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Robins Air Force Base Hosts Pancake Flip
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Thursday is Veterans Day, but officials from Warner Robins and Robins Air Force Base honored the troops a day early on Wednesday at the 2nd annual Pancake Flip.

Mayor Chuck Shaheen was amongst the officials who honed their flapjack flipping skills while cooking up the hotcakes and then tossing them to dozens of children waiting with over-sized plates.

Installation Commander Col. Carl Buhler says they cooked up the equivalent of 6,000 pancakes Wednesday.

But the event wasn't all about fun and batter--it was also about honoring those who serve. 

"We wanted this to tie in to the Veterans Day weekend," says Buhler.

Buhler says the Pancake Flip is a long-standing Air Force tradition that started about 60 years ago.

"The town of Cheyenne, Wyoming had an event called Frontier Days and that was the very first air show for the Thunderbirds on the civilian side," says Buhler. "Part of their mass casualty feeding exercise was to do a pancake flip."

Buhler served with the Thunderbirds, traveling all over the world to participate in the aerial shows and he says when he got to Robins the tradition came with him.

"Next thing you know, we made it happen," says Buhler. "We probably had 120-130 people at the first pancake flip."

He says the event really took off this year, with about 350 people from the base attending.

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