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  • 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
  • Hecker tours Columbus AFB, flies T-38 sortie

    Maj. Gen. James Hecker, 19th Air Force Commander, poses for a photo with Maj. Caleb Campbell, 49th Fighter Training Squadron Instructor Pilot, Capt. Michael Mangano, 49th FTS IP, and 2nd Lt. Richard Scheff, 49th FTS student, Oct. 21, 2016, on the flight line on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Hecker toured the 14th Flying Training Wing and
  • Base Honor Guard: More than a bullet

    Every Airman that comes to Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, receives a brief from the First Term Airman Center about joining the Honor Guard. First-term Airmen are shown the capabilities and ceremonies done in Honor Guard and are told it is a great bullet, volunteer opportunity and looks great in a Below-the-Zone package. But what Airmen are
  • UPT Class 84-01 visit Columbus for 33rd graduation anniversary

    Members from Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 84-01 pause for a group photo next to a T-38 Talon Oct. 14 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Melissa Doublin)
  • Griffin Threatt gets to be “Pilot for a Day”

    Griffin Threatt, a 10-year-old from Clinton, Mississippi, and his family visited the base as part of the “Pilot For a Day” program. With the partnership of the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, children with life-long illnesses get a chance to experience a day with the Air Force custom-tailored to their desires and capabilities. During his
  • Flu shots available for Airmen

    Col. Douglas Gosney, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, receives a flu shot from Col. Imelda Reedy, 14th Medical Group Commander, Oct. 12 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Flu Shots are available for all active duty, dependents, and retirees during immunization hours. Members can come by the 14th MDG 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Wednesday;
  • Felton retires after 30 years of service

    Col. James Fisher, 14th Flying Training Wing Vice Commander, hands Chief Master Sgt. Rita Felton, 14th Flying Training Wing Command Chief, her Certificate of Retirement Oct. 7 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Felton served in the military for 30 years before joining her husband Derk Felton in retirement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sharon
  • Mississippi senator aides receive orientation flights

    Ty Mabry and Anne Hall Brashier, Military Legislative Aides for Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, pause for a photo with Col. Doug Gosney, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, after their T-6 Texan II orientation flights Oct. 6 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The staffers, who were able to experience Air Force aviation for the first time,
  • Felton treats Team BLAZE with ice cream

    Team BLAZE members are treated to an ice cream with Chief Master Sgt. Rita Felton, 14th Flying Training Wing Command Chief, before her retirement Oct. 3 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Felton served for 30 years before retiring from the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Elizabeth Owens)
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