September marks Suicide Prevention Month. For information on suicide prevention and the tools used to help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Employee Assistance Program or Robins Mental Health.
Robins Air Force Base had a lighting strike occur July 22, 2018, on the asphalt of the southwest taxiway shoulder at the intersection of Taxiway Hotel and Alpha. The strike resulted in large pieces of asphalt debris scattered around a 3 foot by 3 foot area and smaller pieces in a 25 foot radius.
Col. Lyle Drew, Robins Air Force Base Installation Commander, and Middle Georgia community members gathered at the Museum of Aviation to honor military and first responders during the Patriot Day ceremony, Sept. 11, 2018. Drew, the mayors of the City of Perry, City of Centerville and City of Warner Robins spoke at the event which also included a moment of silence and A Litany of Remembrance reading.
Robins Air Force Base Fire Department, 78th Security Forces Squadron and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation bagpipe group held a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony at the base September 11, 2018. The ceremony honored the 415 first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty September 11, 2001.
Col. Earl Layne, 78th Mission Support Group commander, speaks at the ceremonial ribbon cutting bringing online the new fuel support tank for the RQ-4 Global Hawk during a ceremony Sept. 10, 2018, at Robins Air Force Base. The new fuel tank will increase the base’s on-hand fuel inventory of specific fuel required by the Global Hawk by 300 percent from 6,000 gallons in a single tank to 18,000 gallons.
Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland visited Robins Air Force Base this week. It was his first visit to the base since taking command of the Air Force Sustainment Center. During his visit, the general toured the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, met with community leaders and took time to recognize employees for their contributions.
Col. Drew's Book Club selections through January 2019
Lt. Gen. Donald E. "Gene" Kirkland, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, speaks at his change of command ceremony, Aug. 7, 2018. Kirkland recently announced his top priorities for the AFSC workforce.
With the flu season nearing, Robins is partnering with the Houston County Health Department to offer federal civilian employees the opportunity to protect themselves from the virus without leaving the base. Robins’ Occupational Medicine Services is partnering with the Houston County Health Department to provide flu vaccines to federal employees, approximately two days per week Sept. 18 - Nov. 1.
Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander, announces a campaign to hire 1200 new employees at the air logistics complex in the next 12 months. The "1200 in 12 months" campaign aims to hire 1200 new workers for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., by the end of fiscal 2019. That equates to an annual economic impact of $69M and over $345M over the next five years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ed Aspera)
The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) ends on Dec. 31, 2018. Beginning in 2019, dental and vision plans will be available through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). Now is a good time to become familiar with FEDVIP options. FEDVIP 2019 plans and rates will be online in the fall. But you can look at 2018 plans and rates now. (Shutterstock image)
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