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President's FY17 budget impacts Air Force Reserve

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The Department of Defense budget request for fiscal year 2017 includes a number of proposed changes for the Air Force Reserve.

If enacted into law, the DOD budget request would reduce the Air Force Reserve manpower end-strength by 200 positions and increase the Air Force Reserve’s presence in a number of mission areas.

Following is a summary of Air Force Reserve force structure actions that are a part of the overall FY17 Presidential Budget Request.

These force structure actions are just proposals and are subject to congressional approval/action:

The 924th Fighter Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, will gain 21 F-16s in FY19 and lose 28 A-10s from the formal training unit in FY20.

The 914th Airlift Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, will lose eight C-130H aircraft and gain eight KC-135 Stratotankers in FY17 and be redesignated the 914th Air Refueling Wing.

The 442nd FW, Whiteman AFB, Missouri, will lose 27 A-10s and gain 27 F-16s in FY18.

The 916th ARW, Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, will lose four KC-135 in FY17, 12 KC-135s in FY20 and gain 12 KC-46A tankers in FY20.

The 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh ARS, Pennsylvania, will lose eight C-130H aircraft and gain eight C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in FY19.

The 403rd Wing, Keesler AFB, Mississippi, will continue restoring the 815th Airlift Squadron, equipped with 10 C-130Js as a unit-equipped squadron.

The 20th Intelligence Squadron, (classic associate unit) will stand up at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

The 41st IS (classic associate) will stand up at Fort Meade, Maryland.

The 75 IS (classic associate) will stand up, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Joint Forces Headquarters-Cyber (classic associate), JBSA-Lackland, Texas, will plus up to meet requirements.

The 39th Information Operations Squadron (classic associate) will stand up at Hurlburt Field, Florida.