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  • No Looking Back: Robins employee loses more than 70 pounds in 52-week weight loss journey

    For Loretta Rayford, a production management specialist in the 411th Supply Chain Management Squadron, the desire for lifelong change came months before New Year's resolutions for 2015 ever came to mind.Rayford began mentally preparing for her weight loss journey in fall 2013. It wasn't long before her thoughts turned to action. "I was really
  • Retired Fighting Falcon part of Thunderbird exhibit

    The Thunderbird display opened in 2009 at the Century of Flight hangar at the Museum of Aviation. The Air Force combat F-16A was the first F-16 model used by the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's official air demonstration team.The aircraft on display flew from 1982 to 1991. The plane was converted from its combat role to that of a demonstration
  • Safe Haven: It's OK to come forward, ask for help

    The scars, no longer visible on the outside, took its toll on the inside. The addiction that gradually began to take hold of *E.C. began with diet pills as a way to lose weight, but slowly progressed with the use of meth and alcohol.  "It pretty much took control of my life," said E.C., a long-time Robins employee. "I had to have it to get up in
  • Airman Chef Competition: serving up artistry

    Four teams, one winner. The scene in the kitchen at the base restaurant was a shot right out of a television cooking competition.The Robins Airman Chef Competition Friday evening was a test to see which team could produce the best four courses during the course of the evening. More than 50 people were in attendance and served as judges for the
  • More than 30 technologies featured at annual event

    The Information Technology Forum and Expo offers IT professionals an opportunity to hear from industry leaders in security and see the newest products and services.The March 10 forum will be in the Museum of Aviation's Scott Auditorium and Hangar One. Vendors will be set up in the Century of Flight building.Training is designed for military and
  • Fire Safety: Kitchen Fires Can Be Prevented

    From 2007 to 2011, cooking mishaps caused about 43 percent of all home fires and 36 percent of all home fire-related injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association.  That trend can be drastically reduced through education and awareness. Everyone is responsible for fire prevention and for ensuring their dependents are aware of and
  • Guided Tours Provide Inside Look

    This is a recurring series featuring exhibits, aviation and other interesting items at the Museum of Aviation. The displays can be seen during a lunch break or after work and showcase the history of aviation. The Museum of Aviation tries to capture the Air Force legacy by incorporating each airplane's story into its displays.Tours can offer
  • McKenzie’s Mountain, you say? : Robins employee leaves warm memories, cold spot

    If you're not familiar with "McKenzie's Mountain," a paved area for C-130s located up a small incline just northwest of Bldg. 91, then you probably never worked with its namesake.Arthur McKenzie, an Air Force veteran and retiree who worked as a team lead with the 562nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, loved the various missions he was immersed in at
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness game night, workshop tonight

    February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. To engage teens in conversation about characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships, the Family Advocacy Program will be hosting a Teen Dating Violence Awareness Game Night/Workshop.For information on healthy vs. unhealthy dating relationship characteristics, encourage your teen to attend
  • Digging Up the Past: Robins AFB home to 68-year-old crash site

    The swamp is slowly burying the metal remains. Sixty-eight years ago, seven people were killed when a UC-45 crashed shortly after takeoff from Robins Air Force Base.The airplane was returning to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with its crew of inspectors. Shortly after 9 p.m. on Feb. 13, 1947, it crashed into the swamp just north of the runway
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