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Retired Chief Master Sgt. Ginio Conti, local veteran, celebrates his 96th birthday with Team BLAZE members and the local Knights of Columbus July 24 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Conti was also recognized for his outstanding service to the community. (Courtesy Photo) Team BLAZE celebrates retired chief Conti’s 96th birthday
Retired Chief Master Sgt. Ginio Conti, local veteran, celebrates his 96th birthday with Team BLAZE members and the local Knights of Columbus July 24 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Conti was also recognized for his outstanding service to the community. (Courtesy Photo)
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2016
A toppled vehicle lays on its side on Land Road after the driver and two children passengers were saved by Senior Airman Ramon Curtis, 14th Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster, and 2nd Lt. Christopher Kowalski, 14th Student Squadron student pilot, July 24 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.  (Courtesy Photo) Airmen help save family in car wreck
What does a typical Sunday hold for an Airman? Wake-up, eat breakfast, drive to a friend’s house, and save a family of three from a vehicle wreck? This is not TV, that’s how two Team BLAZE Airmen spent their Sunday evening.Senior Airman Ramon Curtis, 14th Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster wasn’t expecting much to happen that July 24,
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2016
Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month.  (AF Graphic) Preventive measures lead to a healthier Air Force
Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help groups reduce their risk
0 7/27
2016
Special Tactics officer candidates pull a Zodiac boat to the shore during a selection at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014. Special Tactics career field training pipelines are some of the most physically and psychologically challenging in the Air Force. To ensure the correct individuals are on the battlefield, a group of Special Tactics Airmen weed out the cross-training candidates who don’t meet the high standards, putting them through a week-long selection process to select only the best-qualified individuals. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Katrina Cheesman) 
Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations
In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen (BA), the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25.The changes allow Airmen to be released from their current jobs in the Air Force to cross-train into the Special Tactics career fields, should they be
0 7/26
2016
Default Air Force Logo Birthday Airman wins $5000 at Birthday Ball Drawdown
The Air Force Birthday Ball Drawdown is an annual event put on to raise money for the upcoming Birthday Ball. Among the many prizes available to participants to win are a TV, door prizes, gift cards and the grand prize of $5,000. This year’s grand prize was taken by Senior Airman Nick Candiano, 14th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management
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2016
Maj. Gen. James Hecker, 19th Air Force Commander, Joint Base San Antonio–Randolph, Texas, passes the 14th Flying Training Wing guidon to Col. Douglas Gosney, the new 14th FTW Commander, during a change of command ceremony July 22 in the McAllister Fire Station at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo/Elizabeth Owens) Team BLAZE welcomes Gosney as new commander
Team BLAZE welcomes Col. Douglas Gosney as the new 14th Flying Training Wing Commander at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.   Presiding officer Maj. Gen. James Hecker, 19th Air Force Commander, Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph, Texas, handed the guidon to Gosney during a change of command ceremony July 22 in the McAllister Fire Station.  
0 7/22
2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents
The Air Force revised its Utility Allowance policy to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and to continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer.  The revised policy will now be calculated using monthly meter readings with no buffer, instead of the five-year rolling average with a 10-percent buffer the previous
0 7/18
2016
Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, passes the 14th Operations Group guidon to Col. Stan Lawrie, the new 14th OG Commander, during a change of command ceremony July 15 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sharon Ybarra) Lawrie takes 14th OG reigns
Team BLAZE welcomes Col. Stan Lawrie as the 14th Operations Group Commander. Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, handed Lawrie the reigns during a change of command ceremony July 15 at the McAllister Fire Station.  The 14th OG conducts pilot training and Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals for more than 400 U.S. Air Force and
0 7/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo Pokémon, Don’t
Watch out! Everyone’s favorite game from the 90s is back, this time in form of a mobile phone application. That’s right, with Nintendo’s release of its new Pokémon Go mobile game, people across America are catching Pokémon fever again. Confused about how the game works? Well, Pokémon Go uses your mobile phone’s GPS to spot virtual Pokémon on a game
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2016
Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, center, stands on July 12 with Joey Bragg, left, and Mark Smith, right, the two newest Columbus Wingmen at the Columbus Club on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Columbus Wingman Award is an honorary designation that recognizes outstanding members of the community who have made exceptional contributions to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sonic Johnson) Nichols names his two Wingmen at dinner
Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, center, stands on July 12 with Joey Bragg, left, and Mark Smith, right, the two newest Columbus Wingmen Award recipients at the Columbus Club on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Columbus Wingman Award is an honorary designation that recognizes outstanding members of the community who
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2016
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