Robins Air Force Base won't see a dramatic decline in planes coming into the Georgia base for overhauls. In March, base officials announced that as a result of across-the-board federal spending cuts, 28 fewer planes would be coming in for overhaul this fiscal year. However, officials now say only one plane will be delayed to the next fiscal year.
A maintenance team from Robins Air Force Base is spending a few months on the road helping colleagues get caught up with repair work in Utah. Crews at Hill Air Force Base have been working for months on a backlog of plane maintenance and repairs.
Museum of Aviation Director Ken Emery said the museum is getting rid of 29 planes and three missiles. He said the museum didn't have enough personnel to maintain all aircraft after Air Force personnel cuts in 2011 eliminated eight civilian positions at the museum.
A group of airmen from Robins Air Force Base could make history in Iraq if they leave on the final plane out of the country. The Telegraph of Macon reports that about 30 members of the 5th Combat Communications Group have been at Sather Air Base and will likely be among the last to leave even if they aren't on the last plane out.