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  • Robins duo head to weightlifting competitions

    Two Robins Airmen are avid weightlifters but they do it for very different reasons and soon each will be competing in very different events. Master Sgt. Tina Robinson, an Air Force Reserve Command recruiter, is a powerlifter capable of bench pressing 275 pounds. On March 19, she will compete as a

  • Curbside recycling possibility for base housing residents

    After an overwhelming show of support by residents at a recent town hall meeting, base officials and Hunt Military Housing are more aggressively exploring the idea of curbside recycling here.Hunt manages the privatized military housing which includes Turner Park, Crestview and Forest Park. About 100

  • Round Robins Express to end, Gate 12 closes

    Following a three-month trial period, the Round Robins Express will no longer be going around Robins. The on-base shuttle service, which first started carrying workers to locations on base in November, will end on Wednesday. "This trial period has provided valuable data which will help our future

  • Team works together for speedy C-5 repair, return

    The 559th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, with a big assist from the 78th Civil Engineer Group, worked hard to rapidly get a C-5 Galaxy back in action recently after it arrived here for significant unscheduled maintenance. As is the case with other C-5 work, numerous other organizations on base also

  • New DLA warehouse set to open, add jobs

    The Defense Logistics Agency is a rapidly growing presence at Robins and today it is taking an especially big step forward. Navy Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson, DLA director, is at Robins to cut the ribbon on a new $24.6 million consolidation and containerization point warehouse. The ceremony begins

  • Flex fuels are an option in energy conservation

    To help Robins meet federal and Air Force energy mandates, "flex fuels" are increasingly being used in day-to-day operations here. In fact, the 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron has added more than 100 general-purpose flex fuel transports to the installation's fleet since fiscal year 2000. "By

  • Tower simulator gives novice controllers hands-on experience

    While there are a variety of aircraft at Robins, it's not exactly the most happening place when it comes to air traffic control. During a typical shift, a local controller handles about eight take offs and landings, and that's on a day when the weather is good. For apprentice controllers here, that

  • Captain wounded in blast gets medal

    Shortly after she deployed to Afghanistan last year, Capt. Jordan Lindeke and some colleagues joked about medals they did not want to receive. Those included the Prisoner of War Medal, the Combat Action Medal and the Purple Heart. Little did Lindeke know she would soon earn one of those medals. As a

  • MDG patient-centered changes coming soon

    The 78th Medical Group will soon transition to a new model of providing primary care called Patient Centered Medical Home. PCMH is a key component of President Obama's health care reform. "The basic principle of PCMH is every patient has a personal provider who knows them and is responsible for

  • C-17 workload to bring new jobs

    An Air Force decision to make Robins the full program manager for the C-17 will add more than 300 new jobs here in the coming years. Robins will house an integrated program office of Boeing and Air Force employees which will eventually have 529 personnel, said Kim Lynn, Warner Robins Air Logistics