News>AFGLSC now part of Air Force Sustainment Center
Air Force Global Logistics Command member Senior Airman Lauren Marcus, Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Material Command commander, Brig. Gen Brent Baker, AFGLSC commander, and Command Chief Cynthia Solomito furl the flag as AFGLSC officially becomes part of the Air Force Sustainment Center in a ceremony July 11, 2012 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Lt. Gen Bruce Litchfield will now lead the newly designated AFSC at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)
Brig. Gen Brent Baker, Air Force Global Logistics Support Center commander, passes the AFGLSC flag to Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Material Command commander, as AFGLSC officially becomes part of the Air Force Sustainment Center July 11, 2012. The AFGLSC was established on March 28, 2008. Lt. Gen Bruce Litchfield will lead the newly designated AFSC at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)
7/11/2012 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The Air Force Global Logistics Support Center officially became part of the Air Force Sustainment Center during a ceremony at Scott Air Force Base Wednesday.
Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, officiated the ceremony.
The change is part of an AFMC construct that consolidates the command's number of centers from 12 to five. It was announced in November 2011, and is a major part of AFMC's response to a Congressional challenge to find efficiencies and save tax dollars. By consolidating overhead, the command will improve the way it accomplishes its mission, ultimately providing better support to the warfighter. The restructure will standardize processes and save about $109 million annually.
"The people of AFGLSC will continue to be critical to AFMC achieving its mission of providing warfighter support," Wolfenbarger said. "They're important not only to the AFMC mission, but to the greater Air Force mission as well."
The subordinate units of the former AFGLSC will continue to manage the Air Force's worldwide supply chain system. Its 635th Supply Chain Operations Wing at Scott aligned to the AFSC. The 448th Supply Chain Management Wing at Tinker AFB, Okla., also aligned to the AFSC. The 591st Supply Chain Management Group at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is now a Logistics Operations Division aligned to the AFSC.
Establishment of the AFSC at Tinker and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, along with the re-designation of the Air Force Test Center at Edwards, AFB, Calif., are the first major steps of a transition phase during which center frameworks will be built and units will be assigned, leading up to initial operational capability on Oct. 1. Full operational capability is planned for mid-2013.
The sustainment, life cycle management and test centers will be joined by the present Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland AFB, N.M., to complete AFMC's five-center line-up.