The United States Air Force just released information that will mean big changes for Robins Air Force Base.
The Air Force is restructuring Air Force Materiel Command Centers and cutting 1,000 civilian jobs nationwide. In a news release, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said, "we can't afford business as usual."
In addition, Air Logistics Center Headquarters will no longer exist. There are currently 12 across the country. They will be reduced to five and reorganized as Air Force Life Management Centers, with missions being consolidated at each of those five. RAFB is not part of that command structure.
The new command for maintenance and supply missions will be Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Maintenance Wings will stand down. Right now, we don't have specific numbers on how many jobs could be lost at Robins. The restructure should be complete by October 2012.
Robins Air Force Base Commander, Major General Robert McMahon has called a news conference for Thursday morning at the Museum of Aviation,
where's he's expected to tell us, in detail, about the changes.
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