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  • 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
  • CAFB welcomes new wing commander

    Colonel Roger Watkins will assume command of the 14th Flying Training Wing Wednesday at 9 a.m. in a ceremony at Smith Plaza with a reception following at the Columbus Club. All members of the BLAZE team are invited to both events. Colonel Watkins is coming from Fairchild AFB, Wash., where he was the vice commander of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing. In
  • Preventing back injury can be crucial

    The number of Americans disabled by low back pain or injury is staggering. Low back pain strikes eight out of 10 adults at some point in their lives. Approximately five million Americas suffer from acute or chronic back pain, which accounts for more than 90 million lost production days annually. Not only is back pain prevalent, it is costly. It is
  • Columbus hosts DEFY camp for local youth

     The annual Drug Education for Youth summer camp started Wednesday and will extend through June 27 at the Chapel Annex. DEFY is a free 10-month, two phased prevention program for the youth of Columbus AFB ages 9 to 12. The program consists of substance abuse education, to include drug and alcohol awareness, and reinforces positive social behavior,
  • The race is on. Who will get there first?

    You have a mission: get your team to Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, as quick as possible with the most miles. The only way to cover the 626 miles is by running, walking, swimming, biking and nutritional charting. Each four member team can consist of active duty, dependents, retirees, and DoD civilians/contractors. This year's race will require each
  • Equal Opportunity offices merge into one

    In line with the ongoing push to work smarter and not harder, the 14th Flying Training Wing Military Equal Opportunity and Equal Employment Opportunity offices have merged into one Equal Opportunity office to serve all. For over three decades the Equal Employment Office and the Military Equal Opportunity office have served as two separate agencies,
  • Juneteenth celebration honors end of slavery

    Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It is derived from blending the words "June" and "Nineteenth" which commemorates June 19, 1865, the official ending of slavery. To get a better understanding of what Juneteenth is, let's go back into history. President Abraham Lincoln's