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Default Air Force Logo Purchasing, installing, and managing software licenses
Compliance with software licensing requirements is mandatory by U.S. Code, Department of Defense, and Air Force instructions.  To ensure Columbus Air Force Base and all subordinate units comply with these requirements, strict controls have been put in place. Procedures on how to acquire, install, track, and inventory software are just a few
0 6/30
2016
Col. Anthony Sansano, 14th Mission Support Group Commander, passes the 14th Civil Engineer Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. David Jokinen, the new 14th CES Commander, during a change of command ceremony June 28 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sharon Ybarra) Jokinen takes command of 14th CES
Col. Anthony Sansano, 14th Mission Support Group Commander, passes the 14th Civil Engineer Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. David Jokinen, the new 14th CES Commander, during a change of command ceremony June 28 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sharon Ybarra)
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2016
Civil Air Patrol cadets pause on the flightline for a photo with the T-1A Jayhawk and T-38C Talon June 27 Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. CAP members toured the base visiting various areas including the Air Traffic Control tower, the enlisted dorms, the aerospace physiology flight, the security forces squadron and the McAllister Fire Station. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sharon Ybarra) CAP members tour Team BLAZE facilities
Civil Air Patrol cadets pause on the flightline for a photo with the T-1A Jayhawk and T-38C Talon June 27 Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. CAP members toured the base visiting various areas including the Air Traffic Control tower, the enlisted dorms, the aerospace physiology flight, the security forces squadron and the McAllister Fire Station.
0 6/29
2016
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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2016
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
0 6/29
2016
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
0 6/27
2016
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
0 6/23
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
0 6/22
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
0 6/22
2016
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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2016
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