Peterson Air Force Base streamlines operations

Rarely do we look to government to streamline their own operations, but the great men and women of the U.S. Air Force at Peterson Air Force Base in the Springs have done just that by optimizing their duties. 

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By Michael Golembesky, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs staff writer

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.  —  Streamlined, cost-effective, better service and it just makes good sense. These are the keys to the integration of two sister force support squadrons, a first in the Air Force.

The active-duty 21st Force Support Squadron and Reserve 302nd Force Support Squadron have co-located military personnel services to assist Total Force members served by both units. When the two squadrons signed a memorandum of agreement in November 2013, Peterson became the first installation to move toward integrating force support squadrons of two Air Force Components and is leading the way for the rest of the Air Force.

“FSS Integration is one of several projects within the Total Force Personnel Management Initiative. Peterson is one of three prototype bases leading the way in FSS integration,” said Col. Alan Edmiaston, project manager for the Air Force Integration program at the Pentagon.

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