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  • Operations Group introduces new commander

    Colonel Eric Theisen relinquished command of the 14th Operations Group to Col. David Reth Wednesday in a ceremony in Hangar 6, the Louis C. Malloy Hangar. Colonel Reth joins the BLAZE Team from Ramstein AB, Germany, where he served as deputy commander of USAFE Detachment 5 Operating Location - Alpha. The colonel entered the active duty Air Force in
  • 14th FTW commander tours 14th MSG

    Colonel Roger Watkins, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, was introduced to the 14th Mission Support Group and its facilities July 10, 11 and 14 during his immersion process. The immersion process is intended to familiarize the wing commander with the operations and responsibilities of the different groups on base. "I'm exited about getting out
  • Fighter Training Squadron welcomes new commander

    Lieutenant Col. Thomas Lennon relinquished command of the 49th Fighter Training Squadron to Lt. Col. Tor Dietrichs in a ceremony July 3. Colonel Dietrichs enlisted in the Air Force upon graduating from high school in Ohio. He then separated from the AF to complete his studies in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at Ohio State University.
  • Fireworks on the Water 2008 at the Stennis Lock and Dam

    Fireworks on the Water 2008 presented by Columbus Air Force Base, City of Columbus and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bring Lawn Chairs, Coolers and Blankets - Please No Pets Schedule of Events 4 p.m. - Music by Paul Swain Food Vendors & Childrens Activities open 6 p.m. - National Anthem & T-1 Flyover Opening remarks by Col. Watkins and Mayor Smith
  • CAFB hosts Civilian Commander’s Call

    Colonel Jeff Dunn, 14th Flying Training Wing vice commander, hosted a Civilian Commander's Call June 18 at Kaye Auditorium for BLAZE Team Air Force civilians. At the ceremony, civilian employees working on base were brought up to date on issues related to their role at Columbus AFB and several were recognized for their achievements. The first topic
  • 14th CPTS, CONS begin provisional merger

    The 14th Comptroller Squadron and the 14th Contracting squadron merged in a ceremony held at the Columbus Club June 24, forming the 14th Contracting and Comptroller Squadron (Provisional). As part of an Air Force - level organizational test, the squadrons are merging because finance and contracting operations are moving towards regionalization,
  • Colonel Watkins assumes of command of 14th FTW

    Colonel Roger Watkins assumed command of the 14th Flying Training Wing Wednesday in a ceremony at Smith Plaza June 25. Major Gen. Irving Halter, 19th Air Force commander, was on-hand to officiate the ceremony. "I am extremely honored and humbled to have been selected to command the 14th Flying Training Wing. Leslie and I are very excited to become
  • Columbus to host Independence Day celebration

    Columbus Air Force Base and the City of Columbus will host "Fireworks on the Water", a free and open-to-the-public event, 4 p.m. July 4 at the east bank of the Stennis Lock and Dam. The event will feature live entertainment by two local bands as well as activities for children, food and drink vendors, and will conclude with a professional firework