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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.

Job opening in Warner Robins

Job opening in Warner Robins

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.

Job opening in Warner Robins

Job opening in Warner Robins

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.

Ham radio study session comes to Warner Robins

Ham radio study session comes to Warner Robins

Central Georgia Amateur Radio Emergency Service members hold a a cram study session in Warner Robins this month in preparation for the FCC amateur radio exam.

The exam will then be given at the end of the day, according to a release.

On April 26, the guided study, "broken into six 45-minute periods, will go over readion sections of the FCC question pool, with hourly breaks and lunch."

The class is at 8:30 a.m. at the Houston Medical Center and the exam starts at 4 p.m.

If you'd like to attend, the study session is free, but the exam fee is $15.

Register online for the study session and exam. 

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.

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.