The 330th Aircraft Sustainment Wing and the 542nd Combat Sustainment Wing, and their subordinate units, will soon inactivate as a part of a personnel realignment within Air Force Materiel Command.
Both units are assigned to Robins Air Force Base and cooperate under one commander, Col. Howard Davis.
The Air Force Materiel Command intends to inactivate the units by June 30, according to a AFMC news release.
“The realignment is ‘manpower neutral,’ meaning no net gain or loss of jobs will occur,” Michelle Eviston, a spokeswoman for AFMC, said in a Monday afternoon e-mail.
The personnel assigned to the units will remain at their posts and will be assigned the same tasks. The units they work for will simply gain a new title. After the 330th and 542nd inactivate, they will be known as “directorates.”
The change came after the Air Force standardized the number of personnel that must be in a unit for it to be called a wing. Wings must have at least 1,000 people in their ranks, groups must have 400, and squadrons must have 35.
Both the 330th Aircraft Sustainment and 542nd Combat Sustainment wings did not have the necessary 1,000 to retain their titles.
Similarly, the subordinate groups under the 330th and the 542nd will all be inactivated, as they do not have the necessary 400 personnel to retain that title. The groups under the 330th and 542nd will be known as “divisions.”
The squadrons under the 330th and 542nd will be called branches after the change.
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