Retreat, Camellia Gardens ceremonies next week

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
The month of May includes two ceremonies that will involve all of Team Robins.

A Memorial Day Retreat Ceremony will be conducted Wednesday at 5 p.m. in front of Bldg. 905, 78th Air Base Wing headquarters. The retreat will include representatives of every organization on base in a 26-person formation.

Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center commander, will serve as the commander of troops. All members will wear service dress uniforms.

Monthly retreats are part of Air Force Materiel Command's "Back to Basics" initiative, conducted to bring back some of the service's heritage, customs and courtesies.

The annual Camellia Gardens Memorial Service - which pays tribute to the men and women who have served their country from Robins Air Force Base - will take place Thursday at 10:15 a.m. in the gardens across from Horizons. A reception will follow at Horizons.

All military should wear the uniform of the day; civilians should wear business attire.

The service is a 35-year tradition rooted in a partnership between Robins, the Middle Georgia Camellia Society and the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce.

At the garden's entrance are the names of 1,782 deceased military and civilian Robins members who have been honored.

To submit a family member, friend or co-worker who worked at Robins, visit or contact Tech. Sgt. Derek Johnson at 468-2821 or