The leader of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center says, "Don't worry about Robins."
General Cedric George Monday at a Macon Rotary Club meeting that the base isn't going anywhere.
He said it's a matter of whether Robins will grow or shrink in the years ahead.
George said the complex is getting better at doing aircraft maintenance on-time.
A few months ago, 13WMAZ reported that Robins was lagging behind the nations two other Air Force depots. All three are managed under the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.
The two other complexes are located in Ogden, Utah at Hill Air Force Base and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at Tinker Air Force Base.
George says Robins started using a disciplined, science-based process on their production lines. It's the same process used at the other depots.
He said it is working and will not change when he leaves Robins for his next assignment. He said that will likely be in July.
George said, "Process discipline means the AFSC way. Process discipline is here to stay. Chances are if you've been at Robins, we have four or five, maybe 15 different ways to doing business. We now have the AFSC way, which is across all three depots, and that is here to stay at Warner Robins."
George says it hasn't been announced where his next assignment will be.
Complex commanders are typically assigned to Robins for two-year assignments.
He said when he leaves, Robins will be in good shape for the future. George said, "We do not have to worry about Warner Robins. The issue is not whether Warner Robins is going to close. The issue is whether Robins is going to get bigger or smaller, as we go through. What we know is a concern, continued down-sizing of the DOD. Warner Robins will be competitive. We don't know any other way to do it."