The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce is collecting holiday donations of canned goods and cash for a group of people not automatically thought of as being in need – service members on Robins Air Force Base. Can military salaries really be that bad?
The Air Force is honoring a Georgia-based airman credited with preventing a potentially deadly explosion in Afghanistan. Master Sgt. Gene B. Jameson III is scheduled to be awarded the bronze star for valor Thursday at Robins Air Force Base in middle Georgia.
Millions will be used to buy up homes and land near Robins Air Force Base. The land will create a larger crash and noise buffer for Robins. Encroachment puts base at risk if the Department of Defense looks at closing bases.
Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson is scheduled to take over as leader of the Air Force Reserve Command in a ceremony Monday. The command is based at Robins Air Force Base south of Macon. As commander, Jackson will be in charge of supervising 71,400 Americans who serve in the Air Force Reserves.