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48th Brigade prepares for icy weather

48th Brigade prepares for icy weather

With Georgia under a state of emergency due to the icy weather forecasted this week, the Macon-based 48th Brigade is making preparations to help out.

Robins AFB General receives Air Force award

Robins AFB General receives Air Force award

Robins Air Force Base's Brigadier General Cedric George has been named Black Engineer of the Year for 2014.

According to an Air Force release, he was awarded during the Ninth Annual Stars and Stripes dinner in Washington D.C. last Friday.

The annual dinner recognizes "engineers, both active and retired African American general officers and members of the senior executive service."

Valentine truffles recipe: Chocolate, bacon and peanut butter

Valentine truffles recipe: Chocolate, bacon and peanut butter

 

 

Peanut Butter, Bacon, Chocolate Truffles

 

Ingredients:

6 slices thick-cut bacon

UFC's Miller to help open new facility at Robins

UFC's Miller to help open new facility at Robins

Robins Air Force Base invited a special guest to help them open a new Mix Martial Arts training facility Friday.

Macon-native Cole Miller, an Ultimate Fighting Champion featherweight, will open the newly-renovated Warrior Athletic Readiness – W.A.R. room at 1 p.m.

The gym now features an MMA room which offers specialized training using the latest fighting techniques to help individuals subdue an aggressor, according to a news release.

New base workout facilities offer advanced readiness training

New base workout facilities offer advanced readiness training

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – The fitness center here will cut the ribbon Friday on a new set of workout areas geared to Mixed Martial Arts training, Warrior Athletic Readiness, and Fitness on Demand. UFC Featherweight Cole Miller, a middle Georgia native, will be on hand to open the MMA room which offers specialized training using the latest fighting techniques to help individuals subdue an aggressor.

“Our Security Forces and military units have learned that you'll perform on the battlefield the same way you train” says Scott Peavy, Fitness Program Coordinator.

A newly-renovated Warrior Athletic Readiness –W.A.R. room offers a variety of strength and conditioning equipment for the demands of military duties. A Fitness on Demand kiosk gives individuals or groups the convenience of workout routines according to their schedule.

STAR teachers and students honored

STAR teachers and students honored

HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – The Perry and Robins Regional and Chambers of Commerce will host the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Student and STAR Teacher recognition program on Feb. 5, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.  The program and reception will be at Central Georgia Technical College in Building A’s auditorium. During the program, STAR students and their teachers will be recognized, and the district winner will be announced for the first time. 

 

The 2014 STAR Students and Teachers from the Houston County School System are:

  • Houston County High:  Willa M. Wang and teacher Sherin Hinnant;
  •  Northside High:  Hunter Riley Craft and teacher Patricia Ogletree;
  • Perry High:  Jacob Allen Turner and teacher Debra Anderson;
  • Veterans High:  Emily Megan Deyton and teacher Jeremy William
  • Warner Robins High:  Brendan Kennedy and teacher Louis Leskosky.

 

Air Force looking for JSTARS recapitalization

Air Force looking for JSTARS recapitalization

By Aaron Mehta
Air Force Times
 

WASHINGTON — The Air Force hopes to develop a new JSTARS surveillance aircraft based on a business jet, one which could be operational as soon as 2022.