Robins to celebrate Air Force 62nd birthday with formal retreat ceremony Published Sept. 2, 2009 By Kendahl Johnson 78 ABW/PA ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- A popular song by the disco group Kool & the Gang invites partygoers to "celebrate good times." That's exactly what Team Robins plans to do. Officials here have organized a formal retreat ceremony Sept. 18 to celebrate the 62nd Air Force birthday. The entire base populace is invited to attend. "It's important to hold this celebration; the Air Force birthday is significant and should be recognized," said Maj. Zina Crump, the project officer for the event. The 78th Air Base Wing, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center and Air Force Reserve Command are co-hosting the retreat, which will take place at 5 p.m. in front of Bldg. 905. The theme for the ceremony is "Flying through the Decades." "We wanted to give a snapshot of what the Air Force has brought to the fight for the past six decades," Major Crump said. "The Air Force is rich with tradition and heritage, and we aim to capture that." The retreat ceremony will feature speeches from three commanders: Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner, AFRC; Maj. Gen. Polly Peyer, WR-ALC; and Col. Carl Buhler, 78th ABW. "Retreat ceremonies are steeped in history and are a time for all to show their respect," Major Crump said. "We hope to get a large turnout for this special celebration."