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  • Base fire officials share tips on making holiday décor, fireplaces safe during holiday season

    With Christmas a little over a week away, base fire officials are reminding people to keep fire prevention as close to mind as the holiday spirit is to their hearts. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, holiday fires injure more than 2,000 people and cause more than $930 million in property damage each year. Tom Kennedy, assistant fire chief
  • OPEN AND CHUTE: Parachute and Life Support Shop's mission matter of life and death

    When it comes to survival, no one knows what it takes for warfighters to survive better than the staff of the Parachute and Life Support Shop. The shop's mission is to provide all the equipment necessary for warfighters to survive in an emergency situation. "When they are flying in the aircraft and, God forbid, something happens, we make sure they
  • Advanced Power Technology marches with the troops

    The way Battelle's Jeff Melaragno tells it, it won't be long before warfighters at remote bases will have a cleaner, quieter way to power runway lights and other electrically powered devices. But he does more than tell us, he shows us. Dec. 14, the Air Force Advanced Power Technology Office here held a demonstration of a hydrogen fuel cell
  • Airmen deploy just prior to holidays

    For Sarah McIntyre, Christmas won't arrive until mid February. Mrs. McIntyre is the wife of Senior Airman Glen McIntyre, who deployed Sunday afternoon with more than 100 active duty Air Force, Air National Guard, civilian and active duty Army members of the 116th Air Control Wing. Mrs. McIntyre said Christmas is about being with family and she will
  • MAKING CHRISTMAS MERRY: Program helps families enjoy holidays

    The 116th Air Control Wing and the Macon Chamber of Commerce have come together to help families share their good fortune with others this holiday season. Family-2-Family, a program started by the 116th ACW at Robins when it was known as the 116th Bomb Wing in 1996, originally gave people a chance to share the Christmas spirit with military
  • A HERO'S WELCOME: Robins Airmen return from 8-month deployment

    More than 60 Robins Airmen returned after being away from home for eight months on the afternoon of Dec. 7. A group of mainly civil engineers mixed with a splattering of administrative personnel came home from Iraq after being there for six months, following two months of deployment training. The civil engineer deployment team was greeted by a
  • Robins Russell Parkway gate to reopen Monday

    Robins' Gate 14, known to many people as the Russell Parkway Gate, will be back in business Monday.The gate construction, which provided a canopy to shelter gate guards from the weather, was the second gate in recent months to receive upgrades since similar changes were made to Gate 1, or the Green Street Gate.Jim Bearden, a construction inspector
  • Team Robins women help build houses for local community

    For many women swinging a hammer is not a typical Saturday activity, but some female members of the 78th Medical Group spent two months pounding away in the name of a local family's prosperity.Staff Sgt. Melody Shaw was one of several members of the medical group who volunteered to be a craftswoman for Habitat for Humanity. The project was part of
  • Joint exercise a success for 116th ACW and WRALC

    The recent Operational Readiness Exercise was a success according to inspectors from both the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center Inspector General's office and the 116th Air Control Wing readiness and inspection office.The exercise, which completed Phase II on Sunday, allowed members of both units to test their Ability to Survive and Operate.The
  • ELAP helps military in family matters

    The Expanded Legal Assistance Program gives military members at Robins the legal representation they need in uncontested family matters.ELAP, established in Nov. 1999, is a ground-breaking concept that allows base attorneys to represent military members who are senior airman and below, their dependents or anyone eligible to claim earned income