Pancake flip generates publicity for Year of the Air Force Family campaign

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  • By Sue Sapp
  • 78 ABW/PA
Rather than having the usual Wednesday night dinner, the Robins Chapel and Airmen's Ministry had a combined pancake flip this week.

Col. Carl Buhler, 78th Air Base Wing commander, said the pancake flip is a 50-year tradition of the United States Air Force "Thunderbirds" that he formerly served with as maintenance officer and he decided to bring the idea to the Robins community. 

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Clyde Cunningham and his son, David, made preparations for the event and whipped up enough batter for more than 500 pancakes along with all the trimmings and toppings anyone could ask for.

78th ABW Command Chief Master Sergeant Harold "Buddy" Hutchison, Col. Lee-Ann Perkins, 78th Mission Support Group commander, Chief Master Sgt. Mark Connelly, 78th ABW squadron

superintendent, and Mary-Therese Tebbe, 21st Century Partnership executive director, joined Buhler at griddles in front of the chapel to cook the pancakes and, as a special treat, threw some of them to people waiting to catch their meals on metal trays or paper plates.