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  • New carts accomodate disabled golfers

    Pine Oaks Golf Course is now handicapped accessible. People in wheelchairs or with other mobility problems can play golf at the base course now, thanks to two specially designed golf carts. The SoloRider golf carts, which list for $9,300 each, arrived at the course in December. The carts were paid

  • F-15 wing shop aids C-130 maintainers

    When C-130 maintainers were faced with a time-consuming task to replace a single part, a specialized team in the F-15 Wing Repair Flight at Robins came to their aid. Previously when C-130 workers needed to replace the sloping longeron, a 22-foot long piece of the tail-section frame, it took two

  • AFAF fundraiser collects money

    The 2009 annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicked off this week and runs through April 23. The AFAF campaign provides an opportunity for Air Force members to "take care of their own." Robins' goal for this year is $86,108 with 100 percent contact of all assigned Air Force personnel. Those

  • Faulty hardware forces C-130 inspections

    Members of the 330th Aircraft Sustainment Group have been working around the clock to keep the C-130 fleet flying after maintainers here discovered defective wing-joint barrel nuts. On March 1, maintainers at Robins were performing routine maintenance on a C-130H when they discovered that five of

  • Switch upgrade provides training opportunity

    When network equipment across the base started failing, teams from the 78th Communications Squadron stepped in to fix the problem and ensure the mission at Robins would be unaffected. In March 2008, members of the 78th CS were finishing an upgrade project and discovered some of the switches on

  • Bowler rolls two 300s in same session

    Robins Bowling Center recently experienced a scene unlike any other in its history. For 40 years Kennie Wade tried to bowl a 300 game, which is a perfect score consisting of 12 consecutive strikes. He finally did it March 6, but that's not really what caused the scene. The scene happened about an

  • Prayer Luncheon draws record-breaking crowd

    For 90 minutes, the Robins chain of command took a back seat to the ultimate chain of command and the idea of faith as 520 Team Robins and local community members joined in the name of prayer during the Robins National Prayer Luncheon Tuesday. The message, delivered by Chaplain (Capt.) Jeff

  • Ministry outing builds camaraderie among Airmen

    On Sunday afternoon Chaplain (Capt.) Joshua Payne peered intently through the windshield of the van he was driving up Interstate 75 in a heavy snowfall and talked about the Airmen sitting quietly behind him. He told the story of how one of his passengers, Senior Airman Thomas Lee, helped a Team

  • Partnership makes companionship, independence possible

    Hayden Martin will get a good friend within a few months. The 15-year-old son of Maj. Mike Martin, a crew commander in the 16th Airborne Command and Control Squadron, suffers from facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. The disease causes progressive weakening and loss of skeletal muscle. Hayden can

  • DP hiring process nets 'excellence' rating

    An inspection of the hiring process at Robins earned an "Office of Excellence" rating from a team of Department of Defense inspectors that reviewed the process recently. The three-person team was from the DOD's Civilian Personnel Management Service. The team reviewed the Directorate of Personnel's