ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
As spring arrives in Middle Georgia, it brings warm and long days with a desire to get out of the house.
The 78th Force Support Squadron is ready and able to help you and your family get out and make use of those long summer days.
“Take advantage of all the Force Support Squadron activities they have – whether it is the outdoor track, the gym or Outdoor Recreation,” said Col. Brian Moore, Robins Installation Commander, at the March Robins Proud forum. “We also have Luna and Scout Lakes and the FAMCamp.”
John Enterman, Robins Fitness Center and Sports manager, agreed and added that in addition to the gym, there are many ways to stay active outdoors.
“With springtime upon us, there is no better way to energize and keep up your readiness than to get out in this beautiful weather and exercise,” said Enterman. “We have a plethora of opportunities through our track, our sports fields, our courts and our fitness pad with built-in sit up stations.”
COVID-19 constraints have kept many confined inside their homes and away from a normal schedule.
“There are so many things to do,” said Moore. “We need not only get our physical fitness back together, but also our spiritual fitness, our mental fitness and our social fitness – all the pillars.”
The 78th FSS has something for all our military and civilian Airmen to enjoy.
Tim Case, 78th Force Support Squadron Community Support Flight chief, said they offer an abundance of activities to participate in and equipment to use. As an added bonus, a percentage of all proceeds received in any FSS facility is returned to the community, according to Case.
If you are in the deployment process, there are activities for you as well.
“The Recharge for Resiliency Program, R4R, is for people who are deploying or are coming back from a deployment,” said Case. “This program offers high adrenaline and different variation of activities and events that you are more than welcome to enjoy. Most are at a very low price, sometimes even free. These activities include skydiving, zip lining and whitewater rafting.”
Another program offered for Airmen by the 78th FSS is the Single Airmen Program. This program offers low cost activities to single Airmen.
“The E-1’s to E-4’s are who we are trying to reach out to in this program,” said Case. “This program has a very minimal charge for very great activities like the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Braves baseball games and Atlanta Falcons football games.”
The Robins Airmen and Family Readiness Center also has additional activities to help you and your family to stay connected.
“Exceptional Family Member Program families have had to find creative ways to stay connected,” said Renea McFeeters, Robins Exceptional Family Member Program support coordinator. “The Air Force gave us money to offer STEM educational kits for our families to do at home. We were able to hand the kits out, and it gave our families the opportunity to do something together and engage with their children.”
The Airmen and Family Readiness Center is also working with local schools.
“This year we are working with Westfield School in Perry for our deployment support group. That is something we do special with our kids,” said Master Sgt. Sean Reeves, Robins Installation Readiness Noncommissioned Officer. “If you have kids going to that school, please be on the lookout and respond to the Military Family Counselor assigned to that school so your kid can attend (the group).”
Whether active duty, civilian, reserve, guard or a family member, Moore believes self-care is important to all aspects of life.
“It’s important to think about yourselves and your family’s quality of life,” said Moore. “You all have been vital to the mission to keep us going and keep Robins strong and proud.”
Editor’s note: No federal endorsement is intended in this article.