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Tawana Williams, motivational speaker, talks with Airmen and youth from Mount Pleasant M.B. Church about her life and how she overcame life with a disability July 16, 2018, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Williams was born without arms and wasn’t supposed to live longer than two years old. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Motivational speaker shares her story with Airmen, youth at Columbus AFB
Tawana Williams, national motivational speaker and author, spoke to Airmen and youth from Mount Pleasant M.B. Church about her life and how she overcame life with a disability July 16, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
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Airman Jacob Pugh and Airman 1st Class Brandon Culp, 14th Operations Support Squadron Radar, Airfield and Weather Systems (RAWS) journeymen, attach new wiring on a radio tower July 16, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The RAWS unit supports base and regional radar equipment, ground-to-air radios and weather systems that support Air Traffic Control, the National Weather Service, and command and control across the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) RAWS helps Columbus AFB planes roar through the skies
Flying without a radio is extremely difficult and extremely dangerous just as flying headfirst into a storm can be a risky endeavor, but the 14th Operations Support Squadron Radar, Airfield and Weather Systems (RAWS) Flight knows exactly what it takes to keep pilots aware and communicating effectively.
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Col. Douglas Gosney, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, stands at attention with Col. Stan Lawrie and Col. Derek Stuart, before Lawrie relinquishes command of the 14th Operations Group to Stuart July 10, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Air Force has a Permanent Change of Station cycle causing summers to have more of these ceremonies in comparison to the winter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) What’s a change of command?
Every change of command on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, begins with these words: “From ancient times, armies throughout the world have conducted ceremonies to commemorate victory over the enemy, to honor comrades in arms, and celebrate special occasions, such as the change of command."
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Capt. Conor Murphy, 41st Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, and 2nd Lt. Cameron Duley, 41st FTS student pilot, step to their assigned aircraft July 2, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The 41st FTS is responsible for training roughly half of all student pilots at the 14th Flying Training Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) The 41st FTS takes students and molds pilots
“Unwavering professionals forging American combat airpower,” is the single mission of the 41st Flying Training Squadron at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
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Shawna Thompson, lead singer for the American country music group Thompson Square, waves an American Flag during their performance July 6, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Patriot Fest 2018 featured a concert with Thompson Square and Easton Corbin along with food vendors and children’s activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Columbus AFB hosts Patriot Fest 2018
The 14th Flying Training Wing hosted Thompson Square and Easton Corbin, two American Country music bands, for a live performance at Patriot Fest 2018 July 6 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, which was only available to people with base access, started slow due to rain, but ended up having a great turn out with approximately 1,000 people enjoying the concert.
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First sergeants and base leadership serve Airmen living at the Unaccompanied Enlisted Quarters a Thanksgiving meal at Dormsgiving Nov. 16, 2017, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. After everyone had eaten, leadership then sat beside and mingled with the Airmen, talking about their goals and offering any advice to their less experienced wingmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Montgomery Village: Junior Airmen’s home away from home
Every Airman has been the ‘newbie’ at their first duty station and sometimes it can be difficult to meet new people, but Columbus Air Force Base’s Montgomery Village, commonly known as “the Village,” has made meeting and socializing with friends easier.
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2018
Columbus AFB to celebrate Independent Day with Patriot Fest Columbus AFB to celebrate Independence Day with Patriot Fest
The 14th Flying Training Wing will be hosting Patriot Fest, a family event, featuring music performances by Thompson Square and Easton Corbin July 6 at the Blaze Fit Trail.
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Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent, speaks to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-11 during their graduation ceremony June 29, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Each SUPT class has a graduation breakfast, ceremony and dinner to celebrate their accomplishments over the past 13 months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) AF Academy superintendent challenges SUPT 18-11 during graduation
Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent, spoke during Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-11’s graduation June 29 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
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CDC director retires after serving child development program for 24 years CDC director retires after serving child development program for 24 years
Martha Mann, 14th FSS CDC director, is retiring after a total of 24 years in child developmental care and 22 years as director on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. She has been in child development programs within the Air Force since the 1980’s starting at Plattsburgh AFB, New York, helping shape the CDC’s direction from trainer to director internationally.
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340th FTG commander meets the Firebirds 340th FTG commander meets the Firebirds
The Air Force Reserve Command’s 340th Flying Training Group commander, Col. Allen Duckworth, visited the 43rd Flying Training Squadron here June 25-26, spoke with the squadron’s leadership and observe daily operations.
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