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100421 -Warner Robins - F-15 engine mechanics Clayton Green, left, and Brian Greenwood install a jet engine in an F-15 in for maintenance at Robins Air Force Base. Warner Robins, an Air Force maintenance and logistics center, helped to keep the mid-Georgia economy afloat. There are openings for civilian mechanics to work on the massive C-130 and C-5 transport planes at Robins Air Force Base, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq ensure a steady supply of military jobs as well. In a recession that slammed the private sector, the public sector almost single handedly kept Georgia afloat. The military, education and health care industries added tens of thousands of jobs. Wed, April 21, 2010 Bob Andres,