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  • Special Leave Accrual sell-back option

    An additional one-time Special Leave Accrual sell-back is authorized for enlisted servicemembers. Under this provision, an enlisted servicemember may sell back up to 30 days of Special Leave Accrual (this does not apply to officers). Such a sell back counts towards the servicemember's cap of 60 days over a career. This provision has no termination
  • CAFB holds housing ground breaking ceremony

    Pinnacle-Hunt held a ground-breaking ceremony for the new construction of privatized housing on Columbus AFB July 29 in State housing area. The ground-breaking ceremony was held to mark the start of construction on 145 new housing units in State and Magnolia villages along with the renovation of 106 units in Capitol Village. The event hallmarked
  • Retired general speaks at SUPT class 08-12 graduation

    Retired Maj. Gen. Harold Cross, former Adjutant General of Mississippi National Guard, addressed twenty new pilots at the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 08-12 graduation at Kaye Auditorium Friday. General Cross offered his words of wisdom and advice to the newest Air Force pilots for all in attendance. Quoting words of poet Emily
  • 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