Air Base Can Learn from Losing Competition for KC-46, Support Group Official Says

Although the Air Force did not select Robins Air Force Base as one of the first installations to host the new KC-46A tanker, Middle Georgia can learn from that decision, according to the new head of the base’s local support group.

“Because there will be other decisions to be made, what can we do to make sure, we first of all understand the process, and second, how do we cultivate the right atmosphere or fix what might need to be fixed, to ensure we have the right numbers,” said Charles Stenner, CEO of the 21st Century Partnership.

Stenner, a retired Air Force lieutenant general who joined the organization one month ago, said he doesn’t foresee Robins gaining or losing any of its flight missions, reported WMAZ. The installation’s best opportunities for growth are in military intelligence and surveillance.

And while a BRAC round is looming on the horizon, it likely won’t happen over the next several years, he said.


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