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  • Milam reminds graduates to say ‘thank you’

    Col. Sam Milam, Air Education and Training Command Deputy A2/3/10, spoke to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 16-15 during their graduation Sept. 30 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississppi.Milam thanked everyone for allowing him to share his thoughts before starting his speech with lighthearted information.Milam joked about young
  • PACE brings out leadership in Team BLAZE

    More than 450 Team BLAZE Airmen, civilians and spouses received the chance to enhance their professionalism and leadership during the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence briefing Sept. 30 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.The five-hour course, led by Lt. Col. Teresa Roberts, PACE Operations Division Chief, covered several different
  • David Cook rocks Columbus AFB

    Team BLAZE was treated to a free concert and a chance to see a rock star up close Sept. 25 outside the Columbus Club at the Soccer Field.David Cook, American Idol season seven winner, rocked a crowd of about ­­­400 Airmen and families on Columbus Air Force Base as the final stop on his Air Force Entertainment concert series. The evening began at 4
  • Columbus AFB celebrates Air Force’s 69th birthday

    Columbus Air Force Base Airmen and members from the local community spent the evening of Sept. 17 celebrating the 69th birthday of the U.S. Air force at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, Mississippi. More than 400 attendees enjoyed music from the 41st Army Band, Mississippi Army National Guard “The Governors’ Own,” from Jackson,
  • Team BLAZE honors those lost but not forgotten

    A retreat ceremony honoring men and women who are Prisoners of War or Missing in Action was hosted by members of Team BLAZE Sept. 16 in Smith Plaza at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.The ceremony was held in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day.The annual event honors missing service members and their families, and highlights the
  • Robersons discuss challenges, change at Columbus AFB

    Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and his wife, Cheryl, sat down for an interview with Columbus Air Force Base Public Affairs Airmen after visiting members of Team BLAZE Sept. 13, 2016. Roberson was able to see the wing’s mission first-hand and explained how important it is to the command’s mission and the
  • Legacy of valor, tradition of excellence: Delivering airpower to the joint warfighter since 1947

    At the core of the Air Force, on its 69th birthday, is the diversity of more than 600,000 Airmen. Our success, past, present and future, is tied to the professionalism, dedication, skill and heroism of the total force.
  • Roberson and Staton speak of airpower, innovation during all call

    Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and Chief Master Sgt. David Staton, AETC command chief, held an all call Sept. 12 at Kaye Auditorium during their visit of Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Columbus was the last stop of their tour of about 30 bases to learn more about Airmen and to speak about several
  • AF to reduce additional duties

    Airmen need more time to focus on their core missions.Air Force senior leaders said that’s the message they received from Airmen and it’s the reason they made the decision to reduce additional duties. In a memorandum to Airmen released Aug. 19, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein announced