Military Monday: Kathryn- Robins AFB, GA

7.30.2012

The Military Monday duty station feature on this blog is designed for us military families to meet our fellow military spouses and also to learn about duty stations across the world.  We all get to (or have to depending on your outlook and particular set of circumstances), move every couple years to different duty stations that are scattered throughout the country and the world.  This feature will allow us the opportunity to explore these different areas of the world before we get there.  


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Name and blog site: 
Kathryn, Singing Through the Rain (http://www.singingthroughtherain.net)

Branch of service: Air Force

Where currently stationed: Robins AFB, GA
How long have you been there?: We have been here since January 2009 so about 3 and half years now.

Favorite restaurant in the area: Mmm so many to choose from... the two I go to the most are: O’Charley’s and FATZ Cafe.

Previous duty stations
This is our first duty station, but we are really excited to travel and see more!

3 favorite things to do in your current city:
1) Ok so this isn’t in Warner Robins, but only about 20 minutes away are these awesome shops called, The Shopps at Rivercrossing (www.theshoppesatrivercrossing.com). It is actually pretty new as it wasn’t there when we first moved here and every time I go, they are building more and more there. It’s a lot of fun because it’s an outdoor mall so you can walk around outside and go in and out as you visit the shops.
2) Lane Southern Orchards (www.lanesouthernorchards.com) is my second favorite place to go - more so when it is in-season to do so. It’s also a great place to take family and friends from out of town, because it definitely gives them a chance to get a small taste of Georgia. Basically it’s a place to go and buy fresh food or even to handpick it yourself. We have gone strawberry picking there more than once for their delicious strawberries. They also have a playground for the kids, tons of homemade food samples inside and the most delicious homemade ice cream and desserts you will ever taste!
3) Another great place to take family and friends to is the Museum of Aviation (www.museumofaviation.org). It is on base property, but is technically not on the base as it is not behind the gate so anyone can go to it. It’s not a huge museum, but there are several different buildings filled with planes, lots of history and more! I am not usually into Museums, but I have enjoyed going on more than one occasion.
4) I know this is 4 not 3, but I just had to add that Atlanta is only 2 hours from the base, Savannah is also only 2 hours from the base. Hilton Head is about 3 hours from the base. All places great for shopping, site-seeing and even the beach!

Favorite duty station so far: 
This is our first duty station.

Who is your hero? 
Honestly? Every military wife is my hero. I have watched what so many military wives have gone through during deployment and while their husbands are away and it amazes and inspires me. Military wives are a strong bunch of women!

What is the biggest draw back to where your current duty station? 
I’d say the biggest drawback to this base is that it is mostly civilian which is rare. The ratio of civilian and contract workers on the base to active duty military is high. About 70% civilians work on this base. Of course I don’t have anything against civilians, but it does cause some difficulty. There are a lot hostilities between the military and civilians that work on base.

Are there any local festivals you have been to or are planning to attend? Every year they have the Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon. I have never been, but I hear it’s wonderful. It’s a pretty big event. They also have the Georgia National Fair every fall which I had the privileged to attend last year right before my husband deployed, and I have to say I had a blast! I definitely recommend going.

Have you joined any groups on base? 
There is an Officer’s Club on base and an Enlisted Club  just got started. I haven’t joined yet, but I think it’s going to be a great thing to have! Also there are tons of Facebook groups for this base. Mommy groups, babysitting co-op groups, yard sale groups, you name it, you can find it! I started one of the main groups when I first got here called, Wives at Robins AFB. We get together once a month to go out to dinner or lunch and to meet new friends. It’s been a great way to make friends and to have a support group in the area.

6 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I'm not a military wife but I imagine this is so helpful to all those military bloggers out there.

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  2. new follower- thanks for following me! I'd be happy to be on one of your Military Monday posts!

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  3. This is so cool! I have such great respect for military wives.

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  4. Wow that's crazy about the civilians on base. It's too bad that it causes friction with the military members. My dad is a civilian working at Pearl Harbor and they get along really well with the military guys that come to work with them in his shop.

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  5. New follower via the Military Monday Blog Hop! Great page! I am a Coastie Wife! ♥

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