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  • Fond farewell to golf, happy hello to family fun, fitness

    Our Real Property Office tracks the opening of our golf course to 1942 -- a span of time encompassing several generations and cultural trends. Suffice it to say our course has served its purposes very well over those corresponding 75 years. However, on April 30, 2017, golfing operations on Columbus Air Force Base will cease and we will welcome in
  • The daily cross-check

    As a flight instructor, one of the most important things I teach to new students is the cross-check.
  • Generation Why

      Last Friday, I sat in the Columbus Club bar and picked the brain of the 48th Flying Training Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Charles “Spanky” Gilliam.   He had one arm in a sling from an overzealous representation of his beloved Alley Cats flag football team, the other arm nursed a drink as he reflected on nearly 18 years of service and leadership.
  • The best 50 cents I ever spent

    All Airmen are the products of costly Air Force training programs which intend to influence behaviors and shape our character. Additionally, many of us spend considerable amounts of personal time and resources examining leadership lessons and character development. While I do not question or regret such investments, I found it rather amusing my
  • Airmen, seek support with our resources

    If you attended the 14th Flying Training Wing’s Annual Awards Banquet, you had the pleasure of hearing the guest speaker, Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. While speaking about the world’s greatest Air Force, he mentioned we all essentially joined the Air Force for the same
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