Hunt Companies leadership visits Columbus AFB

Greg Raap, Hunt Companies Vice President, and John Ehle, Hunt Companies President, talk with Col. Anthony Sansano, 14th Mission Support Group Commander, Nov. 28, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Ehle and Raap were here to receive feedback, check on the local Hunt Companies branch and establish a working relationship with Columbus AFB leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert)

Greg Raap, Hunt Companies Vice President, and John Ehle, Hunt Companies President, talk with Col. Anthony Sansano, 14th Mission Support Group Commander, Nov. 28, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Ehle and Raap were here to receive feedback, check on the local Hunt Companies branch and establish a working relationship with Columbus AFB leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert)

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --

Leadership from Hunt Companies visited Columbus Air Force Base Nov. 28 to assess their local Hunt branch and establish a working relationship with base leadership.

“[The first reason for our trip] was to check up on our folks and make sure they have what they need to serve all of you,” said Karen Plesh, Hunt Companies Vice President of Operations.

The Hunt leadership flew in from different parts of the U.S., including Hawaii and Chicago. They started off by driving through base housing and observing the various housing styles.

“It’s nice to get out at least once a year and put a name with the face so that if you are talking to folks on the phone or if they call and have an issue, they know who they are talking to,” said Greg Raap, Hunt Companies Vice President.

After their driving tour, Plesh, Raap, and John Ehle, Hunt Companies President, met with Col. Anthony Sansano, 14th Mission Support Group Commander, and other members of Team BLAZE to discuss possible areas of improvement in the housing areas.

Hunt owns about half of the Air Force’s contracted housing. Plesh said their top priority is supporting their people so they can support the Airmen living in housing.

Raap said he was pleased with the areas and housing operations on Columbus. He said he was happy to see that Capitol Village is full of young, single enlisted and commissioned Airmen who recently moved out of the dorms, because that means the space is being utilized and not abandoned.