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  • 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
  • New security measures at gates

    There are new security measures at the front and south gates beginning Monday. Those who enter the Columbus AFB, are now having their identification cards scanned by a new technology system called the "Mobilisa." This handheld device checks an ID against more than 140 databases, including the FBI terror watch list and Interpol. It also checks for
  • Veterans honored at retreat ceremony

    With a light breeze and rustle of fallen leaves fills the air, the 14th Flying Training Wing celebrated Veterans Day Tuesday afternoon with a memorialization ceremony. Along with the traditional retreat ceremony, the 14th FTW dedicated the ceremonial plaza along with four streets on Columbus AFB to veterans who served this great nation that have or
  • Thin Client computing coming to Columbus

    Desktop computers are a common item in almost every office and on almost every desk. All combined, these computers cost the wing considerable dollars to purchase and occupy a great deal of office space. The 14th Communications Squadron is addressing those issues with the introduction of "thin client" computing devices. With thin client, small, book
  • HAWC helps BLAZE Team stop smoking

    It's time to put away the tobacco and start down the path to a healthier lifestyle. The Health and Wellness Center will be celebrating the Great American Smokeout Thursday. The Great American Smokeout is held annually on the third Thursday of November. This event helps motivate tobacco users across the U.S. to quit smoking. "Are you thinking about