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NEWS | Aug. 18, 2006

CAFLSC expands to suit growth

By Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher 1st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The Combat Air Force Logistics Support Center won't have to call across town to talk to flights in its Mission Readiness Division anymore. 

After two years of work, the CAFLSC officially opened a new set of renovated offices for the Weapons Systems Management Area, with more than 200 new workstations. 

The renovations come amid changes in Logistics Support Center's Air Force-wide mission, requiring the organization to cover worldwide support for Combat Air Force airborne and non-airborne weapon system Mission Capable Part requirements as well as stock control, equipment management and supply chain computer operations requirements. 

"With the mission increase and the growth in personnel, we needed more space," said Col. Michael Melendrez, CAFLSC commander. 

The project started in a leaky backroom in building 330, the building the CAFLSC shares with the 1st Logistics Readiness Squadron. "It was dim, leaky, nasty area," said Maj. Dan Sullivan, Airborne Support Flight commander. "A lot of time was spent fixing it up." 

The new room occupies two floors, with a mezzanine overlooking the ground floor where the Airborne Support Flight will work and a classroom on the ground floor. 

The bulk of the work was done by the 1st Civil Engineer Squadron, but outstanding support was also provided by the 1st Communications Squadron and the 1st LRS. New carpeting, air conditioning and furniture were installed, and the roof was repaired. A new parking lot and wooden foot bridge was constructed for the new personnel. 

"A lot of thanks goes to the 1st Mission Support Group for making this renovation project possible," Colonel Melendrez said. 

Before the renovations, CAFLSC flights were located across Langley and Newport News. 

"It puts us on base where all our agencies are," said Thomas Brucato, CAFLSC Ground Weapon Systems Manager. "It combines us again. It puts ... all our leadership under one roof."