Behind the Lines: Robins’ Software Engineering Group

Robins is using new off-base facilities to attract a younger generation of employees.

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Inside Robins Air Force Base’s Blue Sky facility in downtown Macon, you’ll find rows of computers, stylish sitting areas, modern décor, and walls covered in writing. 

While it seems like a laid-back place, members of Robins’ Software Engineering Group are busy working on just about every defense system in the Air Force.

“We’re constantly developing software and new capabilities to these aircraft,” said Phillip Rowan. “It could be new sensors, it could be new displays, any upgrades they’re going to do