June 20, 1962
British Army Gen. Sir Hugh C. Stockwell, deputy supreme allied commander for Europe (NATO), was at Robins Air Force Base on part of a 13-day tour of U.S. military installations. The official and his party flew into Robins from Turner Air Force Base in Georgia aboard a C-131 Cargomaster after visiting Fort Rucker in Alabama and Fort Benning. Civilian employees Brenda Irwin of Unadilla and Wanda Peterman of Warner Robins presented the crew of 12 with a box of peaches. Air Materiel Area employee W.W. Goetz donated the peaches from his orchard.
June 21, 1962
Complete returns from the Democratic primary in Houston County showed Stanley Smith had been nominated for a seat in the state Senate that may not exist when the legislative reapportionment question is settled. David C. Peterson won the nomination for represenative, Post 2, for Houston County and Paul Stalnaker was unopposed in his bid for Post 1. Incumbents Henry C. Talton and Royce R. Pratt retained their seats on the Houston Board of Education for the northern district, but incumbent Marvin R. Dorsett was unseated by Dr. W.G. Talbert for the third post in the district. In the southern district, incumbents Cohen Walker and F.M. Greene easily defeated Walter C. Sorrells to retain their positions on the board of education. Named to the Houston County Board of Commissioners were Hugh Beatty and Homer J. Walker.
Three major staff changes for Robins were announced by headquarters, Continental Air Command, or CONAC. Col. William H. Traschsel was appointed assistant deputy chief of staff for operations at headquarters, CONAC. He replaced Col. Edwin C. Ambrosen, who left for an assignment in Greece. Col. Louis C. Adams Jr. was named CONAC inspector general and replaced Col. John O. Hall, who assumed duties as deputy chief of staff for CONAC. Chaplain Lt. Col. Frank M. Arnold was appointed chief of Reserve Chaplain Assignment and Training, headquarters, CONAC.
Second place honors in the 1962 Air Force worldwide talent contest at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina in the vocal group category went to four of Robins Air Force Base military men. The Astronauts were made up of A1C Samuel Anderson and A2C David Minor, both of the 4137th Strategic Wing; and A2C Melvin E. Roberts, Southeastern Communications Region; and SP4 Walter E. Powell, 4th Missile Battalion.