Airman’s Attic grand reopening set for Monday

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  • By Brian Shreve
  • Robins Public Affairs
A ceremony to signal the reopening of the Robins Airman's Attic will be Monday at its new location in Bldg. 914.

The event is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. and will include a cake-cutting and the chance for attendees to tour the facility, a key fixture at Robins which has been closed for weeks during its move from Bldg. 660.

Col. Chris Hill, 78th Air Base Wing commander, Chief Master Sgt. Sandra Lepine, 78th ABW command chief, and a special guest, Rondal Smith, a retired major general and former Warner Robins Air Logistics Center commander, are set to speak at the event.

The cutting of the cake will provide an opportunity to recognize another guest, Attic volunteer Steven Surrat.

With the transition to the new location, formerly Outdoor Recreation, comes substantial improvements, including air-conditioning and Internet connection - amenities the previous facility lacked.

The Attic will also operate under new hours: Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon; Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. with the last Saturday of each month open as needed.

"Many long hours were put into making sure the new location is a first-class facility," said Master Sgt. Theodore Lee, 78th Communications Directorate Governance Division superintendent.

The Robins Enlisted Spouses Club - which began planning for the move several months ago - now operates the facility.

The Airman's Attic is a volunteer-run facility that provides E-1 to E-5 and O-1 to O-2 Airmen and their families with free items donated by the community, such as clothing, furniture, small appliances and electronics.