78th FSS claims Air Force honor Published March 28, 2014 By 78th Force Support Squadron ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The 78th Force Support Squadron has been named the 2013 Air Force Personnel Operations Program of the Year. The award recognizes teams, programs and flights which make outstanding contributions to the Air Force and Personnel community. "To be recognized as the best of the best is a humbling honor," said Michael Szymanski, FSS director. "The 78th FSS Operations Branch is usually behind the scenes supporting our deploying Airmen as well as the families of our deceased military members. We're very proud of their exemplary accomplishments." The 78th FSS Operations Program provides support to all mission partners on base and consists of Installation Personnel Readiness; Personnel Deployment Function; Honor Guard; Mortuary Affairs; and Unit Deployment and Unit Training Managers. The program is also responsible for deployment processing for more than 5,000 military members at Robins. Last year as the primary collection point for accountability on the installation, IPR accounted for more than 19,000 military, civilians, and contractors in real world and exercise events. The Honor Guard participated in more than 1,000 events in an area of responsibility more than 70,000 miles in Georgia and Tennessee. Mortuary Affairs served eligible Air Force military and civilians throughout the state. The unit deployment and unit training managers provided readiness and training support to more than 850 FSS military and civilian members.