Robins Frontlines: Gus Meyer
Robins Public Affairs
/ Published April 21, 2020
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
In addition to ensuring their normal mission functions are carried out, the 572nd Commodities Maintenance Squadron, Fabric and Foam Shop, is making masks to keep base workers protected as they serve during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic.
The 572nd CMXS which is a part of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, manufactures and repairs a multitude of aircraft products, including foam structures, blankets and support slings for aircraft like the C-5, C-130, C-17, F-15, and the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft as part of its day-to-day mission.
With the workforce’s need for masks becoming a pressing issue during the COVID-19 pandemic, base leaders called upon the shop to make face coverings for units across the installation. The shop has made more than 500 mask since beginning the task in mid-April.
“It amazes me how well our shop is performing under pressure and meeting the challenge of their mission on top of providing valuable personal protective equipment for Robins during this pandemic,” said Jones. “They’ve worked tirelessly to make sure the heart of our mission – the people – are taken care of while they are taking care of the warfighter.”