fit. On 8 April 1941, the order was officially signed awarding the depot project to Oklahoma City. In 1942 the new installation was named Tinker Field in honor of Major General Clarence L. Tinker. Tinker's industrial plant repaired B17 and B24 bombers and engines, and fitted B29s for combat during World War II. In 1946 Tinker expanded to include the Douglas Aircraft Plant and was named Oklahoma City Air Materiel Area (OCAMA).
During the Korean conflict, OCAMA gave materiel support to the US effort there. The rest of the fifties were noted for base expansion and new management responsibilities. OCAMA undertook complete system management of the latest Air Force weapons, the B52 bomber and the KC135 tanker. In 1958, the most encompassing project in Tinker's history took place when hundreds of B47s flew in for wing modification.
In the 1960s, OCAMA responded to crises as it steadily increased its role in management of weapons systems. It provided substantial aid to the Air Force in the Berlin crisis of 1961 and in the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962. Throughout the Vietnam conflict, Tinker provided significant logistics support, especially for the B52 bombers. In 1974, the depot was renamed the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OCALC).
Secretary of Defense Recommendations: Realign Tinker Air Force Base, OK, by relocating the Global Air Traffic Operations Program Office (GATOPO) to Will Rogers Air Guard Station. Realign Will Rogers Air Guard Station by relocating the 137th Airlift Wing (ANG) to Tinker Air Force Base and associate with the 507th Air Refueling Wing (AFR).
In its 2005 BRAC Recommendations, DoD recommended to realign Tinker AFB, OK, by relocating the Global Air Traffic Operations Program Office (GATOPO) to Will Rogers AGS. In the same recommendation, DoD would realign Will Rogers AGS by relocating the 137th Airlift Wing (ANG) to Tinker AFB and associate with the 507th Air Refueling Wing (AFR). Consolidating GATOPO and two other agencies relocated in this recommendation at Will Rogers World Airport would create synergy between the Air Force administrative aviation functions and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) located at Will Rogers World. Associating the ANG operation at Will Rogers (64-airlift) with the AFR operation at Tinker (4-tanker) would consolidate and streamline Air Force reserve component operations in Oklahoma City at a base of high military value. Assuming no economic recovery, this recommendation could result in a maximum potential reduction of 105 jobs (33 direct jobs and 72 indirect jobs) over the 2006-2011 period in the Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical economic area (less than 0.1 percent).
In another recommendation, DoD recommended to realign Portland IAP AGS, OR. It would realign the 939th Air Refueling Wing (AFR) by distributing the wing's KC-135R aircraft to the 507th Air Refueling Wing (AFR), Tinker AFB, OK (four aircraft) and another installation. Operations and maintenance manpower for four aircraft from the 939th Air Refueling Wing would be realigned with the aircraft to Tinker AFB. This recommendation would realign Portland's KC-135R tanker aircraft to Tinker(4) because of its higher military value than Portland (71) for the tanker mission. It would remain operationally effective due to their proximity to air refueling missions. This recommendation would also robust the Reserve squadron size at Tinker. Finally, an Air National Guard and Reserve KC-135 unit association would be established at Tinker to access Reserve experience and maximize regional Reserve participation in the aerial refueling mission.
DoD would realign Tinker Air Force Base, OK, by disestablishing storage and distribution functions for tires, packaged petroleum, oils, and lubricants, and compressed gases. This recommendation would achieve economies and efficiencies that would enhance the effectiveness of logistics support to forces as they transition to more joint and expeditionary operations. This recommendation would disestablish the wholesale supply, storage, and distribution functions for all tires; packaged petroleum, oils and lubricants; and compressed gases used by the Department of Defense, retaining only the supply contracting function for each commodity. The Department would privatize these functions and would rely on private industry for the performance of supply, storage, and distribution of these commodities. By doing so, the Department could divest itself of inventories and eliminate infrastructure and personnel associated with these functions. This recommendation would result in more responsive supply support to user organizations and would thus add to capabilities of the future force. The recommendation would provide improved support during mobilization and deployment, and the sustainment of forces when deployed worldwide. Privatization would enable the Department to take advantage of the latest technologies, expertise, and business practices, which translates to improved support to customers at less cost. It centralizes management of tires; packaged petroleum, oils, and lubricants; and compressed gases and eliminates unnecessary duplication of functions within the Department. Assuming no economic recovery, this recommendation could result in the maximum potential job reductions of 2 total jobs (1 direct and 1 indirect) in the Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area over the 2006-2011 time period (less than 0.1 percent).
In another recommendation, DoD would realign Tinker AFB and two other installations by relocating fixed wing related Air Platform Development and Acquisition to Wright Patterson AFB, OH. This recommendation would complete the consolidation of all Fixed Wing Air Platform RDAT&E, begun during the previous BRAC rounds, at two principal sites: Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, MD, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), OH, while retaining several specialty sites. Research and Development & Acquisition would be performed at NAS Patuxent River and Wright-Patterson AFB. This recommendation included Research, Development & Acquisition and Test & Evaluation activities in Fixed Wing Air Platforms across the Navy and Air Force. The planned component moves would enhance synergy by consolidating to major sites, preserve healthy competition, leverage existing infrastructure, minimize environmental impact, and effect reasonable homeland security risk dispersal. The relocation of Fixed Wing Air Platform Research was previously accomplished in response to the S&T Reliance Agreements resulting in the consolidation at Wright Patterson AFB with the maritime related Fixed Wing Air Platform Research consolidated at NAS Patuxent River. This recommendation would consolidate Air Force Development & Acquisition functions currently resident at Logistic Centers (Hill AFB, Tinker AFB, and Robbins AFB) at Wright-Patterson AFB. These moves would increase efficiency by creating RD&A centers with all attendant support activity and a robust acquisition organization available to all Air Force Fixed Wing Air Platform D&A functions. Assuming no economic recovery, this recommendation could result in a maximum potential reduction of 33 jobs (15 direct jobs and 18 indirect jobs) over the 2006-2011 period in the Oklahoma City, OK, Metropolitan Statistical Area (less than 0.1 percent).
Secretary of Defense Justifications: Consolidating AFFSA, AIS, and GATOPO at Will Rogers World Airport creates synergy between the Air Force administrative aviation functions and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) located at Will Rogers World. Associating the ANG operation at Will Rogers (64-airlift) with the AFR operation at Tinker (four-tankers) consolidates and streamlines Air Force reserve component operations in Oklahoma City at a base of high military value. Additionally, this realignment creates two larger C-130 squadrons at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth (53) and Rosecrans Air Guard Station (114) from three undersized squadrons. Finally, this recommendation moves federal assets out of the National Capital Region, reducing the nation's vulnerability.
All installations employed military, civilian, and contractor personnel to perform common functions in support of installation facilities and personnel. All installations executed these functions using similar or near similar processes. Because these installations shared a common boundary with minimal distance between the major facilities or are in near proximity, there was significant opportunity to reduce duplication of efforts with resulting reduction of overall manpower and facilities requirements capable of generating savings, which would be realized by paring unnecessary management personnel and achieving greater efficiencies through economies of scale. Intangible savings would be expected to result from opportunities to consolidate and optimize existing and future service contract requirements. Additional opportunities for savings would also be expected to result from establishment of a single space management authority capable of generating greater overall utilization of facilities and infrastructure. Further savings would be expected to result from opportunities to reduce and correctly size both owned and contracted commercial fleets of base support vehicles and equipment consistent with the size of the combined facilities and supported populations. Regional efficiencies achieved as a result of Service regionalization of installation management would provide additional opportunities for overall savings as the designated installations are consolidated under regional management structures. The quantitative military value score validated by military judgment was the primary basis for determining which installation was designated as the receiving location. Assuming no economic recovery, this recommendation could result in a maximum potential reduction of 253 jobs (150 direct jobs and 103 indirect jobs) over the 2006-2011 period in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division economic area (less than 0.1 percent).
Community Concerns: No formal comments were received from community officials or civic organizations, but individual concerns were expressed in support of "community basing," recommending that existing ANG units be increased in size by assigning active-duty personnel and their associated aircraft to ANG facilities. Individuals maintained that this approach would allow the Air Force to close more active bases and realize greater savings than closing relatively inexpensive ANG bases. Other individual proposals suggested that the VIP transportation mission be transferred from the active Air Force to the ANG.
Commission Findings: The Commission found that this realignment was consistent with the Air Force's goals of creating larger, more efficient fighter aircraft squadrons and improving intermediate level maintenance processes. The Commission also found that the Secretary of Defense's overall intent and concept of realigning C-130 aircraft out of Will Rogers Air Guard Station was supportable. The Commission found that efficiencies would be gained by consolidating all Air Force aviation administration functions at Will Rogers Air Guard Station.
This recommendation directing aircraft movement and personnel actions in connection with Air National Guard installations and organizations is designed to support the Future Total Force. The Commission expects that the Air Force will find new missions where needed, provide retraining opportunities, and take appropriate measures to limit possible adverse personnel impact. The Commission's intent is that the Air Force will act to assign sufficient aircrew and maintenance personnel to units gaining aircraft in accordance with current, established procedures. However, the Commission expects that all decisions with regard to manpower authorizations will be made in consultation with the governor of the state in which the affected Air National Guard unit is located. Any manpower changes must be made under existing authorities, and must be made consistent with existing limitations. Some reclassification of existing positions may be necessary, but should not be executed until the Air Force and the state have determined the future mission of the unit to preclude unnecessary personnel turbulence.
Commission Recommendations: The Commission found that the Secretary of Defense deviated substantially from final selection criterion 1, as well as from the Force Structure Plan. Therefore, the Commission recommends the following:
Realign Andrews Air Force Base, MD, by relocating the Air Force Flight Standards Agency (AFFSA) and its two C-21 aircraft to Will Rogers World Airport Air Guard Station, OK.
Realign Randolph Air Force Base, TX, by relocating the USAF Advanced Instrument School (AIS) to Will Rogers Air Guard Station.
Realign Tinker Air Force Base, OK, by relocating the Global Air Traffic Operations Program Office (GATOPO) to Will Rogers Air Guard Station.
Realign Will Rogers Air Guard Station by relocating the 137th Airlift Wing (ANG) to Tinker Air Force Base and associate with the 507th Air Refueling Wing (AFR). Distribute the 137th Air Airlift Wing's (ANG) C-130 aircraft to meet the Primary Aircraft Authorizations (PAA) requirements established by the Base Closure and Realignment recommendations of the Secretary of Defense, as amended by the Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
If the State of Okalahoma decides to change the organization, composition and location of the 137th Wing (ANG) to integrate the unit into the Future Total Force, all other personnel allotted to the 137th Wing (ANG) will remain in place and assume a mission relevant to the security interests of the State of Okalahoma and consistent with the integration of the unit into the Future Total Force, including but not limited to air mobility, C4ISR, Information Operations, engineering, flight training or unmanned aerial vehicles. Where appropriate, unit personnel will be retrained in skills relevant to the emerging mission.
This recommendation does not effect a change to the authorized end-strength of the Oklahoma Air National Guard. The distribution of aircraft currently assigned to the 137th Wing (ANG) is based upon a resource-constrained determination by the Department of Defense that the aircraft concerned will better support national security requirements in other locations and is not conditioned upon the agreement of the state.
Establish 8 PAA C-130 aircraft at the 136th Airlift Wing ANG, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, TX.
Establish 10 PAA C-130 aircraft at the 139th Airlift Wing (ANG), Rosecrans Memorial Airport Air Guard Station, MO.
The 137th Airlift Wing's Expeditionary Combat Support remains in place at Will Rogers Air Guard Station, Oklahoma.
The Commission found that this change and the recommendation as amended are consistent with the final selection criteria and the Force Structure Plan. The full text of this and all Commission recommendations can be found in Appendix Q.
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