Advocacy group pushes to prevent Robins Air Force Base from closing

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Local leaders want to know how they can best prepare Robins Air Force Base if another round of BRAC hits. 

Officials with the 21st Century Partnership held their quarterly meeting this morning. Retired General Charles Stenner, the president and CEO of the advocacy group, says working with the base to understand what happened during the last base realignment and closure will put the base in a better position should the closures happen again. 

“That’s a $2.9 billion economic engine. 74 of the counties, of the 159 counties in Georgia, have some income coming from Robins Air Force Base, and it would be devastating if this installation closed,” Stenner said. 

The retired general, along with newly appointed board chairman Rob Brooks, are hoping to keep as many jobs at the base as possible. 

They’ll look at studies at other installations around the country to see what worked and what caused other bases to close.

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