Air Force

July 5, 2013

Air Force announces preferred alternative for security forces regional training center consolidation

Air Force officials announced June 27 that Fort Bliss, Texas, was chosen as the preferred alternative for the Security Forces Ground Combat Training Center while Camp Guernsey, Wyo. is a reasonable alternative.

If selected as the final basing choice, Fort Bliss will host a training center, offering training courses for approximately 8,500 students per year.

The Headquarters Air Force Security Forces Center conducted a 2010 study to determine a more efficient method of training security forces. The study concluded consolidation of existing training locations would improve quality of training, increase economies of scale and further improve consistency.

Consolidating Security Forces Regional Training Centers will allow Security Forces to be more responsive to combatant commands and increase security forces training to adapt quickly to emerging enemy tactics, techniques, and procedures.

With the consolidation, regional training locations at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.; Fort Wolters, Texas; Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, N.J. and Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will close. At this time, the Air Force expects the ground combat readiness training at those locations to transfer to Fort Bliss no later than October 2014.

Overseas regional training center locations will remain in place and not be considered for consolidation in this strategic basing action. Additionally, Camp Guernsey, Wyo., one of the existing regional training centers, which specializes in Security Forces Nuclear Training, will continue to be the center for Nuclear Training Excellence.

Site survey teams evaluated the candidate bases for feasibility, timing, cost, and planning purposes to meet initial operational capability requirements. The Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force carefully considered the site survey results and other military judgment factors in choosing Fort Bliss as the preferred alternative.

“The selection of Fort Bliss as the preferred alternative is the result of a deliberate, enterprise-wide assessment,” said Timothy Bridges, deputy assistant secretary for Installations. “This consolidation will ensure standardized career field training of varying capabilities operated under centralized control and execution.”

The final basing decision will be made after the completion of the Environmental Impact Analysis Process (EIAP), currently scheduled for this summer.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs February 27, 2015

Library closure The Base Library will be closing early Feb. 28 for an official function. Hours of operation will be 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. For more information, call 661-275-2665. Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards AFB is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 4 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both...
 
 

Just American: A century of Black life

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted Harvard-trained historian Carter Woodson. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially...
 
 

Leadership development program nominations due March 16

Nomination packages for majors and major-selects interested in the Defense Department 2015-2016 Executive Leadership Development Program are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 16, officials announced. The program, designed specifically for highly motivated officers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability, commitment to public service and integrity, and who have an inter...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka

C-12 pilots take to skies at Edwards

Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka Edwards AFB is home to the U.S. Air Force C-12 school house. Referred to as a split school house, when an individual is assigned to fly an Air Force C-12 Huron, they spend three weeks in Alab...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi

AF senior leaders caution against sequestration

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III answers a question about the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on D...
 
 

Soldier, retirees win big with Exchange’s ‘Your Holiday Bill Is On Us’ contest

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service made dreams come true for three grand-prize winners of the MILITARY STAR® “Your Holiday Bill Is On Us” sweepstakes—and for one young Soldier from Fort Bliss, winning has changed her life. As a grand-prize winner, Sgt. Kakala Loketi had her MILITARY STAR® account paid in full. During a...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>