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  • McGinnis named 2018 Air Force Emergency Manager of the Year

    Master Sgt. Kevin McGinnis, 14th Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness and Emergency Management Flight superintendent, was recently awarded the 2018 Air Force Emergency Manager of the Year in the military category.
  • PACAF commander speaks at SUPT Class 19-06

    The Air Force gained 22 highly trained aviators following Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-06’s graduation Feb. 15 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
  • Columbus AFB Spark Cell shares best practices with Tinker AFB Airmen

    The Columbus Air Force Base Spark Cell is leading the way across the Air Force for what an innovation lab should be, so much so, that a team from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, visited Columbus AFB Feb. 13 to gain insight of how to develop a spark cell at their base.
  • Air Force addresses base housing concerns

    Responding to reports of poorly maintained and unsafe housing across several installations, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein on Feb. 19 directed commanders at every base worldwide to conduct a “100 percent review” of the condition and safety of all military housing by March 1.
  • Columbus AFB instructor pilots connect with Virginia Tech AFROTC cadets

    It’s not everyday cadets are given the opportunity to work closely with U.S. Air Force pilots; however, the Virginia Tech AFROTC Detachment 875 was given the chance when instructor pilots (IP) from the 37th and 48th Flying Training Squadrons visited the university Feb. 8-11.
  • Team BLAZE’s outstanding Airmen showcased at award banquet

    Members of Team BLAZE celebrated the hard work of Airmen throughout the wing during the 2018 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8 on Columbus Air Force Base. Forty-three members and four teams, representing 16 categories, were recognized and competed for wing-level awards.
  • Alley Cats lead the way in T-1 pilot production

    Last year, the 48th Flying Training Squadron “Alley Cats” were the leading creator of Air Force pilots, graduating 233 pilots.
  • Freedom Park demolition begins

    Demolition of Freedom Park began Feb. 6 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Freedom Park playground was built in 1996, a time when playgrounds were typically constructed with wooden materials. Since its construction over 20 years ago, several areas have deteriorated in the wooden structure and many features worsened over time, creating an ever-increasing safety hazard.
  • Air Force ends promotion testing for E-7 and above

    The Air Force announced today it is removing the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing requirement for active-duty promotions to the grades of E-7 through E-9, beginning this fall with the 2019 E-9 promotion cycle.
  • Federal tax law changes affect military, spouses

    Most service members and their families will see a reduction in their tax bills this year, but there are a number of changes in U.S. federal tax laws that they need to be aware of, said Army Lt. Col. Dave Dulaney, the executive director of the Pentagon’s Armed Forces Tax Council.
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