Emergency response at Robins AFB, Ga., will become more nimble and better equipped with the delivery of a new Mobile Emergency Command Center at the end of December. The specially designed, 39-foot vehicle comprises six command, control, and communication workstations, a fully independent power supply, and stand-alone functionality for upwards of four days. Farber Specialty Vehicles of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, builds the bus-like vehicle, which will mimic the full function of Robins’ fixed control center, should the need for on-scene incident command arise. The modified Freightliner MT55 is outfitted with internet, cellular, and radio communications capabilities and will replace a less-capable trailer currently used for the same purpose. (Robins report by Wayne Crenshaw)
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.