Tag: safety
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • Staying safe, healthy all summer

    As the summer months wind down, leadership at all levels advocate for the continued health and safety of our Airmen and Space Professionals on and off duty.
  • 21st Century Rosie and Robbie the Riveters – how the home front continues to support the war efforts

    In an update to the fight against Coronavirus, the Defense Department directed all individuals on DoD property, to the extent practical, wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of social distancing in public areas or work centers. In many facets around a flying training wing, six feet of physical distance isn’t practical, so cloth face coverings are a needed tool to fight the virus and flatten the curve.
  • 14th MDG revamps entry, screening process to counter COVID-19 spread

    The 14th Medical Group at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, has recently revamped their entry and screening procedures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
  • RAWS training maintains peak performance Airmen

    Aircraft at Columbus Air Force, Mississippi, rely on radar and communication systems when navigating the skies; and the Airmen that maintain those systems must ensure they do so in a safe manner, often having to climb 100 feet to assess the equipment.
  • Fire Prevention Week 2019

    The 2019 Fire Prevention Week theme, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” effectively serves to remind us that we need to take personal steps to increase our safety from fire.
  • Autocross hobbyists compete for fastest time on CAFB flight line

    Trekking out onto the flight line at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, would normally entail the smell of jet fuel and the loud thunder of aircraft engines ready to take off, but on Aug. 17, something a little different was roaring at the edge of the runway.
  • Motorcycle safety course available at Columbus AFB, opportunity to become a trainer

    Summer time can be a popular time for motorcyclist, and for members of Team Blaze that want to ride their bikes on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, they first must check in with the base safety office.
  • 19th Air Force commander directs T-6 operational pause

    The 19th Air Force commander has issued an operational pause for all T-6 Texan II operations to ensure aircrew safety after a cluster of unexplained physiological events occurred at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, and Sheppard AFB, Texas within the last week.