Visits designed to help units deal with complicated issues.Teams from Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., are visiting more than 30 bases to develop timelines and actions in accordance with the base realignment and closure Base Realignment and Closure (or BRAC) is a process of the United States federal government directed at the administration and operation of the Armed Forces, used by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and Congress to close excess military installations and realign law. Five bases received visits in January. The command's site activation task force teams are composed of experts from a variety of career fields who assist with the complicated issues of units adding or losing people, aircraft and equipment.
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AFRC Agricultural and Food Research Council (United Kingdom) vice commander. "Our headquarters teams are tasked with helping our unit folks. Together, we can figure out what specific actions will take care of our people and comply with the law."
According to the Department of Defense, the purpose of base realignment and closure is to make the most efficient and effective use of all resources, improve operational efficiency, save taxpayer dollars, advance transformation, and enhance the combat effectiveness of U.S. military forces.
"The site activation task force is the first step to raising questions and identifying issues associated with the realignment of our mission," said Col. William Flanigan, 939th Air Refueling Wing commander, whose Portland, Ore., unit received a visit in February. "It's important for people to understand specific answers may not be developed during the SATAF SATAF Site Activation Task Force
SATAF Site Action Task Force
SATAF Shuttle Activation Task Force (NASA) . In those cases, issues will be identified and taken back to the subject matter experts at reserve command headquarters for action."
A primary issue for these teams is the movement of people. If affected by BRAC, old jobs will go away, and people will have to compete for new positions wherever available.
To ease the transition, the command is working to ensure gaining units give those people who are moving under BRAC first priority for job openings. To do that, the command is providing full-time civilians and Reservists new Web-based job placement services. Called clearinghouses, these virtual job fairs take into account personal career and location preferences and work to match BRAC-displaced people with new opportunities.
Command people displaced by BRAC can go online from a military computer at https://wwwmil.afrc.af.mil/hq/dE/brac to learn more about the job-placement clearinghouses and other available assistance.
(Colonel Thompson is assigned to the Headquarters AFRC public affairs office at Robins AFB AFB
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