C-17 Division move makes day-to-day mission stronger

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The C-17 Division is finally all under one roof following the move of one of its branch's 60 personnel from Bldg. 380 to one location at Bldg. 660.

"This is just a great opportunity for more teamwork and team building. It consolidates us in one location, and makes the work that we do day-to-day to support the mission even more strong and robust," said Col. Amanda Myers, C-17 Division chief. "It's nice to have everyone in one space for the esprit de corps and camaraderie, as well as enjoying a facility that is very nice."

One of nine branches under the C-17 Division, the Maintenance and Modifications Branch that relocated is responsible for depot operations that include coordinating heavy maintenance and modifications scheduling, and also ensuring aircraft technical documentation is in order.

Building 660 is the site of the former commissary at Robins, and includes not only C-17 offices, but the division also shares space with the Defense Logistics Agency as well as the Robins History Office.

Phase One of the building's renovations was completed in the fall of 2012, and included an expanse in square footage that added four-person cubicles, offices, break rooms, secure communications rooms and a command suite. Employees then had moved from offices in Buildings 300 and 301.

The space is shared by active-duty, civilian personnel and contractors who actively support the C-17 workload. It's also shared by Boeing representatives and several foreign liaison officers from partner nations such as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. The division includes personnel co-located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

The recent completion of the project's Phase Two renovated the commissary's former freezer area, and added an additional 12,000 square feet of office space.

"Our program office footprint is pretty well fixed," said Danny Single-ton, C-17 Division deputy director.

Getting through the construction in a timely manner toward the end proved quite the synchronization of efforts between the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Air Force Sustainment Center.

"We appreciate really feeling like a mission partner on this base and the way the base took care of the C-17 system program office and getting this facility together," said Myers.