The Georgia National Guard will take control of the 107-acre NAS Atlanta property, which the Navy is vacating under BRAC 2005 and which is adjacent to Dobbins Air Reserve Base. A statement from Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) says that Georgia state officials and three other Georgia lawmakers worked over several months to arrange the transfer the property to the Guard, which expects to utilize Dobbins airfield operations and to house both the Army National Guard and Air National Guard headquarters in a new joint readiness center to be built on the Atlanta site. Officials expect the transition will take several years.
After a long period in which munitions were almost an afterthought and sacrificed to pay for other priorities, the Air Force needs to focus on them in order to have the right “package” of capabilities for future conflicts, Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. said June 7.