Exercise may cause delays at Robins

May 11, 2013 

Beginning Monday, Robins Air Force Base will conduct an exercise to evaluate readiness, emergency response procedures and “the ability to survive and operate in a wartime environment.”

According to a release, the exercise will test the ability to respond to various situations and threats, both manmade and natural.

At times there may be delays entering and exiting the base. Also there may be reduced services at some facilities and building access may be restricted.

The exercise will continue through Thursday.

Employment office closing

The Robins Employment Office will close its doors permanently on Friday.

The office has been located near the Museum of Aviation since 1989, according to a release. The move is being made to centralize staffing operations and improve efficiency, the release stated.

Personnel at the employment office will be relocated to staffing offices on base.

“This is an opportunity for us to create synergy within our personnel processes,” Deb Singleton, director of personnel, said in the release. “It will have minimal impact on our ability to continue to provide first-rate customer service.”

Those seeking employment information should use the website www.usajobs.gov or pick up a reference guide, which will be available in a covered case in front of the building. Copies of the guide can also be obtained at the Robins Visitors Center, the Department of Labor, the Nola Brantley Memorial Library in Warner Robins or by visiting www.robins.af.mil.

Social media platorm for military members opens

Members of the military now have their own social networking site.

Similar to Facebook, except exclusively for veterans, www.rallypoint.com has 14,000 members and is rapidly growing, according to a release. About 25 military personnel at Robins Air Force Base have signed up for the site, according to a spokeswoman for the service.

The site was created by two Army officers who served together in Iraq, then reconnected as students after the war, the release stated. They wanted a social networking site where military members could communicate with people who speak their language.

They say the site can help military members advance their careers by building relationships and help better plan for their next assignment.

The site also recently expanded to allow veterans to sign up so that they can become more aware of job opportunities.

To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.

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