Just south of Macon, Georgia, at Robins Air Force Base, our diverse team of aerospace experts looks after some of the most influential aircraft in the fleet. Their goal? Making sure that airmen in a threat environment can complete their mission and come home. “We know that pilots and aircrew can be especially vulnerable,” says Senior Lead Systems Engineer Jessica Chapman. “It’s our job to keep them safe.”
Our efforts in Warner Robins influence all aspects of the overhaul process—from modeling and simulation to cybersecurity, supporting fleet metrics, and identifying nuclear aircraft support equipment. We’re intimately involved in the lifecycle management of C-130 aircraft, including training newcomers to the unit through computer programs, field trips to see C-130s, and developing a new-hire welcome packet. Thanks to equipment assessments in the field, we also have the opportunity to engage directly with aircraft and influence the warfighter in person. “We go out and touch and see the equipment we’re impacting in an effort to improve life expectancy,” says Will Davis, one of our aerospace leaders. “While in the field, we meet the men and women in uniform who are affected by our work. It’s really meaningful for us.”
Just like the work they do, the culture at Warner Robins is also one of giving back. In the past 8 months, the team has gathered in their free time to support eight different community service projects. Efforts include teaching girls from grades 3 through 8 about the value of STEM careers and encouraging runners at the Back the Blue 5K Run in support of police officers, firefighters, and first responders. Their next project will be with the Genesis Joy House, an organization that empowers homeless female veterans to seek further education, employment, and move toward self-sufficiency.
If you’re looking to make a meaningful impact in your professional and personal life, you’ll feel at home in Warner Robins. “Our people work and play together—we’re very close,” says Will. “We collaborate to provide innovative solutions to our clients and then turn around and raise money for Wounded Warriors. We’re always looking to help someone.”
Jessica agrees. “Here, you have the space to make big bets, stretch your service, and give all that you can to so many things. You have the flexibility and encouragement to reach far and make great things happen—for others, yes, but also for yourself.”