11/6/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- As part of the Air Force Total Force Integration initiatives, an active associate unit will be established with Air Force Reserve Command's 932nd Airlift Wing at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., in 2007.
The Air Force Reserve unit will receive three C-40 aircraft the same year. Under the active associate unit structure, the Air Force Reserve unit will have principal responsibility for the C-40s, and the active-duty unit will share in flying the aircraft.
"Active associate units make good business sense because they capitalize on the experience and skills of reservists, many of whom were on active duty before joining the Air Force Reserve," said Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley, chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command. "Through the active associate unit program, that training investment can be multiplied over and over as active-duty people come and go in a unit."
The Air Force Reserve unit at Scott AFB currently flies C-9C Nightingales in support of government distinguished visitor flights.
(Courtesy of Air Force Reserve Command News Service)