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  • Universal Waste

    Improperly handled universal waste is one of the most common environmental write ups seen across Columbus AFB. If these deficiencies are discovered by an inspector from Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) they can lead to monetary fines for the base.
  • Operational Security, Columbus Air Force Base

    What do you think when you hear the term Operational Security (OPSEC)? I used to think “I don’t deal with classified information so why is this important to me?” Recent events and lapses in OPSEC have caught the attention of the previous and current secretary of defense, secretary of the Air Force, and chief of staff of the Air Force.
  • Key Spouses committed to providing resources, support to Airmen, families

    Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors are not just the Air Force Key Spouse Program volunteers, but are pivotal to the success of our men and woman in uniform. While our Airmen are diligently completing their mission, Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors are giving of themselves and time by creating a sense of community and belonging.
  • Tigers: Attacking their charge

    On June 6, 2019, on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, as I saluted our 14th Operations Group Commander, Col. Derek Stuart, I proudly affirmed four words; “Sir, I assume Command.” With these four words, I am humbled and honored by the privilege to command the 37th Flying Training Squadron, the ‘World Famous Flying Fighting Bengal Tigers’… the greatest pilot training squadron in the world!
  • Hey watch this: A discussion about fireworks

    As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s 243rd birthday, the unbridled enthusiasm we feel to ignite those grills, crack open a refreshing beverage, and throw out our backs in back yard playing football are quite appealing - well, maybe only partially true on the latter example.