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Tinker Air Force Base Among Sites for National Commission Review

by Chris Casteel Published: July 15, 2013

A national commission studying the structure of the Air Force plans to visit Tinker Air Force Base on Aug. 20 as part of its tour of 13 Air Force locations.
The commission, established by Congress in last year’s defense bill, will be talking to airmen, base officials, community leaders and the general public about the mix of regular and reserve forces.
“This is one of the biggest issues for the future of the Air Force – to develop the right force mix of Regular and Reserve Component Airmen,” said Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command. “Getting this mix right directly affects our Air Force’s capability, capacity, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.”
One member of the commission is retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry M. “Bud” Wyatt III, the former Oklahoma Adjutant General who served most recently as director of the Air National Guard.

by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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