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  • Words to guide your next PCS

    Helping members with their PCS move is a normal part of our daily duties in the Traffic Management Office here at Columbus AFB. But our busiest time of year is during peak season. Peak season which runs from May through August can be a very hectic time for service members and their families; however, with proper planning and attention to detail,
  • Security Forces – Under the beret

    When you enter Columbus Air Force Base, the first thing you see is a Security Forces member (colloquially known as Defenders) checking your ID and making sure that no unwanted personnel enter the installation. These Defenders are named due to the flash we proudly display on our berets while on duty. The flash bears the Latin motto, “Defensor
  • Leadership is not a position, it’s an attitude

    Often in the military, leadership is viewed as a title or position that one tries to achieve. These titles and positions generally carry a degree of authority, potentially a parking spot and sometimes a government-issued cell phone. However, these positions should never be confused with what leadership is and what it is not. Leadership is not a
  • Acceptable Merge Ratio

    Dwight Eisenhower once said, “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” The problem is too often, we focus on things that are or seem urgent, but are not important. As a result, we waste our time and effort dealing with tasks that don’t contribute to long-term mission success because they are urgent. As a result,
  • Remembering those who gave all

    As we approach the first major holiday of 2017, Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have given their all for our country. Over the course of my career, I’ve seen many people confuse Memorial Day for Veteran’s Day or for Independence Day. Those are significant holidays in their own right, but Memorial Day is set aside as a singular day to