CheckMATE survey extended CONGRATULATIONS
WR-ALC leaders are encouraging that, in the process, strengthen
employees to complete the relationships, workforce engage-
CheckMATE (mission accomplish-
ment through engagement) survey,
ment and employee commitment to
Chief master sergeant
which has been extended through Air Force Materiel Command
The anonymous 12-question sur-
teamed up with the Gallup
Corporation and will receive the
promotion list, see page 3A
vey identifies areas of concern and results of the survey after they’ve
encourages managers, supervisors been analyzed by the research
and employees to work together to group.
come up with plans for resolution – from staff reports
November 6, 2009 Vol. 54 No.44
reputation of the ALC
BY KENDAHL JOHNSON “Our job is to deliver better
email@example.com air power, faster and cheaper,”
he said. “We are taking the ten-
When it comes to warfight- ants of AFSO21 and always
er support at Robins, one of the asking, ‘how can I do what I do
most visible aspects is per- better?’
formance – the quality and “We want to constantly
timeliness of the aircraft, com- daunting challenges and it will deliver our components quick-
modities, software and elec- never be perfect, but we want er than we did the year before,
U.S. Air Force photo by SUE SAPP tronics that are produced here. to make sure our performance while looking for ways to
Col. Carl Buhler, 78th Air Base Wing commander, presents the Bronze Improving that performance is as strong as it can possibly reduce cost and save taxpayer-
Star Medal citation to Tech. Sgt. Ruben Martinez Oct. 30. has become one of several key be.” s’ money. That’s the mantra of
initiatives aimed at not only He said improving perform- continual process improve-
enhancing support but also ance – which is one of senior
Robins Security Forces officer boosting the base’s reputation.
“The products we deliver to
leaders’ five long-term initia-
tives – is a strategic effort. It’s
The general said efforts to
improve performance are
awarded Bronze Star Medal the warfighter are what deter-
mine our reputation as a center,
about looking at where the
Warner Robins Air Logistics
Management held a week-long
BY WAYNE CRENSHAW medal, of that level of achieve- so improving performance is Center is now and determining value stream mapping session
firstname.lastname@example.org ment.” essential,” said Brig. Gen. Lee a plan of action to get to where to help identify areas that could
Martinez served as a police Levy, 402nd Maintenance leadership wants it to be years
One investigator in the 78th transition team chief in the 732nd Wing commander. “It presents from now. see INITIATIVE, 2A
Security Forces has been sta- Expeditionary Security Forces
tioned here for five years, but Squadron.
many members of his own unit “Sergeant Martinez’s out-
have never met him.
That’s because for most of the
standing leadership and technical
knowledge as a police transition
Museum of Aviation turns 25;
time Tech. Sgt. Ruben Martinez
has been here, he has been
team chief contributed signifi-
cantly to the unit’s success in gala event to mark milestone
deployed. He is a veteran of three developing a more competent and
tours in Iraq and one in legitimate police force for the BY WAYNE CRENSHAW
Kyrgyzstan. On Friday, he was Iraqi people,” said Maj. Russell
awarded a Bronze Star for his Stilling, 78th SFS commander. On Nov. 9, 1984, a group of
service in Iraq from September Acting on a tip, he led his people cut the ribbon to open the
2008 to September 2009. squad, including Iraqi police offi- first building of the Museum of
As Col. Carl Buhler, com- cers, to the discovery of a Aviation.
mander of the 78th Air Base weapons cache. One person in the crowd at that
Wing, pinned the medal on him, He also led his squad in pro- ceremony was Ken Emery. He
he leaned forward and whispered viding security for a short-notice was a captain stationed at Robins
something to Martinez that was visit by President Bush to the when he joined the cause of trying
inaudible to the 78th Security country. Additionally, he was crit- to bring an aviation museum here.
Forces members witnessing the ical to the security of 10 election He never dreamed what the
event. sites, and mentored his Iraqi offi- museum would become in just 25
But afterwards Col. Buhler cers through a double-homicide years.
told them exactly what he said. investigation. “Nobody envisioned that it
“I told him he just earned The sergeant said he has seen would be what it is today,” said
something that is going to be on progress in Iraq from his first Emery, who retired from the Air
his tombstone when he passes tour, especially over the past year. Force in 2004 and three years later courtesy photo
away from this world,” Buhler “I realized we are starting to became director of the museum. In 1986 the first Robert L. Scott Jr. exhibit opened in the first museum
said. “It’s a very rare day when turn it over to them,” he said. “It’s “Look at how we’ve grown. We building. Scott (center) cuts the ribbon on the exhibit with the help of
you can do something in the serv- a slow process but they are learn- Maj. Gen. "Nute" Nugteren, then WR-ALC Commander (left) and Walt
ice of your nation, and earn a ing.” see MUSEUM, 2A Whiting, then Museum Foundation Board Chairman.
Robins Partnership Council success stories multiply as collaboration continues
ROBINS WORKFORCE Warner Robins Air Logistics Center and alternate dispute resolution process. It also ership, and focused on differentiating
EFFECTIVENESS DIVISION AFGE Local 987. The agreement estab- assesses efforts made to improve customer between managing and leading the work-
lished the council to strategically plan how service and reduce adversarial relation- force. The sessions also focused on topics
Leaders at Robins have a vision of labor to build better collaboration between union ships.” such as how to handle paradigmatic versus
and management working together to create officials and senior management. While the council has existed for a num- tactical changes and identifying personal
and sustain an environment that takes care of “The partnership council addresses over- ber of years and mostly works behind the working styles. About 170 individuals
people so they, in turn, can continue to effec- arching issues that affect the Center, as a scenes, recent successes have drawn it into attended.
tively support the warfighter. One tool they whole,” said Ashley Hightower, a labor rela- the spotlight. In October, the 402nd Maintenance Wing
have to achieve this vision is the Partnership tions specialist in the Directorate of In June and again in September, the coun- conducted its first-ever Supervisor
Council. Personnel. “The council makes recommen- cil sponsored joint training sessions, with Leadership Training. The wing’s command-
The council was created with the signing dations on conditions of employment and workers from both labor and management. er, Brig. Gen. Lee Levy, and other presenters
of a Partnership Agreement between the other issues, such as joint training and the The training emphasized value-added lead- see COUNCIL, 2A
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2A The Robins Rev-Up November 6, 2009
MUSEUM Brothers. Tickets are no
honor of Gen. Robert L.
Scott Jr., author of “God is
“History is something
that we shouldn’t forget
Continued from 1A
According to a muse- My Co-Pilot.” Gen. Scott, and aviation history is
um release, its history a Middle Georgia native, important,” he said. “I
couldn’t have done that if dates back to 1978 when was so impressed with the wanted to make sure that if
it was not something spe- Guy Stone, a World War I exhibit that he moved here we did have a successful
cial.” veteran living in the area, from Phoenix, Ariz., to museum that education
Today the museum will agreed to donate his large become a leading promot- would be a part of it and
hold its biggest anniver- collection of aviation er of the museum. not just airplanes.”
sary celebration as it com- memorabilia toward the Today the museum has Nugteren said that he
memorates 25 years of creation of a museum. four exhibit buildings, also never imagined that
operation. The event will A committee at Robins including the new World the museum would grow
include a dinner, a per- was formed to explore the War II building. Last year to become what it is today.
formance by the Band of idea and on July 8, 1980, the museum drew over That happened, he said,
the U.S. Air Force the Air Force approved the 650,000 visitors. because of the strong
Reserve, and guest of establishment of a muse- courtesy photo One of the museum’s cooperative effort between
honor Amanda Wright um at the base. A commit- A look from above at the Museum of Aviation. biggest early supporters the base and the communi-
Lane. She is the grand tee of base and community was Maj. Gen. Cornelius ty that has continually
niece of Wilbur and supporters then began craft, helicopters and mis- phase development plan. Nugteren, Center com- improved the museum
Orville Wright, the fathers meeting and working siles for the initial muse- The first full year of oper- mander from 1982 to over the years.
of manned flight. She toward the construction of um collection. The 1984 ation drew 60,000 visitors. 1988. Now retired, he still “A lot of people have
works to raise awareness a museum. ribbon-cutting was for the In 1986 the museum lives in the area and con- put a lot into it,” he said.
for two national parks that Emery searched nation- Heritage Building, which opened several new tinues to be a big backer of “It just seems to get better
celebrate the Wright wide to find over 30 air- was the first part of a 3- exhibits, including one in the museum. every year.”
COUNCIL lot on Perimeter
Road. INITIATIVE about years from now.”
Leadership knows that
aren’t delivering anything,
they certainly aren’t improv-
safety in the workplace, then
we will become closer as co-
Continued from 1A Continued from 1A
The council is also having realistic expectations is ing our performance. workers and have a more
actively engaged in important; otherwise, people Reducing injuries and keeping empathetic approach toward
worked with about 80 road studies in an be streamlined to improve the will get discouraged and people healthy and safe trans- being a good wingman both
first-, second- and effort to reduce traffic effectiveness of C-5 Galaxy become unmotivated. Levy lates to a better performance on and off duty,” General
third-level supervi- congestion and program depot maintenance. said keeping people happy because we will have more Levy said. “That’s important
sors, discussing top- improve safety. One They’ve also implemented and motivated works hand in folks in the shop all pulling on not just from a safety perspec-
ics such as servant study resulted in Gate High Velocity Maintenance, a hand with improving perform- the same end of the rope tive, but also from a health and
leadership, proactive- 15, the Air National new and dramatic method of ance. together.” wellness perspective and from
ly engaging with your Guard gate, to be program depot maintenance “The airplanes and com- He added that VPP is more a suicide prevention perspec-
workforce, and com- open to outbound aimed at reducing aircraft modities don’t fix them- than a safety initiative; it’s also tive.”
pliance and diversity. traffic for a trial peri- downtime. selves,” the commander said. a people initiative. There are many different
The partnership od. In addition, employees “They rely on well trained, “It’s not just about employ- organizations involved in
council will sponsor The Council meets here have responded well to well motivated people who ees working to find safer ways enhancing performance, from
similar leadership quarterly and will attempts to engage the work- are well nurtured and cared of operating in the workplace, the Maintenance Wing to the
discussions across the continue to report force, improve communica- for.” but it gets that dialogue 330th Aircraft Sustainment
Center monthly with successes and work tion, and more closely inte- He cited the Voluntary going,” the general said. “We Wing, the Global Logistics
an effort to promote towards building an grate the workforce. But, he Protection Program as one start asking, ‘how can we do Support Center, the Defense
the “fostering of lead- even stronger rela- said, it’s important to have program that is very helpful in better – not just safer but bet- Logistics Agency, the 78th Air
ership in people.” tionship between sen- patience with change, as it’s a improving performance. He ter? VPP helps get the work- Base Wing and others, and
The council also ior level management process that will take time. said at a very simplistic level, force and management more Levy said improvement
supports the and the union. “Improving performance is the program promotes work- engaged, and that’s never a requires all partners working
Voluntary Protection “We’re focused on not a speedy process and any- place safety and aids in leader- bad thing.” together. He’s proud of the
Program and recently commitment, collabo- one who thinks it is, is expect- ship’s efforts to reduce Levy said VPP also ties direction the Center is head-
was instrumental in ration, teamwork and ing magic in a bottle,” he said. injuries. very well to the wingman cul- ing.
eliminating a poten- trust,” said Maj. Gen. “To make our processes a little “If people aren’t getting ture – the idea of everyone “We are going to keep
tial safety hazard by Polly A. Peyer, WR- healthier will take a bit of hurt at work, it means they are looking out for the welfare and improving and will continue
lobbying for the ALC commander, fol- time. It’s not about this month available to work,” the com- well-being of coworkers. to keep Robins a gem in the
installation of lights lowing a recent coun- or six months from now, or mander said. “If they are not in “If we feel a sense of AFMC crown of the air logis-
in a dimly-lit parking cil meeting. even a year from now. It’s our work centers and they responsibility for each other’s tics center system,” he said.
November 6, 2009 The Robins Rev-Up 3A
2009 Requirements Symposium begins Nov. 17
Hundreds of representa- Chuck Pollard, of WR- tractors. a total value of more than CONGRATULATIONS TO
tives of companies from
around the country will soon
“These sessions are led by
subject matter experts at
$5.16 billion in 2008.
“Attendees were very
congregate at the Georgia The theme for this year’s Robins, which ensures direct enthusiastic and supportive CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT
National Fairgrounds in
Perry, for the 7th Annual
symposium is “Collectively
Solving Acquisition and
contact with program man-
agers, engineers and other
about attending follow-on
symposiums,” Pollard said. PROMOTEES
Requirements Symposium. Sustainment Challenges.” decision makers with “Post-conference feedback Keith Davis 78th Security Forces Squadron
The symposium is a Guest speakers will include detailed information on indicated last year’s sympo- Lori Gawan 116th Logistics Readiness Squadron
three-day event where senior Maj. Gen. Polly Peyer, WR- many ongoing and future sium was the best sympo- Phillip Gawan HQ Air Force Reserve Command
leaders and managers at ALC commander, and Maj. programs,” Pollard said. sium ever. This year’s sym- Wesley Hardin 78th Medical Support Squadron
Robins share with businesses Gen. Gary McCoy, com- Last year’s symposium posium also promises to be a Wanda Lee 116th Maintenance Squadron
their plans, current and mander of the Global was an “enormous success,” successful event.” Gregory Joy 116th Maintenance Squadron
future requirements, and Logistics Support Center, the said Pollard. There were Additional information
organizational visions for the supply chain manager for the more than 800 participants, on the event is available on
next three to five years. Air Force. including 550 attendees from the Aerospace Industry
“This insight allows In addition to the guest industry representing over Committee Requirements
industry to better respond to speakers, breakout sessions 300 different companies. Symposium web page at
current and future needs of will detail future require- The information shared w w w . w r c o c -
the Center and plan for sup- ments and provide other helped play a role in the WR- aic.org/reg1.asp.
port of the warfighter,” said information helpful to con- ALC signing contracts worth –from staff reports
Air Force updates guidance on PTU wear
Air Force officials have zipped at least halfway authorized by commanders, designated running areas,
updated guidance for wear between the waistband and but may only consist of unless prohibited by the
of the physical training uni- collar. Sleeves will end with- either a solid black or dark commander.
form, replacing previous in 1 inch of the wrist. blue baseball cap with the Personal grooming and
guidance published in Air The PTU running pants Air Force symbol or “U.S. Air appearance standards apply
Force Instruction 36-2903, waistband will rest at or with- Force” logos. Headgear is to during physical fitness activi-
Dress and Personal in 2 inches of the natural be worn outdoors only. ties with one exception:
Appearance of Air Force waistline. Both pant legs will Bandanas are not Long female hair will be
Personnel. extend below the ankles and authorized unless due to a secured but may have loose
Effective immediately, indi- will be zipped to within 1 medical waiver condition. ends.
vidual items making up the inch of the bottom. Cold weather acces- Proper military customs
PTU and improved PTU are Both the PTU shorts and sories may be worn out- and courtesies to honor the
considered uniform items. running shorts will rest at or doors only. flag during reveille and
Wear of the PTU is within 2 inches of the natural - The knit watch cap will retreat will apply. Saluting
mandatory during physical waistline. be solid black, dark blue or due to rank is not required
fitness assessments and The short sleeve PTU sage green without any when wearing the PTU.
while participating in organ- shirt will be tucked into logos. The few exceptions to this
ized PT events, as designat- shorts or running pants at all Gloves will be solid black policy are at the discretion of
ed by the commander. Unit times. Do not remove or cut or dark blue without any commanders for accessions,
commanders will determine sleeves. logos. professional military educa-
the PTU configuration. The long sleeve PTU Scarves and earmuffs tion or academic training
If PTU/IPTU items are shirt will be tucked into the will be solid black or dark when unit distinction is
worn during personal PT, the PTU shorts or running pants blue, and may wrap around required, such as identifying
following is required: at all times. Do not push up, either the top or rear of the instructors from students.
During periods of low remove or cut sleeves. head. Temporary adjustments may
light, reflective belts and The optional IPTU Green or black fleece is also be authorized when
armbands are required when sweatshirt will extend no not authorized with the safety is a concern or in a
wearing the optional running lower than 6 inches below PTU/IPTU. deployed location.
shorts. Reflective acces- the natural waistline. Do not The IPTU running suit Any long-term exceptions
sories are optional when push up, remove or cut top or bottom may not be to this policy must be sub-
wearing the standard PTU. sleeves. mixed with the current PTU mitted through the respec-
Footwear is to remain Undergarments must be running suit top or bottom. tive major command to
conservative. No bright col- appropriate and worn with all The lining of the Headquarters Air Force A1
ors or excessive ornamenta- uniform combinations. PTU/IPTU shorts may be for approval. Any questions
tion is to be worn. Short or full-length span- removed, but no other uni- regarding this policy should
Socks must be white, but dex may be worn under both form alterations are author- be addressed through the
small trademark logos are the PTU and IPTU, but ized. proper chain of command.
acceptable. must be black or dark blue. Headphones are author- – Air Force Uniform Office
The PTU jacket must be Headgear may be ized inside fitness centers or Public Affairs
4A The Robins Rev-Up November 6, 2009
Presidential proclaimation November Military Family Month
President Barack Obama and serve our nation in their but also by our ability to convey to them our deepest
pledged his support of mili- own right. During Military support those families who respect and appreciation,
tary members and their fam- Family Month, we honor the have made so many sacri- and recommit ourselves to
ilies and said Americans families of our armed forces fices for us. Time and again, their support.
have a “solemn obligation” and thank them for their military families have “Now, therefore, I,
to preserve their well-being dedication to our country. shown their heart in the face Barack Obama, president of
in his proclamation declar- “Though only a small per- of adversity. We have a the United States of
ing November as Military centage of our nation’s pop- solemn obligation to ensure America, by virtue of the
Family Month. ulation, our troops bear the that while our men and authority vested in me by the
The proclamation reads: great responsibility of pro- women in uniform dis- Constitution and the laws of
“No one pays a higher price tecting our people. They, charge their duties, we do all the United States, do hereby
for our freedom than mem- along with their families, we can to promote and pre- proclaim November 2009 as
bers of our nation’s military serve us every day with serve the well-being of their Military Family Month. I
and their families. As sons courage and dignity. families. We must also sup- call on all Americans to
and daughters, husbands and Ensuring that military fami- port the families of our honor military families
wives, and mothers and lies receive the respect they wounded warriors and our through private actions and
fathers are deployed, mili- deserve and the support they fallen heroes who have paid public service for the
tary families endure with have earned is a top priority the ultimate price for the tremendous contributions
exceptional resilience and for my administration. freedoms we enjoy. they make in the support of
courage. They provide our “The strength of our nation “This month, we celebrate our servicemembers and our
troops with invaluable is measured not just by our the tremendous contribu- nation.”
encouragement and love, success on the battlefield, tions of military families, –Air Force ews Service
AFRC Veterans Day concerts to honor service to nation
The largest and most versatile the Zuver Center Auditorium at munity for the sacrifices made,”
unit of the Band of the U.S. Air Mount de Sales Academy, at 7:30 said Maj. Don Schofield, U.S. Air
Force Reserve, the Concert Band, is p.m. Force Reserve Band commander.
scheduled to perform Veterans Day “Our Veterans have served our Concert goers are encouraged to
concerts Tuesday and Wednesday. nation with great distinction. This arrive early.
The Tuesday performance is Veterans Day concert is a small ges- For more information, call the
scheduled for the Dublin Theater in ture in which the Reserve Command AFRC Public Affairs Office at 327-
Dublin at 7 p.m., and the can say thank you, and to honor 1760.
Wednesday performance will be at them, their families, and their com- – Courtesy AFRC Public Affairs
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Commentary “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the
only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. ”
– Thomas Jefferson
Veterans’ sacrifices can have far-reaching effects
STATEMENT On Veterans Day, we honor to re-enter their must adapt to permanent brings together all the resources
Be recognized as a world those who have served in our families, a situ- changes and sometimes perma- devoted to physical, mental,
class leader for develop- nation’s armed forces, as well as ation that caus- nent sacrifices. Children may spiritual and emotional wellness
ment and sustainment of those who continue to serve. es family find a parent veteran isn’t fully to better serve the needs of all
warfighting capability. This being the Year of the Air m e m b e r s present to them for a time … or members of Air Force families.
Force Family, it’s also appropri- heartache and for good. The Air Force, however, isn’t
WR-ALC ate that we acknowledge not tests their The Air Force, as well as our able to help everyone who needs
MISSION only the service and sacrifices of capacity for sister services, are committed to it. Wingmen, good neighbors,
STATEMENT our military veterans, but those patience and helping family members cope caring coworkers, and resilient
Deliver and sustain of their family members as well. understanding. with the emotional hardships family members have an impor-
Deployments are tough on Family mem- Gen. that often accompany a veter- tant role too. We set aside one
combat-ready air power
family members, multiple bers of veter- Donald an’s service. We’ve gotten a lot day each year to honor our
… anytime, anywhere.
deployments more so. Veterans ans who come Hoffman better at it over the last 40 years. nation’s veterans. This year, let’s
HOW TO CONTACT US returning from hostile environ- home wounded AFMC Something we call the also honor the people who sus-
ments sometimes find it difficult or disabled commander Integrated Delivery System tain and love them.
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EDITORIAL STAFF Personally, I am really looking forward to we are a nation at war, we are adding daily to be thankful and the numbers of people we owe
COMMANDER the federal holiday on Wednesday. Brian and I the totals of those who have experienced com- our gratitude and respect increase as the veter-
Col. Carl Buhler are taking a very special trip – one I am certain bat. ans’ population swells.
will stir deeply-held emotions At present, the Carl Vinson center serves I am glad for my opportunity to say
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR and create lasting memories. approximately 28,000 veterans in 52 counties. “thanks” in person to some of America’s
Rick Brewer Our destination is the Carl The center has expanded its care management greatest. I’m also very proud that 60 military
Vinson Veterans team to meet the influx of Operation Enduring members from Robins will visit with patients
EDITOR Administration Medical Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. in Dublin and escort them to the auditorium for
Lanorris Askew Center just down the road in Currently, the facility is managing approxi- the ceremony. Through their actions, they too
email@example.com Dublin. There, we’ll have the mately 60 such cases, and the Dublin facility will know that lump in the throat and that good
(478) 222-0806 privilege of spending some and its outpatient clinics continue to enroll 25 feeling that comes from paying your respects
valuable time with the people to 30 OEF/OIF veterans every month. to true American heroes.
STAFF WRITER who’ve made this country The veteran of a distant era is being joined So, what are your plans for Veterans Day? I
Wayne Crenshaw great, our veterans. I am truly by much younger men and women. Their hope every member of Team Robins has some
firstname.lastname@example.org honored to have the opportu- Maj. Gen. experiences have been vastly different; yet rest and relaxation on tap for your day off.
(478) 222-0807 nity to speak at the facility’s Polly A. Peyer their experience is in many ways the same. You’ve certainly earned it. But I also trust you
annual Veterans Day WR-ALC Warfare may have changed throughout the will do something you likely can’t help but do
PHOTOGRAPHER ceremony. And I am very commander ages, but the toll of battle is no less devastating every day you are at work here. Please, take the
Sue Sapp excited at the prospect of per- on the warrior in the field. The foreign lands time to remember and give thanks for the brave
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(478) 222-0805 treated at the center. names and locales. But the solemn, patriotic fighting — for our country.
Lately, I’ve given some thought to an inter- pledge to fight and even die for the sake of our Veterans Day is a tribute to all our service
SUBMISSION esting aspect of my upcoming visit. While country is the same. people, living and dead, from all wars. It’s a
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at (478) 923-6432. seemed dangerous for the employees and should have taken steps to ensure his passen-
tractors in an unsafe situation.
I was on my way to exit the main gate also because it seemed to me that the van gers were dropped off as close to their desti-
CLASSIFIEDS after my work shift when I saw a white van driver should have dropped the employees nation as possible, preferably just outside the
To place a classified ad, call The labeled “Good Vocations” drop off three uni- off in an area not necessitating the crossing of building or at a clearly marked pedestrian
Telegraph at (478) 744-4234. formed employees (blue shirts, tan pants) at dangerous intersections during peak traffic crosswalk.
the corner of Perry Street next to Bldg. 231 times. We’ve forwarded your concern to the
ONLINE on the east side of Perry Street next to the I know that the Voluntary Protection Director of Contract Services and he dis-
To read articles online, visit building. Program applies to all of us here on the base cussed the issue with Good Vocations.
www.robins.af.mil/library/rev.asp The employees proceeded to cross to the and I was concerned for the safety of those During the meeting, he conveyed the impor-
west side of Perry Street — no crosswalk employees. I don’t know if this is a usual tance of using pedestrian crosswalks and the
The Robins Rev-Up is published
by The Telegraph, a private firm in there. Then they proceeded to cross Watson practice of “Good Vocations”, but I wanted to need to drop off employees in safe locations,
no way connected with the U.S. Air Boulevard at the main gate area on that cor- let you know what I had observed. to ensure a safety first environment.
Force, under exclusive written con- ner. There are no crosswalks there that I We all need to be safe here on the base and Your concern for these workers is exact-
tract with Robins Air Force Base, could see. everywhere else. Thank you. ly what VPP is about—well done!
Ga., of the Air Force Materiel
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endorsed by, the U.S. government,
Department of Defense, or
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appearance of advertising in this
publication, including inserts or
supplements, does not constitute
endorsement by the Department of What are
Defense, Department of the Air Miguel Cole Fathma Carlisle Nick Anello Victor Hunsicker
Force, or The Telegraph, of the
products or services advertised.
your Base education office Family member DOD AIMS
Everything advertised in this publi-
cation shall be made available for thoughts on “It’s a great honor that “I respect and admire “Thanks to America
for finally recognizing
“Veterans Day is
purchase, use, or patronage with- we have that day for them. My husband is a important to keep the
out regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, age, marital
Veteran’s those that served and the
ones serving now.
veteran. They’re not
given as much respect
veterans’ contributions.” youth of today aware of
the sacrifices veterans
status, physical or mental handi-
cap, political affiliation, or any other Day? Everyone should reflect
on the sacrifices service-
and recognition that
they deserve for the
have made for our coun-
try, so they can be free.”
non-merit factor of the purchaser,
user or patron. members have made for sacrifices they make.”
insight November 6, 2009 Robins Rev-Up 1B
‘As important as your life’
BY WAYNE CRENSHAW
In early 2004 Col.
Amando Gavino headed out
of Camp Victory in Bagdad
in a four-vehicle convoy.
They were on a short trip
to the airport, but before
they arrived he heard the
front gunner yell out “RPG
3 o’clock!” He pulled out
his 9 mm and started firing
its 15-round clip.
“It felt like about three or
four seconds I was shooting,
and I was out,” he said.
“And the Army guys were
yelling commands I wasn’t
v e r y
T h e
t h e U.S. Air Force photos by SUE SAPP
but his Airmen take part in 5th Combat Communications convoy training.
Gavino did not sit Convoy training is one of
well with “All the sounds and the the most important parts of
him. explosions and things that the course, he said. In addi-
“I said to myself, ‘Never you hear, if you haven’t had tion to learning what to do in
again,’” he recalled. “If this kind of experience, certain situations, he said,
there is arms training, I’m you will panic.” it’s also important for the
in.” troops to hear the gunfire
Today he is vice com- Flight Lt. Paul Jennings and explosions that are used
mander of the newly stood- Commander of 5th Combat as part of the training.
up 689th Combat Communications Group “All the sounds and the
Communications Wing at training school explosions and things that
Robins. He is plenty busy you hear, if you haven’t had
with that job, but even so he this kind of experience, you
would have to return fire. will panic,” Jennings said.
is taking time out to com-
The objective was to keep “It gives you a sense of what
plete the 3-week combat
moving and get through the it is like even though it is not
skills training course that the
danger area as quickly as real.”
Communications Group possible. Tech Sgt. Harry Gregory,
gives to deploying Airmen. Gavino said he found it to non-commissioned officer
In convoy training last be good training, in charge of the
week, Gavino was perched and he was school and veteran of
on the back of a truck just impressed with several deployments,
like the 48 Airmen in the the knowledge of gave a succinct
course. The convoy was the trainers. answer when asked
parked in a protective box “Even though how important con-
formation and Gavino kept I’m busy in the voy training is to
his eyes trained ahead for office, I told the troops.
any ‘insurgents’ that might guys I don’t want “It’s as important
be about to attack. to be pulled as your life is to you,”
out,” he said. “I Jennings
The convoy, made up of he said, noting that in
six big trucks and a vehicle want to finish the news that very day
that carried the convoy com- this training.” was a report about eight
mander, was practicing Flight Lieutenant Paul Soldiers lost to coordinated
“contact left” and “contact Jennings of the British attacks on convoys. “You
right” drills. They would Royal Air Force is com- never know what you may
leave the formation and mander of the 5th CCG’s encounter on the road and
drive through a short course training school. He is also an doing battle drills is very
where they would come Iraq veteran who has come important so that it becomes
under fire by insurgents and under fire while in a convoy. muscle memory.” 5th Combat Communications Airmen take a defensive stance within an enclosed circle of
Tech Sgt. Harry Gregory, non-commissioned officer in charge of the 5th Combat
Communications Group training school, speaks to troops after a session. An Airman posing as a member of the opposition opens fire on the convoy.
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2B The Robins Rev-Up November 6, 2009
78th FSS BRIEFS Native American Heritage Month
TODAY more call the Arts & Crafts Center
Year of the Air Force Family at 926-3004.
Kids Night Out will be from 6:30
to 10 p.m. at the Youth Center. TUESDAY
Party your socks off with food, fun Youth basketball registration
and much more! Open to kids ends today for ages 5 – 18. Cost
ages 5 – 12. For more information is $45. Registrations accepted
call 926-2110. until teams are full. Volunteer
coaches needed. To register or for
The Bowling Center will have details, visit the youth center, locat-
Thunder Alley Family Bowling ed in Bldg. 1021 or call 926-2110.
Night in celebration of Year of
the Air Force Family Nov. 6 from WEDNESDAY
9 to 11 p.m. Bring your children All veterans bowl for $1.50 per
out for a fun night of bowling and game from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on
enjoy two hours of glow-in-the-dark Veteran’s Day. The Bowling Center
bowling for $25 per lane (up to six will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
family members per lane). For
details, call the Bowling Center at UPCOMING
926-2112. Private pilot ground school will
be conducted Jan. 4 – Feb. 26.
The Horizons front entrance Cost is $585 and is due at the time
renovation is complete. Please of registration. Register soon as
stop by and see the improve- classroom seating is limited. For
ments. For more details, call more information, call the aero
Horizons at 926-2670. club at 926-4867.
U.S. Air Force photo by SUE SAPP
SATURDAY The Base Restaurant will be
Susan Green enjoys an ear of corn at the Native American Heritage corn roast and artifact identification Nov. 4.
Texas Hold’Em will be held in serving a customer appreciation
Other events will include the movie “Brother Bear” to shown at Robins Park Nov. 13 at approximately 6:30 p.m. On
the Heritage Club Lounge today, Thanksgiving meal Nov. 19 from
Nov. 16 a luncheon will be held at Horizons from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Plainsmen
Nov. 14 and 21 with a Base 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dine at the main
Championship Tournament to fol- restaurant or purchase a meal at Drum and Dance Troup. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting Capt. Lurie Walton at 926-5705.
low Dec. 5. Texas Hold’Em will one of the snack bars or mobile
not be held Nov. 28 due to the trucks. Meal includes sliced be available. Prize drawings will throughout the base. If you know Starbuck’s world-class blended
Thanksgiving holiday. Sign-ups will turkey, cornbread dressing, be held. For more information call of a Robins family in need, come coffee) or the Black Eye (triple
begin at 1:30 p.m. and games will mashed potatoes, green beans, the Youth Center at 926-2110. by the community center, Bldg. shot of espresso fused with
start at 2 p.m. Entertainment fee giblet gravy, roll and cranberry 956 and fill out an application. All Starbuck’s world-class blended
is $10 for members and $15 for sauce for $2.25. For more infor- Horizons will host a applications are confidential. For coffee). The Afterburner is located
nonmembers. For more informa- mation call 926-6972. Thanksgiving Day Buffet Nov. 26 more information call 926-2105. in the Base Restaurant, Bldg. 166
tion, call 926-2670. from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy on Byron St. It offers a variety of
The Youth Center is now home-style turkey, ham, stuffing, Hunting season is open now hot and cold beverages, pastries
SUNDAY accepting registration for pies and much more. Open to all through Jan. 15, 2010. Hunting and snacks. For more information
Every Sunday watch all the Thanksgiving Camp Nov. 23 – ranks and grades. Cost is $12.95 requires a valid Georgia state call 222-7827.
play-by-play NFL football action 25. Current shots are required. for members, $14.95 for guests, hunting license and hunting safety
on the Heritage Club multiple tele- Space is limited. For more infor- $7.95 for children (3 – 10 years class offered by outdoor recre- Fitness center renovations:
vision screens and three new high mation please call 926-2110. old) and free for children 2 years ation. Cost is $10 for archery The women’s locker room in
definition plasma televisions with and younger. Reservations are hunting and $30 for gun and the main Fitness Center, Bldg. 826
satellite. Doors open at noon and There will be a Turkey Trot 5K required for parties of 10 or more. archery. For class times and dates will undergo a complete renovation
games begin at 1 p.m. There will Race Nov. 20 beginning at 11 a.m. For more information on the best call outdoor recreation at 926- through Nov. 19. For more infor-
be prizes, food and beverage spe- For details contact the Fitness Thanksgiving buffet in Middle 4001. mation, call 926-2128.
cials all season long. For more Center at 926-2128. Georgia, call 926-2670.
information call 926-2670. The Afterburner, which proudly The Pine Oaks Lodging now
The Youth Center grand re- ONGOING brews Starbucks coffee, is open offers wireless high speed inter-
MONDAY opening will be Nov. 20 from 5 – The annual base Holiday Food Monday – Friday from 5 a.m. to net access available in all rooms.
The Arts & Crafts Center is 8 p.m. Information on youth Drive has begun. The 78th Force 2 p.m. November’s specials are Room reservations may be made
now offering sewing classes on sports, instructional programs, Support Squadron will be collect- the Red Eye (one shot of espresso up to two weeks in advance or you
Mondays from noon to 2 p.m. and before and after school care, holi- ing canned goods to make holiday fused with Starbuck’s world class can register online at
Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. For day camps, teen employment gift baskets for families in need. blended coffee), Cross Eye (dou- www.robinsservices.com. For more
more details on this class and opportunities and much more will Collection boxes are located ble shot of espresso fused with information call 926-2100.
78th FSS DONATE YOUR LEAVE
Employee-relations specialists at 926-5307 or 926-5802 have information and
Veterans Day hours School Horizons
instructions concerning requests to receive or donate annual leave.
The following person has been approved as a leave recipient: Ronald Hughes,
559th AMXS. POC is Todd Kirkpatrick, 222-3820.
OPEN Arts & Crafts Center Human Resource
Bowling Center, open To have an approved leave recipient printed in the Robins Rev-Up, send information
from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Auto Skills Center Office
Base Library Information, Tickets to Lanorris Askew at: email@example.com. Submissions run for two weeks.
Fitness Center, open
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Base Restaurant and Travel
Flight Line Kitchen CDC East and West Marketing
Golf Course Community Center
Military Education &
78th FSS NOW PLAYING
Rasile Indoor Pool,
Training Office Outdoor Recreation DIRECTORY
open from 8 a.m. to 2
Equipment Rental Pizza Depot The only U.S. Marshal
p.m. Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-5491
Center Professional assigned to Antarctica,
Lodging Carrie Stetko will soon
Fairways Grille Development Center Community Center . . . . . . . . . . . .926-2105
Wynn Dining Facility leave the harsh environ-
Family Child Care Resource Outdoor Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-4001
ment behind for good.
CLOSED Fitness Center Annex
Flight Line Dining
Arts & Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-5282 When a body is discov-
Aero Club, administra- Horizons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-2670 ered out on the open ice,
tion and sales Facility (fast food) Teen Center
Food Service Office US Veterinarian Heritage Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-7625 Carrie's investigation into
Airman and Family the continent's first homi-
Readiness Center Heritage Club Services Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327-8761
Honor Guard/Mortuary Wood Hobby shop cide plunges her deep into
Airman Leadership HAWC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327-8480 a mystery that may cost
Affairs/Readiness Youth Center NOVEMBER 6
Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-2128 her her own life.
Fitness Center Annex . . . . . . . . . .926-2128 WHITEOUT
Youth Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-2110 RATED R
Club spotlight ITT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-2945
Bowling Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-2112 Cassidy, Jessica, Claire,
Pine Oaks G.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-4103 Ellie and Megan are sorori-
The following is a listing of the services, hours or operation. ty sisters and true-blue
Pizza Depot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .926-0188
friends to the end -- until a
Horizons, Bldg. 542 926-2670 Additional information on prank gone wrong result-
Administrative Office • Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services events and activities ing in Megan's demise.
can be found in The Edge and Rather than risk their
at www.robinsservices.com futures by reporting the
crime, the friends agree to
Cashier Office • Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. cover it all up. Cassidy and
Bar Daily • During operational hours
Dining Room Daily • During operational hours
CHAPEL SERVICES NOVEMBER 7 company learn to regret
their decision one year
Catholic SORORITY ROW later when a stalker begins
Lunch Catholic masses are at the chapel each RATED R sending them videos of the
Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 a.m., on night Megan died.
Monday - Friday - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holy Days of Obligation at noon and 5 p.m. vigil
the day before, and Monday through Friday at
What was Mark Whitacre
Evening Dining noon. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is
Saturday from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. thinking? A rising star at
Monday - Closed agri-industry giant Archer
Tuesday - Thursday - 5:30 to 8 p.m. Islamic Daniels Midland, Whitacre
Friday and Saturday - 6 to 9 p.m. Islamic Friday Prayer (Jumuah) is Fridays at suddenly turns whistle-
2 p.m. in the chapel annex rooms 1 and 2. blower. Even as he expos-
Sunday Champagne Brunch es his company's multi-
Jewish service is Fridays at 6:15 p.m. at the national price-fixing con-
Sunday - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Macon synagogue. spiracy to the FBI,
UPCOMING Whitacre envisions himself
Lounge and Entertainment Orthodox Christian THE INFORMANT being hailed as a hero of
Main Lounge St. Innocent Orthodox Church service is at RATED R the common man and
the chapel on the second Tuesday of each
Sunday and Monday - Closed month at 5 p.m.
handed a promotion. But
Tuesday - Thursday 4 to 9 p.m. before all that can happen,
Friday 4 to 10 p.m. Protestant the FBI needs evidence.
The traditional service meets Sunday in the
Saturday 5:30 to 10 p.m. Chapel at 11 a.m. Contemporary service meets Tickets: $4 adult; $2 children (11 years old
(Hours may be adjusted for special entertainment events. at 6 p.m. in the Chapel sanctuary. The gospel and younger. For more information, call the
The WELLston is available for special functions only.) service meets at 8 a.m. at the Chapel. Religious
education meets in Bldg. 905 at 9:30 a.m. base theater at 926-2919
November 6, 2009 The Robins Rev-Up 3B
Tricare plans announce new
H1N1 immunization policy
Immunizations against 2009 H1N1 strain is rec-
the H1N1 virus will soon ommended. Both vaccines
be available, and people can be administered on the
are eager to take precau- same day.
tions. Tricare Prime, Officials with CDC’s
Standard and Extra benefi- billing and payment rules Advisory Committee on
ciaries can get their shots that apply to influenza vac- Immunization Practices
from network and non-net- cine. recommends that everyone
work providers without Preventive medicine is get the H1N1 vaccine, but
paying a deductible or a very important part of for certain groups the vac-
making a co-payment. Tricare’s goal of keeping cination is more critical.
A temporary waiver retirees and families These include:
allows retired Tricare healthy, said Rear Adm. Pregnant women.
Prime enrollees to get the Christine Hunter, deputy People who live with
H1N1 immunization from director of the Tricare or care for children
non-network providers Management Activity. younger than six months.
without a referral or “To that end, we make Healthcare and emer-
authorization, eliminating getting vaccinated as con- gency medical services
point-of-service charges. venient and affordable as personnel.
Prime enrollees will not be possible,” she said. Everyone between
charged a co-payment or “Beneficiaries should talk the ages of 6 months and
cost share. to their primary care man- 24 years.
Tricare for Life benefi- ager if they have any ques- People ages 25
ciaries must follow tions about the H1N1 or through 64 with chronic
Medicare rules regarding other vaccines.” health disorders or com-
H1N1 vaccine. Medicare The vaccine for the sea- promised immune sys-
will pay for administering sonal flu is not expected to tems.
the H1N1 vaccine, but not protect against H1N1, Older people with
the H1N1 vaccine itself if according to Centers for diabetes, cardiovascular
it is supplied to providers Disease Control and disease, asthma or HIV.
free of charge. Payment Prevention officials; there- – Courtesy of Tricare and
will be subject to normal fore, immunization for the Medicare
Military Health System submitted questions, as Management Activity and
experts will host a Web- well as questions asked the Centers for Disease
based town hall-style during the live event, will Control and Prevention are
meeting Tuesday from 3 be answered during the scheduled to participate.
to 4 p.m. to respond to Web hall. A transcript of all Participants are asked to
questions about H1N1 questions and answers will limit quetions to H1N1 flu-
influenza. be posted to the site after related topics and to refrain
Military members, their the event. from disclosing personal
families, health-care Subject-matter experts information, When possible,
providers and Defense from the Army, Navy and officials said, servicemem-
Department civilians may Air Force, the Office of the bers should contact their
submit questions starting Deputy Assistant Secretary chain of command to
now, using the comments of Defense for Force Health resolve issues.
box at Protection and Readiness, – Courtesy American
http://www.health.mil/flu. As the Military Vaccine Forces Press Service
many as possible of the Agency, Tricare
TURN OFF THE JUICE WHEN NOT IN USE
4B The Robins Rev-Up November 6, 2009
Health and Wellness Center will mark
34th Great American Smokeout with walk
BY STUART BAPTIES and picking up adoption With all the resources selor and receive free, con-
Robins Health and Wellness Center papers for your smoker available to help smokers fidential counseling.
along with a commit to quit quit, there has never been a Studies have found that
More than 70 percent of kit? better time to quit smoking, Quitlines can more than
adult smokers say they want You can show your fur- and the Health and Wellness double a person’s chances
to quit, but without help, of successfully quitting
fewer than five percent suc- tobacco. Callers to
ceed. Quitlines can be connected
Nov. 19, is the 34th with smoking cessation
Great American Smokeout, resources in their communi-
and the Robins Health and ties, social support groups
Wellness Center continues and internet resources.
its legacy of supporting this ther sup- Center is here Tobacco use remains the
important American Cancer port by walking with your to help. If you smoke, make single largest preventable
Society initiative by provid- adopted smoker Nov. 19 at a plan and set Nov. 19, as cause of disease and prema-
ing free resources to help 2 p.m. during the Robins your quit date. ture death in the United
smokers quit. The HAWC Great American Smokeout The Health and Wellness States accounting for an
will also sponsor a walk to Walk. Center is standing by to estimated 443,000 prema-
allow smokers to mark their The Great American help with monthly Tobacco ture deaths, including
special day and to allow Smokeout was inaugurated Cessation Classes offered 49,400 among nonsmokers
non-smokers to show in 1976 to inspire and during the workday and in as a result of second hand
friends and family that they encourage smokers to quit the evening. Just call 327- smoke. Half of all
are supportive of those for one day. 44.2 percent of 8480 to schedule your class. Americans who continue to
efforts. the 45.3 million Americans Don’t have time to sit in smoke will die from smok-
Do you have a co-work- who smoke have attempted class? Then we have anoth- ing-related diseases.
er, friend or family member to quit for at least one day in er avenue for you. By sim- For more information
that you want to show sup- the past year, and the Great ply calling the American call the Health and Wellness
port to? American Smokeout Lung Association Quitline Center at 327-8480.
Why not adopt a smoker remains a great opportunity at 1-866-QUIT-8937, peo- – Statistics quoted are
for the month by stopping to encourage people to ple who are considering courtesy American Cancer
in at the Health and commit to making a long- quitting will be able to Society Cancer Facts and
Wellness Center next week term plan to quit for good. speak with a trained coun- Figures 2009.
how to stretch your holiday mail the OSC at robin- Team Robins family.
IN BRIEF decorating and gifts budget.
All ROSC members are
firstname.lastname@example.org. Take an angel and then
return it with the requested
ROSC EVENT invited to attend. ROBINS ANGEL TREES item to the gift boxes locat-
The Robins Officers’ Reservations are due by It’s Angel Tree time ed in the front entrance of
Spouses’ Club will present Nov. 12. RSVP at again! the BX or commissary.
DESIGN ON A DIME as its email@example.com. The Robins Officers’ All Angel Tree contribu-
theme, Nov. 19. If you are interested in Spouses’ Club in conjunc- tions can be turned in at any
The event will take place joining the ROSC, check tion with the First Shirts will time through Dec. 11.
in the Horizons Club out www.robinsosc.com for be setting up trees full of For more information,
Ballroom, at 10 a.m. eligibility guidelines as well angels at the Robins Base send an e-mail to the Angel
There will be a variety of as membership forms. Exchange and the commis- Tree POC-Darla-at
simple, creative, and inex- For more information, sary. Each angel represents OSC@gmail.com.
pensive ways presented on see the OSC web site, or e- a wish of a member of a
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