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  • Robins demolition projects help put '20/20 by 2020' in sight

     Robins continues to show its commitment to the Air Force's "20/20 by 2020" initiative as 10 base facilities and four houses are scheduled for demolition. That's in addition to six facilities which have already been reduced to rubble. The 20/20 initiative aims to offset 20 percent reduction in funds available for installation support by achieving
  • Pediatrics Clinic receives Air Force first

    The 72nd Medical Group achieved a first for the Air Force and second for the Department of Defense. The National Committee for Quality Assurance, a private not-for-profit organization, recently recognized the pediatrics clinic with a three-year Level 3 certificate, the highest commendation. Col. Dean Prentice, 72nd MDG commander, said credit and
  • F-22 repair task transferred to Tinker

    New organic workload activated at Tinker Air Force Base will bring an estimated 37,000 hours of repair work annually to mechanics in Bldg. 3001.F-22 Raptor Airframe Mounted Nozzle Sidewall repair capabilities on liners and structures were transferred recently from the supplier, Pratt & Whitney, to the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex. The
  • Open season set for 3 civilian benefits programs

    Open season for three civilian benefits programs will be Nov. 12 through Dec. 10, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Those programs are the Federal Employees Health Benefits Pro-gram, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Pro-gram and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program. Federal Employees Health BenefitsIn the
  • Commentary - Please remember all our veterans

    Our country's history is anchored by a necessity to preserve and protect the fundamental principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...whenever, and wherever it threatens our basic freedom. Since the founding of our Nation, this has required sacrifice in life, blood, and sweat of Men and Women who serve in our armed services. The
  • Extensive energy improvements envisioned at Tinker

     Major renovations are envisioned at Tinker under the public/private Energy Savings Performance Contract that was celebrated Tuesday.According to Mark McWhirter, Tinker's new Base Energy Manager, Bldg. 5802, the Central Heating Plant, will be mothballed; Bldg. 208 and Bldg. 2212, a booster plant that provides additional heat to Bldg. 3001 in the
  • Tinker to undergo energy retrofit

    The largest domestic energy retrofit project in the U.S. Air Force will be launched soon at Tinker Air Force Base through a public-private partnership.The project will remove 56 buildings from the base's steam grid and thereby reduce water consumption by almost 20 million gallons annually, will trim natural-gas usage by about 30 percent, and will
  • Money spent at Robins FSS facilities pays back

    The Horizons Event Center has been up and running in its new role for several months now and its benefits are available to all members of Team Robins. Built in the 1940s as an officers' club, the former Horizons Club was re-opened last August as an event center. It will not only allow the base to have more conference space, but serves as a
  • Symposium allows Robins workforce to share vision, requirements

    Senior leaders and managers at Robins are preparing to share plans for the base during the coming years at the annual Requirements Symposium, Wednesday and Thursday at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. The symposium is a unique event where members of the Robins workforce share their current and future requirements and organizational vision