Officials with the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base say they are ready to transition from 12 centers to 5 centers. The consolidation changes were announced in November of 2011 in response to the Defense Department's request to save money and to make operations more efficient.
The restructuring plan is expected to save the Air Force 109 million dollars a year.
Centers at At Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma will activate their centers within the coming weeks. At Wright-Patt, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will activate on July 9th.
The AFMC is moving forward with the plan after meeting three criteria. The first is that the Senate has confirmed the new general officers for AFMC. Also congressionally mandates reports have been delivered to congress, and Headquarters Air Force has approved the transition.
General Janet Wolfenbarger took command of AFMC earlier this month. The restructuring plan is expected operational by October and fully complete in 2013.