Although sen. Johnny Isakson doesn't expect another round of base closings and realignment this year, he believes Robins Air Force won't be hurt when one does come.
Isakson, a Cobb County Republican, made the remarks Wednesday at meeting of the Downtown Rotary Club in Macon, where he served the keynote speaker.
Prior to addressing the Rotary Club, Isakson and Eight District Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ashburn, visited Robins on a tour through central Georgia. Scott also said Robins would be okay if another Base Realignment and Closure Commission is formed in the future.
Among other things, Isakson also discussed the need for the federal government to reduce spending, reform entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, lower tax rates and becoming energy independent.
"What we should be doing most importantly other than working on spending and saving, we need to start working on energy independence," Isakson said.