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  • Team BLAZE welcomes Gosney as new commander

    Team BLAZE welcomes Col. Douglas Gosney as the new 14th Flying Training Wing Commander at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.   Presiding officer Maj. Gen. James Hecker, 19th Air Force Commander, Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph, Texas, handed the guidon to Gosney during a change of command ceremony July 22 in the McAllister Fire Station.  
  • Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

    The Air Force revised its Utility Allowance policy to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and to continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer.  The revised policy will now be calculated using monthly meter readings with no buffer, instead of the five-year rolling average with a 10-percent buffer the previous
  • Lawrie takes 14th OG reigns

    Team BLAZE welcomes Col. Stan Lawrie as the 14th Operations Group Commander. Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, handed Lawrie the reigns during a change of command ceremony July 15 at the McAllister Fire Station.  The 14th OG conducts pilot training and Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals for more than 400 U.S. Air Force and
  • Pokémon, Don’t

    Watch out! Everyone’s favorite game from the 90s is back, this time in form of a mobile phone application. That’s right, with Nintendo’s release of its new Pokémon Go mobile game, people across America are catching Pokémon fever again. Confused about how the game works? Well, Pokémon Go uses your mobile phone’s GPS to spot virtual Pokémon on a game
  • Nichols names his two Wingmen at dinner

    Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, center, stands on July 12 with Joey Bragg, left, and Mark Smith, right, the two newest Columbus Wingmen Award recipients at the Columbus Club on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Columbus Wingman Award is an honorary designation that recognizes outstanding members of the community who
  • Nichols emphasizes teamwork as final graduation speech

    At his very last Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Graduation, Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, spoke at SUPT Class 16-11’s graduation July 8 at the Kaye Auditorium. After his introduction by Col. James Boster, 14th Operations Group Commander, Nichols began by thanking those in
  • 81st FS changes hands, first since reactivation

    U.S. Air Force Col. James Boster, 14th Operations Group commander, and Lt. Col. Ryan Hill, 81st Fighter Squadron incoming commander, pose for a photo, during a change of command ceremony, July 7, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 81st FS reactivated in January 2015 as a part of the 14th Flying Training Wing and currently conducts training
  • Home Use Program offers affordable programs

    Microsoft’s Home Use Program makes software affordable to eligible members of the Air Force and their families. Users interested in purchasing either Microsoft Office Professional 2016 for Windows or Office Home & Business for Mac can obtain the software for as little as $9.95 through HUP for the software, and can also request a backup media/CD
  • Columbus community celebrates freedom with Fireworks on the Water

    Danika Portz, pop and country music singer, performs at the 2016 Fireworks on the Water July 1 at the Stennis Lock and Dam in Columbus, Mississippi. Portz performance lasted until the firework show started after dusk. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Day)
  • Baggott takes command of 14th MDSS

    Col. Imelda Reedy, 14th Medical Group Commander, passes the 14th Medical Support Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Jennifer Baggott, the new 14th MDSS Commander, during a change of command ceremony July 1 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo/Melissa Doublin)