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Air Force announces AFIMSC candidate bases

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force officials announced today Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, as candidate bases to potentially host the headquarters (HQ) for the new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC).

The Air Force evaluated ten installations against the approved criteria before choosing the candidates.

“The new AFIMSC aligns Air Force-wide installation support authorities, responsibilities and resources under one accountable commander,” said Timothy K. Bridges, the deputy assistant secretary for installations. “The consolidation will drive standardized processes, eliminate overhead and drive down costs. It makes good business sense to centralize installation support the way we already centralize other support functions such as science and technology, test and sustainment.”

Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) will conduct detailed, on-the-ground site surveys of each candidate base. Site survey teams will use a range of operational and facility requirements to assess each location. Additionally, they will develop cost estimates to bed down the AFIMSC HQ for each candidate base.

Once the site surveys are completed, the results will be briefed to the secretary and chief of staff to select preferred and reasonable alternatives. The Air Force plans to announce preferred and reasonable alternatives and continue the environmental impact analysis process (EIAP) through early 2015.

“The Air Force is committed to a deliberate and open process to address AFIMSC HQ basing,” Bridges said. “As we progress through the basing process, we will share information so interested communities are aware of what to expect.”

AFIMSC, which reports to AFMC, will consolidate installation management functions currently being performed at every major command and will serve as the single intermediate-level headquarters for the delivery of installation support capabilities.

On October 1st, AFMC became the parent organization for several existing field operating agencies to include the Air Force Security Forces Center, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Air Force Cost Analysis Agency’s Financial Management Center of Expertise, Air Force Financial Services Center, and the Air Force Personnel Center Services Directorate . These entities are currently attached to AFIMSC (Provisional) and will be reassigned to AFIMSC once it becomes a permanent unit.

(Information courtesy of Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs)

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