Robbie Arp | 2010 Air Force


Robbie W. Arp is a Military Motion Media student at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Arp began his Air Force career in San Antonio, Texas, at Lackland Air Force Base for basic training in August of 2002. After graduation, he was on his way to the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Md.  It’s here where Arp began his training as a broadcast journalist.  His first assignment took him overseas to the Azores Islands of Portugal in March of 2003.  Here Arp honed his skills, learning the ins and outs of radio and television broadcasting, and establishing himself as one of the top Airmen in the field.  After two years, he was on to Naval Air Station Keflavik in Iceland.  For one long year, he served as one of Keflavik’s most listened to radio jocks on K104.1, Keflavik’s hottest radio station.  In March of 2006, Arp headed back to San Antonio, Texas, to Headquarters Air Force News where he covered a range of broadcast operations.  For two years he was a backpack journalist, going around the world to cover the Air Force story.  For his third year at headquarters, he was an anchor for “Around the Air Force” and the face of Air Force News.  During his tenure at Headquarters Air Force News, Arp earned the Department of Defense Thomas Jefferson Award two times, was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal three times, and earned Airman of the Year for Headquarters Air Force News two years in a row.   
When Arp isn’t broadcasting, he can most likely be found where the fun is and is guaranteed to have a hacky sack with him.  He’s a big fan of snowboarding, skateboarding, and videogaming.  Often referred to as a big kid, Arp is the dreamer caught up in the moment of every day, never afraid to stop and smell the roses (sometimes staying longer than he should).   A lover of all music, Arp even creates his own and has played the piano for more than 24 years.  Never dull, always moving, and most importantly always improving, Robbie Arp is a jack-of-all-trades.  
Arp is from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, just outside of Akron, about a half hour southeast of Cleveland. 
His work can be seen at www.af.mil, and at google.com.  Just type in his name and enjoy.