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Participants in the fourth annual Color Run celebrate the completion of the race by throwing the remaining chalk colors into the air June 25 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Over 240 participants from the base and local community participated in the Color Run 5k or two-mile run where they ran through colored chalk thrown in their path. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Day) Team BLAZE color the community during fourth annual run
Participants in the fourth annual Color Run celebrate the completion of the race by throwing the remaining chalk colors into the air June 25 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Over 240 participants from the base and local community participated in the Color Run 5k or two-mile run where they ran through colored chalk thrown in their path.
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Chief Master Sgt. Rita Felton, 14th Flying Training Wing Command Chief, left, and Col. John Nichols, 14th FTW Commander, left, hand Airman 1st Class Ryan Offerman, 14th Civil Engineer Squadron Firefighter, his Below the Zone certificate June 27 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. BTZ is the competitive promotion program offered to enlisted personnel in the grade of Airman First Class earning them a promotion six months earlier than normal. Offerman was told to get dressed as the mascot Sparky for children touring the Fire Station but upon his return he was surprised with his notification of BTZ from base leadership and his team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sharon Ybarra) Offerman earns Below the Zone
Chief Master Sgt. Rita Felton, 14th Flying Training Wing Command Chief, left, and Col. John Nichols, 14th FTW Commander, left, hand Airman 1st Class Ryan Offerman, 14th Civil Engineer Squadron Firefighter, his Below the Zone certificate June 27 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. BTZ is the competitive promotion program offered to enlisted
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If you, or someone you know, have been through a traumatic event, seek out a mental health provider and request a screening. PTSD does not usually go away on its own and the earlier you seek help the sooner  you can start feeling better and return to the life you want to lead.  (AF Graphic)
PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time.Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years.“Twenty years
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Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, speaks to Team BLAZE personnel during one of three all-calls June 21 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. During the all calls, Nichols covered a “hodgepodge” of topics to include the 2016 Strategic Plan, the wing mission, the A-29 mission, the 14th Medical Group’s recent inspection, the Green Dot Campaign, DUIs, and a conclusion with questions from the audience. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kaleb Snay) Nichols speaks to base during last Columbus AFB all call
Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, hosted three all-calls focused on several topics for his final time as the base commander here June 21.During the all-calls Nichols talked about things he felt were important to the base personnel of today and tomorrow, such as the 2016 Strategic Plan.Nichols estimated about 60 percent of the
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Tobacco free living: The right choice
Smoking is unhealthy. Fifty years ago, the first Surgeon General’s Report on smoking and health revealed that smoking cigarettes raises your risk of developing several diseases.  So why do so many people still do it? The answers are complex.  Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, and secondhand smoke is
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Armed Forces Voters Week is June 27 - July 5
The Installation Voting Office assists folks in registering to vote in observance of Armed Forces Week June 27 – July 5. There will be a table manned with voting counselors located in the food court of the Exchange June 27-30, from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. daily. In addition you may also visit FVAP.gov at any time to complete a registration application
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Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, passes the 14th Mission Support Group guidon to Col. Anthony Sansano, the new 14th MSG Commander, during a change of command ceremony June 16 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo/Elizabeth Owens) Sansano takes command of 14th MSG
A change of command ceremony held in the Fire Station commemorated Col. Anthony Sansano taking command of the 14th Mission Support Group June 16 at Columbus Air Force Base.   Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, handed the guidon for the 14th MSG to Sansano signifying a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit
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Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente, 18th Air Force Vice Commander, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, speaks at the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 16-10 graduation June 10 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Aside from being the keynote speaker at graduation, Mordente also came to celebrate 28 years from the exact day he graduated from UPT at Columbus AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Day) Mordente welcomes new pilots home
Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente, 18th Air Force Vice Commander, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, visited Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, as the guest speaker for Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 16-10’s graduation June 10.Mordente entered the Air Force in 1987 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and earned his pilot wings in
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Columbus Air Force Base Autocross participants wait for the Autocross to start June 12 on the SAC Ramp at Columbus AFB, Mississippi. The Mississippi Region of the Sports Car Club of America holds the event on base several times a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Amanda Savannah) Team BLAZE drivers participate in second SCCA Autocross
Columbus Air Force Base Autocross participants wait for the Autocross to start June 12 on the SAC Ramp at Columbus AFB, Mississippi. The Mississippi Region of the Sports Car Club of America holds the event on base several times a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Amanda Savannah)
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Five Mississippi high school graduates who were appointed to the United States Air Force Academy pause for a photo with their families at a dinner held June 9 at the Columbus Club on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The dinner celebrated their selection to the U.S. Air Force Academy, where the students will study mathematics, English, Science, and Military History, while also participating in strenuous military training and athletic programs. After four years, the students will graduate and commission as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force. The state of Mississippi had eight high school graduates chosen to attend the Air Force Academy this year. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Stephanie Englar) USAFA parents Hail and Farewell
Five Mississippi high school graduates who were appointed to the United States Air Force Academy pause for a photo with their families at a dinner held June 9 at the Columbus Club on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The dinner celebrated their selection to the U.S. Air Force Academy, where the students will study mathematics, English, Science,
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