Forging base, community ties

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  • By Angela Woolen
  • Robins Public Affairs
Community leaders were inducted as Team Robins Honorary Commanders in a ceremony Tuesday at the Museum of Aviation's Eagle Building.

Col. Chris Hill, Installation commander, presented each person with a certificate and thanked them for their willingness to participate in the program.

"You know how important our relationship is with our community when they start carving acronyms into the shrubbery," Hill said referring to the Every Day in Middle Georgia is Armed Forces Appreciation Day shrubbery on Watson Boulevard.

The 10 new honorary commanders will serve a two-year term.

"This program emphasizes informal, one-on-one relationships between base senior leaders and local community leaders," said Faye Banks-Anderson, Public Affairs deputy director, who led the ceremony.

When the program started in 2005, it was limited to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, so in 2013, it was changed to encompass all Robins Air Force Base missions.

The program is designed to encourage an exchange of ideas, experiences and friendship between key members of the local civilian community and members of Team Robins.

Hill said he thinks that both new and seasoned community members and military members will benefit from the relationship.