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  • Make the mission count

    Another Thanksgiving complete and the holidays are fast approaching. Where does the time go? As another year winds down, what better time to reflect on the past year and prepare for the next? The new year brings with it a fresh start. It brings an excellent opportunity to refocus and commit to getting back to the basics. Whether you are a
  • Back to (legal) basics

    At our recent commander's call, Col. Roger Watkins, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, reinforced our Chief of Staff's recent emphasis on getting "back to the basics." Simply put, this means refocusing on our traditional mission - to fly, fight, and win in air, space and cyberspace - and renewing our dedication to our core values of integrity,
  • BLAZE basics

    Newcomers to Columbus AFB are often confused when they see and hear the prevalent use of the acronym BLAZE or are referred to as a member of the BLAZE team. What is BLAZE? BLAZE is an acronym which focuses our daily activities and encompasses our Air Force Core Values. BLAZE serves as the base motto, mantra, logo, culture and even senior leadership
  • We all play a vital role in SUPT

    This morning, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 09-02 walked across the stage in Kaye Auditorium and received their coveted silver pilot wings, culminating a year of hard work and starting the next phase in their training to become mission-ready pilots in the Air Force or for our international allies. While there will be a few hundred
  • Heritage: honoring our past, forging our future

    Heritage is one of those things which brings a special sense of pride about who we are--as a group of people belonging to an organization and as Americans. I found the theme for this year's Air Force Ball, "Honoring our Past, Forging our Future," a perfect starting point for this short article marking Hispanic Heritage Month. Every country in the