78th Force Support Squadron
Updated On: 10/31/2012 11:26:40 PM
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The 78th Force Support Squadron provides military and civilian recreational services by monitoring and controlling the non-appropriated fund management, clubs and catering, the base restaurant, the Civilian Welfare Fund, library services, supply and rental facilities, all recreational facilities and membership and private organizations.
We consider our many programs, activities and events as a part of our customers' benefits. The Force Support Squadron, which is made up of a workforce of more than 850 dedicated employees, provides combat support, community service and promotes the well-being of the Robins AFB community. Every day we know we must prove our professionalism and dedication with our customers, whether it is our Military Personnel Section customer service updating a CAC card order, our fitness center staff demonstrating the correct use of exercise equipment or a base restaurant employee preparing a breakfast order. Above all, we listen to our customers and we are fully engaged to anticipate their needs. If you have compliments, comments or concerns, please complete a comment card or go online to http://www.robinsservices.com and click on the ICE (Interactive Customer Evaluation) icon located on the home page. Comment cards and drop boxes are located in FSS facilities.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service offers a wide range of services on Robins Air Force Base. Patrons enjoy shopping in the modern shopping mall constructed in 2000. This facility houses the Main Exchange, Military Clothing Sales, food court and concessionaires. In addition, there is also a Class Six/Shoppette, Car Care Center, furniture store, Burger King and Church's Fried Chicken. Only authorized patrons are allowed to shop in the retail stores, however we invite all Robins AFB personnel, including civilian and contracted employees, to enjoy the wide variety of food items offered in the food court, Burger King and Church's Chicken.
Building 186, Perimeter Road, (478) 926-4867
The Robins AFB Aero Club, located on the northwest side of the base flightline, allows pilots and students to develop skills in aeronautics and provides safe, economical, small aircraft flying. The training center owns several aircraft, including four Piper Warriors, two Piper Arrows and an Archer. These planes are available for club members' leisure time use, as well as for TDY travel. The aero club offers private pilot ground school with tuition assistance for active duty military as well as instruction for private, instrument and commercial pilot certifications. Three tie-downs are available for privately owned aircraft.
Building 166, (478) 222-7827 (STAR)
The Afterburner, one of the newest FSS facilities, proudly brews brand name coffee. A variety of coffees, teas, frozen drinks and baked goods are available to customers, including Starbucks brand options.
Airman and Family
Building 794, (478) 926-1256
The Airman and Family Readiness Center professional staff, as community readiness technicians and consultants, offer a full spectrum of services to individuals, families and military organizations on Robins AFB. Consulting services include transition and employment assistance, relocation assistance, personal financial management, information and referral, individual and family readiness, family life education and Air Force Aid.
The Airman and Family Readiness Center offers the following activities: Air Force Aid Society assistance, family readiness education and assistance, personal financial education, family life education, information and referral services, family member employment resource service, relocation assistance and transition assistance, the Loan Closet and Airmen's Attic. Its Bundles for Babies provides layettes for Air Force personnel's firstborn. A&FRC activities serve all single and married active-duty military, Department of Defense civilian personnel and their eligible family members, guard and reserve members on active duty, other eligible uniformed members, military retirees and their eligible family members. Recommend customers call (478) 926-1256 prior to visiting the Airman and Family Readiness Center to schedule an appointment for consultations, or to ensure services are available when visiting.
Arts and Crafts Center
Building 984, Tenth Street, (478) 926-5282
The Arts and Crafts Center, a skills development program, offers a variety of classes and workshops in traditional arts and crafts, matting and framing, automotive repair and maintenance and woodworking. The center sponsors arts and crafts shows and the Air Force Gallery Artist-Craftsman and Photography Gallery programs.
Do-it-yourself mechanics have access to stalls, lifts, tools and computerized repair guides to work on their vehicles in the auto hobby shop. The wood hobby shop offers state-of-the-art equipment any woodworker would envy, and aspiring framers can mat and frame their artwork, family photos and keepsakes. In addition to the self-enrichment activities offered, the center also provides an array of custom services including framing, engraved awards, trophies, name tags, personalized gift items, cards and balloon bouquets.
Building 166, (478) 926-6972
The base restaurant, located within easy walking distance from the flightline, offers delicious food to nourish the Robins workforce. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch and sends mobile snack trucks to all areas of the base twice a day with hot and cold food, salads, beverages, snacks and pastries. In addition, the restaurant operates 10 snack bars convenient to work centers. In November, the base restaurant holds a special customer appreciation meal that is enjoyed by more than 4,000 people each year.
Career Assistance Advisor
Building 941, (478) 222-0168
The Team Robins Career Assistance Advisor reports to the installation commander on various retention issues and programs, provides professional development courses and conducts career counseling sessions for enlisted members. For an appointment contact the CAA at (478) 222-0168 or DSN 472-0168.
Centers East and West
Buildings 943 and 946, (478) 926-5805/3080
The child development centers provide age-appropriate care to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in a safe and enriching environment that meets the needs of individual children. These National Association for the Education of Young Children-accredited facilities offer a host of programs for children and their families. The facilities are open Monday through Friday and offer full-time and hourly care. Evening child care is available the first Friday of every month. An online child care request form is available at http://www.robinsservices.com.
Building 923, (478) 222-7618
The commissary is located on the south side of the base across from the Base Exchange. The facility is approximately 69,000 square feet and features a produce department that prepares fruit baskets and trays to order; a full service deli; a bakery with fresh breads, ice cream cakes, rotisserie chicken, novelty items and custom made cakes; and a meat department that will cut selections to your specifications. The commissary also has a sushi bar that prepares sushi fresh daily. The operating hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Handicapped patrons are allowed to enter the facility 30 minutes early to shop.
There are 12 registers and four self checkout lanes. The commissary accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, EBT and Debit cards. The commissary is closed on Monday.
Building 956, (478) 926-2105
The Community Center provides a variety of entertainment and recreational programs for the entire Robins AFB community. All of the trademark programs are offered: Build A Boat, and Let's Celebrate End of Summer Bash. Your Community Center is the first stop if you are looking to compete on the Air Force Chess Team or join the world famous Tops In Blue tour.
Building 914, (478) 926-4001
The Equipment Rental Center rents recreational equipment such as boats, camping equipment and lawn and garden tools for customers. All active duty, reserve and retired military and their immediate family members, as well as DoD civilians are eligible to rent equipment upon presentation of a valid ID card.
Extended Duty Care
Do you work extended duty hours and have concerns about quality child care? EDC may be the answer for you. Contact the FCC Coordinator for the parent statement and the AF Form 1181, Patron Registration. You may preregister for the EDC program. Home Community Care is offered to ANG/AFR dual military parents, single military parents, and military parents married to a civilian working spouse are eligible to use the program. This program is available for primary UTA weekends. Care during secondary UTA weekends and two-week annual duty may be provided on a space available basis only.
Building 1305, (478) 926-4500
The FAMCamp area is ideally located near Oscar's Amphitheater, Waters Edge Pavilion and Luna Lake. The camp features full hookups, showers, restrooms and laundry facilities. The sites provide 20 and 30 amp services and a few of the sites have 50 amp services. Recreation vehicles include tent trailers, pick-up campers, travel trailers and self-contained house vehicles. Reservations for recreation vehicles may be made by contacting the FAMCamp at (478) 926 4500. The office hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Family Child Care
Building 667, (478) 926-6741
The Family Child Care program offers care for children ages two weeks through 12 years and is an alternative to the Child Development Centers. FCC providers are licensed and trained child care professionals who take care of children in their homes. The FCC programs have expanded to include the Subsidy Program, which offers parents the opportunity to pay the provider the same rate as charged by the CDC for full-time care. A Resource and Referral service is also available to assist parents with their child care needs. Free child care is available in various programs.
The FCC program offers 20 hours of child care per child for families to use within 60 days of arriving or departing the base. Forty hours of care per month is authorized for volunteers. Both programs require eligibility certificates from the Family Support Center before making reservation with the provider. FCC Resource and Referral Service is available to parents to learn more about child care options and availability at the CDCs and in the FCC program. Extended Duty Care is available to provide 16 hours of free child care to active duty members and Air National Guard and Air Reserve members returning from deployment. Care is for children under age 12 and must be used within 30 days of return from deployment. While this free child initiative is for OEF deployments, members supporting other deployments of 30 days or more may also be considered for this support. The Military Personnel Flight or member's command section verifies member's eligibility prior to reserving child care for the family.
First-Term Airmen's Center
Building 941, (478) 222-0177
The Robins First-Term Airmen's Center provides a structured program to transition airmen from training to a mission oriented environment, reinforcing the military lessons first-term airmen learn and experience in basic military and technical training. By providing briefings covering various topics and initial ancillary training, the FTAC has the unique opportunity to create an environment for airmen to develop a warrior spirit and an expeditionary mindset. FTAC students are assigned for a period of one week of classroom briefings. Over the past four years, the Robins FTAC has in- processed over 1,400 students.
Building 826, (478) 926-2128
The fitness center, which is rated as one of the best in the Air Force and five-time winner of the Five-Star Fitness Center award, offers more than 43,000 square feet for a wide range of fitness activities. The exercise rooms are filled with a full range of Selectorized Equipment, plate loaded machines, free weights and more than 100 pieces of cardiovascular equipment including treadmills, elliptical riders, exercise bicycles, stair steppers and rowing machines. There is also an indoor running track and an indoor pool.
Other amenities of the fitness center include lighted tennis courts and a 5K jogging trail. Also nearby are three softball, soccer and flag football fields, as well as an all weather surface 400m running track. A variety of classes such as aerobics, spin, yoga, Pilates and martial arts are available along with services such as massage therapy and fitness assessments. Facilities are open to military members and their families, military retirees and DoD employees and their spouses. Programs include a full range of intramural sports: flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, bowling and golf. Forty-one special events are offered throughout the year from monthly incentive walks to runs to quarterly sports days and racquetball tournaments to name a few.
Fitness Center Annex
Building 301, Bay H, (478) 926-2840
The fitness center annex offers 40,000 square feet for fitness activities. The facility has a full range of state-of-the-art Techno Gym Cardiovascular machines with built in TV monitors and wellness systems, including treadmills, ellipticals, steppers, bikes and cardio wave machines. There are also Nautilus tread climbers, rowers and Bio-dex steppers. There is a full circuit of selectorized equipment, plate loaded equipment and free weight equipment. There are eight, 37-inch flat screen TVs, basketball/volleyball court, four group fitness areas and a tenth of a mile circular indoor track, men's and women's locker room and showers. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed weekends and holidays.
Flight Line Dining Facility
Building 2060, (478) 327-4179
Flight Kitchen, (478) 327-4180
Serves lunch Monday through Friday (closed holidays) and features fast food, salad bar and deli. The Flight Kitchen is co-located and prepares box meals 24/7.
Building 956, (478) 926-2670
The Heritage Club is located in the community center and offers a sports lounge, pay-per-view events, Texas Hold 'Em, Football Frenzy and more.
Building 364, (478) 926-9775
The Robins Honor Guard performs military funeral honors for deceased active duty, retirees and veterans. The team also performs color guard duties for authorized events such as active duty retirements, change of command, dining in/out and other official military and approved community ceremonies. The Honor Guard can provide color guard equipment for use by base units to perform color guard ceremonies "in house."
Building 542, (478) 926-2670
Horizons is open to all ranks and grades for lunch Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Evening dinner is available Wednesday and Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. The club offers Super Sunday champagne brunch once a month; and its Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day brunches are a family tradition in Middle Georgia.
The club system offers a lounge and several amenities to include a ballroom and a dining room for entertainment, dinners, dances and brunches. Various rooms are available for catered events and military functions. Club membership offers a variety of benefits to include the following: members' birthday meal coupon, Friday super social hour with complimentary appetizers, fine dining, elite catering services, reciprocal membership privileges worldwide, low-interest MasterCard club card accepted worldwide and barbershop services. Club membership is open to all active duty, reserve and retired military members and their spouses and DoD civilians of all ranks and grades.
Tickets and Travel
Building 956, (478) 926-2945
Information, Tickets and Travel offers various tickets at reasonable rates to amusements and attractions in Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. Special event tickets provided by ITT include: Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Thrashers, Fox Theatre Broadway Shows, and NASCAR (Atlanta Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway). ITT offers special order service for "Magic Your Way" Walt Disney World tickets. The office provides an annual travel show during the month of March, bringing over 45 travel vendors from surrounding areas to provide information about vacation travel. The office also provides full-service travel agency that offers airline tickets, cruises and vacation packages. Come visit Robins ITT for great military savings on leisure travel.
Building 905, (478) 327-8762
The library is home to more than 46,000 items, including books, video tapes, DVDs, books on tape and CD, music CDs, and specialized collections, such as the CSAF and Robins ALC/Reading Lists. All customer computers can access the Internet and the specialized databases provided by AF, AFMC and the library. The library mission provides: books and periodicals to various offices and agencies that assist them in performing their missions; support to both the professional military, volunteer adult college/university, and K-12 educational endeavors; and life-long learning and recreational interests of the community. Programs are held throughout the year for children (e.g. Story Time and Summer Reading Club), young adults (e.g. Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week), and adults (e.g. genealogy workshops, and learning about the internet and computers). The library is open four nights and seven days per week to provide customers with full library support and reference services.
Military Personnel Section
Building 767, (478) 222-6862
If there are any personnel-related questions that the commander's support staff cannot answer, help is available at the Military Personnel Section. The MPS provides counseling and assistance on over a dozen personnel programs. Normal duty hours for the flight are Monday through Friday, 7:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except Thursdays. Customer service is open 12 hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation Center
Building 914, (478) 926-4001
The Outdoor Recreation Center offers a variety of Outdoor Adventure programs for the whole family to enjoy such as sightseeing, swimming, fishing, hiking, walking, canoe/kayaking, hunting, camping and skeet and trap shooting. It provides a comprehensive program that allows people to enjoy the value and benefits of outdoor recreation activities. The center provides information, referrals, equipment, privately owned vehicle resale lot, recreational areas and facilities for individuals interested in outdoor recreation.
Water's Edge and Lodge
Picnic shelters are available by Duck Lake and Luna Lake, in Robins Park and Gator Garden, to accommodate individual families or large groups. Robins Park is conveniently located across the open field area at Warner Robins Street and Ninth Street. Robins Park includes pavilion areas that may be rented in addition to picnic benches, a volleyball pit, basketball court and bathrooms. The large grassy area is perfect for staging organization/squadron events, base picnics, or concerts. Gator Garden is situated on the left side as you come in the gate off of Russell Parkway. It provides a covered pavilion, bathrooms, playground equipment and picnic tables. Oscar's Amphitheater offers an open seating area perfect for outdoor meetings, weddings or small gatherings. It is located slightly behind the FAMCamp building for weddings and parties. Water's Edge pavilion offers an enclosed meeting area by Luna Lake. The rustic Lodge is nestled in the woods near Luna Lake. The Lodge may be rented for functions such as conferences, reunions, luncheons, meetings and receptions. To reserve a shelter, contact Outdoor Recreation Equipment Rental at (478) 926-4001.
Pine Oaks Golf Course
Building 595, (478) 926-4103
The Pine Oaks Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole, par 71-course, which is open seven days a week. A driving range and putting green are adjacent to the course for those who want to practice before hitting the course. A fleet of golf carts, pull carts and clubs are available for rent. The pro and golf instructor gives lessons for those who want to improve their game. Golf 4 Kids and Link Up 2 Golf are two popular golf lesson programs held at the course. The Fairways Grille offers a lunch menu and weekly special and is located in the club house. A fully stocked pro shop is on the premises, and lockers and a dressing area are available for players. This course has everything you need to plan your next golf outing or tournament.
Pine Oaks Lodging
Building 557, (478) 926-2100
Pine Oaks Lodging is open 24 hours a day seven days a week for active duty, DoD civilians and retirees on official travel and on a space availability for leisure travel. Lodging has 256 total rooms to include Visiting Officers Quarters, Visiting Airmen Quarters, DV/Business Suites, Temporary Lodging Facility and 10 pet friendly family units. Other amenities include a business center, laundry rooms and pavilions. For guests' conveniences, sundry sales are available.
Building 956, (478) 926-0188/0189
Pizza Depot offers homemade sauce and fresh bread baked daily. Catering is available for office parties, promotions, wedding receptions and conferences.
Building 1175, (478) 447-6905
The Robins Riding Stables are open for boarding horses owned by active duty and retired military members and civilian employees. The riding stables, near Luna Lake, offer a lighted riding ring, hot and cold wash rack, horse trails, stalls and a horse pasture. Costs include a monthly $15 family membership fee plus a monthly stable fee of $97. All base ID cardholders are eligible to use the stables.
Building 908, (478) 926-2112
On Spot Café, (478) 926-5240
The 16-lane bowling center is the home of "Thunder Alley," glow-in-the-dark bowling. Mixed and intramural leagues, as well as youth bowling leagues are well attended. Bumper bowling and a birthday program is available for children. The snack bar, On Spot Café, offers lunch specials off the grill, a variety of beverages and refreshments. A well-stocked pro shop provides bowlers with custom fitted balls and a convenient place to shop for all their bowling gear needs.
Building 1301, (478) 926-4733/4001
The skeet range, on the south end of the base, offers shootouts throughout the year. For hours of operation and scheduled events, call (478) 926 4733/4001.
Building 914, (478) 926-4001
The aquatics program and base swimming pools operate under the Outdoor Recreation Program. The Heritage Club pool has a 350-person capacity, and the Horizons pool has a 150-person capacity. The Rasile indoor pool is located in the fitness center, Building 826. Swimming season typically begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day. Water aerobic classes are available year round at the Rasile indoor pool. Swim lessons and pool parties are offered during the summer. For more information call Outdoor Recreation at (478) 926-4001.
Building 1021, (478) 926-5601
The teen center is located in the Youth Center. Teen family members of active duty military, retirees, Air Guard/Reserve and AF civilian employees are eligible to participate in youth programs. There is an annual, monthly or daily use fee to utilize the center. The teen center offers a variety of educational, challenging, engaging and fun activities, for teens 13 through 18, such as the Youth Employment Skills program, Congressional Award, Operation Night Hoops, AF Fit Factor, Arts Program, Youth of the Year program, Outdoor Adventure program, 10-station Internet computer lab, leadership club, tutoring assistance and opportunities for volunteer public service. The center also offers a teen sponsorship program where teens serve as pen pals for inbound teens and assist them before and after arrival at Robins AFB.
Other programming available include sports and recreation such as basketball, baseball/softball, in-line hockey, soccer, bowling and monthly fitness night activities. Playing fields and the gymnasium are located at the Youth Center. Life skills classes are offered monthly to assist teens in independently living, exploring career options, preparing to become employable. Assistance is also provided finding employment. The center offers year-round educational and fun field trips, lock-ins, sleepovers and dances. Teens can apply to attend the Air Force Teen Aviation Camp, Space Camp, Missoula Performing Arts and the USAF 4-H Ultimate Outdoor Adventure and Fitness Camp.
School year hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 3 to 11 p.m. Summer hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 2 to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 3 to 11 p.m. The center is closed on Federal holidays.
Building 700, (478) 327-8433
WIC—Women, Infants and Children nutrition program operates five days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 700, Suite H101. The program provides free healthy foods and nutrition information to pregnant women, mothers and small children up to age 5. It's free to those who meet eligibility requirements. To check eligibility or for other WIC information, call the WIC office, (478) 327-8433.
Wynn Dining Facility
Building 780, (478) 926-6596
The dining facility serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight meal with carryout service available. A 24-hour flight kitchen is also available in Building 2062 to accommodate flying units. Wynn Dining features a NASCAR-themed dining room and a Horizon Heritage dining room and holds special events such as Airmen appreciation dinners, deployed family nights, retiree appreciation nights and other programs. The facility is open to all military members and is open to retirees Thursday evenings for dinner.
Building 1021, (478) 926-2110
The youth center offers children, ages 5 to 12
years old, a variety of sports to include basketball, football, soccer, cheerleading, baseball, gymnastics and swimming. The center also provides Missoula Theater, AF FitFactor, 4-H and Boys and Girls Club programs. Fun events such as hayrides, parties and dances are held throughout the year. A before and after school program is available as well as summer camp and weeklong school-break camps.