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Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic Heritage Month
Celebrating Hispanic heritage began in 1968 when President Lyndon B. Johnson reserved a week to highlight the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens with Hispanic ancestors. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded this to a 31-day period from Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
0 9/28
2017
Air Force expands Career Intermission Program opportunities AF expands Career Intermission Program opportunities
The Air Force has changed the Career Intermission Program to expand participation opportunities for Airmen from one application window each year to three. In addition, Airmen with humanitarian circumstances may submit out-of-cycle CIP applications, as can dual-military married Airmen when a join spouse assignment cannot be supported, provided they meet CIP eligibility criteria. If desired, the Air Force Personnel Center will expedite the CIP application.
0 9/27
2017
More than 400 Columbus Air Force Base members and community partners gather at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, Mississippi, Sept. 15, 2017, to celebrate the Air Force’s 70th birthday. The Trotter Convention Center lobby was lined with a historical display that featured some of the Air Force’s and the base’s key points in its existence and supported the ball’s theme, “Airpower Starts Here.” The event also included a Prisoner of War and Missing in Action remembrance ceremony, formal toasts to leaders of the military services, a ceremonial cake cutting, and music performed live by the 41st Army Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Melissa Doublin) Columbus AFB holds AF 70th Anniversary Ball
Columbus Air Force Base celebrated the Air Force's 70th Birthday and CAFB's 75th Anniversary on Friday, Sept. 15, during the Air Force Birthday Ball at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, Miss.
0 9/22
2017
U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb. National Preparedness Month: Tornadoes biggest threat to Columbus AFB
National Preparedness Month is drawing to a close. However, this does not mean preparations need to end. Hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and many more disasters can and still occur at any given moment.
0 9/22
2017
Several service members and family from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi pose minutes after the Air Force Marathon Sept. 16, 2017, at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The Air Force Marathon was worked by about 2,400 volunteers and had about 15,000 participants. Columbus Airmen work as team to finish Air Force Marathon
Several service members and their families from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, participated in the Air Force Marathon Sept. 16 at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
0 9/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo AETC commander discusses Continuum of Learning, Force Development at AFA
Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, Air Education and Training Command commander, speaks to a standing-room only crowd about the redesigned Continuum of Learning at the Air Force Association's Air Space and Cyber Conference Tuesday, in which Airmen were invited to take part and ask questions about how the shift in learning culture would affect them.
0 9/20
2017
Airman 1st Class Arvin Dizon, 14th Flying Training Wing financial services technician, works on his computer Sept. 18, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. By helping to resolve financial issues for Airmen and their families, Dizon helps produce pilots, advance Airmen, and feed the fight, pushing the Columbus Air Force Base mission forward as part of the backbone for financial services. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) From Philippines to AF finance office
The U.S. Air Force provides it’s Airmen with a sustainable job, career growth and development, educational benefits, and for some members it’s a gateway to American citizenship.
0 9/19
2017
Default Air Force Logo Happy Birthday Air Force
Team BLAZE- Happy 70th Birthday to you and your UNITED STATES AIR FORCE! The world as we know it was forever changed on a historic December morning in 1903, as two brothers successfully controlled and sustained a 12-second flight. Four years later, America was introduced to its first Airmen, 18 pilots, 100 support personnel, and 31 planes, all belonging to the Aeronautical Division of the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
0 9/18
2017
Master sergeants to use 2015 promotion study guide for testing Master sergeants to use 2015 promotion study guide for testing
Master sergeants testing for promotion in the 18E8 promotion cycle will use the 2015 versions of Air Force Handbook 1 and professional development guide as study reference material, effective immediately.
0 9/18
2017
Columbus Air Force Base Honor Guardsmen practice folding the American flag into the traditional tri-fold Sept. 12, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Guardsmen need to ensure the flag is folded neatly in order to present it to the family of a deceased veteran. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Columbus AFB Honor Guard leads the way
The Columbus Air Force Base Honor Guard’s overall mission is to render military honors to fallen active-duty Airmen and veterans. This requires a group of sharp and precise Airmen.
0 9/15
2017
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