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.
Warner Robins will pick a mayor Tuesday, or at least narrow the wide open six-way field down to two. Nothing less than the future of the city itself hangs in the balance, said voter Ron Collins who is retired from the construction industry.
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.
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.