Officials at Robins AFB, Ga., say they are ahead of the game when it comes to cleaning up environmental pollution at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. The Air Force has given its ALCs until 2014 to restore sites contaminated by past industrial operations. Robins already has finished half of its 79 contaminated sites and plans to complete the rest a full nine years early. The multi-million dollar effort will “free up valuable natural resources for the base,” said the man in charge of the restoration program, Fred Otto.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.