The Air Force's deployment and personnel processes are being combined in a transfer of the AEF Center from Langley AFB in Virginia to Randolph AFB, just northeast of San Antonio, Texas. Earlier in the year, AFPC's readiness division and casualty matters division were combined with AEF operations to create the Air and Space Expeditionary Force and Personnel Operations Directorate. The directorate seems to have met their goal of keeping disruption to a minimum during the transition. Tasks included readying the AFPC's infrastructure by migrating computer systems, rewiring networks, increasing bandwidth, and bringing systems online in the new location.
The ceremony on September 26 marked the achievement of full operational capability for the AEFC Force and Operations Directorate at the Air Force Personnel Center.
Randolph has a large impact on the local area, estimated as contributing more than 7,500 jobs. It is estimated that a net loss of only 0.1% of those jobs in the next few years would come as a result of BRAC's reshuffling of military and civilian positions.