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  • Family gives new meaning to baker's dozen

    With more than a dozen kids and three of them in diapers, the Wilson family has much to be thankful for. After marrying in 2002, Tech. Sgt. David Wilson, 14th Operations Support Squadron, and his wife, Lenore, joined their families. With them each having three sons from previous marriages, it was a Brady Bunch marriage of sorts. Now the Wilson's
  • Civil Air Patrol celebrating 65 years of service

    You may have heard on the news during Sept. 11, 2001, the Shuttle Columbia disaster, hurricane Katrina and other search and rescue related stories that Civil Air Patrol was involved with recovery operations. But what is this organization, what is its purpose and who are the members? It has been said that CAP is the world's best kept secret. Very
  • 37th FTS performs special flyby

    For many, July 4 celebrations are made of fireworks, cookouts and fun with friends. Lieutenant Col. Dean "Stag" Stephens and Maj. Ervin Powers, both members of the 37th Flying Training Squadron, were able to experience a special celebration July 3. They were invited to support 45 new recruits with a 2-ship T-37 fly over, at the close of their
  • Reservation of utilities hits CAFB

    At the beginning of this fiscal year Air Education and Training Command provided utility funding for only 11 of the 12 months. This was done in an effort to encourage each base to conserve energy to be able pay the last month utilities bill. The estimate of the savings required at the beginning of the fiscal year was $182,000. Due to savings
  • Mississippi leads the nation in West Nile Virus cases

    Mississippi is currently leading the nation in cases of West Nile virus and has suffered one fatality. However, none of the cases have been in Lowndes County or any of the surrounding Counties. West Nile virus, known since the late 1930s, is widely distributed throughout the world. It has been found in parts of Africa, the Middle East, Europe,
  • T-1A transports transplant candidate

    A whole new meaning for Family Day was created at Columbus AFB Thursday.An 8-year old liver transplant candidate is one step closer to getting a new organ. Ryan McCalip, son of Maj. Randy and Heather McCalip, were notified shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday morning that there was a donor match in Pittsburg, Penn. Major McCalip is the chief of aerospace
  • General makes return visit to CAFB

    Major Gen. Mark Anderson was the keynote speaker at the graduation of SUPT Class 07-11 Friday. General Anderson is the mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon. He was also the head of the Installation Excellence Board that inspected Columbus AFB in
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