New ABW, Installation commander named

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Air Force officials announced Thursday that Robins will be getting a new 78th Air Base Wing and Installation commander.

Col. Christopher Hill, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex deputy commander for maintenance, has been named as the next commander.

Col. Mitchel Butikofer, the current dual-hatted commander, has not yet received his new assignment and is not expected to rotate until next summer.

Butikofer, who has been the commander for nearly 18 months, has contributed significantly to Robins Air Force Base and the Middle Georgia community.

Under his leadership, Robins has proven to be, "The place to live, learn, work and play." He has been a champion for education, mass transit, resiliency programs, mission support, and safety and health.

"Taking care of our Airman - military and family members, civilians and contractors - is vital to our success especially for our warfighters and our nation's defense," said Butikofer. "I will continue my efforts in making Robins the installation of excellence."