COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --
Enlisted members of Team BLAZE attended one of two all calls with Chief Master Sgt. Johnathan Hover, 14th Flying Training Wing Command Chief, Dec. 1 at the Kaye Auditorium on Columbus Air Force Base.
During his all call Hover discussed future events, expectations of Airmen and welcomed feedback about items of interest such as the Wing Commander Shadow Program, promotion ceremonies, wing mentorship programs and more.
The all call started with a message from the 14th Medical Group’s Mental Health Clinic, reminding Airmen that the clinic has a variety of programs and resources to keep them mentally fit and resilient.
After that, Hover asked the Airmen’s opinion about the shadow program.
“For those that have not experienced this program, we don’t want to make it a [distinguished visitor] visit,’ Hover said. “Security forces did a heck of a job by putting heavy gear on [Col. Douglas Gosney, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander,] and made him stand at the gate for two hours. [Gosney] was a lot more appreciative of what they do after that.”
The command chief also talked about the Air Force priorities, the Blended Retirement System, Air Education and Training Command’s Continuum of Learning initiative, and continuation pay.
Hover said the opinions of the Airmen will be discussed further with the wing commander and there may be some changes in the future.
The chief elaborated on the significance of Airmen being involved in professional organizations such as the Top Three, BLAZE 5/6 and First Four. Professional organizations are a part of the Air Force’s heritage and it’s every Airman’s duty to be a part of them and enhance them.
Lastly, the command chief discussed future events such as the Happy Irby Shop and Wrap Dec. 14, the last flying day Dec. 22, the return to flying day Jan. 2, 2018, and the Wing Annual Awards Ceremony Feb. 9, 2018.