The former top general at Robins Air Force Base believes Middle Georgia has to confront negative stereotypes about the region. Retired Gen. Bob McMahon stepped down Sunday as head of the 21st Century Partnership, a nonprofit that works to protect the base from closure.
The former top general at Robins Air Force Base scolded both union leaders and base management Thursday during a blistering public appearance in which he warned that labor disputes could put the base at risk of closure.
Middle Georgia could face an almost immediate $83 million hit to its economy if automatic Pentagon budget cuts take effect March 1, according to a new estimate from the non-profit 21st Century Partnership, which advocates for Robins Air Force Base.
Retired Air Force Major General is taking helm at 21st Century Partnership. The group was formed in 1995 to protect the base from closure. During the last BRAC seven years ago the military closed 185 sites.