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Team Robins Walk Challenge

Team Robins Walk Challenge

The base Health and Wellness Center will be conducting its Walk Challenge April 2 through May 31. Registration is Wednesday, April 2, from 8 a.m. till noon.

Registration includes: a 60-Day Log sheet and recorded height & weight. Use the log sheet to record the steps you accumulate on your pedometer and bring it back to the HAWC on June 2 for an end weight. (1 point for every 10,000 Steps and 1 point for every pound lost). Prizes: Certificate of Completion signed by the 78th Medical Group, Fitness Coins for Top 3 Males, Females and children ...

Air Force F-35 takes first night flight

Air Force F-35 takes first night flight

Air Force Times

Pilots in the Air Force's newest and most expensive fighter can now fly at night.

An F-35A training pilot took off Monday at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., for the Joint Strike Fighter's first night training sortie. Previously, the service's training syllabus explicitly prohibited the advanced stealthy fighter from flying at night or during adverse weather.

But this delay wasn't due to a technical problem, it was due to different air worthiness standards in the various services flying the plane.

The Joint Strike Fighter is designed as a common fighter for all services. However, an issue arose with the symbols that the system's pilot interface uses.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

New battlefield acupuncture could soon come to Robins AFB

New battlefield acupuncture could soon come to Robins AFB

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – Medical patients here looking for pain relief may soon have the option of nontraditional treatment.

The treatment, called battlefield acupuncture, was recently introduced to physicians and other healthcare professionals by Dr Tom Piazza, one of three acupuncturists at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

Piazza led a day-long training session at the 78th Medical Group to get personnel acquainted with and ultimately credentialed on the battlefield acupuncture. Students received hands-on instruction by performing the acupuncture procedure on each other as well as volunteers seeking relief from persistent pain.

The procedure is specific to the surface of the ear and consists of five small needles, which remain in place for two to four days before being removed or falling out on their own. Though performed in minutes, results of the procedure are often felt within seconds.

Friday weather forecast

Friday weather forecast

Today... Sunny with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Tonight... Mostly cloudy with lows near 40.

Saturday... Partly cloudy with highs in the low 70s.

Saturday Night... Mostly cloudy with rain possible. Lows in the lower 50s.

Vietnam veterans to be honored at Georgia Capitol

Vietnam veterans to be honored at Georgia Capitol


ATLANTA (AP) - State officials are preparing to honor a group of veterans at the state Capitol building.

The Georgia Department of Veterans Services says Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to honor 12 Georgians who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for their service in the Vietnam War on March 25. Officials say Deal will issue a proclamation declaring March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Georgia.

Officials say several organizations including the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association, the West Atlanta/Douglas Choral Society and others are expected to be on hand for the event.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Robins AFB Russell gate closed Tuesday

Robins AFB Russell gate closed Tuesday

The Robins AFB Russell Parkway gate will be closed Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to barrier maintenance, according to base social media.