In ceremonies officiated by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, AFMC commander, the air armament development and acquisition mission aligned with the new Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In turn, Eglin's test mission became part of the Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Also, Eglin's 96th Air Base Wing was redesignated the 96th Test Wing with the previous 46th Test Wing transitioning to the 96th. The 96th, commanded by Brig. Gen. David Harris, will be aligned under the Air Force Test Center.
The moves are part of an AFMC realignment announced last November that officials said would save the Air Force $109 million annually and provide better support to the warfighter.
Similar reorganization was implemented at Robins Air Force Base this week with standup of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex.
"Eglin and its people will continue to be critical to AFMC achieving its mission of providing warfighter support," Wolfenbarger is quoted in an AFMC news report announcing the latest restructuring. "The work done here is important not only to the AFMC mission, but to the greater Air Force mission as well."