Two major changes came to Robins Tuesday morning as part of the Air Force wide restructuring announced last year.
Robins welcomed its new role in the Department of defense chain of command, and a new commander for its maintenance wing.
The expected pomp and circumstance, and the rows of dignitaries accompanied Tuesday's ceremony at the Museum of Aviation.
Governor Nathan Deal, former Governor Sonny Perdue and 8th District Congressman Austin Scott were just a few of the dignitaries in attendance.
They event marked an historic change for Robins.
The retirement of two flags symbolized the deactivation of the 402nd Maintenance Wing, and a name change for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex.
Col Evan Miller, acting commander at Robins, stepped down allowing the first commander of the complex, Brig. Gen. Cedric George to step-in.
Brig. Gen. George said, "I am convinced we will continue this excellence in maintenance we do here, just like we did over the last seven decades."
George's role will differ from previous generals' at Robins. He will take charge of maintenance, while Col. Mitch Butikofer leads the 78th Air Base Wing.
Brig. Gen. George said, "We have to work together as a command team, much like any set of commanders do at an installation in the area."
The two men will report to different three star generals, in two different states. George said that poses a change from the past, but is part of the Air Force reorganization plan to cut costs.
Brig. Gen. George said, "We believe we have to continue the plan that weve put in place. If that plan is not working, we have got to make adjustments and we will do that."
George said he arrived in Warner Robins about 24 hours ago with his wife and three daughters, and that the welcome from the community has been "phenomenal."
He is the first black lead commander at Robins Air Force Base.