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February 19, 2010 Vol. 55 No 7
5th CCG Airmen serve multiple roles in Operation Unified Response BY WAYNE CRENSHAW [email protected]
5th Combat Communications Group Airmen are on the ground in Haiti and making significant contributions to the relief effort. Eight members of the unit, part of the 689th Combat Communications Wing, landed in the earthquakeravaged nation in late January.
Two members are involved with transferring data, via satellite, from reconnaissance aircraft which are surveying the damage. Six are part of a Deployable Initial Communications Element, or DICE. The DICE’s mission is to provide communications for a field hospital, said Capt. Joel Nelson, the team’s leader.
The field hospital is at a port and primarily serves as a staging area for patients headed to and from the USNS Comfort, one of the Navy’s floating hospitals. Nelson said the DICE has set up communications with the ship and also with various charitable organizations contributing to the
(From left to right) DICE team members Tech. Sgt. Turvon Casey, Senior Airman Travis Meyer and Staff Sgt. Jon Hutchins help load patients from the USNS Comfort for transport to the 24th Expeditionary Medical Support unit.
see HAITI, 6A
UP IN THE AIR
Civil engineering experts map facility support process BY 1ST LT. PAM STAUFFER 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force photo by TOMMIE HORTON
Clarence Thrower, an electronics technician in the 566th Electronics Maintenance Squadron, prepares to tilt an F-15 radome for adjustments. Antenna signals penetrate the radome allowing pilots to see oncoming targets.
One of the Warner Robins Air Logistic Center’s five strategic initiatives is focused on performance. Specifically, ensuring the Center delivers aircraft to its customers on time. To help move the Center closer to that goal, members of the 78th Civil Engineer Group and others recently conducted a week-long value stream mapping event to identify ways to improve CE support to the ALC. According to event organizers, how quickly CE responds to the facility needs of units such as the 402nd Maintenance Wing directly impacts the speed those units are able to support its customers. “Focusing on the customer tends to change your perspective. The team worked hard all week to improve their processes … knowing the ultimate customer is the warfighter,” said Randall Evans, 78th Air Base Wing Lean coordinator. The team investigated a number of areas including intra-agency communication and customer service and satisfaction, and found cur-
rent CE processes to be ‘linear, complicated,’ said Evans. One major change the team recommended is for CE to not wait for a certain stage of a project to be complete to begin work on subsequent stages. For projects which involve planning and programming, design and construction, the team found the average flow-time could be lessened from 843 to 672 days, or as much as 20 percent. The team also found additional flow time savings can be realized by simply involving organizations such as the small business office, contracting and legal in the first stage of projects rather than later in the process. This will lessen the likelihood of projects having to be ‘reworked’ because of administrative or legal oversights. Evans said the team’s work epitomizes the Center’s focus on Performance – ‘We are a results driven, preferred provider committed to customer support.’ “All of the organizations involved in this process were more than willing to do their part to ensure we have the best process in place to support the warfighter,” he said.
Magazine places Robins division in top 125 for 3rd year in a row BY JOANNA WILSON WR-ALC PERSONNEL DIRECTORATE
The Warner Robins Air Logistics Center’s Training and Professional Development Division has been selected by Training Magazine as one of its top 125 organizations for the third consecutive year. It is rated number 60.
job but following our leadership’s vision,” he said. The Training and Professional Development Division is led by Ken Wallace and provides comprehensive and integrated education and training services to the Center’s workforce.
The Training Division also scored the highest of all organizations in the Human Resources category. “It shows our organization is in tune with customer needs and executing our mission properly,” said Mark Brotherton of the division’s resource and planning branch. “It’s not just about doing our
This is the 10th year in a row Training Magazine has sponsored the competition, which evaluates a variety of data such as total training budget and number of annual training hours per employee. Hundreds of organizations compete each year for the elite award.
Around the Air Force
78th Force Support Squadron events, 10A
Wife accepts promotion for deployed spouse,
Airmen and their missions around the world, 3A
Engineering and Technical Management Awards
Days without a DUI: 19 Last DUI: 52nd CBCS — courtesy 78th Security Forces
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This year’s Engineering and Technical Management awards will be presented at a breakfast Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Museum of Aviation’s Century of Flight Hangar. Deryl Israel, WR-ALC executive director, will be the guest speaker. E&TM awards are presented annually to recognize the outstanding contributions of scientists, engineers and technical teams to the Center’s mission and to aerospace power. Global Logistics Support Center winners will also be recognized at the ceremony. Local winners will be submitted to Air Force Materiel Command for competition across the command. AFMC winners will be announced and recognized during a banquet in the spring.
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Robins sergeant wins service’s Geico Award BY WAYNE CRENSHAW
A Robins sergeant has been honored by the Air Force for promoting base traffic safety. Master Sgt. Vincent Dewberry, who is assigned to the 78th Security Master Sgt. Forces Vincent Squadron, Dewberry recently learned he is the service’s nominee for a 2009 Government Employees Insurance Company, or Geico, award. Dewberry, who is currently deployed to Iraq, will compete in the competition’s traffic safety and accident prevention category against nominees from the other military services. The
winner will be announced in the spring. “I am definitely honored, especially with it being Air Force level,” he said. As the squadron’s superintendent of plans and programs, Dewberry orchestrated several initiatives to promote traffic safety and security, said Chief Master Sgt. Vincent Eubanks, security forces manager. The initiatives included creating ‘Pumpkin Patrols’ to help ensure the safety of children on Halloween night and developing a campaign to educate base drivers about Georgia’s ‘Click It or Ticket’ seatbelt-use program. Dewberry also developed a tool which helps security forces Airmen ‘vet’ commercial vendors to determine their eligibility for base access. That innovation is currently in use at 11 Air Force Materiel Command bases.
Gen. William Fraser, Air Combat Command commander (center), gets a tour of the F-15 Rewire Facility by Brig. Gen. Lee Levy, 402nd Maintenance Wing commander (right), during an impromptu visit last week after his flight to Langley Air Force Base, Va., was diverted due to bad weather. Deryl Israel, WR-ALC executive director (left) and other Team Robins senior leaders were also part of the tour.
Robins captain to receive a 2010 Black Engineer of Year award BY LANORRIS ASKEW [email protected]
Airmen’s Ministry Center ribbon cutting set for Wednesday A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. to mark the completion of facility and equipment improvements to the Robins Airmen’s Ministry Center. Col. Carl Buhler, 78th Air Base Wing commander, will preside over the
ceremony which will also include remarks from Installation Command Chief Master Sgt. Buddy Hutchison. Between August and December 2009 more than $71,000 worth of upgrades were made to the facility, including a new kitchen. – staff reports
A U-2/Global Hawk airframe engineer in the 560th Aircraft Sustainment Group is the winner of a 2010 ‘Black Engineer of the Year’ award. Capt. Nicholas Battle won the Science, Technology, Engineering and Capt. Mathematics Global Nicholas Competitiveness Battle Conference award
in the Modern-Day Technology Leader category. “It is still a shock,” said Battle, who will receive the award later today at the annual STEM Global Competitiveness Conference in Baltimore, Md. “(But) It feels great to win and have the possibility to meet one of my military and engineering heroes at the ceremony, Gen. (retired) Lester Lyles.” Battle said he knew early in life he wanted to be an engineer. “I was always fascinated with cars and began modifying car engine parts around the age of 15,” he said. “Mechanical Engineering fit the mold … allow-
ing me do “hands-on” work while applying sound engineering judgment. “I love being an engineer, and I have always lived by the rule that if you do something you love for work, you will have never worked a day in your life,” he said. Battle also said he credits winning the award to the help of many others. “I owe winning to the great teams and organizations I have worked with and for,” he said. “Without the hard work of my teammates and my leadership, this would not have happened.”
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Around the Air Force
U.S. Air Force photo by TECH. SGT. JEROMY CROSS
Staff Sgt. Mitchell Stein and Artus, his military working dog, take a break from patrol at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The two are assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron.
U.S. Air Force photo by TECH. SGT. MICHAEL R. HOLZWORTH
Maj. Nicholas Rutger, 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, runs an F-15 Eagle pre-flight checklist at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Rutger was participating in Red Flag 10-2, an exercise involving American and allied air forces.
U.S. Air Force photo by TECH. SGT. MICHAEL R. HOLZWORTH
Airman 1st Class Kaleb Salaza, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, signals to an aircraft on the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., flightline during a recent operational readiness inspection.
U.S. Air Force photo by TECH. SGT. JAMES L. HARPER JR.
Maj. Timothy Ballard carries a 6-year-old boy to a field clinic at the International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The boy was later airlifted to a stateside hospital in south Florida. Ballard is with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla.
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Commentary WR-ALC VISION STATEMENT Be recognized as a world class leader for development and sustainment of warfighting capability.
WR-ALC MISSION STATEMENT Deliver and sustain combat-ready air power … anytime, anywhere.
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“Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right.”
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Commander’s Action Line The action line is an open-door program for Team Robins personnel to give kudos, ask questions or suggest ways to make Robins a better place to work and live. The most efficient and effective way to resolve a problem or complaint is to directly contact the responsible organization. This gives the organization a chance to help you, as well as a chance to improve its processes. Please include your name and a way of reaching you,
so we can provide a direct response. Anonymous action lines will not be processed. Discourteous or disrespectful submissions will also not be processed. Commander’s Action Line items of general interest to the Robins community will be printed in the Robins Rev-Up. For more information, visit https://wwwmil.robins.af.mil/actionline.htm. To contact the Commander’s Action Line, call 9262886 or e-mail [email protected]
When there is a need, every little bit helps Soon after the earthquake rocked Haiti in early January and changed the country forever, the reaction among many Airmen was the same: “How can I volunteer to go?” I also wanted to be a part of the relief effort and, a few days following the tragedy, I received a call to pack my things. I was going to Pope Air Force Base, N.C., and then on to Haiti. I was excited to actually get a chance to help. However, Isoon found out I would ‘only’ be participating in air delivery missions (where supplies are dropped out of the back of an aircraft), and I didn't feel like I would be helping the citizens of Haiti as much. What I later learned is that I was part of an invaluable effort by thousands of people to provide relief to the country. While I augmented the Pope public affairs office and escorted media who accompanied the air deliveries, countless others were doing everything from creating flight plans to palletizing cargo to guarding entry points. More than 500 soldiers from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., spent two days in
U.S. Air Force photo by SENIOR AIRMAN DANA HILL
Haiti-bound cargo is loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Langley Air Force Base, Va.
“ Although we may not always see or under-
stand how we’re helping, our efforts often span farther than we know.”
the terminal waiting for their turn to join the relief effort. I learned they were given a very short amount of time to prepare for the trip and did not know when they were coming back. Even people who deploy to the desert know
when they are coming back, I thought to myself. I also thought about their families. I thought how the families probably helped the Soldiers pack their bags, running out to stores to get things they’d forgotten, or how
they were taking care of things at home so the Soldiers could focus on the mission. Out on the flightline, there were aircraft from many different bases waiting to be loaded with supplies and people. Pope’s aircraft maintainers and other flightline personnel worked around the clock, welcoming or sending off more than 70 aircraft a day. No, the maintainers and other flightline personnel never went to Haiti. But, the supplies and personnel couldn’t have made it there without them. Indeed, from the maintainers to the cargo handlers to the family members, everyone played an important part in the Haiti relief efforts. My experience taught me one doesn’t have to be on the front lines to contribute to the success of an operation. Although we may not always see or understand how we’re helping, our efforts often span further than we know. Commentary by Airman 1st Class Marissa Tucker 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, .C.
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SES ranks expand The number of Robins employees in the Senior Executive Service is set to grow by one. Gregory Stanley, vice director of the 402nd Maintenance Wing, will be promoted into the SES later today. Debra K. Tune, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for logistics, will preside over the ceremony. A former Marine, Stanley began working for the Air Force in 1982. Prior to assuming his current position, he was vice director of the 330th Aircraft Sustainment Wing.
LSV rules updated Small transports such as golf carts and all-terrain vehicles are widely used at Robins to save fuel, but they also present certain dangers. “These vehicles lately have been skipping all over the base,” said Tim Cahill, safety and occupational health technician in the 78th Air Base Wing Safety Office. To help minimize the dangers, Robins recently updated the rules for onbase use of golf carts and other small vehicles more commonly known as lowspeed vehicles or LSVs. Among other things, the updated rules restrict the operation of LSVs on some of the installation’s
faster and more heavily travelled streets such as Robins Parkway. While units with LSVs will provide training on the updated rules, Cahill said they will soon also be available online on the safety office’s intranet site.
LRS/LGRMSO; Lori A. Gawan, 116 LRS/LGRR; Phillip G. Gawan, AFRC/A4TR; Wesley L. Hardin, 78 MDG/SGS; Gregory C. Joy, 116 MXG/MXQ; Wanda Y. Lee, 116 MXS/MXMC; Kimberly A. Hagerty, AFRC/A3ME; ThomasA.Henry,AFRC/A6XR; Lynn M. Holder, 116 AMXS/MXAACJ; and Anthony L. Trevino, 730 ACSG/GFWAA.
Today A Troops to Teachers briefing will be held today at 10 a.m. in the Robins Education Center, Bldg. 905. No reservations are necessary. For more information, contact Danielle MalcomMolina at 327-3411 or [email protected] s.af.mil.
Hannah Road will be closed beginning Sunday.
Upcoming The Airman & Family Readiness Center is sponsoring a series of free “lunch and learn” classes Sunday through Feb. 28 during Military Saves Week. The classes are open to everyone who works at Robins and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Wynn Dining Hall conference room. Civilians are welcome to eat at the facility, but will have to pay for their meals. The schedule of classes: Monday – Home Buying; Tuesday – Teaching Kids Money Management; Wednesday – Making a Spending Plan; Thursday – Credit Card & Debt Management; and Friday – Retirement & Investments. Military Saves Week classes and contests for
Hannah Road bridge to be replaced during closure Hannah Road will be closed starting Sunday from the intersection of Hannah Road and Seventh Street to the intersection of Hannah Road and Richard Ray Boulevard. The closure will allow the 78th Civil Engineer Group to proceed with a fiscal 2009 kids are also planned at the Youth Center. For more information, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 9261256. The Community College of the Air Force is accepting applications for its April 2010 class. To be considered, the CCAF must receive all documentation before Feb. 26.
Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization project to replace the Hannah Road Bridge. Weather permitting, the road will reopen July 5. The closure will not interfere with access to Sewage Treatment Plant No. 2 or golf traffic between holes 6 and 7 on For more information, contact Danielle MalcomMolina at 327-3411 or [email protected] s.af.mil. The 2010 Robins Air Force Base Chief’s Recognition Ceremony and Dinner will be held Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Museum of Aviation’s Century of Flight Hangar. Cost is $30 per person. Dress for military mem-
the Pine Oaks Golf Course. Drivers travelling to the east side of the base should use Robins Parkway to Richard Ray Boulevard or Perimeter Road to Joint STARS Road. – Courtesy 78th Civil Engineer Group. bers is mess dress or semiformal uniform. Dress for civilians is formal or coat and tie. The following Chief Master Sgt. selects will be honored: Jerald C. Brooks, AMCTES DET 1/OL-MG; Harwell J. Butler, 579 CBSS/GBLA; Keith D. Davis, 78 SFS/S3O; James R. Depew, 409 SCMS/GUMCA; John W. Edwards, 402 AMG/CCS; Timothy W. Everett, 78
Robins will host several events to celebrate Women’s History Month in March. A bowl-a-thon fundraiser will be held Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. at Robins Lanes. Cost for three games and shoes is $10. For details, call Darlene Mannings at 926-9276 or e-mail her at [email protected] s.af.mil. A leadership panel luncheon will be held March 2 at 11:15 a.m. at Horizons. The panel of military and civilian women will kick off the event by describing women who are or have been influential in their lives and then open the floor to questions. For more information, call Misty Holtz at 3273661, Amber Alday at 3273587 or Pamela Reeder at 926-9810. The 2009 Team Robins Annual Awards Banquet will be held March 20 at 6 p.m. in the Museum of Aviation’s Century of Flight Hangar. Tickets are $20 and available from unit first sergeants.
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U.S. Air Force photo by SUE SAPP
Maj. Gen. Richard E. Webber, 24th Air Force commander, presents technical sergeant stripes to Arlene Heng during a recent visit to Robins as he talks by phone with her husband, Leonardo Heng, 5th Combat Communications Group, at his deployed location in Afghanistan. The three were brought together to celebrate Tech. Sgt. Heng’s STEP promotion to his current rank.
HAITI Continued from 1A relief effort. Team members have also helped move earthquake victims to the boat for transport to the hospital ship. “It’s been an eye-opening experience … to come out here and provide humanitarian assistance,” he said. “The people are all very friendly and grateful.” Staff Sgt. Trenton Morgan, a satellite communications technician on the team who only recently returned from a deployment to Iraq, volunteered for the mission. “I just wanted to help out,” he said.
5th Combat Communications Group members (from left) Tech. Sgt. Turvon Casey, Senior Airman Travis Meyer, Staff Sgt. Trenton Morgan, Staff Sgt. Jarrell Williams and Senior Airman Thomas Williams, set up the USC-60 Satellite dish used to provide voice and data communications for medical personnel of the 24th Expeditionary Medical Support unit.
U.S. Air Force photo by GARY CUTRELL
Snow flakes fall Feb. 12 as vehicles exit the Russell Parkway Gate. Non-mission essential employees were released early that day due to wintry weather.
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Employee Assistance Program ........................ 800-222-0364 Airmen and Family Readiness Center .................... 926-1256 Health and Wellness Center ..................................... 327-8480 Chaplain ..................................................................... 926-2821 Sexual Assault Response Coordinator.................... 327-7272 Military Family Life Consultant................................. 230-2987 Mental Health Clinic .................................................. 327-8398
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78th FSS BRIEFS ON TAP Texas Hold ‘Em Saturday and Feb. 27 Heritage Club Sign-up starts at 1:30 p.m. Games begin at 2 p.m. Members $10. Guests $15. For details, call 926-2670.
Family and Teen Talent Show March 11 Heritage Club 5 to 7 p.m. Sign up by March 8 For details, call 926-2105. Deployed Families Train Ride March 13 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sign up by March 5 For details, call Senior Master Sgt. Hunkins at 926-1256.
WWE Royal Rumble Feb. 21 Heritage Club 8 p.m. Members Free. Guests $5. For details, call 926-2670.
Universal Studios Military Salute Through March 26 Active and retired members free. Friends and family $94. For details, call 926-2945.
Military Saves Week Feb. 22-26 Wynn Dining Hall, Bldg. 768 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p. m. For details, call 926-1256 or visit www.militarysaves.org.
Earn Points on Club MasterCard Through March 31 Earn three bonus points – that’s a total of five points for every $1 spent at FSS activities on base, including commissary and base exchange purchases.
Big Bingo Family Night Feb. 22 Heritage Club 5 p.m. $4 per package. For details, call 926-4515.
Atlanta Hawks Tickets March 31 Hawks vs LA Lakers for $35. April 14 Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers for $58. For details, call 926-2945.
UPCOMING Golf Special Through February Pine Oaks Golf Course $20 for 18 holes before 1 p.m. and $17 after 1 p.m. Includes cart. For details, call 926-4103.
Office Make-over Contest Through April 1 Contestants may submit two photos of their office to the arts & crafts center. For details, call 926-5282.
Engraving Sale Through February Robins Arts & Crafts Center 20 percent off eagle awards and 10 percent off acrylic awards. For details, call 926-5282 or visit www.robinservices.com and click on arts & crafts.
Year of the Air Force Family Video Contest Through April 4 For details, visit www.myairforcelife.com.
Commissary Coupon Challenge Through March 1 Robins Commissary Clip coupons and win gift certificates. For details, call 926-1256.
Link Up 2 Golf Classes Through April Pine Oaks Golf Course
Tickets: $4 adult; $2 children (11 years and younger). For details, call the base theater at 926-2919.
On this day in 1847, the first rescuers reach surviving members of the Donner Party, a group of California-bound emigrants stranded by snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. On this day in 1945, during World War II, approximately 30,000 U.S. Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima. George Washington’s birthday is Feb 22. The town of Alexandria, Va. hosts the nation’s largest parade honoring our first president.
Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling Fridays 9 to 11 p.m. $5 for 12 years and younger &
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2010 Annual Greens Fees Pine Oaks Golf Course Pro Shop $429 - $715 for individuals, $583 - $880 for families and seniors Also available: singles for $135 per month or husband and wife for $240 per month. For details, call 926-4103.
78th FSS DIRECTORY
3) What professional sports league's MVP trophy is called the Podoloff Cup? A: NBA, B: NHL, C: BWBL, D: MLS
4) What year was tennis originally introduced as an Olympic sport? A: 1896, B: 1924, C: 1968, D: 1988
Additional information on FSS events and activities can be found in The Edge and at www.robinsservices.com
5) What team won the very first NBA game? A: Philadelphia Warriors, B: New York Knicks, C: Toronto Huskies, D: Chicago Stags
Do you think you know a little bit about sports? Take this quiz and see how much you really know.
QUESTIONS: 1) What was the first sport televised in the U.S.? A: Baseball, B: Tennis, C: Golf, D: Rugby 2) What golfer coined the term "caddy?" A: Walter Hagen, B: Bobby Jones, C: Napoleon, D: Mary Queen of Scots
6) What year was NASCAR founded? A: 1908, B: 1928, C: 1948, D: 1968
Catholic — Catholic masses are held at the chapel on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 a.m., on Holy Days of Obligation at noon and 5 p.m. (vigil the day before), and Monday through Friday at noon. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is Saturday from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Islamic — Islamic Friday Prayer (Jumuah) is Fridays at 2 p.m. in chapel annex rooms 1 and 2.
1) A. On May 17, 1939, baseball became the first sport ever televised in the U.S. The game was between Princeton and Columbia at Baker Field. Princeton won 2-1.
6:30 P.M. LEAP YEAR
Afterburner Monday through Friday Bldg. 186 (inside Base Restaurant) 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, call 222-7827.
Dance Classes Ballet, jazz and tap For details, call 926-2110.
Lunch Buffet Tuesday through Friday Horizons, Bldg. 542 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to all ranks & grades For details, call 926-2670.
2) D. Mary Queen of Scots, the first known female golfer, coined the term “caddy” in 1552, calling her assistants cadets. During her reign, the famous golf course at St. Andrews was built.
When yet another anniversary passes by without a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Anna decides to take action. Aware of an Irish tradition that allows women to pop the question on February 29th, Anna plans to follow her lover to Dublin and ask him to marry her. Fate has other plans.
ONGOING DePLAYment Tag Pass Packs Monday through Friday Marketing office, Bldg. 983 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, call 926-5492 or visit www.myairforcelife.com.
$10 for 13 years and older. Saturdays 9 to 11 p.m. $10 for all ages. For details, call 926-2112. Cheerleading classes Saturdays $40 per month. Register now; space is limited. For details, call 926-2110.
Karate classes Mondays & Wednesdays 5 to 6:30 p.m. $35 per month. For details, call 926-2110.
3) A. The National Basketball Association established the Podoloff Cup, named for Maurice Podoloff, the league's first commissioner, as the its Most Valuable Player award in 1956. The winner was originally chosen by the NBA players. Since 1981, however, it has been based on a poll of professional basketball broadcasters and writers.
3 P.M. ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS A SQUEAKQUEL
Walt Disney World Armed Forces Salute Passes On sale through July 31. Four-day tickets $99 - $151 For details, call 926-2945.
Vet Clinic Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to active duty military, retirees and family members. For details, call 327-8448.
4) A.Tennis was originally introduced as an Olympic sport in 1896, but was removed from competition after the 1924 games. It reappeared as a demonstration sport in 1968 and 1984 before being re-introduced as an actual event in 1988.
Now in the care of Dave Seville's nephew, Alvin, Simon and Theodore take a break from pop-music stardom and return to school. Almost immediately, the tiny tunesmiths are given the task of saving their school's music program by winning a battle of the band's contest. Though the boys think winning the contest will be easy, romantic and musical sparks fly when they meet the Chipettes.
$99 for adults and $89 for children 18 and younger. For details, call 926-4103.
5) A.The New York Knicks defeated the Toronto Huskies 68-66 in the very first NBA game on November 1, 1946. Any fan taller than Toronto center George Nostrand was granted free admission.
YOUTH IN REVOLT
As a teenage fan of Albert Camus and Jean-Luc Godard, Nick is out of his element when his mother and her boyfriend move the family to a trailer park. When a pretty neighbor named Sheeni plays records by French crooners, it's love at first sight. Upon learning Sheeni is dating someone, Nick launches a hilarious quest to find his way into her heart.
(Left) Scott Hammons, runner-up and (right) Bob Bovitch, champion, both used skill, luck and a good amount of bluffing to advance in a recent Texas Hold ‘Em tournament at the Heritage Club. Seated with them is dealer Master Sgt. David Johnson.
6) C. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was founded in 1948 by Ed Otto and William France Sr. for the purpose of promoting the sport of stock car racing. It is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States..
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Jewish — Jewish service is Friday at 6:15 p.m. at the Macon synagogue. Orthodox Christian — St. Innocent Orthodox Church Service is at the chapel on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. Protestant — Traditional service is Sunday at 11 a.m. Contemporary service is at 6 p.m. in the Chapel sanctuary. The gospel service is at 8 a.m. Religious education is in Bldg. 905 at 9:30 a.m.
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February 19, 2010 The Robins Rev-Up 11A
Robins to again embrace AFMC Team Lean Challenge BY JAMES BAKER SKYWRIGHTER STAFF The command-wide program known as Team Lean Challenge was so successful from 2007-2009 that it’s returning this month to Robins and other bases across Air Force Materiel Command. The challenge is themed ‘Cleared for Take Off’ to help participants focus on
clearing the way for permanent healthy lifestyle changes. These changes can, in turn, help participants ‘take off’ weight. “Lifestyle changes are necessary to combat obesity, which is a significant risk factor for chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, heart disease, certain cancers and arthritis,” says Antoinette Greene, Health
Promotion Coordinator for AFMC Surgeon General’s office. The challenge ends May 21, with final weigh-ins conducted May 24-28. For more information and to register, visit The Wellness Support Center at www.afmcwellness.com. Robins POCs for the challenge are Stuart Bapties at 327-8480 or Kelley Denney at 327-8030.
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