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  • Transition from PDM to HVM in the works, but will take time

    Even as the High Velocity Maintenance team is validating their processes and procedures on a C-130 for the first time, they're still working on the big question. "How do we get there from here?" The plan is to eventually transition all C-130s from the current Programmed Depot Maintenance process to

  • Museum display rises to new heights with help of 78th ABW

    A retired MH-53M Pave Low IV helicopter made a final liftoff Tuesday with considerable help from the 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron. The special operations chopper has called the Museum of Aviation's Century of Flight Hangar home for two years, but the whirlybird's nest was made on the floor. To

  • Robins safety campaign focuses on perils of the road

    So far this summer, nine Airmen in Air Force Materiel Command have lost their lives in traffic accidents. None have been from Robins, and leaders here will soon launch a campaign to make sure it stays that way, emphasizing to Airmen the key role they play in fulfilling the Air Force mission.

  • Robins to celebrate Air Force 62nd birthday with formal retreat ceremony

    A popular song by the disco group Kool & the Gang invites partygoers to "celebrate good times." That's exactly what Team Robins plans to do. Officials here have organized a formal retreat ceremony Sept. 18 to celebrate the 62nd Air Force birthday. The entire base populace is invited to attend. "It's

  • Senior leader gathering focuses on ALC goals, initiatives

    Maj. Gen. Polly Peyer told a gathering of Robins military and civilian leaders Monday that she was once told in a class that leaders should spend 80 percent of their time on strategic thinking and 20 percent on execution. "Unfortunately, the reality is that about 10 percent of the time you are doing

  • Bridging the gap: Robins engineer introducing old game to new generation

    Many card players are under the impression that bridge is for old ladies, and one Robins employee is working hard to change that image. Andre Asbury, a 24-year-old master bridge player, thinks the stigma of bridge being a game just for old timers is perpetuated by people who don't really know much

  • Robins engineer receives long-awaited Bronze Star

    Every so often, a ceremony is held at Robins to award a Bronze Star, but one held Aug. 21 was quite different from the rest. For starters, the award wasn't pinned on an Airman in uniform. It was given to an air conditioning mechanic wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt and a Georgia Bulldogs cap. The

  • 5th CCG earns first Meritorious Unit Award

    T he 5th Combat Communications Group puts a lot of emphasis on the "combat" part of its name, which is why the unit is gratified to win its first Meritorious Unit Award. The 5th CCG, also known as the 5th Mob, has won numerous Outstanding Unit Awards, but the Meritorious Unit Award is more special