"No nerds. No birds."
That's the unofficial slogan for a computer software group at Robins.
They maintain the systems that support planes and programs through the Department of Defense.
The phrase may sound unflattering, but to the 402nd Software Maintenance Group, it's undoubtedly true.
Without the brains to power the technology that fly aircraft, those planes would never get off the ground, much less fight wars.
13WMAZ went Behind the Lines, where the so-called "nerds", are not only smart, but fun, even hip, and young, too.
Electrical engineer Richard Dixon said, "I had no idea this is what I'd be doing out of college."
Dixon thought one day he'd have to grow-up, and leave childhood addictions behind. He said, "I started on Mario, all the way back in the day."
He gripped joysticks and poundedgame pads, the way other boys grasped footballs.
Laughing he said, "I was the nerdy kid."