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  • Hardship withdrawal rules relaxed to help victims of Hurricane Sandy

    The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board announced it has made temporary changes to the Thrift Savings Plan hardship withdrawal rules to help victims of Hurricane Sandy pursuant to the guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service on November 16.The TSP will treat any Financial Hardship In-Service Withdrawal Request (Form TSP-76) received
  • Team JSTARS trainer still going strong after a decade

    The Team Joint STARS Mission Maintenance Trainer not only trains air crew members in a simulated and technically-sophisticated environment, but also keeps them safe as they are tested and evaluated before deploying worldwide. "It's a great tool for us to practice wartime techniques without putting our people in harm's way," said Col. Mark Weber,
  • Base ‘residents’ going hog wild

    No, pigs haven't begun to fly, but many of the undomesticated variety have been enjoying a flight of fancy into the more populated areas at Robins during the last few months. Bob Sargent, the base natural resources manager in the 78th Civil Engineer Group, said feral hogs are very common at Robins, but they normally stick to the swamp terrain in
  • New ABW, Installation commander named

    Air Force officials announced Thursday that Robins will be getting a new 78th Air Base Wing and Installation commander. Col. Christopher Hill, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex deputy commander for maintenance, has been named as the next commander.Col. Mitchel Butikofer, the current dual-hatted commander, has not yet received his new assignment
  • Program sustains professional workforce

    By investing in the maintenance workforce, the new Professional Maintenance Certificate Program is helping develop leaders with a broad understanding of the logistics enterprise. "The program encompasses training, education and experience," explained Abe Banks, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex Training Division chief. "It recognizes all of the
  • CSAF directs Airt Force-wide health, welfare inspections

    Air Force commanders, including those at Robins, have begun conducting health and welfare inspections. The health and welfare inspection is a tool routinely used by unit commanders, command chiefs, and first sergeants. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh tasked commanders during a Nov. 28 wing commanders call to examine their work settings and
  • VPP still going strong

    The Robins Voluntary Protection Program Safe Site Challenge continues to strengthen and reinforce employee involvement and participation in the local safety and health program. Central to the program's success to date has been the involvement of the American Federation of Government Employees and International Association of Firefighters, leaders,
  • Fitness program helps Airman put career on track

    Failing the Air Force fitness test multiple times can end an Airman's career, but thanks to a unique fitness program here, Tech. Sgt. Bruce Thompson - whose career was in jeopardy - is back on track. Thompson, who works in vehicle operations in the 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron, failed the fitness test four times before enrolling in the Total
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