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  • Columbus AFB fire station awarded accredited status

    The Columbus Air Force Base Fire Emergency Services in Columbus, Mississippi has received Accredited Status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program.  Mr. Gilbert Montoya, the Director of Logistics, Installations and Mission
  • Say "No" to suicide

    At this moment, there are over seven billion people in this world; seven billion lives are separated by land and sea, cultural differences and socio-economic backgrounds, but fundamentally, our hearts beat the same, our eyes open each morning to the start of a new day and dreams of a life full of promise fill our minds. Of those seven billion
  • From Scorn to Worn: The curious history of seat belts

    According to the Traffic Safety Center at the University of California Berkeley, seat belts are “the single most effective motor vehicle occupant safety device yet developed for older children and adults.” Seat belts have existed in some form since the early days of automobiles, but they’ve changed dramatically over time from a single lap belt to
  • AETC A4/7 returns to visit Columbus AFB

    Team BLAZE was honored with a visit by Gilbert Montoya, Director of Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, from Air Education and Training Command Aug. 31 at Columbus Air Force Base. Montoya began his visit meeting senior wing leaders and receiving a 14th Flying Training Wing mission briefing describing the landscape of the past, present and
  • SUPT class 17-13 volunteers at Riverwalk

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-13 volunteered to spend their weekend cleaning and picking up trash in downtown Columbus Aug 27 at the Riverwalk throughout and around the 4.2 mile walking trail. The class hopes to volunteer every few months with the local community. (Courtesy Photo)
  • Team BLAZE members speak for Women’s Equality Day

    Master Sgt. Nesha Willis, 14th Flying Training Wing Maintenance Authority, speaks to attendees during the Women’s Equality Day panel Aug. 26 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo/Elizabeth Owens)
  • Gosney speaks to BCC at luncheon

    Col. Douglas Gosney, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, spoke at the Base Community Council luncheon Aug. 25, in the Club at Columbus Air Force Base.  The BCC is a multi-community organization that supports the common interest of the military and civilian communities. Members foster friendships between one another, exchange business ideas and
  • Gosney Speaks to Team BLAZE about self, future

    Col. Douglas Gosney held three Commander’s All calls for Team BLAZE personnel Aug. 25 at Columbus Air Force Base.Gosney used to opportunity to introduce himself and his family. He then explained what he values most in people such as Integrity, Teamwork, Respect, Discipline, attention to detail, and loyalty. “The Air Force core values are the
  • Base personnel and Columbus community cleans T-37 static display landscape

    More than 20 Columbus community members and base personnel work together to clean up the landscape around the T-37 static Display on Highway 45 Aug. 20 in front of Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. (Courtesy Photo)
  • Three join Inspector General team

    Col. Douglas Gosney, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, administers the Oath of the Inspector General and presents the Inspector General Badge to Lt. Col. Chris Lovegren, Lt. Col. Stephen Duran and Capt. Dallas Varwig Aug. 25 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. These officers will lead the 14th FTW's execution of the Air Force Inspection