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461st Support Squadron inactivates

This post was originally published by Robins Air Force Base - Robins Air Force Base News

June 7, 2013 in Georgia, Robins Air Force Base by clevine

The 461st Support Squadron at Robins Air Force Base inactivated June 6.

Dignitaries and Airmen gathered in Bldg. 2059 for the ceremony following a decision by Air Force officials to call for the reorganization in maintenance operation squadrons in 2012.

"Today is a bittersweet day as we come to close the book on the short but action-packed novel that was the 461st Support Squadron," said Lt. Col. Robert E. Dunlap, as he relinquished command. "And while the squadron may be going away, it's most valuable resource - the officers, enlisted and civilian personnel - are here to stay."
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Around The Pattern: Savannah hercs evacuate ahead of tropical storm

This post was originally published by Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. - Headlines

June 7, 2013 in Dobbins Air Reserves Base, Georgia by clevine

Around The Pattern series highlights Dobbins Air Reserve Base members and their role in providing highly trained Citizen Airmen who execute versatile and reliable tactical C-130 operations. The vision of the 94th Airlift Wing is to be the world's premier C-130 tactical Airlift Wing--anytime, anywhere!

Savannah hercs evacuate ahead of tropical storm

Three C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, evacuated from Savannah to Dobbins to avoid the path of tropical storm Andrea June 6. 
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New Ergo tool brings tasks down to size

This post was originally published by Robins Air Force Base - Robins Air Force Base News

June 6, 2013 in Georgia, Robins Air Force Base by clevine

Decreasing neck, shoulder and back strain is a good thing - especially when you're a hazardous waste technician performing a routine task that increases the risk factor of injuring those body parts.

The folks in the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex's Ergonomics Program have created a solution to assist 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group personnel, prototyping in Bldgs. 54 and 125.

About 150 large drums with liner bags which contain hazardous waste materials are placed throughout the complex. Normally when a worker disposes the liner bag - which can weigh from 35 to 100 pounds - it must be lifted straight up and over the drum.
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Moving ‘FAST FORWARD,’ flight line clinic is AF first

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June 6, 2013 in Georgia, Robins Air Force Base by clevine

A permanent medical facility - the first of its kind in the Air Force - is now open in Bldg. 49 on the flight line.

It's called the medical FAST FORWARD facility which stands for First Aid Station, Treatment, and Forward Operating Rehabilitation of Workers Accentuating Restorative Dynamics.

The 2,000-square-foot centralized location allows employees who work in industrial areas of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex access to health professionals, within a few minutes' walk from most work sites.
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Base to get new workload for Predators and Reapers

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June 6, 2013 in Georgia, Robins Air Force Base by clevine

During the past few years progress has been made to bring new workload for the Predator/Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft to Robins.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base recently awarded a contract to General Atomics for the depot activation of the Air Force's Predator/Reaper unmanned aircraft.

The work has been split amongst all three Air Force depots as well as Tobyhanna Army Depot, Penn.

The inaugural stand up for all Predator/Reaper workloads will occur at Robins in fiscal 2014.General Atomics is the lead manufacturer in conjunction with its subcontractors L-3 and Honeywell.
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Hilltop Riding Stables horse camp provides summer family fun

This post was originally published by Fort Gordon Signal

June 6, 2013 in Fort Gordon, Georgia by clevine

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Bonnie Heater
Fort Gordon Public Affairs

If you’re looking for low-cost summer fun Fort Gordon’s Hilltop Riding Stables at 508 N. Range Road near 16th Ave., may have just what you’re looking for with its wide range of outdoor recreational activities that includes more than 250 acres of horseback riding trails with lessons available for beginner to immediate-level riders.

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Navy Career Navigator goes online

This post was originally published by Fort Gordon Signal

June 6, 2013 in Fort Gordon, Georgia by clevine

Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

The Navy is bringing together all enlisted career management policies, processes and multiple information technology systems under the umbrella of the Career Navigator program in order to provide Sailors with tools and information to plan and execute their career decisions as announced in NAVADMINs 149/13 and 150/13 released May 30.

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Air Force seeks qualified captains for Inter-American SOS program

This post was originally published by Fort Gordon Signal

June 6, 2013 in Fort Gordon, Georgia by clevine

Debbie Gildea
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

Active- duty captains proficient in Spanish may be eligible to attend the Inter- American Squadron Officer School at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland here, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

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Army releases new leaders’ handbook on cybersecurity

This post was originally published by Fort Gordon Signal

June 6, 2013 in Fort Gordon, Georgia by clevine

Army CIO/G-6

The Army published a new handbook this month to provide leaders of all levels with the information and tools needed to address today's cybersecurity challenges, and to ensure organizations adopt the necessary practices to protect their information and the Army network.

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New developments approved for Fort Gordon training facilities

This post was originally published by Fort Gordon Signal

June 6, 2013 in Fort Gordon, Georgia by clevine

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Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater
Fort Gordon Public Affairs

Fort Gordon has been approved to upgrade two of its weapons ranges; the construction of a multipurpose machine gun range and the renovation of the modified record firing range, that will allow units the ability to fully qualify their weapons systems.

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Installation wraps up battalion level competitions

This post was originally published by Fort Gordon Signal

June 6, 2013 in Fort Gordon, Georgia by clevine

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Neil Smith
Fort Gordon Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The Army Battalion Sports Championships consist of semiannual battalion-level competitions in seven male and female sports which include volleyball, soccer, basketball and combatives in the spring, and flag football, softball and cross country in the fall. Winners at Fort Gordon have the opportunity to go on and compete on a regional level and then onto an overall Army level.

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Fort Gordon religious services schedule

This post was originally published by Fort Gordon Signal

June 6, 2013 in Fort Gordon, Georgia by clevine

Protestant Services: (Sundays)
Liturgical Service, Bicentennial Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.
Contemporary Service, Friendship Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.

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SHARP hotline

This post was originally published by Fort Gordon Signal

June 6, 2013 in Fort Gordon, Georgia by clevine

Call 791-6297 for help with guidance about the Fort Gordon Sexual Harassment Assault Response & Prevention program, known as SHARP.

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Post housing issues

This post was originally published by Fort Gordon Signal

June 6, 2013 in Fort Gordon, Georgia by clevine

The Residential Communities Office is partnered with Balfour Beatty Communities to provide Family housing at Fort Gordon. Military members living with their families on the installation are encouraged to address issues directly with BBC. Any concerns that can’t be resolved through that means can be elevated to the Residential Communities Services or RCI staff.

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Stress management

This post was originally published by Fort Gordon Signal

June 6, 2013 in Fort Gordon, Georgia by clevine

Army Community Service will offer Total Force Stress Management classes to all active duty, National Guard, Army Reserve, family members, retirees and DoD civilians, at no cost. Call ACS at 791-3579 to register.

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