Air Force Materiel Command boss Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger and Maj. Gen. Theresa Carter, commander of the provisional Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, recently welcomed new members into the center during a town hall meeting at JBSA-Lackland, Texas. Lackland’s Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Air Force Security Forces Center, Air Force Materiel Command Services Directorate, and several local squadrons assigned to the Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, in addition to the Financial Management Center of Expertise in Denver and Air Force Financial Services Center at Ellsworth AFB, S.D., all realigned under AFMC as of Oct. 1. They are now attached to AFIMSC(P). “We determined there was merit in figuring out how we could centralize installation management functions that today are executed across all of the major commands, put those together, realize some synergies, and reduce resourcing as a result,” Wolfenbarger said. “This was the biggest strategic initiative that was put on the table in response to the Secretary of Defense’s mandate to reduce management headquarters by 20 percent.”
Former British prime minister and now foreign minister David Cameron urged the U.S. Congress not to stop supporting Ukraine, saying the West has gotten a bargain in dramatically reducing Russia’s military power for a fraction of the U.S. defense budget.