ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT, IL --
The 183d Logistics Readiness Flight (183 LRF) has been redesignated as the 183d Logistics Readiness Squadron (183 LRS). A ceremony was held to mark the transition from flight status to squadron status, where the LRF guide-on was rolled up, and the new 183 LRS guide-on was unveiled.
183 LRS leadership has been working with National Guard Bureau for several years in order to make this happen.
In 2008, following the recommendation of the 2005 Base Realignment And Closure Commission, the 183d Fighter Wing became a non-flying unit and was redesignated, the 183d Wing. The resulting decision also stripped the 183 LRS of many of its military manning positions. This reduction of manning resulted in the logistics readiness squadron becoming the logistics readiness flight.
In the past decade, LRF leadership has worked diligently to get these manning positions added back in, making it possible for them to become a squadron again.
“The lack of manning before made it hard to keep up with ops tempo and mission requirements”, said Maj. Stephen Summers, Commander, 183 LRS. “And so now, we’ve got the the appropriate amount of manning for mission success.”
The Logistics readiness Squadron is comprised of five major areas, Materiel Management, Traffic Management, Logistics Plans, Fuels Management, and Vehicle Maintenance, all of which provide vital services to the Wing.