Award recognizes community support of service members, military families

WARNER ROBINS, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, congratulates Middle Georgia on being one of five communities across the country named to the 2019 class of Great American Defense Communities by the Association of Defense Communities. The award recognizes the overall support that communities and regions in the United States provide to service members and military families.

Senator Perdue shared a video message at an event in Warner Robins celebrating the award. Click here to watch.

“I’m so proud of Middle Georgia for being named a 2019 Great American Defense Community,” said Senator Perdue. “This special recognition is a testament to the successes that the people of Robins Air Force Base and this community have had over the last few years. For example, Middle Georgia has been able to successfully: eliminate the encroachment threat to Robins, support the Veterans Education Center, and build partnerships between the base and colleges and universities. These efforts are indicative of the community’s commitment to fulfilling the needs of not just the base, but the entire Air Force. All of this would not be possible without the leadership of General Kubinec, Colonel Drew, Chrissy Miner, and the 21st Century Partnership. To the people of Middle Georgia, thank you for all you do to support the men and women of Robins Air Force Base. I truly could not be more proud of my hometown.”

“The saying in Middle Georgia, EDIMGIAFAD, Every Day in Middle Georgia is Armed Forces Appreciation Day, is more than just a saying as demonstrated daily by the partnerships the community builds to support Robins Air Force Base and their mission,” said Chrissy Miner, President and CEO of the 21st Century Partnership. “The community strives to help improve the quality of life of service members and their families and this national recognition is a credit to the work the community and installation does working with, caring for, and supporting our military community.”