Senators Reverend Warnock, Ossoff Welcome Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Reed to Robins Air Force Base, Affirm Importance of Securing Future of Base for National Security

On Wednesday, Senators Reverend Warnock and Ossoff hosted Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Senator Jack Reed on a visit to Robins Air Force Base

Visit is a continuation of Senators Warnock and Ossoff’s fight to ensure Robins AFB continues to play a crucial role in national security for decades to come

Following the visit, Chairman Reed showed support for defining the vital role Robins will play in the future success of the Air Force

Senator Reverend Warnock:  “I won’t stop pushing to secure Robins’ future, and I’m glad to count Chairman Reed as a friend and ally in this effort”

Senator Ossoff: “Senator Reverend Warnock and I are working in lockstep to secure the future of Robins Air Force Base”

Chairman Reed: “Thanks in large part to the leadership of Senators Warnock and Ossoff, the future of Robins is bright and it will continue providing our forces with next-generation mission capabilities and an overwhelming advantage in the skies and on the battlefield”

Senators Reverend Warnock and Ossoff hosted Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Senator Jack Reed on a visit to Robins Air Force Base

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) welcomed Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) to Robins Air Force Base (Robins AFB), located near Warner Robins, GA, for the Chairman’s first visit to the base. In addition to providing the Senators an opportunity to meet with local servicemembers and military leaders about how the federal government can better support their work, the visit represented a continuation of Senator Warnock and Ossoff’s fight to ensure Robins AFB continues to play a crucial role in the nation’s military and security strategy for decades to come. 

Following a tour of Robins Air Force Base, which included stops at Project Synergy—a collaborative, cutting-edge software facility which houses military and civilian workers—and a discussion of the future of the base with servicemembers and military leaders assigned to the current and future missions, the Senators transitioned to Warner Robins City Hall to provide a briefing on their visit and the importance of Robins Air Force Base, where they were also joined by Warner Robins Mayor LaRhonda Patrick. During the briefing, Chairman Reed expressed his strong support for defining the vital role Robins Air Force Base will play in the future success of the Air Force, and committed to working with Senators Warnock and Ossoff to ensure the future of Robins Air Force Base, including its current military and civilian workforce.

“I welcomed Chairman Reed to Robins AFB so he can understand, as I and the rest of Middle Georgia do, how crucial the base is to the United States Air Force, and why it should continue to play a critical role in our national security moving forward,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “Over the past year, I’ve been in close contact with Air Force leadership to ensure that Georgia, and Robins Air Force Base specifically, will maintain a strategic role in our national security. I’m glad that Chairman Reed got to see for himself today how highly-skilled the men and women who are stationed and work there are, what a valuable asset Robins is, and why the Senate needs to do all it can to ensure Robins AFB’s future. Along with Senator Ossoff, I won’t stop pushing to secure Robins’ future, and I’m glad to count Chairman Reed as a friend and ally in this effort.”

“Senator Reverend Warnock and I are working in lockstep to secure the future of Robins Air Force Base. That’s why we invited Chairman Reed to join us here today, and we appreciate his presence. We appreciate the command, the staff, and the extraordinary men and women who work at Robins Air Force Base for their demonstration today of the vital role that this facility plays to U.S. national security,” Senator Ossoff said. “With Chairman Reed’s visit today, Senator Reverend Warnock and I continue to demonstrate that we will work locked arm-and-arm to protect our country from threats and to secure the military installations in our state, which are vital to our national security and vital to our state’s economy.”

“I came to Georgia because Senators Warnock and Ossoff are strong, relentless advocates for our servicemen and women and the state’s military installations.  They’ve already delivered significant infrastructure upgrades for Robins Air Force Base, the middle Georgia community, and our national defense.  Today they gave me a firsthand look at the vital role Georgia’s military installations play in U.S. national security,” said Senator Reed, who in addition to being the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is also a senior member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.  “Thanks in large part to the leadership of Senators Warnock and Ossoff, the future of Robins is bright and it will continue providing our forces with next-generation mission capabilities and an overwhelming advantage in the skies and on the battlefield.”

Senators Reverend Warnock and Ossoff have long been pressuring U.S. Air Force leadership to keep its promise and better define future roles and missions at the base, to ensure that Robins AFB remains at the forefront of support for global missions and innovating advanced technologies. In February, Senators Warnock and Ossoff led the Georgia congressional delegation in a bipartisan push pressing Secretary Kendall and the Air Force to provide additional details about the Air Force’s divestment from the JSTARS platform and the ongoing effort to bring four new missions to Robins AFB. 

Click HERE for more photos of Senators Warnock, Ossoff, and Reed at Robins AFB.

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