The base is named in honor of Brig Gen Augustine Warner Robins, the Air Force's "father of logistics".
Robins AFB is the home of the Air Force Materiel Command's Warner Robins Air Logistics Center which is the worldwide manager for a wide range of aircraft, engines, missiles, software and avionics and accessories components. The commander of WR-ALC is Major General Polly A. Peyer . It is one of three Air Force Air Logistic Centers, the others being Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
The host unit at Robins AFB is the 78th Air Base Wing which provides services and support for the Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center and its tenant organizations.