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BRAC ACTIONS FOR SCOTT AFB

Posted 6/10/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
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 Base realignment and closure


On Nov. 8, 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure report became final to restructure DOD's domestic bases within congressionally established processes.  The Department of Defense must now close or realign all installations according to these recommendations within six years.  (2011)

Scott has four key projects involved in the BRAC process:

* Relocate three Army Surface Deployment and Distribution Centers (at Fort Eustis, Va.; Norfolk, Va.; and Alexandria, Va.) to a U.S. TRANSCOM SDDC at Scott AFB.  *completed in 2008

Why: Collocation of TRANSCOM and Surface components will (1) collocate activities with common function and facilities large-scale transformation proposed by the TRANSCOM Commander, (2) reduce personnel to realize long-term savings. The realignment will also terminate leased space operations in the National Capital Region and near Norfolk, VA.

* Establish a Mobility Air Forces Logistics Support Center at Scott AFB from positions at Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Sembach, Germany; Little Rock AFB, Ark.; and Altus AFB, Okla.  *completed in 2009

Why: This recommendation is a transformational opportunity consistent with eLog21 initiatives that will standardize Air Force material management command and control. This recommendation realigns Regional Supply Squadron (RSS) and base-level LRS manpower in support of Mobility Air Forces. Consolidation will provide Mobility aircraft, weapon systems and the personnel that support from peace to war. It also provides a single point of contact to the warfighter, whether at home station or deployed.

* Remove the inpatient mission from the Scott AFB hospital, converting it to a clinic with an ambulatory surgery center.  *completed in 2009

Why: The Department will rely on the civilian medial network for inpatient services at these installations. This recommendation supports strategies of reducing excess capacity and locating military personnel in activities with higher military value with a more diverse workload, providing them with enhanced opportunities to maintain their medial currency to meet COCOM requirements. Additionally, a robust network of hospitals with available inpatient capacity of Joint Accreditation of Hospital Organizations (JCAHO) and/or Medicare accredited civilian/VA hospitals is located within 40 miles of the referenced facilities.

* Replacing the current KC-135Es at the 126th Air Refueling Wing (with 12 KC-135-R aircraft).

Why: Scott AFB will robust unit size to increase unit capability and is consistent with Air Force plans to increase overall operational effectiveness across the KC-135 fleet.

Details on the BRAC information, copies of recommendations and reports, and other BRAC resources are available at http://www.defenselink.mil/brac/.


For more information, contact the 375th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office by e-mail or at 618-256-4241.




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