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  • Infrared camera saves base money, time

    The camera that Wayne Merritt holds in his hands looks about like any standard home-video camera, but the price tag for it is about that of a new BMW. And it has more than paid for itself, Mr. Merritt said. The camera, which costs about $55,000, shoots infrared images and is used to identify a

  • Shop ensures F-15 pilots can fly with unobstructed vision

    Perhaps no other unit at Robins has a more appropriate motto than the F-15 Canopy Shop's: "Our Mission is Clear." There are actually two canopy shops on base. The first disassembles the canopies and deals with any issues other than transparency of the acrylic canopy itself. The other is the 561st

  • Motorcyclists revving up for third 'See Me, Save Me' ride

    The third "See Me, Save Me" motorcycle safety ride set for Thursday will carry its message to a wider audience. In the previous two rides, one held last fall and another held this spring, the riders basically stayed in Warner Robins. This time, however, they are making a trek to Perry, Fort Valley

  • Suicide prevention awareness still top priority for base leadership

    Sometimes a misconception can be a good thing. That's the way Maj. Colin Burchfield, director of psychological health at Robins, feels about the perception that suicides are more common during the holiday season. While seasonal affective disorder, also known as the holiday blues, can occur in the

  • Commander to tackle 'serious mountain'

    One group commander at Robins will be ascending new heights in a few days, weathering the elements and pushing his body to its limits so he can look out over the vast landscapes and know that he accomplished something truly remarkable. Beginning Saturday, Col. Stan Vanderwerf will be taking time off

  • Guarding gates a 'huge responsibility'

    One group of people at Robins makes daily contact with everyone who works here. They are the men and women who guard the entry points to the base. Checking one identification card after another might seem to some like a tedious job, but not to the guards. They understand the gravity of their

  • AFSO21 initiatives help master tool crib reach VPP

    When David Turner first went to work as the tool control manager and section chief in the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center's master tool crib, he quickly noticed a big difference from his former workplace in the 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group. "In commodities, we had already started

  • Military spouse draws from experience for comic strip

    Being raised in a military family and married to an Air Force major has given Julie Negron lots of experiences to draw from. The military spouse created and produces "Jenny," a comic strip about life as a military spouse. The strip shows the challenges and joys of being an Air Force wife. Mrs.

  • HVM to drastically change programmed maintenance

    On July 31, a C-130 Hercules will arrive at Robins and mark the beginning of what is expected to be a dramatic change in the way aircraft maintenance is done. The Air Mobility Command plane will be the first validation aircraft for High Velocity Maintenance, which means it will be used to test the

  • Management, labor cement ties, renew 3 partnership agreements

    Two important memorandums of agreement were signed Tuesday by base and union leadership that will help strengthen relationships and improve management-labor relations. Maj. Gen. Polly A. Peyer, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center commander, and Tom Scott, American Federation of Government Employees