78th MDG Now Offering H1N1 Vaccine The 78th Medical Group will each day. mandatory for all uniformed per- viduals. However, supplies are offer immunizations for H1N1 All active duty, Guard and sonnel. For additional informa- now plentiful, so the vaccine will influenza Jan. 19-22 and Jan. Reserve members as well as tion call the immunization hot- be administered to all eligible 25-29, in Bldg. 700, the main other Tricare beneficiaries and line at 327-7922. Team Robins members as long as medical clinic. Department of Defense civilian Initial shipments of vaccine supplies last. Immunizations will be avail- employees are invited to receive were delayed so immunizations – courtesy 78th Medical able from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. the vaccine. Immunization is were targeted to high risk indi- Group January 8, 2009 Vol. 55 No.1 Robins IG: ‘Keep our focus’ LCAT team to re-evaluate marginal areas BY WAYNE CRENSHAW Safety and efficiency are among are the team’s focus, Cote said, firstname.lastname@example.org the key areas the team examined. they will take note of any discrep- That assessment resulted in an ancies they may see. In other The Logistics Compliance overall rating of “satisfactory” words, the overall rating could Assessment Team is revisiting for the Center. Officials here improve, but it’s also possible Robins to evaluate improvements were happy with that result that it could be worse. in areas rated as marginal in its because it was a significant “We have to stay on our game assessment five months ago. improvement over the overall and keep our focus,” he said. “In An advance team arrived “marginal” rating of a previous a positive light we could go up Thursday, and the full team will assessment in 2007. but if we are not careful, we arrive Monday and will remain However, some areas were could go down.” here through the week, said Col. rated as “marginal” in the August He said the assessment is good John Cote, inspector general of inspection, and since that time the preparation for the Unit Robins. Center has been working to cor- Compliance Inspection, which U.S. Air Force file photo by SUE SAPP A 64-person LCAT team from rect those problems. A 45-person Cote said could happen without Air Force Materiel Command team is returning next week to notice within the next two Safety and efficiency are two of the areas that will be assessed by a 45- person LCAT team from Air Force Materiel Command which is returning spent two weeks at Robins in examine those areas, and will months. That inspection will be to examine areas here that received a rating of marginal in an evaluation August assessing the Warner give another overall evaluation. looking at operations throughout last August. The team will also give the Center another overall evalua- Robins Air Logistics Center. Although the marginal areas the base, not just in the WR-ALC. tion. Round two Robins meets mandate with Georgia Power partnership BY WAYNE CRENSHAW Energy Program,” said David email@example.com Dykes, Georgia Power’s federal segment manager. “Their partici- A new contract with Georgia pation is a huge commitment Power will allow Robins to meet toward the development of renew- its mandated goal of having five able energy in the Southeast and a percent of its power come from clear demonstration of the renewable energy sources. Air Force’s commit- The base recently ment to renewable signed a two-year con- energy.” tract with Georgia Robins is required Power to buy 40 per- to buy five percent of its cent of the company’s energy from renewable alternative energy sources, which amounts production. Most of to 16 million kilowatt- that is generated from hours. The Georgia a power plant in Power agreement meets that goal, Dekalb County that is said Paul Kelley, chief of opera- fired by methane gas from the tions of the 78th Civil Engineer Seminole Landfill. Squadron. The agreement makes Robins Although the energy from the the largest buyer of Georgia landfill and the other alternative Power’s renewable energy. U.S. Air Force photo by SUE SAPP sources isn’t directly sent to This is the second C-130 aircraft at Robins to undergo the new High Velocity Maintenance process. “Robins Air Force Base is Robins, the agreement means that meeting its renewable energy goals through Georgia Power’s Green see ENERGY, 2A HVM journey continues with help from lessons learned BY WAYNE CRENSHAW firstname.lastname@example.org know ahead of time what needs to be done and can have parts and delivered on time.” Furthermore, there were no Center Small Business Program In Robins’ first test of High tools ready to perform those tasks without delay. additional major findings during the process, showing that the field named best in AFMC Velocity Maintenance – which On that score, the first HVM inspection uncovered everything FROM STAFF REPORTS historically underutilized business marks a radical change in the way validation for a C-130 that arrived that needed to be known in firms, and $28 million to service work is done here - some things here last August went exception- advance. The Warner Robins Air disabled veteran-owned small went well and some things didn’t ally well, said Doug Keene, HVM The third HVM tenant, which Logistics Center Office of Small businesses. go so well. product lead. turned out to be the trouble area, Business Programs was recently According to Kathy Cames, Now, with the second test The second tenant is to have is to have all of the maintenance named the best in Air Force office director, small businesses under way, the HVM team is those parts and tools assembled in tasks mapped out in a day-to-day Materiel Command for fiscal offer solutions in terms of respon- applying those lessons learned “task kits” for each major job. On schedule so that the project can 2009. siveness, flexibility and cost sav- and has already seen big improve- the first HVM plane, there were remain on track and necessary During the 12-month period, ings. ments. nine major findings in the field tools and parts will be available to the office counseled over 2,400 “We know that they are the HVM consists of three basic inspection for which task kits complete those tasks. firms and participated in seven economic engine of our national tenants that aim to dramatically were assembled to repair those “We did not do well at all,” outreach conferences. It also economy, and play a major role in reduce programmed depot main- problems. Keene said. “That was our big awarded nearly $600 million to terms of job creation, innovations, tenance downtime for C-130s and That part gets an A+ as well. downfall.” small businesses, of which nearly and technology,” she said. “Small eventually other aircraft. “We did very well on that,” There are several reasons for it, $200 million was awarded to businesses are also vital to our The first tenant is to inspect Keene said. “The mechanics were he said, but one critical problem is small disadvantaged businesses, defense industrial base, and we planes before they come to very excited about it. The stuff $114 million to woman-owned encourage their utilization when- Robins so that maintainers will they needed was there and it was see HVM, 2A small businesses, $94 million to ever and wherever possible.” T WO-MINUTEREV 78TH FSS COMMENTARY MARATHON THINK SAFETY 116th ACW duo awarded Bronze Star Medals Two members of the 116th Air Control Wing recently received Bronze Star Medals for their service in Iraq. Lt. Col. Richard Hughes was lauded for actions as deputy commander of the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, leading the group as it dealt with two aircraft incidents that were immedi- Days without a DUI: 34 ately followed by enemy rocket attacks. Last DUI: 51st CBCS He also was credited with coordinating the movements of 40,000 personnel and 12,000 tons of cargo while preparing to Happenings Resolutions On your mark — courtesy 78th Security Forces return Ali Base to the Iraqi air force. Senior Master Sgt. Keith Stineman was honored for his AADD actions as superintendent of basic technical training with the 78th Force Support Setting effective, Museum set to host 821st Expeditionary Training Squadron. He developed 47 To request a ride, call training courses for the Iraqi Basic Technical Training School. Squadron events, meaningful new year’s annual marathon, 6A 222-0013. He also led an effort that recovered several scrapped activities, 4A resolutions, 3A engines and aircraft parts, ultimately saving the Iraqi air force more than $5 million. 2A The Robins Rev-Up January 8, 2010 Pardon our progress FOSTERING LEADERSHIP IN PEOPLE Complex 402nd EMXG renovation project nears completion BY WAYNE CRENSHAW Group honored for efforts email@example.com in improving relationships A large and complex renovation project at Robins is heading into its home stretch. Work is under way on the third and final phase of a $16.2 million project to renovate the low bay area of Bldg. 640, where the 402nd Electronics Maintenance Group per- forms some of the most high-tech work at Robins. Rusty Allen Mark Work on the first and largest Adams Hammond Johnson phase, a 40,000 square foot-area, began in 2007 and was completed last spring. The second phase is essentially complete but is awaiting modifications by its tenant, Lockheed Martin, before it will be occupied. Workers should return to that space in March, said Jonathan Davis, an industrial engineer in the 402nd EMXG. U.S. Air Force photo by GARY CUTRELL Doug Jeanette Elaine The work has involved relocating Wayne Brown, an electrician with Macon Power, works on wiring in a panel in Keene McElhaney Varnadoe employees to other areas of the build- the third and final phase of a renovation project in Bldg. 640. Six Team Robins mem- nication, providing soft ing or temporary buildings set up out- bers were recently recog- skills training and bench- side. Workers have been patient with challenging than if they had just and new floor tile. nized for their efforts as key marking industry best prac- the disruptions as the work has pro- decided to build a new building. While this year will see the end of members of the Labor and tices to execute one of the gressed, Davis said. “It has affected everyone in Bldg. the current project, plans are to con- Management Relations ALC’s top priorities. “I think they have been very flex- 640 in some way,” he said. tinue renovations on the entire build- Strategic Initiative. Their efforts enabled, ible in dealing with the noise and the The third phase is expected to be ing over the next 12 years. The build- The individuals worked both labor and management, dust,” he said. completed by the end of the year. ing was constructed in 1953. hand and hand with senior to foster trust, confidence The third phase is expected to start The largest part of the work is During the renovation workers Warner Robins Air Logistics and respect through positive full force in March, although electri- replacement of the heating, ventila- found a 1954 newspaper in a wall Center leaders and union labor and management rela- cians are already working in the area. tion and air conditioning system. It that included a story about President officials to develop and exe- tions. Lead engineer Kevin Shanahan also includes a new roof, new light- Eisenhower calling for a need to cute a robust action plan They used their knowl- said the project has been far more ing, new communications systems stimulate the economy. focused on solving prob- edge, influence and leader- lems at the lowest level, ship to promote positive opening the lines of commu- change for Team Robins. HVMfrom 1A Continued that they soon realized that they had broken down the CFC success task order into too much detail. With several hun- dred tasks identified to be done each day, it turned out to be logistically too difficult to keep everything going according to the schedule. With the second HVM plane, which arrived in early December, they have organized the require- U.S. Air Force photo by SUE SAPP ments package into a high- Steve Welchel works on one of the engines of the C-130 undergoing HVM here. er level, such as removing “Our support people jobs. This year they are Whatever problems a gear, rather than breaking understand their role and planning one more fuse- there have been have not down every single thing responsibility,” Keene lage job, then two planes been enough to cause any involved with that. said. “They are working in which wings will be doubts about whether “Overall it has been together as a team.” done, two for the tail sec- HVM will work. Quite the much better from the Under current pro- tion and two for the flight opposite, Keene said, there standpoint of the sequenc- grammed depot mainte- controls. is growing enthusiasm ing,” said Jerry Mobley, nance, a C-130 comes in Once those are done the about the new process. the HVM team lead. every five to six years for HVM team will evaluate In fact, he said that “We’ve still got room to a complete overhaul that the process and determine aspects of HVM are improve but we feel much takes an average of 164 whether HVM should be expected to be implement- better about the package.” days. Under HVM, the implemented for every C- ed before it begins as a Also, Keene said, they plane would come in more 130 that comes into whole. The pre-inspection realized with the first plane often for shorter periods of Robins. It is expected to and task-kitting process, that they needed to do time, and instead of over- eventually spread to all for example, has gone so more training with the sup- hauling the entire plane the other aircraft throughout well there are calls to start port personnel, so that mechanics would focus on the Air Force. Tinker Air doing that with the regular mechanics can focus on the fuselage, the wings, the Force Base, Okla. and Hill PDM process. working on the airplane. tail section or the flight AFB, Utah also have “You are going to see That has also been controls. HVM teams but Robins is that start happening within U.S. Air Force photo by RAY CRAYTON improved with the second The first two HVM the first to actually go to the next few months,” he Maj. Gen. Polly A. Peyer, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center aircraft. planes have been fuselage the validation phase. said. commander, presents a special recognition award to Tom Scott, American Federation of Government Employees Local 987 presi- dent. Scott was honored for the union’s support of the Combined overall power usage, Energies. Flint provides methane from the Taylor ENERGY Kelley said. energy to the Museum of County landfill. The ener- Federal Campaign. That support helped make it a record cam- paign, with Robins collecting $1,635,385 in 2009. The mission of Continued from 1A Also helping meet the Aviation and the agree- gy being used is enough the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a pro- 5-percent requirement is ment means the base is to power the museum’s gram that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in Robins is purchasing that a separate but similar purchasing the amount of Eagle Building, accord- providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the energy as a portion of its agreement with Flint energy produced by ing to a press release. quality of life for all. January 8, 2010 The Robins Rev-Up 3A Commentary “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. 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The first trick is to choose The key to constructing a good sometimes even changing or aban- 620 Ninth Street., Bldg. 905 sudden burst of motivation that the right resolution, for the right plan is to identify the exact steps doning a goal altogether. Robins AFB, GA 31098 comes in late December and early reasons. Give some thought to that you will take toward accom- The reason for this is that cir- (478) 926-2137 DSN 468-2137 January, as holiday indulgences what you really want and why you plishing your goal, and assigning cumstances beyond our control fre- Fax (478) 926-9597 make their way to the waistline and want it. What direct benefits do you due dates to those steps. Coming up quently crop up at the most unex- New Year’s resolutions force a new hope to receive? Is a weight-loss with a comprehensive list of steps pected and inconvenient times. We EDITORIAL STAFF look at the figure we see in the mir- resolution meant to improve your is not easy for everyone. If you can also expect our short-term and COMMANDER ror. self-esteem? Attractiveness? encounter difficulty, the solution is long-term priorities to change. So Col. Carl Buhler “This is the year,” so the resolu- Vitality? Longevity? Identifying to get help, such as coming by the long as we build flexibility into our tion goes, “that I vow to lose 10 the “why” helps you avoid setting base Health and Wellness Center or expectations, we can simply adjust PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR pounds and keep it off.” Other goals for the wrong reasons. calling us at 327-8480 so that our things as we go. Rick Brewer common variations include goals Once you’ve decided on the res- trained professionals can help you It's therefore best to periodically to get back to one’s “true” weight, olution, formally commit. 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Get a strike and Jalapeno cornbread. when the red pin is in the number Afterwards join us for elegant and one position and that game is com- affordable dining from 6 to 9 p.m. plimentary. For more information Choose from BBQ ribs, green call the bowling center at 926-2112. beans and southern style rice for $11.95 or southern fried catfish, Watch WWE “Royal Rumble” hushpuppies and coleslaw for on Jan. 31 in the Heritage Club. $9.95. For more information call The action begins at 8 p.m. Cost is Horizons at 926-2670. free for members and $5 for non- members. All ranks and grades wel- The Airman and Family come. For more information call Readiness Center holds classes Horizons at 926-2670. each month for active duty, retired, spouses and family members. A The women’s locker room in the deployed spouses night will be held Fitness Center is just one of Jan. 8 at the youth center from 7 to many renovations or improve- 9 p.m. with pizza and snacks; inter- ments accomplished in 78 FSS in view preparation from 9 to 11 a.m. 2009. Please click on the ICE icon and pre-sep briefing from 1 to 2 at www.robinsserives.com to let us p.m. Jan. 14; starting a small busi- know what you think about the ness from 9 to 11 a.m. and bundles many renovations and improve- for babies from 8:30 a.m. to noon ments you have seen. courtesy photo Jan. 19; What are your Career The 2010 annual green fees passes are available at the pro shop. Cost $429 - $715 for individuals, $583 - $880 Interests from 9 to 11 a.m. on Jan. ONGOING for family and seniors (55 years and older) unlimited golf with cart included. Also available is singles for $135 20 in Bldg. 941 (must register) and Time to take the Saver Pledge monthly or husband and wife for $240 monthly. For more information call the golf course at 926-4103. resume writing from 9 to 11 a.m. and build your savings by pro- and pre-sep briefing from 1 to 2 tecting your family and your future retired military members. The appli- Competition through Feb. 26. shop. Cost $429 - $715 for individ- p.m. Jan. 21. For more information by increasing your financial readi- cant must be planning to attend, or Open to all Base ID card holders. uals, $583 - $880 for family and and where the classes are to be ness at www.militarysaves.org. For already attending an accredited col- Contact the Fitness Center for seniors (55 years and older) unlimit- held, contact the Airman and Family more information call the Airman lege or university full time in the fall details at 926-2128. ed golf with cart included. Also Readiness Center at 926-1256. and Family Readiness at 926-1256. of 2010, or be enrolled in a program available is singles for $135 per of studies designed to transfer The youth center is offering a month or husband and wife for SATURDAY The Scholarship for Military directly into a four-year program. “One Page at a Time” no-cost $240 per month. For more informa- A 2010 Middle Georgia USBC Children Program was created to Applications are now available in reading motivation program to tion call the golf course at 926- Welcome Back tournament will recognize the contribution by mili- commissaries worldwide or online at children three – 13 years old. 4103. be held at the bowling center today. tary families to the readiness of the www.commissaries.com or at Children will document what they No open bowing will be available fighting force and celebrate the role www.militaryscholar.org. Application have read and turn in their reading The Pine Oaks Lodging now from 1 to 4 p.m. A USBC All Star of the commissary in the military deadline is Feb. 17 (this is not a logs to receive prizes. Please ask offers wireless high speed internet tournament will also be held Jan. community. It is the intent of the postmark deadline). For more infor- your child’s CDC teacher, FCC access available in all rooms. Room 24. Bowl at Robins Lanes and Gold program that a scholarship funded mation call A&FRC at 926-1256. provider or a Youth Programs staff reservations may be made up to Cup on Russell Parkway and qualify through contributions will be award- member for more information. For two weeks in advance or you can for the All Star team. For more infor- ed annually for each commissary Tickets are available for Atlanta more information call the youth cen- register online at mation call the bowling center at operated by the Defense City Pass 2010. Visit the following ter at 926-2110. www.robinsservices.com. For more 926-2112. Commissary Agency. A minimum of six attractions: Georgia Aquarium, information call lodging at 926-2100. one $1,500 scholarship will be World of Coca Cola, Zoo Atlanta, Golf lesson are available with UPCOMING awarded at every commissary Inside CNN Atlanta, Fernbank PGA golf professional and Pine Stalls for horses are available at Want to build skills and confi- where qualified applications are Museum of Natural History or Oaks Golf Course manager, Jeff the riding stables. The stables, dence, take a woodshop safety received. The scholarship provides Atlanta Botanical Gardens and High Marks. Cost is $40 per half hour, near Luna Lake, offer a lighted rid- class every Tuesday from 6 to 8 for payment of tuition, books, lab Museum or Atlanta History Center $70 per hour or a series of five half ing ring, hot & cold wash rack, p.m. for $20. For more information fees and other related expenses. for $58 for adults and children three hour lessons for $190. Sign up at horse trails, stalls and pasture. Cost call the woodworking shop at 926- To be eligible you must be a – 12 years old for $41. For more the pro shop. For more information includes a monthly $15 family mem- 2362 or Arts & Crafts at 926-5282. dependent, unmarried child younger information call ITT at 926-2945. call the golf course at 926-4103. bership fee & monthly stable fee of than 21 years old (23 years old if $97. All base ID cardholders are A 9-pin no-tap tournament will enrolled as a full-time student) of Jump start your New Year’s res- The 2010 annual green fees eligible. For more information call be Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. Entry fee is active duty, Reserve, Guard and olution with The Biggest Loser passes are available at the pro 447-6905 or 926-4001. DONATE YOUR LEAVE TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: Employee-relations specialists at 926-5307 or 926-5802 have information and instruc- tions concerning requests to receive or donate annual leave. The following have been What do you know about the new year? approved as leave recipients: Anna Wynne, 407th SCMS. POC is Linda Spann 926-2576; Mary (Sue) Trussell and Amber Turner, DPLB. POC for both is Kathy Clark 327-3797; Do you think you know a little bit about new year’s celebration? Wendy Giles, AFRC. POC is Jim Davis, 327-1951; Gerald Tucker, 584th CBSS. POC is Take this quiz, and see how much you really know. M. Lynn Reagan 222-7971 and Valerie Kirchhefer 580th ACSG. POC is Catherine Jackson 222-0443. To have an approved leave recipient printed in the Robins Rev-Up, send infor- QUESTIONS: mation to Lanorris Askew at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions run for two weeks. Q1: Under which calendar is New Year's Day Jan. 1? A) Julian Calendar; B) Gregorian Calendar; C) Jewish Calendar; D) Chinese 78th FSS NOW PLAYING Calendar; E) All of the above DIRECTORY Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-5491 A reporter, trying to lose Q2: What calendar determines the date of the Chinese New Year? Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . .926-2105 himself in the romance of A) Lunar; B) Solar; C) Chinese; D) Zen war after his marriage fails, Outdoor Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-4001 gets more than he bar- Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-5282 gains for when he meets a Q3: The name January is derived from the Roman god Janus. What is he the special forces agent who Horizons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-2670 god of? reveals the existence of a A) Wine and grapes; B) Babies and childbirth; C) Clocks and calendars; Heritage Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-7625 secret, psychic military unit D) Gates and doors Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327-8761 whose goal is to end war HAWC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327-8480 as we know it. The Q4: What New Year's gift did ancient Persians give? Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-2128 JANUARY 8 founder of the unit has 7:30 P.M. gone missing and the trail A) Money; B) Eggs; C) Cakes; D) Rugs Fitness Center Annex . . . . . . . . . .926-2128 leads to another psychic THE MEN WHO Youth Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-2110 soldier who has distorted STARE AT GOATS Q5: In the Middle Ages most European countries used the Julian calendar, ITT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-2945 the mission to serve his RATED R so they observed New Year's Day when? Bowling Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-2112 own ends. A) Feb. 14; B) March 25; C) April 1; D) May 21 Pine Oaks G.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-4103 In 1972, a scale of Pizza Depot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-0188 measurement was estab- lished for alien encounters. ANSWERS: Additional information on When a UFO is sighted, it Services events and activities is called an encounter of can be found in The Edge and the first kind. When evi- the Son of God. at www.robinsservices.com dence is collected, it is ed as the occasion on which it was revealed to Mary that she would give birth to known as an encounter of and observed New Year's Day on March 25, called Annunciation Day and celebrat- the second kind. When A5: B. In the Middle Ages most European countries used the Julian calendar CHAPEL SERVICES contact is made with extra- terrestrials, it is the third Catholic — Catholic masses are at the chapel JANUARY 9 kind. The next level, productiveness. each Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 THE a.m., on Holy Days of Obligation at noon and 5 abduction, is the fourth A4: B. The ancient Persians gave New Year's gifts of eggs, which symbolized FOURTH KIND p.m. vigil the day before, and Monday through RATED PG-13 kind. Friday at noon. The Sacrament of Reconciliation fices to Janus so that he would bless the new year. is Saturday from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. In the second install- came to be regarded as the first month. On January 1 the Romans offered sacri- ment of Stephenie Islamic — Islamic Friday Prayer (Jumuah) is of the year in the ancient Roman calendar; in the 2nd century BC, however, it Meyer's phenomenally Fridays at 2 p.m. in the chapel annex rooms 1 and doors, and hence of openings and beginnings. January was the 11th month and 2. successful Twilight A3: D. The name of the month is derived from Janus, the Roman god of gates series, the romance Jewish — Jewish service is Fridays at 6:15 between mortal and vam- p.m. at the Macon synagogue. pire soars to a new level dragons made from papier mâché and cloth, and traditional music. as Bella Swan delves ebrated in many American cities with the roar of blazing firecrackers, dancing Orthodox Christian — St. Innocent Orthodox deeper into the mysteries A2: A. The Chinese New Year, traditionally based on the lunar calendar, is cel- Church service is at the chapel on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. of the supernatural world she yearns to become UPCOMING bration and the making of personal resolutions. Protestant — The traditional service meets part of—only to find her- Sunday in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Contemporary THE TWILIGHT times the arrival of the New Year has also become an occasion for spirited cele- self in greater peril than service meets at 6 p.m. in the Chapel sanctuary. SAGA: NEW ever before. dar. Traditionally the day has been observed as a religious feast, but in modern The gospel service meets at 8 a.m. at the MOON A1: B. New Year's Day is the first day of the year, Jan. 1, in the Gregorian calen- Chapel. Religious education meets in Bldg. 905 RATED R at 9:30 a.m. Tickets: $4 adult; $2 children (11 years old Source: ezinearticles.com/?new-year-trivia-quiz CHAPEL — 926-2821 and younger. For more information, call the base theater at 926-2919 January 8, 2010 The Robins Rev-Up 5A OFFICE CLOSURE IN BRIEF 670 and the parking lot adja- Updates will be provided via deposited in area lakes and Nominees must be a fed- cent to Bldg 675. email if these dates should The military ID card sec- streams to improve fish eral employee whose per- ROAD CLOSURES Perry Street, east of change. tion located at Bldg. 767, habitats. formance over a consider- Laundry Drive, from Bldg. 222, will be closed will be closed for training Those donating trees will able period of time, must Eleventh Street to Bldg. 670, from Jan. 11 thru Jan. 14. NCO RETRAINING the entire day on Jan 12. receive a free tree seedling. have demonstrated outstand- and the parking lot adjacent No through traffic signs will PROGRAM All other personnel services ing competence and interest to Bldg. 675 will be closed be placed at both ends of Air Force officials have will be available. The sec- AWARD NOMINATIONS in any area of public admin- Jan. 14 thru Feb. 7. This clo- Perry Street. This closure announced Phase II of the tion will re-open, business as SOUGHT istration. sure will not prevent access will not prevent access to fiscal 2010 NCO Retraining usual the following day. Awards and decorations Officials at each MAJ- to Bldgs. 668, 669, 670, 672, any parking spaces. Program. This program officials at the Air Force COM, FOA or DRU may 673, 675, 679, or 680. The closure is needed to selects NCOs in overage CHRISTMAS TREE Personnel Center are seek- submit one nomination. Access to these facilities will allow the contractor to install AFSCs to retrain into NCO ROUND UP ing nominations for the 61st Completed nomination be available from the section chilled water lines across AFSCs with shortages. The The 25th annual Warner Annual William A. Jump packages must be sent to of Laundry Drive adjacent to Perry Street and connecting mandatory phase (Phase II) Robins Christmas Tree Memorial Award. AFPC by June 1. Ga. Hwy. 247, from Bldg. to the base chilled water sys- of the program runs now round-up is scheduled for The annual award recog- For more information 659 to Bldg. 675. tem east of Perry. through Feb. 1. Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 nizes a federal employee for about the William A. Jump The closure is needed to These dates for both clo- For complete details and p.m. on Maple Street. outstanding service in Memorial Award, visit allow the contractor to mill sures are tentative and could a list of available retraining- Most trees will be administration and notable AFPC's “Ask” Web site or and overlay two inches of change due to the nature of in and retraining-out AFSCs, chipped into mulch and used contributions to the efficien- call the 24-hour Total Force asphalt on Laundry Drive work, weather conditions, check the vMPF or contact to keep city parks green and cy and quality of public Service Center at 800-525- from Eleventh Street to Bldg equipment failures, etc. your local MPS. beautiful. Others will be service. 0102. Law school programs available to Airmen Applications for the The FLEP is subject to court, candidates are eligible Funded Legal Education tuition limitations, and posi- for designation as judge Program and Excess Leave tions may be limited due to advocates. Program are being accepted overall funding availability. To be considered for from through March 1. The Air Force Institute of FLEP or ELP, applicants Interested officers are Technology establishes the must have completed all encouraged to compete. tuition limit, and the aca- application forms, applied “Our Air Force missions demic year limit is set at (acceptance is not required are constantly changing, and approximately $16,000 per at the time of application for commanders deserve to year. This amount may FLEP/ELP) to at least one have access to legal advisors change year to year. ABA accredited law school, with a broad background of The ELP is an unpaid received their Law School military experiences,” said legal studies program for Air Admissions Test results, and Col. Robin Moro, director Force officers. ELP partici- completed a Staff Judge of Professional pants do not receive pay and Advocate interview by Development Directorate in allowances, but remain on March 1. Officers must also the Office of the Judge active duty for retirement provide a letter of condition- Advocate General. “The eligibility and benefits pur- al release from their current FLEP and ELP will ensure poses. ELP applicants must career field. Selection for that we can continue to have between two and ten both programs is competi- maintain a Corps of officers years active duty service and tive. whose military experience must be in the pay grade O- Applications meet a complements their legal 3 or below as of the first day selection board in early training providing com- of law school. March, and selections are manders with the highest Applications for fiscal made based on a review of caliber of legal support.” 2010 FLEP and ELP will be the application package According to Moro, Air accepted through March 1. using a “whole person” con- Force JAGs do more than Both the FLEP and ELP cept. just provide legal assistance. programs require attendance For more information In addition to prosecuting at an American Bar and application materials, and defending clients Association accredited law visit www.airforce.com/jag brought before courts-mar- school. Upon graduation or contact Col. Jeffrey tial, JAG officers routinely and admission to practice Wilcox, WR-ALC staff participate in nearly every law in the highest court of judge advocate, at jef- facet of the Air Force mis- any state, territory of the email@example.com sion, including developing United States, or a federal or 222-0545. and acquiring weapons sys- tems, ensuring availability of airspace and ranges where those systems are tested and operated, consult- ing with commanders about how those systems are employed in armed conflict, and assisting commanders in the day-to-day running of military installations around the world. “Every facet of every Air Force mission is bound by elements of the law,” Moro said. The FLEP is a paid legal studies program for active- duty Air Force commis- sioned officers. It’s an assignment action, and par- ticipants receive full pay, allowances, and tuition. FLEP applicants must have between two and six years active duty service (enlisted or commissioned) and must be in the pay grade O-3 or below as of the day they begin law school. 6A The Robins Rev-Up January 8, 2009 Courtesy photo The Museum of Aviation Foundation’s annual marathon is one the largest marathon races held in Middle Georgia. Last year, there were more than 900 participants in the event. Museum set to host annual marathon The Fourteenth Annual WHAT TO KNOW... $250, second place $150, Museum of Aviation and third place $100. Foundation Marathon, Half Date — Jan. 16 Trophies are also award- Marathon and 5K Start time — 8 a.m. ed to the overall top three Entry fees — Run/Walk sponsored by male and female finishers Marathon: $45 Houston Healthcare will be Half marathon: $35 in each race; the overall top held at the Museum of 5K walk/run: $20 three male and female mas- Aviation on Jan. 16. (There is a $5 fee for ters in each race; the top The event, put on by the registrations received active duty military male Museum of Aviation after Jan. 9) and female in the Foundation and the Robins Registration — marathon; as well as the top Pacers Running/Walking - Contact John Hunter three finishers in fourteen Club, is one of the largest at 335-3426 or via email different age categories. at firstname.lastname@example.org. marathon races held in Chip timing will be used - Online at Middle Georgia and is part www.active.com again this year. Each of the 2010 Run & See Race information — marathon and half- Georgia Grand Prix Series. - robinspacers.org marathon runner will Proceeds from the growing - museumofaviation.org receive a medallion with annual event benefit the -Sixty-five volunteers ribbon as they cross the fin- Museum of Aviation, one are still needed for vari- ish line. Patriotic opening of the largest education- ous activities. Contact ceremonies will be in the focused aviation museums Capt. William White at Century of Flight Hangar William.email@example.com. in the country. and plenty of refreshments mil or 2nd Lt. Amanda In last year’s race more Fountain at are available afterwards. than 900 runners and walk- Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org Race packets may be ers from all over the United f.mil to volunteer. picked up at the Museum States participated in the of Aviation Century of races held at Robins Air postmark their registration Flight Hangar on race day Force Base. by Saturday are guaranteed only between 6:30-7:30 All three races are USA to receive their shirt on race a.m. Track and Field certified, day. A picture ID is required accurately measured and This year, cash prizes at registration/check-in. are relatively flat and fast. will be awarded to the 1st, Award ceremonies start All participants receive a 2nd and 3rd place male and January 16, at 9:30 a.m. in quality colorful long-sleeve female finishers in each the Museum’s Century of race shirt and those who race. First place will get Flight Hangar.