Welcome Robins Air Force Base

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Welcome to Robins Air Force Base and Middle Georgia, where every day is Armed Forces Appreciation Day. Located adjacent to the city of Warner Robins, Ga., population of approximately 63,000, Robins offers the chance for a challenging and rewarding tour or career. The base is located in the geographic center of the largest state east of the Mississippi River, where recreational opportunities abound. Atlanta, the state capital, is approximately 100 miles to the north on Interstate 75. Florida is within four hours driving time south on the interstate. Macon, Georgia's fourth largest city is 15 miles north. Interstate 16 intersects with I-75 in Macon and leads to Savannah, the Atlantic Ocean and the Golden Isles.

When you think of Robins Air Force Base, no single mission comes to mind. A wide variety of organizations make up this huge airfield and industrial complex. The largest is the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, one of three major air logistics centers in the Air Force Materiel Command, headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The center is the largest single site industrial complex in Georgia and employs more than 21,000 workers—including civilians, active duty and reserve military members, non-appropriated fund employees and contractors. The estimated total economic impact of Robins on the state of Georgia is almost $4 billion. The base covers more than 6,935 acres, including Georgia's largest runway. The runway is 12,000 feet long by 300 feet wide with two 1,000 foot overruns.

Robins is also home to the Museum of Aviation. The museum, located adjacent to the base since November 1984, has developed into a major tourist attraction. More than 7 million people have visited the museum since it opened. Each year hundreds of thousands of people tour the facility to view the aircraft and missile exhibits, static displays and films on aviation history shown daily in the Robert L. Scott Theater.

Your sponsor plays an important role in the adjustment to your new assignment. He or she can help you with everything from in-processing to finding adequate housing. At the very least, your sponsor should send advance information on how to get here, where to report, your new unit and your job.

Sponsors are valuable sources of information in helping solve any problem you may encounter. If you don't hear from your sponsor within four weeks of your reporting date, write to the commander of your new unit or contact the Military Personnel Flight's customer service office at DSN 497-7361 or commercial (478) 327-7361.