Associates Abound:

The Air Force has new associate plans in the works for Air Force Reserve Command that include flying F-15Es and flying and maintaining A-10s with their active duty counterparts. Reserve instructor pilots, instructor weapons systems officers, and administrative specialists will form a detachment to augment the Strike Eagle force of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. AFRC will establish two A-10 associate outfits. One at Moody AFB, Ga., AFRC will comprise a classic associate unit of some 215 airmen to fly and maintain the A-10s of the active duty 23rd Wing. The second will be a group of 14 Reservists working with the A-10 Formal Training Unit at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.