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  • Tee Time! Pine Oaks Golf Course welcomes newbies, pros

    On a typical summer day, Pine Oaks Golf Course sees about 60 people try their swing at its 6,343-yard course. Hoping to increase the number of people taking it to the greens, Michael Baker, PGA professional and facility manager, has started to offer new incentives.In 2015, Baker started offering squadron memberships. With a minimum of four members,
  • Daddies, diapers and duty: Class teaches basic skills to new, fathers to be

    Becoming a father can be a daunting task. Bonding with other dads and soon-to-be dads makes it a bit easier.In the Dads 101 class, taught at the 78th Medical Group, fathers and soon-to-be fathers learn things such as diapering, swaddling and how to bond with the baby once it is born."It is a prep for parenthood," said Master Sgt. Richard Reece,
  • Ready on the spot: National Guard members are today's Minute Men

    Three hundred years ago people revolted against British rule. Farmers and local community members rose up to fight. They were called Minute Men, ready to be called to action in a minute.That legacy lives on in the National Guard today.A little more than 1,100 miles away is a statue at the Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, Mass., where
  • Air Force Medical Systems addressing fatigue management

    Fatigue for the Air Force is defined as "the state of tiredness associated with long hours of work, prolonged periods without sleep, physiologic stressors of the flight environment, or the requirement to work at times that are out of sync with the body's biological - or circadian - rhythms. Over the past decade, workplace mishaps, along with car,
  • Airman Ninja Warrior: Robins captain gets shot on prime time TV series

    Already a military warrior, Capt. Kali Green was at an out-of-town training session when she got a call from the producers of the NBC show American Ninja Warrior.Filmed June 5 through 7 in San Padro, California, the episode featuring former and current military members will air Monday."I was a last minute add," said Green, a flight commander for
  • First Down! NFL debuts Moms Clinic at Robins, making history

    On Monday, Moms from Robins Air Force Base and the surrounding community - decked out in matching khaki shirts - learned about concussions, steroid use and tackling from the pros.More than 200 women participated in the Atlanta Falcons' Moms Football Safety Clinic led by former NFL player Buddy Curry, who played for the Atlanta Falcons. He brought
  • Honor Guard: Giving the final salute of Air Force honor

    Last year, the Robins Honor Guard participated in more than 1,300 events.The Honor Guard is comprised of 22 airmen from the 78th Air Base Wing, the 461st Air Control Wing and the 5th Combat Communications Group who rotate in and out of service every 90 days.The members - who are chosen by their units - cover 70,000 square miles in parts of Georgia,
  • Wounded Warrior: Survive and Thrive

    Thirteen years ago, Master Sgt. Rodney Young's plane went down.On a refueling mission for helicopters in Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2002, Young and seven crew members crashed on the     C-130 they were flying in. All eight on board survived.Young suffered back and knee injuries resulting in several different procedures to repair the damage. He had two
  • Survive and Thrive: Air Force Wounded Warrior program helps Airmen transition

    Thirteen years ago, Master Sgt. Rodney Young's plane went down.On a refueling mission for helicopters in Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2002, Young and seven crew members crashed on the C-130 they were flying in. All eight on board survived.Young suffered back and knee injuries resulting in several different procedures to repair the damage. He had two knee
  • Program offers plethora of resources to service members

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior program has changed since its inception in 2008.As part of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Linn Watkins, the base representative receptive care coordinator, handles the cases at Robins.There are 4,300 members in the program worldwide; Robins has 37 active cases, Watkins said.The program has been expanded to
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