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  • Summer is almost over; back to school begins

    Wow, where did the summer go? It seems like just yesterday when school ended and all our students began their summer break. Here we are now, about to start another school year. As always, the first day of school can bring with it plenty of angst and anxiety, by both parents and students alike; the School Liaison Office is here to assist.   Whether
  • Tribute to mom: Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

    My mother was born on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines; she was the fourth child of 12 children.  Her father was a Spaniard-Filipino physician, her Spaniard mother was a teacher. In that era, children’s futures were intentionally set by their elders and my mother’s future was set to become a nurse. After graduating from proper school, my
  • Right-14, left-27, right-08 doesn’t open every safe

    There is not a more important position in our Air Force than that of being a supervisor, but just being put in charge of personnel is not enough. A supervisor is responsible for influencing his or her followers to perform an action, complete a task, or behave in a specific manner.  In order to be an effective Supervisor and to better communicate
  • Choose Fireworks on the Water to celebrate Independence Day

     Today, Columbus Air Force Base will partner with dozens of community partners to present Fireworks on the Water 2016. The event is a free and open-to-the-public Independence Day celebration at the east bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam. The evening will feature children’s activities, vendors, a free concert and an 18-minute fireworks show
  • The five-tool Airman

    In the major leagues of baseball, the ideal position player is an athlete who excels at hitting for average consistently, hitting for explosive power, and has speed, arm strength, and fielding. Can we superimpose this concept onto the ideal Airman?  I submit to you that we can.  As Enlisted Force Distribution takes its place alongside the