Robins Air force Base Welcomes Col Droz
By Dan Rhoades- July 27, 2021
This month Middle Georgia has had great news with the assumption of command of Robins Air Force
Base by Col Lindsay Droz on 29 June. She was formerly the 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group
commander at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. Lt Gen Gene Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment
Center commander, officiated the change of command ceremony at the Museum of Aviation. As the
new 78th ABW commander, Droz is responsible for the logistics, medical, civil engineer, security and
mission support functions at Robins. In essence, she is the mayor of the Air Base Wing.
One excellent aspect of this news is that four of the key leaders are women. They are all strong leaders,
picked by the Air Force for their proven capabilities and strong leadership. To quote Chrissy Miner, The
Miner Agency and a Georgia Guard Major, “These women are incredibly hardworking and humble
leaders with decades of sweat equity under their belts that culminated into the honor of a command
position. I’m proud of my Air Force for recognizing their talents and thankful to those that paved the
way to their success. As a female Airman… I stand a little taller today…”
We also say farewell to Col Brian Moore and his family as he moves on to a position at Air Force Materiel
Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Middle Georgia wishes him well.
Additionally, we would like to highlight several quick bits of news stories the community will find
interesting and demonstrate the excellent support of your Chamber and the Military Affairs Committee
(MAC). Last week the base held a SNCO Induction Ceremony, supported by the Chamber, that
highlighted about 45 Airmen who recently promoted into the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO).
During an evening banquet, the base was able to recognize the members and their families. Another
program supported by the MAC is the Refuge, a place for Airman to socialize, network and enjoy
themselves. This has reopened to the Airman after being closed due to the pandemic. Finally, the MAC
supported a TSgt promotion celebration recognizing a significant milestone in an Airman’s career.