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  • Historic Forest ceremony honors five, celebrates Arbor Day

    It's never too late to celebrate Arbor Day. Although in Georgia Arbor Day is recognized in February, at Robins it is in conjunction with the annual Historic Forest tree planting ceremony in April. National Arbor Day is today, but Georgia celebrates it earlier because it is better to plant trees in

  • Social media access set to begin

    Air Force officials announced Monday that Air Force Materiel Command is one of six Air Force commands to receive access to social media sites beginning Saturday, with AFMC bases implementing the change at different times in the coming weeks. This initiative comes as part of the service's two-week

  • Team Robins surpasses AFAF goal

    Base employees were asked to open their wallets, and that's exactly what they did. Robins collected more than $89,000 for the Air Force Assistance Fund, exceeding the base goal by about 15 percent. "The generosity was amazing," said Capt. Perlina Fortinberry, installation project officer. "Even

  • First F-15 rewire plane clears functional test

    Small red letters stenciled on the side of an F-15 Eagle getting prepped for a test flight last week indicated its importance. "Rewire 1 of 10 of 2010," the letters read on the side of Tail No. 86178. The aircraft is the first to be finished under the program which will completely replace the wiring

  • Use of new substance violates AF?regulations

    While salvia is currently legal in Georgia, Airmen could get in big trouble if they are caught using it. The Georgia General Assembly is considering bills to outlaw salvia, a psychoactive hallucinogenic plant, and spice, a substance sold as incense but with cannabis-like effects. However, regardless

  • AFMC commander tells senior leaders to conserve resources, money

    Earth Day 2010 took on a special meaning for some 90 Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders here April 22.AFMC Commander Gen. Donald Hoffman took advantage of the command's semi-annual Senior Leaders Conference kicking off on Earth Day to highlight the importance of the command's resource

  • Commander's Call Video available for viewing

    Personnel at Robins can see the annual WR-ALC Commander's Call this year via video.The Commander's Call Video is now available for viewing in a number of places, including the Robins public Web site,, and various video display monitors around base. Also, Robins personnel may access

  • Robins hosts volleyball camp

    Training camp for the Air Force men's volleyball team is currently underway at Robins. Approximately 20 Airmen from around the world are vying for up to 14 spots on the team - 10 on the indoor volleyball squad and four positions on two, 2-man beach volleyball squads. The camp is being conducted

  • Safe Site Challenge gets new gold, silver members

    The 562nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron struck gold not once but twice last week in the Commander's Safe Site Challenge. Meanwhile, a small group of Northrop Grumman employees who operate a Global Hawk spares warehouse was awarded silver. The group is the first contractor-only organization to

  • 78th ABW commander’s father-in-law to get rare honor

    Col. Carl Buhler, 78th Air Base Wing commander, never met his father-in-law, Lt. Col. David Lamar "D.L." Smith, but he feels as if he knows him. The two have a lot in common. They both had a close relationship with the Thunderbirds - Smith was a pilot and Buhler was a maintenance officer; they were