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  • 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

  • Base Windows Vista migration more than 50 percent complete

    Back in March, Robins was not looking particularly good in comparison to other bases when it came to the progress toward changing the operating system of the base's 16,000 computers to Vista. That job is supposed to be finished by Dec. 1, but soon after starting it in January, project managers in

  • Inclusion strategy gives maintenance workers ownership in HVM

    High Velocity Maintenance marks a major shift in the way work is done at Robins, and therefore the planning for it has involved the highest level leaders here, but has also included significant input from frontline maintainers. Several C-130 maintainers served on the workflow team that developed the

  • 78th FSS projects to modernize facilities, increase customer satisfaction

    One of the mantras of the 78th Force Support Squadron is "modernization" and its leadership is investing millions to prove it. While customer satisfaction is his top priority, David Quinn said modernizing facilities and offerings is a close second. "We like to challenge the way we do things and make

  • SoloRider gives quadriplegic security specialist ‘hole’ new outlook

    On a misty morning at Robins' Pine Oaks Golf Course, Jeff Hutcheson lines up his shot on the first tee, draws back his club and strikes the ball with a gentle but solid "ping." The white orb flies in an arch to the left, landing about 100 yards down the fairway. For most golfers a 100-yard drive

  • Robins sergeant earns Tuskegee Airmen award for professionalism

    Master Sgt. Derek Fromenthal has collected numerous awards in his 16-year Air Force career, but none was more special than the award he brought home last weekend from Las Vegas. Sergeant Fromenthal, who serves in the 5th Combat Communications Group, is the winner of the 2009 Tuskegee Airmen Inc.

  • Robins recycles its way to a greener tomorrow

    Robins is the leading recycler in Air Force Materiel Command, but that isn't stopping environmental officials here from trying to take the program to a new level. As a part of that effort, the Environmental Management Division has been doing a little Dumpster diving. Checking both Dumpsters and