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  • Virtual JSTARS: Training enters virtual reality

    Virtual reality is coming to the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft in a collaboration with the 116th Air Control Wing and the 461st Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. A VR Maintenance and Operations Training Program has been created to supplement training and enhance mission effectiveness for Team JSTARS members.
  • Eyes in the sky: Team JSTARS stays focused on mission, keeps warfighter support on target

    U.S. adversaries are always at work, plotting our forces’ demise, but the 461st and 116th Air Control Wings are working together as an integrated force that always has the warfighter’s back around the clock.
  • End of an Era: JSTARS flies last sortie out of CENTCOM

    An 18-year long deployment of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, and the second longest deployment in U.S. Air Force history, came to an end Oct. 1, 2019. Just before sunrise, Col. Konata Crumbly, 116th Air Control Wing commander and Joint STARS aircraft commander, pulled back the flight controls and lifted the aircraft from the runway on the last Joint STARS sortie leaving Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, marking the end of an era.
  • Women at Robins

    Col. Katrina Stephens, 78th Air Base Wing vice commander at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, never really saw herself as separate from other Airmen by being a woman. She always believed that as long as people believed in her she could accomplish anything. Stephens is one of the Team Robins women highlighted in the March 2019 “Women at Robins” photo feature.
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