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F- 6 Scenario Group O)v erview
Start Point. The F-16 force laydown used to develop DoD BRAC 2005 recommendations begins
with F- 16s based at 43 total installations at the end of FY 06. Pre-BRAC plans would result in
441% of the F- 16 force comprised of effectively sized squadrons at the 43 F- 16 bases.
Force Structure. 'he 2025 Force Structure Plan reduces the F-1 6 inventory, To more effectively
operate this reduced force, the Air Force strategy is to organize it into squadrons of 24 aircraft
(18 is an acceptable size for the Guard and Reserve (ARC) due to higher average experience
levels in the ARC). EfTectively sized squadrons better meet the Air Force's expeditionary needs
and make a smaller force more effective in meeting both homeland and global defense needs.
Smaller sqLadrons were kept to a minimum to accommodate F-16 force structure decreases
beyond FY 11.
Recommended End State. The DoD BRAC 2005 end state is F-1 6s based at 27 installations at
the end of FY I 1. DoD BRAC recommendations would result in 10)0% of the F-106 1rcc to be
copriised of operationally effective squadrons at 27 F- 16 bases.
Role of' mission co mpatibility index (MCI) scores. In the first step we assigned an initial F-16
laydown using the force structure plan and raw MCI scores. The MCI scores accommodate
many, but not all, of the characteristics that comprise military value. Among those
characteristics not readily modeled are force structure proportionality among the Active, Guard
and AI Rescrve components- USNORTHCOM air sovereignty requirements, consolidation of
F- 16 variants lfor operational or logistics reasons, sizing of test and training functions, Air
Reserve Component demographics and joint interoperability. Where we apply military
knowledge and judgment to MCI outcomes, we cite the characteristics below as notes iIn the
1. Active/.Guard/Rescrve Proportionality. Proportionality refers to keeping in constant
balance the proportion of the fleet operated by the Active Duty, Air National Guard, and AF
Reserve components of the Total Air Force.
2. Air Sovereigntv. lhe Air Force worked closely with USNORTIHC COM to ensure its
ability to execute the air sovereignty mission within the laydown.
3. Change for Operational / .ogistical Reasons. Recommendations of the type are made for
both operational (e.g.. mission type) and logistical (e.g., aircraft commonality) reasons.
4. -est Resources. Edwards and Eglin keep the same number of test aircraft rcflcctcd in the
FY 06 POM. Overseas bases were not considered and therefore maintain the status quo.
5. Training Bases. 'Tlhe size of the training fleet is appropriate to the size of the entire fleet.
For the F-I 6 fleet. Luke AFB. Lackland AFB and Tucson execute the Flying training Unit
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United States. Department of Defense. F-16 Scenario Group Overview, text, August 2, 2005; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19512/m1/1/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.