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end-strength of 4400 personnel by 2014, we have now passed the 5100 mark enroute to a new-end state of 6148 by 2015. We have stood up eight operational flying squadrons, an intel squadron, a flying training squadron, and an operational support squadron; deploying all of them into combat at IOC. These units average over 5k combat and 70k com- bat support hours per year. By the time this article is printed we will have taken possession of half of our 90 manned platforms and all of our 50 unmanned


platforms. We will also be executing the heart of what is the Air Force’s second largest military construction program at over $1B of investment in infrastructure, housing, ramp space, facilities, hangars, clinic, and massive communications and power upgrades. And we will have earned an “Excellent” rating on our first ORI. We are transforming a base, developing vision- ary combat capability, and delivering specialized air power in support of special operations forces in every theater, all ahead of schedule.


With contibutions by:


Col Jim Slife, former 27 SOG/CC Col Steve Kimball, former 27 SOMSG/CC Lt Col Dan Guinan, 27 SOCES/CC) Lt Col Mark Sudduth, 27 SOW/IG Mr. Rick Shea, 27 SOW/HO


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