1. ROBINS HAS YEAR OF CHANGE: Robins Air Force Base, Middle Georgias largest employer, saw a year of significant change.
The year began with a reorganization and Air Force-wide cuts leading to the elimination of hundreds of jobs, all through voluntary separation or early retirements.
The reorganization led to the elimination of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center as well as its command staff. A new organization in charge of maintenance at the base was created, called the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, headed by a one-star general instead of the two-star general that headed the Air Logistics Center.
Command of the three depots in the Air Force Materiel Command was consolidated to a central command at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
Following the retirement of Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon in June as the last commander of the Air Logistics Center, Brig. Gen. Cedric George was named the first commander of the Air Logistics Complex.
Through all the changes, the base ended the year with a 98-percent on-time delivery rate for aircraft, a vast improvement from two years earlier when it stood at 47 percent. -- WAYNE CRENSHAW
ABOVE: Former Gov. Sonny Perdue congratulates Brig. Gen. Cedric George after he assumed command of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex during ceremonies July 17. BEAU CABELL — firstname.lastname@example.org Buy Photo