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  • AFMC commander visits Robins

    Gen. Bruce Carlson, Air Force Materiel Command commander, visited Robins this week to see what issues the workforce here is dealing with. He spoke with the Rev-Up about everything from centralized asset management to AFSO21 to Depot Caucus. Q: Why are you visiting all three of the command's ALCs on this trip? A: I've visited all of the ALC's at
  • Base housing to privatize Oct. 1

    A new era of base housing here at Robins will begin Oct. 1 as base residents transition from traditional base housing to a privatized system of housing. The privatization contract with a $40.8 million total development cost has been awarded to Hunt Building Company of El Paso, Texas. The purpose of privatizing base housing was to "ensure
  • Local fishermen take time to inspire Robins' future anglers

    Reeling in the big one for Master Sgt. Mark Denney has become second nature after years of fishing. Now, Sergeant Denney is hoping to help the youngest members of the Robins community learn to reel in the big one. Sergeant Denney, a flight chief for the 19th Maintenance Squadron, took second place in the Triton Gold Elite Tournament in Old Hickory
  • Robins, public health officials plan for possibility of a flu pandemic

    Public health officials everywhere are telling people to put their face in their sleeves - that is, if they have to sneeze or cough. "Everyone's been taught to cover their mouths with their hands, but what goes on your hand gets on everything you touch," said Jennifer Jones, public information officer for the North Central Health District, which
  • 78th MDG earns high ratings in week-long inspections

    The 78th Medical Group is celebrating after receiving the results from two recent inspections. The group, which underwent the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare and the Health Services inspections Aug. 13-17, came out as one of just two Air Force medical treatment facilities to earn a score of 93 in the last two years on the HSI
  • C-5 MSG-3 brings cargo fleet better inspection process to keep aircraft flying

    Support for the C-5 is set to change in fiscal 2010. To provide the best maintenance for the C-5 fleet and help achieve aircraft availability goals through fiscal 2040, the Air Mobility Command is transitioning aircraft sustainment efforts to the Air Transportation Association's Maintenance Steering Group-3, Scheduled Maintenance Development
  • Beat the heat: hydration important in surviving record-breaking temperatures

    As summer lingers, so does the sweltering heat. In recent weeks, temperatures have broken records, with the heat index climbing to a sizzling 115 degrees on some days. Rather than using the heat index as a temperature guide, however, Robins uses the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature, a three-part thermometer instrument that measures regular ambient
  • Select workers offered early retirement at Robins

    Robins Air Force Base is giving some civilians a shot at early retirement. The opportunity comes through the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program, two programs that will work together to provide up to 225 individuals who are eligible for retirement the opportunity to leave federal service with up to
  • Base fire officials optimistic about firefighter cuts

    Recent Air Force-wide active duty cuts will change the composition of the Robins Fire and Emergency Services. The fire department, which is presently a mixture of civil service and active-duty firefighters, will soon say goodbye to its active-duty counterparts and transform to an all civilian force. The cuts are a result of Program Budget Decision