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Michelle Bruce is an Airman & Family Readiness Center personal finance counselor on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. She was recently added to the A&FRC team to provide support to active-duty Airmen with numerous financial topics that may be an issue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Dedicated financial counselor available to Airmen, families, units
Airmen earn a paycheck about every two weeks for their military service, and just like anyone else, they can fall victim to bad budgeting and financial habits.
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2017
Airman 1st Class Spencer Hurlburt, 14th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Systems technician, drops into the dunk tank Aug. 4, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Face painting, multiple inflatable water slides and a dunk tank were available at the End of Summer Bash, a family friendly event on Columbus AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Team BLAZE says goodbye to summer at End of Summer Bash
The Columbus Air Force Base community met at Freedom Park to celebrate the End of Summer Bash Aug. 4.
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Retired Col. Michael Speer, former 315th Airlift Wing Vice Wing Commander, gave advice to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-12 about what is to come in their next journey of being an Air Force pilot July 28, 2017 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Speer’s son, Capt. Michael Speer, earned his wings that day along with his wingmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb Speer advises all to ‘stay humble, serve with honor, passion’
Retired Col. Michael Speer, former 315th Airlift Wing Vice Wing Commander, spoke to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-12 July 29 on Columbus Air Force Base.
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Staff Sgt. Luis Chiriboga, a 14th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, and his wife, Airman 1st Class Estefania Briceno Ron, a personnel and administration technician assigned to the 14th Medical Support Squadron, stand at the entrance of Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Chiriboga and Briceno Ron are both natives of Ecuador and received their U.S. citizenship after joining the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Gross) AF couple takes journey to US citizenship
The Air Force affords its Airmen a plethora of opportunities and benefits; many advance their education and obtain degrees, skills are learned and can often be applied in future careers -- but for some, their service can grant them U.S. citizenship. This is the case for a dual military couple at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, who was born and spent the early part of their life in Ecuador. Both are now Airmen and U.S. citizens.
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2017
In this artist’s heritage sketch, a Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training student pilot prepares to fly a T-1A Jayhawk, the 48th Flying Training Squadron’s current aircraft with a P-38 Lightning reflected in a puddle on the ramp. This drawing represents the past, present and future of the 48th Squadron. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Know your heritage, live the mission: 100 years of 48th Squadron lineage
Along with the centennial commemoration of America’s entry into World War I, 2017 also marks the 100th anniversary of the 48th Squadron.
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2017
The Aug. 11 Base Community Council Luncheon will include family members of two crewmembers from the B-17 Flying Fortress, "Smokey Stover Jr. Supreme Court Justice shares WWII POW story
Columbus Air Force Base hosts a Base Community Council luncheon Aug. 11 to release its Fiscal Year 2016 Economic Impact Report and to hear a presentation about local World War II prisoners of war by Chief Justice Sharon Lee of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
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Camerin Lewis, stepdaughter to 2nd Lt. Andrew Secules of the 14th Student Squadron, brushes and grooms a horse while waiting to ride July 21, 2017, in Caledonia, Mississippi. The horses must be groomed before riding to prevent injury, and it also gives riders a chance to bond with the horse. Exceptional Family Member Program members from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, were able to participate in a therapeutic horse riding session provided by the Riding to Improve Development, Esteem, Strength and Spirit Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) RIDES supports military families through therapeutic horse riding
Members of the Exceptional Family Member Program from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, embarked on a therapeutic horse-riding experience with the help of volunteers from the Riding to Improve, Development, Esteem, Strength and Spirit Program July 21 in Caledonia.
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Capt. Whitt Hollis, 41st Flying Training Squadron Class Flight Commander, speaks to Civil Air Patrol cadets July 25, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The cadets saw static displays of all three Columbus AFB aircraft and learned about the process of becoming an Air Force pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Elizabeth Owens) Civil Air Patrol cadets get taste of pilot life
About 40 cadets from the Civil Air Patrol are visiting Columbus Air Force Base July 22-30 to train as if they were a pilot undergoing Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training.
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Lt. Col. Charles Gilliam, 48th Flying Training Squadron commander, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., commends attendees for learning basic flying principles during the Eyes Above the Horizon diversity outreach program, July 22, 2017, in Valdosta, Ga. The Valdosta Regional Airport welcomed approximately 100 10-19-year-olds as they took the Valdosta skies to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the historic Tuskegee Airmen. The program focuses on mentoring and familiarizing underrepresented minorities with basic flying fundamentals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash) Diversity program honors Tuskegee Airmen
Approximately 100 people from 10-19 years old took to the Valdosta skies to commemorate the 76th Anniversary of the historic Tuskegee Airmen during the Eyes Above the Horizon diversity outreach program, July 22 in Valdosta, Georgia.
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Default Air Force Logo Orientation offers newcomers chance to know base
Moving for most families can be a stressful time; there’s many moving pieces which is why Columbus Air Force Base leadership mandated its’ Airmen to set aside some time and ensure they’re taking care of any unforeseen necessities.
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