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Moe's to Serve Free Meal to Police and Fire Department

Moe's to Serve Free Meal to Police and Fire Department

If you're in the sheriff, police or fire departments, Moe's Southwest Grill would like to thank you.

According to a Moe's Southwest Grill news release, the Moe's Warner Robins location is offering a free meal to the sheriff, police and fire departments on July 2, 3 and 5th.

Just show your badge or employment ID and get a free meal.

Moe's will be closed Wednesday, July 4.

 

Robins Transition to Take Place July 17

 

The Band of the Air Force Reserve isn't the only unit at Robins that's standing down.

The entire Air Logistics Center will be no more come July 17, but it's only going away in name. It will be replaced by the Air Logistics Complex.

The change is part of an Air Force wide move to consolidate resources into what they term "a five-center construct".

Here's what that means for Robins:

As of now, the Air Logistics Center at Robins operates on its own, with oversight from Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Come July 17, interim Commander, Colonel Evan Miller, says the chain of command of will change significantly. He said, "The Air Force needs us to be effective and efficient and execute our mission. I think the five-center construct will help us move in the right direction."

Test-Flight Squadron Provides Concert F-15 Flyover

For the past 30 years, the Air Force Reserve, headquartered at Robins Air Force Base, has brought the Independence Day Concert to Warner Robins.

They supply the band and its reserve pilots who provide the beautiful F-15 flyover at the start of the concert.

Their services and missions at Robins are many, but the test flight squadron may be one of the most visible. They fly planes over the Robins region almost every day.

Lt. Col. Dan Badia, call-name "Gus", is one of four reserve pilots who test F-15's for imperfections after overhauls at the depot. He said, "They put it back together, and we take it out."

He and Major Steve D'Amico, call name "Ritalin", check every system on the ground and in the air. D'Amico said, "Were never going to let the airplanes go unless were 100-percent certain that everything's OK."

They fly the planes past the sound barrier. Badia said, "We go supersonic. You hear that sonic boom sometimes."

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Store Owner Stabbed in Warner Robins Armed Robbery

Just before 10 a.m. Monday, Warner Robins police responded to an armed robbery call in the 500 block of North Davis Drive.

Two male suspects entered Lee's Clothing Locker and demanded money. One brandished a knife and the other a gun.

One suspect stabbed the store owner in the thigh. EMS took him to the Houston Medical Center for treatment. He is in stable condition, according to a Warner Robins police press release.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 478-929-6911. 

Information can also be submitted through TipSubmit by texting the tip to CRIMES (274637) and include keyword WRPD in the body of the text. 

WR Mayor Shaheen: Save the Air Force Reserve Band

Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen doesn't want Monday's Independence Day Concert to be the last for the Band of the Air Force Reserve.

In March, Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner told Eyewitness News that he fought to keep the band, but the Pentagon ultimately decided to cut it. The band has been based Warner Robins since 1941.

Band spokesman Bill Granger told WMAZ's Lorra Lynch Jones they planned to make this year's Independence Day celebration one to remember.

But Shaheen says he is concerned that losing the band may mean more than just losing the annual July concert.

Missing Two-Year-Old Found Safe

A missing two-year-old has been found safely.

That's according to Warner Robins police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh.

She says two-year-old Sanyah Williams was reported missing late Sunday night.

The little girl was found just before 1 a.m. Monday asleep at a relative's house, according to Pugh.

She did not have any other details on the case.