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Stenner: Robins Looks Solid

Don't expect any new flight missions to come to Robins anytime soon.

New CEO of the 21st Century Partnership retired Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner delivered that message at his first meeting.

Stenner took over leadership of the organization that advocates for the base about a month ago.

He replaced retired Maj. Gen. Bob McMahon, who left the partnership to work for Boeing.

Stenner says while he doesn't see new flight missions on the horizon, he does see the potential for gaining work in areas such as military intelligence or surveillance.

He says the Air Force by-passed Robins, when it looked for a spot to locate the new KC-46 aircraft.

Stenner says Robins couldn't offer what the Air Force needed.

Stenner says the base can learn from that experience. He said, "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 doe we cultivate the right atmosphere or fix what might need to be fixed, to ensure we have the right numbers."

He also says he doesn't foresee any of Robins current aircraft missions leaving the base.

Stenner believes a round of Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, is inevitable, but does not seeing it happening in the next few years.

21st Century Partnership chairman Brad Fink also said today that Robins employees could now choose to allot part of their paycheck to the organization. It's now listed as part of the Combined Federal campaign.

Under the partnership's new non-profit tax status, the contribution would be considered a charitable deduction.


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