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Robins AFB employees get liberal leave Monday, J-STARS evacuating base ahead of Irma

J-Stars Air Craft at Robins AFB- (Perry Smith, WGXA)

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Non-essential personnel at Robins Air Force Base are authorized liberal leave on Monday due to Hurricane Irma.

According to a release from the base, those employees can request leave through their supervisor and use annual leave, compensatory time off, credit hours or time-off awards.

If someone has used all forms of paid time off, he or she can request leave without pay of advanced annual leave.

Telework ready employees should follow their approved agreement.

Installation Commander Colonel Lyle Drew authorized the liberal leave.

Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Joe Jarrard announced Friday that the Guard has several missions moving out of possible danger areas from the state of Georgia.

"Our C-130s are being flown from Savannah to Memphis to get out of the impact area. Additionally we have some Chinook CH-47 Helicopters stationed at Hunter Army Airfield. They are coming back to Winder and also Dobbins. And then our J-Stars aircraft at Warner Robins are moving to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma," Maj. Gen. Jarrard explained during a conference with Governor Nathan Deal earlier Friday to discuss state hurricane readiness.

Many of the other missions at Robins are staying in place.


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