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  • 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.
  • Air Force releases additional dress and appearance changes

    New dress and appearance updates will soon be released following feedback, testing from Airmen and reviews conducted as a part of the 2020 Air Force Uniform Board.
  • Undaunted service: Elite firefighters serve in austere environments

    Recently, the QRF firefighter component from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, was sent to a forward operating base in Syria to provide support to its flight line.
  • 14th STUS lands new commander

    Lt. Col. Joseph McCane turned over command of the 14th Student Squadron to Lt. Col Stanley Courtland, during a change of command ceremony, June 21, 2021 on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    The Air Force will resume physical fitness testing July 1 with only three components: push-ups, sit-ups and the 1.5-mile run. The waist measurement will no longer be required as part of the physical fitness test.
  • GTR CAP assigns new commander

    Cadets from the local Golden Triangle Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (CAP), held a change of command ceremony, at the Base Chapel, Apr. 15, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Columbus Airman fights pandemic in New York

    After being on her feet for 12 to 13 hours, administering COVID-19 vaccines to nearly 200 patients per day and only taking breaks for lunch and dinner, newlywed Arianna Gordon just might have the chance to call her husband.
  • I’ll have what she’s having

    One of the challenges Airmen can expect to face when entering the World’s greatest Air Force is the tremendous possibility of being separated from your family. At times, the separation takes place across state lines or country borders. The same cannot be said for two sisters from a military family with the same Air Force Specialty Code. Although years apart, they are both stationed at Columbus Air Force Base.
  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
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