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  • Deployment support groups here help Airmen stay focused there

    When deployed airmen know their families are taken care of at home, they're better able to focus on the war-fighting mission abroad.Robins' Airman & Family Readiness Center offers many programs to help families during their loved ones' deployments. One program in particular, the Deployment Support Group, helps children cope with the stress
  • To Protect and Serve: Department of the Air Force Police share same mission as 78th SFS officers

    There is a misconception about the Department of the Air Force civilian police officers at Robins Air Force Base. They are not security guards. The 26 civilian police officers are fully qualified to perform the same duties as the 78th Security Forces Squadron military officers.In fact, the department is headed up by the 78th SFS. "It is the same
  • Aircraft training pad assists in educational mission

    The aircraft training pad located at the southwest end of Robins may appear uninhabited at times, but its existence is definitely appreciated by students and instructors who utilize it throughout the year. Constructed three years ago, the dedicated space for aircraft training operations offers not only mechanics a place to conduct hands-on training
  • Retirees tour Robins

    As part of a Robins Air Force Base tour, 64 people from the Senior Retired Air Force Transportation Officer Reunion took two buses to see what the mission here is all about.The group visited the 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group's 562nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, C-17 Production Depot Maintenance and the Marine Aircraft Group 49, Det. A, to see
  • Robins Skeet and Trap Range offers full-service recreation

    For centuries, men and women have used target practice as a way to hone their skill at shooting. At the Skeet and Trap Range on Robins, the target is a moving clay disk, traveling at about 40 mph. This summer, the members of the range installed a new trap machine which has the ability to shoot two disks at once, painted fences and built two new
  • Perspective: Observing Hispanic Heritage Month

    "Hola, como estas?" That's Spanish for, "How are you doing?" A good response would be, "Yo estoy bien, gracias." That means, "I'm doing fine, thanks."Every year we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. It's a month of cultural awareness.Hispanics have been in the continental U.S. since Spanish Adm. Pedro Menendez
  • Robins hosts Disability Awareness activities throughout October

    Robins Air Force Base has a variety of events planned in October that let people get a better understanding of how people with disabilities adapt and overcome their challenges in a variety of ways.October is National Disability Awareness Month.Stewart Crow, Disability Program manager in Robins Air Force Base's Employee Relations Office, said the
  • Dental Clinic keeps airmen ready for deployments

    Tooth pain can be a minor nuisance, or it could be enough to cause an airman to be medically evacuated from a war zone.The 78th Dental Clinic here has the unique mission of ensuring those small aches and potential emergencies are dealt with before troops deploy.Lt. Col. Joanna McPherson, the clinic flight commander, and her staff work with unit
  • Stopping Abuse Is Everyone's Business

    Every couple experiences relationship challenges.No matter how tough times get, commit to living by core values and working through problems in a healthy way. Don't let individual or family stress escalate into domestic abuse.It starts with respect.Domestic violence is never OK. It goes against all relationship core values.No one deserves abuse,
  • Prostate Cancer: Be Informed and Get Care

    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men.Most prostate cancers grow slowly but once the cancer is discovered, other tests must be done to determine if it has spread. This Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, take time to decide if you should be tested.There are three risk factors that increase a man's chance of developing prostate