Welcome to Columbus Air Force Base, home of Team BLAZE and the 14th Flying Training Wing!   

Get ready to experience southern charm and hospitality in Columbus, Mississippi, known as “The Friendly City”. Columbus Air Force Base is located in Northeast Mississippi nearby the Tombigbee River. From the bright and sunny summers to moderate winters, there is a wide range of activities year-round. At the top of the page you’ll see drop down menus that can give you all of the information you may need on upcoming events, organizations, as well as the local and surrounding area.

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Our mission is to cultivate Airmen to be innovative leaders, create the world’s most advanced military pilots, and connect to each other, our families, and community. 

Welcome to Team BLAZE!

Parent’s Night Out @ CDC
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart while the CDC takes care of your kids. Children must have shot records and AF Form 1181 filled out; Payment required in advance. This is available for ages 6 weeks to 5 years old and the cost is $20 per child. Please RSVP/pay by January 27. 

**Event Suspended** Parent Advisory Board @ Child Development Center
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

On March 18 starting at noon the Parent Advisory Board (PAB) will meet at the Child Development Center (CDC). During this time the CDC and Youth Leaders will work collaboratively with parents to enhance youth programs. This meeting is open to parents of children enrolled at the CDC, After School Program, Summer Camp Program, Open Recreation Program, Youth Sports Programs, and Instructional Class Programs. Parents are welcome to submit agenda items to either Ms. Latacha Jones, Ms. Theresa Graves, and/or Ms. Victoria Bentley prior to the meeting. For more information, please call either the CDC at 662-434-2479 or the Youth Center at 662-434-2504.



Quality of Life Town Hall Meeting hosted by 14th FSS
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

14 Force Support Squadron will host a ⭐️Facebook LIVE⭐️ Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, August 27th at 5:00 PM Columbus Air Force Base (CAFB Facebook page).

A FSS panel will address your questions during the town hall meeting and/or provide a direct response (when contact info is provided).

FSS services include:

  • Airman and Family Readiness Center Programs
  • Alpha Warrior Tent
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Auto Hobby
  • BLAZE Commons
  • Bowling Center & Strike Zone Grill
  • Car Wash
  • Child Development Center
  • Coffee House on 5th
  • Education Center
  • Event Center and Columbus Club
  • Fitness Center: Outdoor track & BLAZE Fitness Trail
  • Freedom Park
  • Honor Guard
  • Information Tickets and Travel
  • Library
  • Magnolia Inn and Lodging
  • Magnolia Riding Stables
  • Manpower and Organization Flight
  • Marketing
  • Military Personnel Flight Programs
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Print Shop
  • Pool
  • Resource Management Flight
  • School Liaison Office
  • Skeet/Trap Range
  • Youth Programs: Open Recreation, School Age Program, Teen Program, Youth Sports
Strike Zone Grill Moves to The Overrun/Columbus Club @ Columbus Club
Oct 22 – Oct 30 all-day
Strike Zone Grill Moves Back to the Bowling Center @ The Bowling Center
Feb 8 @ 6:30 am – 2:00 pm
Strengthening Parenting Practices @ Zoom Link
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm

Discover how to encourage better behavior and have more fun with your children through this Zoom seminar. We invite all of our CDC and Youth Center families to particpate!

Strengthening Parenting Practices Zoom seminar for parents of children in the CDC and Youth Programs on 18 February at 1200

NAF/FSS Job Fair @ Columbus Club
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Job Fair is open to all DoD ID card holders. Facilities with job openings will be represented and may offer on-site interviews. The HR staff will also be available to assist individuals with setting up USAJobs accounts and applying online.


Pre-School Orientation @ Youth Center
May 19 @ 10:00 am

Children that are enrolled in the Pre-School Program at the CDC will get a chance to visit the Youth Center! Parents of children entering into Pre-K and Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year are encouraged to attend! Guest speakers from the county and city school districts will be available for a discussion in the Youth Center Gym.

Guest Speakers: 
Kristie Jones – Title I Supervisor
Rhonda Locke – Assistant Special Education Supervisor
Dr. Susan Johnson – Assistant Superintendent
Jessica Smith – Caledonia Elementary Parent Coordinator
Terilyn Smith & Natasha Cheeks – ELA / Reading Coaches
Debbie Murray – District Assessment, Curriculum, & Professional Development Coordinator

Pre-School Orientation at the Youth Center

Kid’s Color Run @ CDC Parking Lot
Jun 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The CDC will have a color run in the facility parking lot for their kids! Dress your child in a white t-shirt or tank top for a colorful experience! Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! For more info, call the CDC at 434-2479.

CDC Color Run

Blaze Fest
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm