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Robins Air Force Base

Warner Robins, Georgia

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Location

Robins AFB is located in middle Georgia, 100 miles south of Atlanta and 16 miles south of Macon. Robins Air Force Base is the largest industrial complex in Georgia. The base covers more than 6,934 acres, including Georgia’s largest runway. The runway is 12,000 feet long by 300 feet wide with two 1,000 foot overruns.

History

On April 26,1943, the new Army Air Force facility in honor of its namesake, Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins was designated. Robins was one of the Army Air Corps' first General Staff Officers and commander of the Fairfield Air Intermediate Depot (FAID) Ohio from 1921 to 1928; Deputy Commander of the Materiel Division, Wright Field Ohio, from 1931 to 1933; and Commander from 1935 to 1939. Its designation finally changed to its present form in April 1974 and is now known as Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (WR-ALC).

Mission

Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex (ALC), the host unit at Robins Air Force Base along with the 78th Air Base Wing and more than 60 other units, (which include the Headquarters of the Air Force Reserve Command and a Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, JSTARS, unit), contribute affordable combat superiority, readiness, and sustainability to the Air Force war fighting team.

Warner Robins ALC has worldwide management responsibility for the repair, modification, and overhaul of the F-15 Eagle, the C-130 Hercules, the C-5 Galaxy, and all Air Force helicopters. The center provides logistical support for all Air Force missiles, vehicles, general purpose computers, avionics, and electronic systems for most aircraft. The center also provides logistical support for the C-17 Globemaster III and has worldwide management and engineering responsibility for the U-2 Dragon Lady.

Population Served

Robins Air Force Base is the largest industrial complex in Georgia. It is situated on more than 6,935 acres and contains more than 14 million square feet of facilities. Robins employs a workforce of over 21,000 civilians, contractors, and military and reserve members.

Base Transportation

Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.

Directions to Robins AFB

Robins AFB is located in Middle Georgia, 100 miles south of Atlanta and 16 miles south of Macon.

Middle Georgia Regional Airport

Total Distance from Middle Georgia Regional Airport: 8.1 miles. Total Estimated Time: 15 minutes You can check MapQuest for directions from the airport.

Transportation by commercial taxi is available, or you may contact the base transportation office at 478-926-3493.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia to Robins AFB the total distance is  98.8 miles. Total Estimated Time: 2 hours 5 minutes. You can check MapQuest for directions from the airport.

If you are flying into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ground transportation is available through Groome Transportation. Groome Transportation makes 26 trips daily from Warner Robins and Robins AFB to the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport. For current times and rates please call 478-328-0073 or 1-800-537-7909.

You must be 21 years of age to rent a car from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Driving to Robins AFB

Newcomers who arrive in their vehicles will more than likely be traveling on Interstate 75. Take exit 146, to Georgia Highway 247 Connector, also called Centerville/Watson Boulevard (east), to the main gate, (gate 3)- approximately 5.8 miles. Or you can take exit 144, to Russell Parkway (east), which will take you directly to the rear of the base, (about 10 miles).

Military members entering Gate 3, open 24 hours a day, will be directed to the INTRO Office, during duty hours, in Building 767; or to the 24-hour arrival point in Building 557, the Lodging Office. The first full duty day after arrival, your sponsor should take you to your unit's orderly room. The orderly room will contact the base INTRO Office to schedule an appointment for in-processing. Bring all hand carried records with you for in-processing.