The first of some 400 occupants last week began moving into Air Force Reserve Command’s newly constructed two-story administrative building at Robins AFB, Ga. The 93,000-square-foot building is part of an effort to consolidate seven off-base and on-base facilities into one headquarters complex at Robins for AFRC, according to a June 15 Robins release. The facility will temporarily house offices, including the manpower and personnel directorate (A1), logistics shop (A4), installations and mission support (A7), and the Readiness Management Group, states the release. It features wide walkway areas, cubicle stations, new furnishings, and conference rooms. The building’s ribbon-cutting ceremony was on May 30 and AFRC personnel began occupying the building on June 15, states the release. AFRC’s headquarters complex is envisioned to include a deployment readiness and training center, currently under construction across the street from the new building, and an additional 343,000-square-foot headquarters building. (Robins report by Jenny Gordon)
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.