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  • Community thanks military members with summer picnic

     More than 3,500 military and family members got their choice of barbecue brisket, chicken wings, four different salads, watermelon, strawberry shortcake, ice cream sandwiches, microbrews, soft drinks, water and milk on July 12 at Centennial Park. And that was only the food.It was one way for local representatives from communities surrounding the
  • Greening Tinker:

    The "Off We Go Energy Reduction Competition" is back and is anyone's game. Introduced last summer by Col. Steven Bleymaier, former 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker Installation commander, the contest challenges on-base commanders to reduce energy consumption in their headquarters buildings. "The contest is even harder this year," said Mark McWhirter,
  • First B-52 arrives at depot for CONECT upgrade

    The first B-52H Stratofortress departed Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 16 and arrived at Tinker, for the Combat Network Communications Technology, or CONECT, upgrade.The CONECT upgrade will allow B-52 crews to receive and send real-time digital information such as updated intelligence, mapping or targeting information while the aircraft is in
  • AFMC recognizes second quarter “Graduates”

    Congratulations to the following members of the Air Force Materiel Command team on completing a degree or certificate program during the second quarter of 2013, AFMC's "Year of the Graduate."The goal of YoGrad is to inspire those considering or currently working on an education plan to start, continue or complete that plan.Edwards Air Force Base,
  • New process unique to Robins

    A new process for stripping paint from C-17s has been validated at Robins.Known as plastic media blasting, it's environmentally-friendly, and allows a more efficient way of removing paint from aircraft during programmed depot maintenance."This is unique to Robins, the fact we have the capability to do plastic media blasting to strip an aircraft's
  • Hill AFB bikers show up in force to support 'See Me, Save Me' ride

    July 11, Hill's 'See Me, Save Me' campaign ride was "a success," said Allan Woods, Hill's Motorcycle Safety Program manager. About 200 riders showed up in force to ride a circular route through local communities around the base.The goal was "to motivate motorists to take a second look, specifically for motorcyclists, and to share the road with the
  • F-16s being regenerated into drones

     Less than three months after the last F-4 phantom II departed from the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group for drone conversion, maintainers here are already turning the wrenches on Air Combat Command's fourth generation of aerial targets, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.With AMARG's entire F-16 regeneration team gathered to document the
  • JSTARS unit beefs up for disaster

     The 116th Air Control Wing Civil Engineer Squadron was selected among a group of Air National Guard CE units across the nation to take on an additional mission, bolstering disaster response in the Southeast United States.To meet the mission, the Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force, or Prime Beef unit, took delivery of two route clearance kits June
  • Robins Management, Union ink commitment

     Base and local union officials signed a joint statement June 25 in which they agreed to "work together ... for the betterment of the Robins Air Force Base mission and all employees." The statement was developed during a meeting with the two sides and a representative of the Federal Labor Relations Authority - an independent agency which oversees
  • VPP culture at Robins happens at home too

    The 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron's MOBAGS section has taken the installation's Voluntary Protection Program's Safe Site Challenge to an interesting new level. The shop's eight members wanted to do something different in preparation for a June 14 Gold assessment by VPP team members.After hearing discussion on the importance of practicing safety