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  • Want to quit smoking? Here's how

    By using the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, all federal employees and retirees - as  well as their spouses and dependents - have full access to evidence-based tobacco cessation treatments at no out-of-pocket cost.FEHB covers an estimated 8 million people, including 2.2 million active federal employees, 1.9 million retirees, and almost 4
  • Changes coming to discretionary allotments in 2015

    Effective Jan.1, members will no longer be authorized to start a discretionary allotment for the lease, purchase, or rental of personal property items such as: vehicles, electronics, household goods and any tangible movable items.Members with such allotments currently in effect will be grandfathered, and those allotments will be allowed to
  • Making New Year's resolution stick

    One of my favorite songs this time of year is John Lennon's "So this is Christmas" with the apropos words of "Another year over, and a new one just begun." It reminds me that it's the time of year that many of us in Health Promotions get excited about, the time of year that many will make resolutions and goals for the New Year and a time when I
  • AFSC commander lauds workforce performance in 2014

    The Air Force Sustainment Center is closing out 2014 having accomplished more work and delivered more capability thanever before; all while setting new standards for cost effectiveness. That's how Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, AFSC commander, summed up the center's overall performance for the year. "When I look back at 2014, what impresses me most is
  • Injury compensation reduced by $1M

    The cost of worker's compensation has not only been reduced at Robins, but injury care treatment and services offered here have increased as well."In Occupational Medicine Services we have been leading the effort to support cost effectiveness for Team Robins," said Col. (Dr.) Michael Rappa, OMS chief.In the last chargeback year, from July 1, 2013
  • C-130H completely disassembled, ready for a closer look

    It's Day One. There's a flurry of activity getting a C-130H ready for further disassembly and a scheduled isochronal inspection as the aircraft moves through programmed depot maintenance at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. The aircraft in our Home away from Home series has been on station since mid-August, silently migrating through its
  • Making the Most of the Season - Many resources available for Team Robins during holidays

    With the holiday season in full swing, there will be no shortage of parties, plentiful good food and crowded shopping centers. But remember as you're out and about outside of home or work, you'll more than likely be travelling within your hometown or away visiting family and friends. It goes without saying there will be increased traffic as holiday
  • Training partnership saves money, yields results

    More than 30 Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex employees received a certificate in Industrial Safety and Health through the Georgia Institute of Technology during a ceremony Dec. 4.Due to the success of the partnership between Robins and Georgia Tech Professional Education in 2013, additional courses were offered beginning in June 2014. Classes
  • In other news ...

    Full Force FridayAs part of Georgia's Zero Tolerance campaign, the Warner Robins Police will be out in full force today in an effort to deter and reduce the number of impaired drivers.The police will have several safety checkpoints set up in town, as well as officers stationed around each check point. Those efforts are in connection with the
  • Robins holiday hours

    The following is a list of holiday hours available at press time.OPEN Dec. 24 Base Restaurant ·Afterburner - normal hours·Mobile routes 2, 4 and 6 - normal hours·Daytime snack bars - close at 1 p.m.Quick Turn - closes at 1 p.m.Golf Course - closes at 3 p.m.Bowling Center - open from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Library - open from noon to 7 p.mCDC East and