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  • SecAF welcome message

    To the Airmen of the United States Air Force: It's a huge privilege and the honor of a lifetime to serve as your 23rd Secretary of the Air Force. I want all of you to know that I will work very hard to ensure that I live up to the enormous trust that's been placed in me. I couldn't be more proud and excited to be on the team and part of the best
  • Robins location, operation instrumental to multi-service exercise

    It doesn't happen often but when it does, it's invaluable. Such was the case last week when the Iron Triad sat poised and ready for action on the Team Joint STARS flight line here. The triad - which includes the Joint STARS E-8C, the AWACS E-3 and the Rivet Joint RC-135 aircraft - were at Robins Dec. 12 preparing for the Composite Unit Training
  • Robins hosts aircraft live fire training

    More than two dozen firefighters from the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department and Robins Air Force Base Fire Emergency Services participated in an aircraft live fire training this week. Training was conducted on Dec. 16, 18 and 20. The setting of the joint training consisted of a simulated large frame aircraft crash which was totally engulfed in
  • Commissaries scanning IDs at checkout

    The Commissary is now scanning customers' Department of Defense ID cards at checkouts as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its efforts to deliver a 21st century benefit. The agency-wide rollout to all stores began Nov. 10 and will be completed by mid-January. Commissary shoppers are used to showing their ID cards to establish their
  • More than $85 million saved at Robins as part of initiative

    When it comes to finding ways of being more efficient and cost effective in today's budget-conscious environment, RobinsĀ is doing its share by contributing more than $85 million toward the "Road to a Billion and Beyond" initiative.Cost-effective readiness initiatives were implemented earlier this year by Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Air Force
  • AF announces additional force management programs to reduce force size

    Air Force leaders announced force management programs Dec. 11 designed to reduce the force by thousands of Airmen over the next five years as a result of sequestration.Fiscal 2014 force management initiatives are in addition to the announcement made in July, stating the Air Force will implement several force management programs to meet budget
  • FY14 force management to include senior NCO retention board

    Plans are underway to convene a June senior NCO retention board to consider eligible master sergeants and senior master sergeants for retirement, officials announced Dec. 12.The board is one of several fiscal 2014 force management measures that have been or will be implemented to transition toward a leaner, well-equipped, and trained force, said
  • AF to convene CMSgt retention board in June

    The Air Force will convene a chief master sergeant retention board in June to select chief master sergeants for retirement no later than Nov. 1, 2014, officials announced today.The fiscal 2014 Chief Master Sergeant Retention Program is one of several force management programs slated to be implemented during fiscal 2014 focused on transitioning to a
  • EMXS team develops cost-effective method to save AF thousands

    Being your own customer can be a good thing. That concept works especially well when it comes to Robins electronics technicians who troubleshoot and test the Combined Altitude Radar Altimeter, a critical system used on many Air Force aircraft. It not only measures altitude, or the aircraft's distance from the terrain, it also allows aircraft to fly
  • Reserve recruiting service officially recognized for excellence

    The Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service, headquartered at Robins, has been selected to receive the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award. The award will be conferred to the nearly 500 Airmen of the Recruiting Service for exceptional service during the period from October 2010 to September 2012. Recruiting Service commander Col. Steve