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Several leaders in the Robins Air Force Base community flew to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma this week.

They went for a Change of Command ceremony Friday for the General in charge of the Air Force Sustainment Center at Tinker.

Lt. General Lee Levy took command from retiring Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, as commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center.

That's the complex that oversees operations at Robins.

The group of 14 included Congressman Austin Scott, Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert, Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms, and Houston Commission Chairman, Tommy Stalnaker.

Stalnaker said it's important that the Air Force recognize Central Georgia's support, in order for the military to keep investing in Robins' future.

He said by phone from Oklahoma, "It has been a good trip, and we feel like its been a very productive trip. And, obviously, we were proud that we were here to let the Air Force Community know that people in Georgia support Robins Air Force Base."

Toms added that they needed to be there to show the Air Force that Robins is a vital part of the three-depot-strategy.

The nations two other depots, besides Robins, are at Tinker and Hill Air Force Base, which is in Utah.

Stalnaker said groups from Hill and Tinker also attended the ceremony.

The Central Georgia delegation returns home this evening.

Some of the contingency paid for their own trip. Others used city or county money.


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