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  • Suicide Prevention Month: Stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
  • ACC Commander offers encouragement to newest AF aviators

    Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, addressed Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-14 during their graduation ceremony here Sept. 8. Holmes, a former 14th Operations Group Commander, spoke to the Air Force’s 22 newest aviators, one of which was his son, 2nd Lt. Wade Holmes.
  • Remembering 9/11’s impact to Columbus AFB

    Nearly 16 years have passed since Americans experienced one of the most horrific attacks on U.S. soil.
  • Columbus AFB one of four installations participating in Smart Fueling Initiative

    Columbus Air Force Base is one of four installations chosen to be a test site for a new Department of Defense program called the Smart Fueling Initiative, a program aimed toward providing Airmen with healthier eating options by making those options more convenient, accessible and financially friendly.
  • Fuel is key to mission success, keeps pilot training going

    There are many things that get pilots into the air, from the maintainers who fix the planes, to the personnel who keep their records, and to the medical group that clears them to fly -- but without any fuel, no aircraft would be able to lift off the runway.
  • CAFB hosts fourth Air Force Community Partnership meeting

    Columbus Air Force Base hosted its fourth Air Force Community Partnership meeting Aug. 28 at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbus, Mississippi.
  • 3 student pilots continue journey on ‘America’s Got Talent’

    Three members of the 14th Student Squadron here are now in the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent,” a nationally televised talent competition. When the competition started back in March, all 16 members of the a capella group, “In the Stairwell,” were cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. But since then, five members have graduated and are now commissioned second lieutenants.
  • Columbus ALS graduates Class 17-6

    Columbus Air Force Base graduated 16 Airmen from Airman Leadership School Class 17-6 here Aug. 24.
  • Phinney stresses importance of teamwork, leadership during graduation address

    Retired Col. Todd R. Phinney, former 31st Operations Support Squadron Commander, spoke to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-13 here Aug. 18.
  • Leadership structure is adaptable

    The topic of “leadership” is nothing new to the military environment, rather its basic structure is the foundation of success in various arenas. As creatures of habit, we tend to follow the typical hierarchical arrangement focused on lines of authority, communication, rights and duties of an organization.