The head of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Maj. Gen. Tom Owen, said that the Georgia ALC will become one of five Air Force regional contracting centers. During a ceremony at Macon State College on Oct. 5, marking the start of a collaboration to provide business students with government contracting courses, Owens said the WRALC would be gaining 385 contracting professionals. Gene Rector of The Telegraph reports that the Warner Robins activity would consolidate “base-level” contracting actions for 11 Air Force bases in the southeast. Other regional centers are slated for Colorado, Virginia, Missouri, and Texas.
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.