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  • Ceremony lights up holiday season

    The lights are now gleaming on the large tree located outside of the 14th Flying Training Wing Headquarters building. Members of the BLAZE Team came together Monday night for the official tree lighting ceremony. Ryan McCalip, son of Maj. Randy McCalip, 14th Medical Operations Squadron, was the lucky youth to light the tree this year. The McCalip
  • Serving up a pie

  • Testing under the Weighted Airman’s Promotion System program

    Testing under the Weighted Airman's Promotion System can be stressful if Airmen do not take the time to prepare for the tests and plan for success. Although the unit training manager and the Military Personnel Flight are great resources to help understand the WAPS program, it is a personal responsibility to make sure Airmen know when they are
  • Club to host membership night

    The Columbus Club will be hosting a Membership Appreciation Night Thursday. Member Appreciation Night is set for 5 to 9 p.m. at the Columbus Club. The bull riding will be from 5 to 8 p.m., and a free western buffet will be served until 7 p.m. Drink specials and door prizes also will be offered. Adult club members and their spouses are welcome to
  • Former POW reflects on experience

    Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Gene" Smith was the keynote speaker for the graduation of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 08-02 Friday. Colonel Smith, a former Vietnam prisoner of war, spoke about his Air Force experiences during his speech. Columbus AFB is well acquainted with Lt. Col. Smith. He served time here as a former operations
  • 37th FTS Bengal Tigers attend Tiger Meet

    Seven members of the 37th Flying Training Squadron Bengal Tigers took to the skies over Shaw AFB, S.C., for the annual Tiger Meet of the Americas convention from Nov. 2 to 5. Two-ship formations of T-6A Texan II and T-37 Tweet aircraft, led expertly by Maj. Doug Hare and Capt. Kenn Cates, arrived within three seconds of their designated
  • Dormsgiving provides hot meal to residents

    Dorm residents gathered Thursday for the annual Dormsgiving at the Base Chapel. Residents are offered a hot meal with all the Thanksgiving fixings. The menu included a turkey, vegetables, stuffing, as well as a desert table. Airman 1st Class Jimmy Lucarz, 14th Security Forces Squadron, enjoyed his first Dormsgiving at CAFB. "I enjoyed it because of
  • Wingman important at Columbus AFB

    The "Wingman Concept" is and has always been an important part of Air Force culture in the flying community. However, in recent years the concept has taken a necessary leap from the flight line into all facets of an Airman's life. The concept is simple. The Air Force must have a culture where Airmen take care of each other 24 hours a day, 7 seven
  • ORI preparation: adding value to local publications

    Five weeks ago Col. Jeff Dunn, 14th Flying Training Wing vice commander, authored the first in a series of Silver Wings articles aimed at helping the wing prepare for the May 2008 Operational Readiness Inspection. This second article provides a progress check on preparation efforts and discusses specifics of an initiative focused on adding value to
  • Remember cooking safety this holiday season

    Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S., in fact three in 10 fires occur in the kitchen; more than any other place in the house. Moreover, the rate of unattended cooking fires rises during the holiday season. The BLAZE Team is reminded to never leave the kitchen when something is cooking on the stove and always turn pot