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Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Farinas, 14th Medical Operations Squadron Dental Technician, fits a tray of fluoride into a patient’s mouth July 29 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Prevention techniques reduce the chance for dental injuries and increase readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Day) Dental Flight focuses on prevention, education
The Dental Flight with the 14th Medical Operations Squadron at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi offers a variety of services from cleanings to preventative services to wisdom teeth removal.  “What I do primarily is preventative cleanings,” said Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Farinas, 14th MDOS Dental Technician. “I give education on prevention, show
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Airmen from the 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron, Engineering, Hurlburt Field, Florida, work on the flightline of Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 12, 2016. Airmen from the 823rd REDHORSE work on these sorts of projects to meet training requirements and prepare for deployments, which also benefit stateside Air Force bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John Day) REDHORSE paves runway flightline roads, helps reduce traffic
Years ago, the 14th Civil Engineer Squadron at Columbus Air Force Base transitioned from being made of mostly active-duty uniformed service members to now mostly government and contracted positions.  While these civilian Airmen and contractors help strengthen the base’s local community ties, when the mission calls for specifically trained
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The new Designated Tobacco Area for the Shoppette, Commissary and Exchange stands ready for use May 24 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. In compliance with recent changes to Air Force Instruction 40-102, the base constructed permanent DTAs and reduced the number of areas across the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Amanda Savannah) Tobacco use limited to designated smoking areas
The Air Force has always strived to ensure its members maintain peak health and physical fitness.  A change to Air Force Instruction 40-102, “Tobacco Free Living,” seeks to further reduce harmful health impacts such as smoking on installations. The change to AFI 40-102 further clarifies tobacco-free environments by prohibiting tobacco use in
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Senior Airman Patrick Shirley, 14th Security Forces Squadron Patrolman, checks the identification of a Team BLAZE member attempting to go through the main gate May 5 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Although the main gate is open 24/7 unless otherwise stated, the back gate is only open from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and is closed on weekends and federal holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaleb Snay) 14th Security Forces Squadron defends aircraft, families
At the 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus Air Force Base’s 14th Security Forces Squadron works around the clock to protect, defend and provide police services to enable mission success. Approaching an Air Force base or any military installation for the first time will bring you face to face with a defender.  Their motto is, “We defend … day and
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The 37th Flying Training Squadron at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, has been active as a FTS since 1972. Students learn basic aircraft characteristics and control, takeoff and landing techniques, aerobatics, and night, instrument and formation flying in the T-6 Texan II. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Day) 37th FTS turns pedestrians into pilots
No pilot starts out flying a C-130 or an F-22. Everybody starts somewhere. The 37th Flying Training Squadron teaches Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training students the basics of flying here at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The 37th FTS utilizes the T-6 Texan II for flying training for brand new pilots. Before it was a training squadron,
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