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  • Now, that is mentoring

    About 10 years ago, after enlightening me with, no doubt, another gem of wisdom that went over my head, the colonel said to me, "now, that's mentoring!" Years later, I'm beginning to understand what mentoring really is and that we can easily miss it, even when it's right in front of us. We often seek mentoring from the wrong sources, we don't
  • Holiday Safety Message

    This holiday season is a time for rejoicing and reaching out to our fellow man. It is only fitting that we culminate the year with good wishes for everyone. As we prepare to celebrate this season, we can take the time to appreciate all we have done here at Robins. I know you should be proud of your myriad of accomplishments this past year.
  • Center commander feels like he's already home for the holidays

    "There's no place like home for the holidays."The words to that old song ring so true for just about everyone. Hope and I certainly believe the sentiment, and we're looking forward to the festivities as we settle in here at Robins.Yes, I know what you're thinking. This guy has spent 32 years in a career where your residence changes often enough to
  • Why we do what we do

    Many of us watched the dignified transfer Oct. 14 of 21-year-old Marine Cpl. Stephen "Coty" Sockalosky of Cordele, who was killed in combat in Afghanistan. A 2007 graduate of Crisp County High School, Sockalosky was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He was
  • Energy initiatives still reaping rewards

    Since early June, we've been using Bldg. 905 to identify a number of energy-reduction initiatives which can be applied to other facilities across the installation. With the help of the Robins Energy Office, we've analyzed the building's operations, both when it's occupied and when it's not in use. The data we've collected has already helped us
  • Bldg. 905 acts as energy test bed

    On June 4, I rolled out the "energy solution matrix" for Bldg. 905 in an article titled the "Energy Buck Stops Here." I followed up with a July 9 Rev-Up article, where I explained how we would use Bldg. 905 to help identify a number of energy-reduction initiatives which can be applied to similar buildings across the installation.The process
  • Making energy 'a consideration in all we do'

    One month ago, in my June 4 Rev-Up article titled "The energy 'buck' stops here," I unveiled the kick off for the Bldg. 905 Energy Solution Matrix - an energy savings initiative to demonstrate how a complex, multi-use building at Robins can achieve real energy savings by tapping into the resources of the Installation Energy Office. As you may
  • Statistics show ‘You Matter’ campaign making strides

    In calendar year 2008, we experienced the loss of eight Team Robins members to suicide. In calendar year 2009, we experienced the loss of an additional four Team Robins members to suicide. Based on numerical comparisons of the two calendar years, we have made positive strides toward educating every member of our team about suicide. There is also
  • WR-ALC Commander reflects on family, holidays

    Like so many people, my thoughts on Thanksgiving are eternally tied to family.There are more than a few good reasons for that. Of course, most people's earliest memories of this holiday are of traditional family gatherings complete with a feast, family fun and football.But there is a deeper reason for the connection of family and Thanksgiving Day.
  • Honor, sacrifice, valor: virtues servicemembers remember most

    Personally, I am really looking forward to the federal holiday on Wednesday. Brian and I are taking a very special trip - one I am certain will stir deeply-held emotions and create lasting memories. Our destination is the Carl Vinson Veterans Administration Medical Center just down the road in Dublin. There, we'll have the privilege of spending
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