Studies to show how Robins compares to comparable-sized installations

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Robins and Middle Georgia should soon have a better idea how they stack up against comparable-sized military installations and communities in a number of specific areas.

A series of studies conducted by the Middle Georgia Regional Commission will find what the base's and area's strengths and weaknesses are in relation to like installations and regions. The information is aimed at helping the base and area better position themselves for the future, including a possible BRAC (Base Closure and Realignment Commission) in fiscal 2015 or 2017.

An in-depth comparative analysis of Robins to 12 military installations across the U.S. will look at things such as encroachment, air quality, and capacity to accept new missions.

A comparative analysis will also be completed of Middle Georgia and the same 12 military communities looking at things such as education, crime, medical services, cost of living, transportation, housing, and the capacity to grow.

For example, the analysis will look at student test scores and access to higher education; the number and types of law enforcement resources; the number of urgent care medical facilities; access to interstates and major highways, airports and public transportation; and the air quality profiles of each base and its surrounding community.

The 15 studies are expected to be completed by the end of June.