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DLA Distribution captures six honors

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

June 5, 2013 in Georgia, Robins Air Force Base by clevine

The Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Perform-ance Excellence Office here has been named the DLA Distribution Team of the Year.

The organization also recently received DLA's Global Distribution Excellence Award.

Frank Holobinko, DLA Distribution's Warner Robins director, congratulated the team, noting its implementation of "16-step business procedures and processes" of tools to guide the distribution center forward.

"Each team member touched every aspect of our distribution center and distribution operations, expanding beyond the distribution functions, to include teaming with DLA Aviation and Air Force partners, leading to many successful events during the year," he said.
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Team Robins performs damage repair, PDM and unique refurbishment

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June 5, 2013 in Georgia, Robins Air Force Base by clevine

A C-5M Super Galaxy - one of 10 M models in the Air Force fleet - flew home Tuesday to Dover Air Force Base, Del., following a year-long visit to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex.

Its delivery is significant, not only due to Air Mobility Command's demand for its improved capabilities, but for its like-new condition due to programmed depot maintenance, a first-ever refurbishment and additional damage repairs due to an incident downrange.

In April 2012, the aircraft sustained extensive damage in its left main landing gear pod while performing airlift operations. It was unable to fly, so a team of C-5 Program Office avionics and hydraulic systems and structural engineers from Robins flew overseas, teaming with a Dover maintenance recovery team to make temporary repairs so it could safely return to the states.
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MOA goes green

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June 5, 2013 in Georgia, Robins Air Force Base by clevine

The Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base is now receiving 100 percent of its power from renewable energy sources.

Supplied by Flint Energies, the museum's green efforts are made possible through power generated at the Houston County landfill, located off Ga. Highway 247 near Hawkinsville. The base had been buying green energy for the Eagle Building since 2009.

"Flint Energies is proud to assist the Air Force with its goal of being environmentally responsible with this purchase of green energy for the entire museum," said Jimmy Autry, Flint's senior vice president. "The relationship between the museum and Flint goes all the way back through the museum's history."
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22nd Air Force vice CC visits Lockheed Martin

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June 5, 2013 in Dobbins Air Reserves Base, Georgia by clevine

Brig. Gen. Curtis L. Williams, 22nd Air Force vice commander, visited Lockheed Martin's Marietta plant on June 3 as an orientation and overview to his duties as a senior 22nd AF official.

Williams assumed his position at the 22nd AF headquarters on Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. on April 21, where he assists the commander, Maj. Gen. Wallace "Wade" Farris Jr., in the management and oversight of more than 13,500 Air Force Reservists at 13 wings and a Flight Test Group.

With 149 unit-equipped aircraft, 22nd Air Force contributes daily to the Air Force's worldwide operational mission. Reserve aircrews within 22nd Air Force fly a variety of missions to include aerial spraying, fire suppression, hurricane hunters and troop transport utilizing the C-130 Hercules.
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Positive Mental Attitude; have you checked yours lately?

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June 5, 2013 in Dobbins Air Reserves Base, Georgia by clevine

Last year when I wrote an article about change and our reactions to it, I had no idea of the path our country was about to take, in regards to sequestration and continuing resolution. In that article, I wrote about our ability to deal with change and how you define yourself by your reaction to change.

In this article, I want to continue the theme and briefly discuss our attitudes and how they impact our results. Winston Churchill once said, "A pessimist
sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
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Dobbins ARB: limited support available on furlough dates

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

June 5, 2013 in Dobbins Air Reserves Base, Georgia by clevine

Officials at Dobbins Air Reserve Base have announced specific dates civilian employees will be placed on unpaid leave as a result of Congressionally-mandated sequestration cuts.

Dates for the furloughs are July 12, 19, 26, 29, Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Sept. 6, 13 and 20.

"This is a very difficult position for us, but we're going to continue doing what we can to carry out our mission safely and provide C-130 airlift whenever and wherever it's needed," said Col. Tim Tarchick, 94th Airlift Wing commander.
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Around The Pattern: On point!

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June 4, 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!

On point!

Senior Airman India Brown, 94th Security Forces Squadron, stands guard at her post at the Base Tango entry control point during the three-day Brave Defender field training exercise, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 19.
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Honoring 31 years of service

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

June 4, 2013 in Dobbins Air Reserves Base, Georgia by clevine

Senior Master Sgt. Sheldon D. Smith, 94th Civil Engineering Flight superintendent, retired May 12 after 31 years of service to the U.S. Air Force.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Smith emigrated to Philadelphia, Pa., and enlisted in the Air Force as a services specialist at the age of 18.

During his military career, Smith has been assigned to Colorado Springs, Co., Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Keflavik Naval Air Station, Iceland, Norway, Charleston, S.C., Germany, England, Montana, Massachusetts, and ended his career here.
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June issue of Falcon Flyer available online

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June 4, 2013 in Dobbins Air Reserves Base, Georgia by clevine

The June issue of the Falcon Flyer is now available on the web at http://www.dobbins.afrc.af.mil/library/falconflyer.asp.

Contents include results of the wing's recent Consolidated Unit Inspection.

Also highlighted in this issue are our base Equipment Custodian Officers and their recent award from Air Force Reserve Command, Memorial Day Celebrations, wing member's departures and promotions, and a commentary on Positive Mental Attitude by Col. Richard Kemble, wing vice commander.
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New name brings changes for playgroup

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

June 4, 2013 in Georgia, Moody Air Force Base by clevine

The interactive playgroup formerly known as Tater Tots has been renamed to Moody Family Connections Playgroup in an effort to reach more children and families.

The newly renamed playgroup is designed to show more of a family aspect. A change of the name isn't the only thing that's different. The playgroup has also added some new activities for the children such as games, sing along, dancing and playtime.

"While changing the name I also looked into adding 4 year olds to the group's original ages of 6 months to 3 years old," said Windy Scott, 23d Force Support Squadron Exceptional Family Member Program coordinator. "Allowing children 4 years of age to participate gives us more time to watch how the children interact and behave before they get to school."
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Seats available for VA Marraige Retreats

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June 4, 2013 in Dobbins Air Reserves Base, Georgia by clevine

Free marriage retreats sponsored by the Veterans Administration still have a number of openings for July 19-21 and Sept. 20-22 at the Evergreen Marriot Resort Center, Stone Mountain, Ga.

This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your spouse and enjoy a getaway weekend .

Interested members can contact the Atlanta VA Medical Center Chaplain's Office at 404-321-6111, extension 6870, to schedule a short interview held on June 15, in person or over the phone.
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Dobbins sets 11 specific furlough dates

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June 3, 2013 in Dobbins Air Reserves Base, Georgia by clevine

Dobbins Air Reserve Base officials have informed civilian employees of specific dates they plan to place them on unpaid leave due to Congressionally-mandated sequestration cuts.

The dates will be July 12, 19, 26 and 29, Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30, and Sept. 6, 13 and 20.

"This is a very difficult position for us, but we're going to continue doing what we can to carry out our mission safely and provide C-130 airlift whenever and wherever it's needed," said Col. Tim Tarchick, 94th Airlift Wing commander.
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Base ECOs recognized for most improved in AFRC

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June 3, 2013 in Dobbins Air Reserves Base, Georgia by clevine

In many cases, a unit's effectiveness and mission readiness relies on its ability to maintain its inventory and keep it current.

Base level Equipment Control Officers manage unit Information Technology
Equipment Custodians, act as the liaisons between major command ECOs and their home station, oversee and manage the base inventory program, and ensure all annual unit IT inventories are completed and signed off by the wing commander before the required deadline.

"Dobbins' ITEC inventory compliance went from last fiscal year's 61 percent to 100 percent, the largest improvement in Air Force Reserve Command," said Bernard Parkinson, 94th Communications Squadron IT specialist and primary base ECO. "We oversee 122 ITECs, managing 65 accounts base-wide."
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Greetings!

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

June 3, 2013 in Dobbins Air Reserves Base, Georgia by clevine

Greetings everyone!

It's a joy for me to introduce myself, and have the pleasure of being part of such a great wing.

My name is Jamie Danford, and I was honored to be hired as your Wing Chaplain. I am happy to join an outstanding team already in place here, and it is a joy to serve with Chaplain Olga Westfall, Master Sgt. Oscar Rivera and Staff Sgt. Scott Heathcoat.

My first Unit Training Assembly was in May, right in the middle of the inspection. I would like to thank everyone I met for making me feel at home even with the stress and work of the inspection.
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Flag at half staff

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

June 3, 2013 in Georgia, Robins Air Force Base by clevine

The American Flag will be flown at half staff June 4 in honor of Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey.


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