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Fallen remembered at Bleckley Memorial Day celebration

Fallen remembered at Bleckley Memorial Day celebration

On a muggy morning in Cochran, people gathered on the Bleckley courthouse square to say "thank you" at a Memorial Day Celebration sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.  

The names of soliders who gave their lives in service from Cochran were read by Chamber president Amy Harrelson.  Retired Air Force officer Johnnie Barrow spoke.

DoD to look at consolidating commissaries, exchanges

DoD to look at consolidating commissaries, exchanges

Karen Jowers, Air Force Times

Defense officials have ordered a review of options that include consolidating commissaries and exchanges, as well as having commissaries adopt an “Exchange-like business model,” according to information obtained by Military Times.

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.

2015 Pentagon budget released

2015 Pentagon budget released

By Andrew Tilghman, Air Force Times

The Pentagon’s new budget released Tuesday says military personnel spending should fall to its lowest point since 2008 as cuts to compensation take effect and the force continues to shrink from its wartime peak.

The budget documents for 2015 offer new details on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s proposals last week to reduce spending on pay and benefits. Those included controversial calls for Congress to limit troops’ pay raises, slash housing allowances by about 6 percent, eliminate commissary subsidies in many locations and boost Tricare fees for families of active-duty troops and working-age retirees.

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.

Financial seminars offered on base

Financial seminars offered on base

The Airman & Family Readiness Center offers classes next week in Bldg.

Forum addresses Acquisition policies, processes and strategies at Robins AFB

Forum addresses Acquisition policies, processes and strategies at Robins AFB

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – The Aerospace Industry Committee of Warner Robins is hosting a forum Wednesday to discuss the policies, processes and procedures that drive acquisition strategies and decision-making process at Robins AFB.

Experts from the Robins Small Business Office, the Judge Advocate’s Office, and other organizations will outline the details behind the procurement and contracting programs at Robins.

This forum will provide valuable information for companies and small businesses planning to do business with Robins Air Force Base.