By Alexandria Autrey
OGDEN – Hill Air Force Base announced Wednesday the base will be consolidating depot maintenance for the F-22 Raptor at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB.
This consolidation means the Hill AFB will eventually gain about 200 new long-term, high paying jobs and Hill already has 266 employees working on the F-22’s.
An internal Air Force Business Case Analysis makes it clear that it will be more cost effective and efficient to bring the F-22 Program to the Ogden ALC from Lockheed Martin’s facility in California.
The depot maintenance work is currently being split between the Ogden ALC and the Lockheed facility in California.
“Palmdale has made a storied contribution to aviation and while this move
makes sense, we are certain this important workforce will continue strongly
supporting the Air Force at Palmdale for many years to come,” said Lt. Gen.
C.D. Moore II, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander.
The Air Force conducted a comprehensive business analysis and determined
a consolidation of all F-22 work at Ogden ALC would reduce costs while
realizing greater efficiencies, a minimum cost savings of over $16 million per
The Air Force has developed a 31-month incremental transition plan to complete
the F-22 depot maintenance consolidation activities.