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  • New perspectives could be what you need

    I was on top of the world, and I felt like nothing could possibly bring me down. I had just recently graduated from the University of Central Florida, had a pilot slot secured, and was moving to my first training base to begin my career in the world's greatest Air Force. Little did I know my whole life was about to change and wouldn’t be taking off (quite literally) how I thought it would. One of the biggest lessons I would come to understand is the importance of the Team BLAZE mission and what it truly means.
  • Volunteering isn’t a chore, it’s a privilege

    I originally started working for Southern Care Hospice Center in Terre Haute, Indiana, while in college. The first patient I was ever assigned to was Marjorie Burnell.
  • Gone but Not Forgotten

    When I attended basic training 25 years ago, I purchased a small metal band to wear on my wrist. With the exception of a wedding ring, it was the only piece of jewelry we could wear during training.
  • The 49th FTS and its rich culture truly creates aviators, warriors

    Columbus Air Force Base is well known for its contribution to the Air Force by creating pilots.
  • CAFB Fire Department encourages residents to 'Look. Listen. Learn.'

    Today’s home-fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.