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  • End of an Era: JSTARS flies last sortie out of CENTCOM

    An 18-year long deployment of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, and the second longest deployment in U.S. Air Force history, came to an end Oct. 1, 2019. Just before sunrise, Col. Konata Crumbly, 116th Air Control Wing commander and Joint STARS aircraft commander, pulled back the flight controls and lifted the aircraft from the runway on the last Joint STARS sortie leaving Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, marking the end of an era.
  • Team JSTARS maintainers design tool saving Air Force estimated $500k yearly

    Eight Airmen from Team JSTARS at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, recently designed an innovative tool estimated to save the Air Force nearly $500k a year in cowling repairs for the E-8C Joint STARS aircraft. The cowling fixture table, an approved tool intended for field-level repairs, was a response to a challenge set by leadership. “The supply system could not meet the demand requirements for these cowlings,” said Col. Robert Nash, commander of the 116th Maintenance Group, Georgia Air National Guard. “We needed a sufficient capacity to support the warfighter.”
  • SecAF visits Robins

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE , Ga. – Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson arrives at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, ahead of her visit see the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System and the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. Wilson is at Robins to see firsthand the important JSTARS missions and innovative programs at the WR-ALC. (U.S.
  • 116th and 461st AMXS Able Chief Graduation

    Robins Air Force Base, Ga. - Team AMXS held their first-ever Able Chief Graduation, Friday, January 18, 2019 on Robins Air Force Base. During the ceremony, 12 Airmen with the 116th and 461st Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons were recognized for completed the 90-day training course. Typically, the training would take 12 months, but due to the influx of
  • Robins begins JSTARS depot maintenance

    The Air Force initiated its own depot maintenance here for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft July 17, 2018, to deliver more aircraft faster, leading to increased readiness for warfighters.Officials with the JSTARS program office at Robins AFB want to increase the number of aircraft available for operations and training
  • Ga. Air Guard’s 202nd EIS spearheads hurricane recovery effort

    The Georgia Air National Guard’s 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron deployed  to Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Peurto Rico, in order to spearhead hurricane recovery efforts for 156th Airlift Wing base communications infrastructure.This is the first of several trips to Muñiz to restore, protect and sustain vital communications equipment
  • 116th MDG always prepped to support homeland

    For every disaster in America – natural or manmade – the Air National Guard stands ready to assist.  At Robins, there are Guard members serving in the 116th Medical Group who not only support home-station activities, but also ensure the wing’s military members are medically qualified to deploy in support of combatant commanders across the
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