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  • AFMC mandates BMI changes for its Airmen

    An Air Force Materiel Command initiative is calling for its military Airmen to lower their body mass index. In early December 2007, AFMC's Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski directed all AFMC commanders to cut their units' obesity rates by 10 percent in the first half of 2008 and reduce the rate

  • Robins captain selected for coveted pilot training program

    Capt. Jack Rhodes's dream of becoming a pilot started in the fourth grade when he first visited the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He knew then his passion would take him to the sky. "I visited the Academy and fell in love with it," he said. "I set my goal back then and said, 'I want

  • Airmen Ministry Center to reopen Monday at new location

    The Airmen Ministry Center has a new place to make Robins military members feel at home. The center, which provides Airmen a place to have a good time in a non-threatening atmosphere, will open its doors at Bldg. 706 Monday. Father (Lt. Col.) Thomas Fey, wing chaplain at the Base Chapel, said the

  • 19th ARG Airmen complete final official Air Force tasking

    The return of 11 Airmen from the 19th Air Refueling Group Feb. 25 was an historic occasion. The Airmen returned from the area of responsibility after completing the last official Air Force tasking for the Black Knights before its deactivation in June. "I'm speechless," said Senior Airman Chris Yontz

  • Two from Robins play roles for Air Force basketball program

    Twenty-six basketball players from across the Air Force will participate in an 18-day training camp with hopes of making the Air Force team and competing in the Armed Forces tournament. John Bailey, an item manager for the C-17 Product Directorate at Robins, was selected as head coach of the team

  • GPS labs at Robins service troops worldwide

    The chaos of cubicles in Bldg. 301 has many wishing they had their own personal GPS system to guide them to their desired location. However, for the Joint Service System Management office helping their coworkers find their way through Bldg. 301 is easy compared to helping troops around the world

  • New Falcon Loans available to Airmen in need of emergency funds

    The Robins Air Force Aid Society is pleased to announce its new Falcon Loan available to Air Force members beginning in March 2008. The Falcon Loan is a loan of $500 or less that can be used for emergency needs such as basic living expenses (rent, utilities, food), car repairs, emergency travel, or

  • ORI in Focus: Materiel support is vital element in wartime readiness

    (Editor's note: This is the fifth installment in a weekly series outlining Robins's efforts in preparing for April's Oper-ational Readiness Inspection.) Materiel support is one of many important components in wartime readiness. Officials in the 542nd Combat Sustainment Wing said military and

  • Communications group busy ‘hunting’ while preparing for ORI

    Members of the 5th Combat Communications Group have been hunting "moose and squirrels" in an effort to prepare for their Operational Readiness Inspection next week. For this group, which strives to prioritize its improvement efforts, the animals are symbolic; moose represent high priority issues