RAFB Partnership Summit next week

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • Robins Public Affairs
A Robins Air Force Base Partnership Summit will take place Thursday at the Museum of Aviation's Hangar One.

The forum, which will include several base senior leaders as guest speakers, will give industry stakeholders across the community a venue to learn and discuss potential partnership prospects at Robins.  

"It will be an opportunity to show off what we can do at Robins Air Force Base, what we have to offer and to show ways industries can do business with us," said Dave Denning, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex Partnership and Business Development Branch chief. 

Among the topics to be discussed next week include: P4, public-public and public-private partnerships between Robins and local communities and private entities; electronic warfare/avionics updates; a C-130 program overview; and contracting and industry perspectives.  

On P4, while there are existing partnerships on the 78th Air Base Wing side with the community in areas such as law enforcement, fire services and education, there are opportunities from the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex to work with prospective industry partners for repair and supply services in direct support of military aircraft and/or applications. 

On the complex side, the Robins Partnering Office maintains 45 such existing partnerships. According to Denning, one successful example includes the C-17 partnership, one of the largest in the Air Force, which produces in excess of $100 million per year in revenue for Robins, and 800,000 hours of labor. 

This month's event is conducted in partnership with the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce's Aerospace Industry Committee, which works to advance and enhance the aerospace and defense industry sector across the region. A successful event several months ago led to another opportunity to continue sharing the impact of Robins and how to do business with the base.