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  • Airman saves woman, puts Green Dot skills to use

    Col. James Fisher coins Staff Sgt. Lewis Fredritta, 14th Operations Support Squadron, Oct. 26, 2016, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, for her Green Dot efforts. Lewis, currently working in Honor Guard, went to a concert in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Upon leaving the concert she saw an intoxicated young woman having trouble walking. Lewis went to
  • Gosney speaks at Columbus Veterans Day ceremony

    More than 200 people gathered on a picture-perfect day Nov. 12 to honor veterans during the 2016 Columbus Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony in Columbus, Mississippi.Col. Douglas Gosney, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, spoke at the event that included Columbus Air Force Base Airmen and local officials, veterans and residents.“Let me begin by
  • Lowndes Young Leaders learn Air Force basics

    Tenth-grade students from local schools in the Lowndes Young Leaders program and 14th Flying Training Wing pilots pause for a photo Nov. 8, 2016, next to a T-38 Talon aircraft at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The students were hand-picked from more than 200 applicants to visit a variety of businesses and organizations in the local region to
  • Flag waved at MSU game for Military Appreciation Day

    Service members from active duty, guard, reserve and ROTC units around Mississippi wave a large American flag at the Mississippi State University football game Nov. 5, 2016. Nov. 5 is Military Appreciation Day and many service members came to watch the game free of charge. Among the events for Military Appreciation Day were a flyover from two T-38C
  • Thomas retires after 23 years of service

    Col. Imelda Reedy, 14th Medical Group Commander, presents Chief Master Sgt. Brandi Thomas, 14th MDG Superintendent, with her certificate of retirement Nov. 4 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Thomas served for 23 years in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sharon Ybarra)
  • Lowndes County burn ban caused by local area drought

    Due to the drought-induced high fire risk, Lowndes County is under a burn ban effective Sept. 30. A burn ban means there shall be no outdoor burning of any kind. Examples of thing not permitted are campfires, bonfires, fire pits, fire rings, burn barrels, debris burning, fireworks, field burning, or anything with an open flame that produces an
  • Changes coming to Columbus Commissary

    Customers shopping at the Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Commissary will see a different store when the doors open Nov. 8.Changes patrons will see include upgraded freezer units, more aisles and new floor tiles. The renovations are scheduled to end in August 2017.“The chips and sodas room and the area where the baby and travel items are,
  • Barkley offers advice to SUPT Class 17-01

    The Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, visited Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, for Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-01’s graduation at Kaye Auditorium Oct. 28.Maj. Gen. James Barkley earned his bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and
  • 19 AF leadership team visits CAFB

    Master Sgt. Rodney McInnis, Airman & Family Readiness Center noncommissioned officer in charge, speaks to Terrie Hecker, wife of Maj. Gen. James Hecker, 19th Air Force Commander, and other key spouses Oct. 21, 2016, at the A&FRC on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. McInnis spoke to the spouses about the center's Huggable Uniform Gifts that are
  • Columbus CFC begins

    The Combined Federal Campaign is something I hold value to. When I was 12 years old, my sister, who was 2 years old at the time, got very sick. After several days at the hospital, thinking that she just had the flu, she had a seizure. She was diagnosed with pneumococcal meningitis and was airlifted to Oakland's Children hospital. She recovered