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  • July issue of Airman magazine now available

    The July issue of Airman magazine is now available to download and is viewable through a web browser. In the cover story, titled “Arctic Vigil,” you’ll go behind the scenes with the 176th Air Defense Squadron and the Combat Alert Cell of F-22 Raptors that monitor the sovereign airspace around Alaska and intercept any potential intruders.
  • Columbus set to celebrate with Fireworks on the Water

    Fireworks on the Water returns to Columbus to celebrate Independence Day at the Stennis Lock and Dam in a patriotic salute to our nation’s history.The event is free and open to the public thanks to support and contributions from the community and Columbus Air Force Base.Although fireworks are the main attraction, the event features more than just a
  • Purchasing, installing, and managing software licenses

    Compliance with software licensing requirements is mandatory by U.S. Code, Department of Defense, and Air Force instructions.  To ensure Columbus Air Force Base and all subordinate units comply with these requirements, strict controls have been put in place. Procedures on how to acquire, install, track, and inventory software are just a few
  • Jokinen takes command of 14th CES

    Col. Anthony Sansano, 14th Mission Support Group Commander, passes the 14th Civil Engineer Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. David Jokinen, the new 14th CES Commander, during a change of command ceremony June 28 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sharon Ybarra)
  • CAP members tour Team BLAZE facilities

    Civil Air Patrol cadets pause on the flightline for a photo with the T-1A Jayhawk and T-38C Talon June 27 Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. CAP members toured the base visiting various areas including the Air Traffic Control tower, the enlisted dorms, the aerospace physiology flight, the security forces squadron and the McAllister Fire Station.
  • Team BLAZE color the community during fourth annual run

    Participants in the fourth annual Color Run celebrate the completion of the race by throwing the remaining chalk colors into the air June 25 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Over 240 participants from the base and local community participated in the Color Run 5k or two-mile run where they ran through colored chalk thrown in their path.
  • Offerman earns Below the Zone

    Chief Master Sgt. Rita Felton, 14th Flying Training Wing Command Chief, left, and Col. John Nichols, 14th FTW Commander, left, hand Airman 1st Class Ryan Offerman, 14th Civil Engineer Squadron Firefighter, his Below the Zone certificate June 27 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. BTZ is the competitive promotion program offered to enlisted
  • PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time.Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years.“Twenty years
  • Nichols speaks to base during last Columbus AFB all call

    Col. John Nichols, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, hosted three all-calls focused on several topics for his final time as the base commander here June 21.During the all-calls Nichols talked about things he felt were important to the base personnel of today and tomorrow, such as the 2016 Strategic Plan.Nichols estimated about 60 percent of the
  • Tobacco free living: The right choice

    Smoking is unhealthy. Fifty years ago, the first Surgeon General’s Report on smoking and health revealed that smoking cigarettes raises your risk of developing several diseases.  So why do so many people still do it? The answers are complex.  Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, and secondhand smoke is