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Air Force schoolhouse named after retired general

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jason Spicer, 337th Air Control Squadron, assistant director of operations, records U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Lynch, 337th ACS, commander, during a virtual ceremony held at the 337th ACS Air Battle Manager schoolhouse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 26, 2020. The ceremony was held to honor the naming and dedication of Building 1285 after retired Gen. Lori Robinson who became the highest ranking ABM and the first female combatant commander in military history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jason Spicer, 337th Air Control Squadron, assistant director of operations, records U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Lynch, 337th ACS, commander, during a virtual ceremony held at the 337th ACS Air Battle Manager schoolhouse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 26, 2020. The ceremony was held to honor the naming and dedication of Building 1285 after retired Gen. Lori Robinson who became the highest ranking ABM and the first female combatant commander in military history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson speaks during a virtual ceremony held at the 337th Air Control Squadron Air Battle Manager schoolhouse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 26, 2020. Robinson was honored for her many accomplishments including a illustrious career and becoming the first female combatant commander. The 337th ACS ABM schoolhouse was named and dedicated to Robinson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson speaks during a virtual ceremony held at the 337th Air Control Squadron Air Battle Manager schoolhouse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 26, 2020. Robinson was honored for her many accomplishments including a illustrious career and becoming the first female combatant commander. The 337th ACS ABM schoolhouse was named and dedicated to Robinson. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jason Spicer, 337th Air Control Squadron, assistant director of operations, watches U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein during a virtual ceremony held at the 337th ACS Air Battle Manager schoolhouse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 26, 2020. Goldfein was the guest speaker for the dedication event and honored retired Gen. Lori Robinson for whom Building 1285 was recently named after. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jason Spicer, 337th Air Control Squadron, assistant director of operations, watches U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein during a virtual ceremony held at the 337th ACS Air Battle Manager schoolhouse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 26, 2020. Goldfein was the guest speaker for the dedication event and honored retired Gen. Lori Robinson for whom Building 1285 was recently named after. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Lynch, 337th Air Control Squadron, commander, during a virtual ceremony held at the 337th ACS Air Battle Manager schoolhouse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 26, 2020. The ceremony was held to honor the naming and dedication of Building 1285. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Lynch, 337th Air Control Squadron, commander, speaks during a virtual ceremony held at the 337th ACS Air Battle Manager schoolhouse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 26, 2020. The ceremony was held to honor the naming and dedication of Building 1285. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jason Spicer, 337th Air Control Squadron, assistant director of operations, sets up a virtual ceremony held at the 337th ACS Air Battle Manager schoolhouse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 26, 2020. The ceremony was held to honor the naming and dedication of Building 1285. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jason Spicer, 337th Air Control Squadron, assistant director of operations, sets up a virtual ceremony held at the 337th ACS Air Battle Manager schoolhouse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 26, 2020. The ceremony was held to honor the naming and dedication of Building 1285. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --

The 337th Air Control Squadron named and dedicated the Air Battle Manager schoolhouse after retired Gen. Lori Robinson on May 26, 2020.


Robinson was honored with a virtual ceremony hosted by the 337th ACS and the 325th Fighter Wing. The virtual ceremony was attended by many guests, including Robinson's husband, her two sons, her father, two brothers and a sister. The guest speaker for the ceremony was the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein.
The 337th ACS schoolhouse was named after Robinson because of her illustrious career.

"General Robinson became the highest ranking air battle manager in the United States Air Force, as well as the first female combatant commander in United States military history," said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Lynch, 337th ACS commander and emcee for the ceremony.

Robinson entered the Air Force in 1982 through the ROTC program at the University of New Hampshire. She was assigned as an air battle manager and graduated from the Basic Air Weapons Controller school at Tyndall, qualifying her as an air battle manager.

Her many assignments included teaching at the schoolhouse, being a commander multiple times, working at the Pentagon, Washington D.C., and served overseas as a combatant commander.

"Her contributions to battle management operations over more than thirty years have left an indelible legacy whereon air battle managers can build and succeed in all future endeavors," said Lynch. "The dedication of Building 1285 as General Lori Robinson Hall is an honor befitting your career and it will provide a legacy for future Air Force generations."