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Houston County restaurant ratings

Houston County restaurant ratings

See how Houston County restaurants rated with the Georgia Department of Health from March 25-April 25:

Spring Fling Day 22: Pet Supplies

Spring Fling Day 22: Pet Supplies

Today let’s fling Fido and Fluffy’s stuff.  It’s time to fling those too small collars and bowls, treats that the cat just will not eat and the frayed leashes. If you have supplies from a long gone pet, like an aquarium or a hamster habitat, today is the day to let those go.

 

Now go flinging!  Please come back and tell me how many pet supplies you were able to fling today.

 

4 standouts in Afghanistan honored with Sijan Award

4 standouts in Afghanistan honored with Sijan Award

By Oriana Pawlyk, Air Force Times

Lt. Col. Grant Hargrove helped Afghan leaders expand electric power and other essential services to 2.7 million citizens of Nangarhar Province, an area where Afghan forces and the Taliban often clash for control.

Maj. Randall Harvey II, the sole Air Force joint terminal attack controller embedded with an Army Special Forces team in Afghanistan, maximized air power to neutralize 99 insurgents and capture 49 enemy combatants over three months.

5th MOB earns Air Force Meritorius Unit Award

5th MOB earns Air Force Meritorius Unit Award

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – The 5th Combat Communications Group has received its second Air Force Meritorious Unit Award.  The 5th CCG, also known as the 5th "MOB," has won numerous unit awards, but the Meritorious Unit Award is unique because it specifically honors service in direct support of combat operations.

Created by the Secretary of the Air Force in 2004, the Meritorious Unit Award recognizes units for service either in a combat zone or directly in support of combat operations.

The award is given to units that display "outstanding devotion and superior performance of exceptionally difficult tasks as to set it apart and above other units with similar missions." 

The award recognized the 5th MOB's efforts from 5 Oct 2011 to 4 Oct 2013.  During this period, the MOB logged over 32,000 deployed man-days across 27 sites in 14 nations.

Early retirement revoked for some airmen, leads to White House petition

Early retirement revoked for some airmen, leads to White House petition

Air Force Times

The Air Force revoked some airmen's approvals for early retirement over the weekend, causing outrage online and sparking a petition to the White House.

One airman, who had previously been approved for Temporary Early Retirement Authority and asked not to be identified in print, forwarded the April 5 email to Air Force Times.

"We apologize for the confusion; however, your retirement application was approved erroneously," the email said. "The Air Force Personnel Center has approved the maximum allowable voluntary applications for your AFSC [Air Force specialty code]/grade, or your AFSC/grade has been removed from eligibility for this year's programs due to adjustments to manpower requirements. So your application is being returned."

The email also said the airman is no longer eligible for any voluntary or involuntary force management programs this year.

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.

Few civilians at Robins to be extended with latest VERA/VSIP offers

Few civilians at Robins to be extended with latest VERA/VSIP offers

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- While the Air Force recently announced it's using another round of VERA/VSIP (Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Program) offerings to rebalance and reduce the size of the operation and maintenance- funded civilian workforce, those offerings are not expected to be extended to most employees here. 

The majority of civilian employees at Robins (9,985 of 12,970) fall under the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC). Offers are expected to be extended to a minimal number of employees throughout the entire AFSC organization nationwide. 

AFSC officials say they're basing that estimate on a number of factors associated with ongoing Air Force workforce shaping efforts. They add that employees affected by these workforce shaping efforts will be contacted directly by their supervisor or a representative of the local Civilian Personnel Office.