On the Fly: Robins news briefs

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The following is a collection of news items of interest.

Bldg. 180 Construction
A construction project in Bldg. 180 will begin Tuesday. The project will include construction of a pre-paint sanding room; installing ventilation for a spray booth; building an equipment locker room; relocating a bridge crane; and replacing paint booths to improve the efficiency of the stripping and painting process. During construction, there will be a fenced off laydown yard in the west portion of the grassy area in front of Bldg. 180. The laydown entrance will be at the southeast corner of the grassy area. Civil Engineering is coordinating with organizations which will be impacted. The estimated completion date is June 23, 2016. Construction dates will be advertised in the Robins Rev-Up, on the Splash page and construction page. Signage will be posted near the parking lot. For more information, call Pete Peng at 468-8847 or Lorrie Simmons, at 497-3977.

POW/MIA recognition
Robins will remember and honor the sacrifice of America's prisoners of war and those missing in action during its annual recognition ceremony Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Museum of Aviation's Hangar One. The guest speaker will be retired Col. Querin "Quin" Herlick, an. Army aviator, Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war who was held captive in 1969 during the Vietnam War. According to event coordinators, a 24-hour vigil run will kick off the recognition beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the museum. Time slots are currently available for the run, which invites participants to sign up in 15-minute or longer increments. The goal is to keep the flag moving during the entire 24-hour period leading up to the ceremony. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Pierre Carre at To sign up for the run contact Senior Airman Chelsea Zamora,   

Job Fairs
Team Robins will host two job fairs Oct. 2. A civilian career fair will be in the Heritage Club Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to people with base access only. All Team Robins members and eligible family members may attend. Bring resumes and come dressed to interview. A military career fair will be at the Horizon Event Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is open to base-access personnel only. Forty-five to 60 employers are expected to attend.

Retiree Appreciation Day
Robins' annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day is slated for October 3. The day-long event will kick off with a pay-as-you-go breakfast for retirees at the Wynn Dining Facility from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with opening ceremonies beginning in the Heritage Club Ballroom at 9 a.m. Military retirees and active-duty service members, Guardsmen and Reservists nearing retirement are invited to attend.
For more information, email the Retiree Activities Office at or call 478-284-9879.