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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!

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T-Ball and Coach Pitch Program Registration
T-Ball and Coach Pitch Program Registration @ Youth Center
Apr 14 – May 6 all-day
T-Ball and Coach Pitch Program Registration @ Youth Center
The T-Ball & Coach Pitch Hybrid Program at the Youth Center is for ages 3-8. Registration has been extended until May 6th! The cost to register is $35 for ages 3-4 and $40 for ages 5-8. Register at the Youth … Continue reading
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Mother’s Day Craft 10:00 am
Mother’s Day Craft @ CAFB Library or CAFB Library Facebook page
May 3 @ 10:00 am – May 7 @ 5:00 pm
Pick up a Mother’s Day Craft from the Library or download it from our Facebook page! Call the Library at 662-434-2934 for more information.
National Paranormal Day
National Paranormal Day @ Youth Center
May 3 all-day
National Paranormal Day @ Youth Center
Youth will do alien art! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
May 3 – May 7 all-day
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop @ AFRC
0730-1600 Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Workshop held at AFRC is mandatory for all personnel separating or retiring, Pre-separation counseling is required before attending. Seminars on: Transition, Military Occupational Code Crosswalk, Financial Planning, Health Benefits, MS Dept of Employment Security, Dept … Continue reading
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National Teacher Appreciation Day
National Teacher Appreciation Day @ Youth Center
May 4 all-day
National Teacher Appreciation Day @ Youth Center
Youth will make a teacher appreciation video! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
Star Wars Day 10:00 am
Star Wars Day @ CAFB Library Facebook page
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May the 4th be with you! To celebrate Star Wars Day, dress up in your favorite galactic clothes and costumes, then send us your pictures! Coloring sheets will also be available on our Facebook page. Call the Library at 662-434-2934 … Continue reading
Story Time at the Park 10:00 am
Story Time at the Park @ Freedom Park
May 4 @ 10:00 am
Join the Library for a socially-distanced story time at Freedom Park, every Tuesday in May at 10am! Call the Library at 662-434-2934 for more information.
Star Wars Movie Night 5:30 pm
Star Wars Movie Night @ Kaye Auditorium
May 4 @ 5:30 pm
Star Wars Movie Night @ Kaye Auditorium
Star Wars Movie Night on Tuesday, May 4th at Kaye Auditorium! Doors open at 1730, movie starts at 1830. Star Wars costumes are optional! There will be a photo area available to take pictures of your costumes. Bring your own … Continue reading
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Cinco de Mayo Party
Cinco de Mayo Party @ Youth Center
May 5 all-day
Cinco de Mayo Party @ Youth Center
Youth will have a fiesta party with a taco bar! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
Cinco de Mayo 2:00 pm
Cinco de Mayo @ CAFB Library Facebook Page
May 5 @ 2:00 pm
Do you have a favorite recipe for Cinco de Mayo? Email it to the Library at 14fss.fsdl.library@us.af.mil. Entrants will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a prize! Call the Library at 662-434-2934 for more information.
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National Beverage Day
National Beverage Day @ Youth Center
May 6 all-day
National Beverage Day @ Youth Center
Youth will have a drink challenge and infused water tasting! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
Nurse Appreciation Day
Nurse Appreciation Day @ Youth Center
May 6 all-day
Nurse Appreciation Day @ Youth Center
Youth will recognize nurses at the Clinic! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
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National Military Spouse Appreciation Day
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day @ Youth Center
May 7 all-day
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day @ Youth Center
Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
School Lunch Hero Day
School Lunch Hero Day @ Youth Center
May 7 all-day
School Lunch Hero Day @ Youth Center
Youth will make Super Hero Thank You Cards for the Lunch Staff! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
Spouse Appreciation Event 2:00 pm
Spouse Appreciation Event @ Blaze Commons
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Spouse Appreciation Event @ Blaze Commons
  Sponsored by the A&FRC Enjoy chocolates and other desserts at the Columbus Blaze Commons. Guest speaker will be Tara Wheeler, Air Force spouse, and news anchor at WCBI. Call 662-434-2839/2790 to register.  
DJ at the Club 4:00 pm
DJ at the Club @ The Columbus Club
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – May 8 @ 12:00 am
DJ at the Club @ The Columbus Club
A DJ will be playing at the Columbus Club from 8pm-midnight on Friday night, May 7th! The bar will be open starting at 4pm!
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National Women’s Check-up Day
National Women’s Check-up Day @ Youth Center
May 10 all-day
National Women's Check-up Day @ Youth Center
Family Advocacy will run the Smart Girls Program. Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
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Foam Roller Day
Foam Roller Day @ Youth Center
May 11 all-day
Foam Roller Day @ Youth Center
Youth will learn to relieve stiff muscles and soreness through the use of tennis balls/foam rollers. Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
A May Flower Gift 10:00 am
A May Flower Gift @ CAFB Library and CAFB Library Facebook page
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
National Wildflower week is the first full week in May. Stop by the Library for a small bouquet of flowers, and post your blooms on our Facebook page! Call the Library at 662-434-2934 for more details.
Story Time at the Park 10:00 am
Story Time at the Park @ Freedom Park
May 11 @ 10:00 am
Join the Library for a socially-distanced story time at Freedom Park, every Tuesday in May at 10am! Call the Library at 662-434-2934 for more information.
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Bike Day
Bike Day @ Youth Center
May 12 all-day
Bike Day @ Youth Center
Youth will bring their bikes to the Youth Center and go for a ride! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
National School Nurse Day
National School Nurse Day @ Youth Center
May 12 all-day
National School Nurse Day @ Youth Center
Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
Blaze Fit Trail Unavailable 6:00 am
Blaze Fit Trail Unavailable @ Blaze Fit Trail
May 12 @ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Portions of the Blaze Fit Trail will be unavailable from 0600-1400 due to an official function. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
Federal USAJobs Workshop 9:00 am
Federal USAJobs Workshop @ A&FRC
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Federal USAJobs Workshop @ A&FRC
Workshop on writing resumes, applications, and job search. Learn how to maneuver the federal job website and prepare a federal resume. Class size limited to 10, Masks are required. Must sign up in advance–call 434-2631 or 434-2790.
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National Frog Jumping Day
National Frog Jumping Day @ Youth Center
May 13 all-day
National Frog Jumping Day @ Youth Center
Youth will have a frog race! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
Bundles for Babies (Via Zoom) 1:00 pm
Bundles for Babies (Via Zoom) @ A&FRC
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Bundles for Babies (Via Zoom) @ A&FRC
  For Active Duty families assigned to Columbus AFB who are expecting or have a child up to 4 months of age. An Air Force Aid Society program with presentations about topics such as TriCare, Child Care, Breastfeeding, Car Seat … Continue reading
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration @ Youth Center
May 14 all-day
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration @ Youth Center
Youth will learn to make authentic cultural dishes and hula dance! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
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DoL Vocational Track 8:00 am
DoL Vocational Track @ A&FRC
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
DoL Vocational Track @ A&FRC
Conducted by GBX Consultants, private company contracted by DVA. Must register 10 days prior, company requires 10 days notification and must have minimum of 8 participates to make. Call 434-2790 to register.    
Rescue Dog Day 10:00 am
Rescue Dog Day @ CAFB Library Facebook page
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
National Rescue Dog Day is a day to celebrate our rescued pups. Share pictures and stories of how and when these four-legged fur babies made it into your life! Call the Library at 662-434-2934 for more details.
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DoL Vocational Track 8:00 am
DoL Vocational Track @ A&FRC
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
DoL Vocational Track @ A&FRC
Conducted by GBX Consultants, private company contracted by DVA. Must register 10 days prior, company requires 10 days notification and must have minimum of 8 participates to make. Call 434-2790 to register.    
Story Time at the Park 10:00 am
Story Time at the Park @ Freedom Park
May 18 @ 10:00 am
Join the Library for a socially-distanced story time at Freedom Park, every Tuesday in May at 10am! Call the Library at 662-434-2934 for more information.
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Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day @ Youth Center
May 19 all-day
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day @ Youth Center
Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
National Juice Slush Day
National Juice Slush Day @ Youth Center
May 19 all-day
National Juice Slush Day @ Youth Center
Youth will make homemade slushes! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
Pre-School Orientation
Pre-School Orientation @ Youth Center
May 19 all-day
Pre-School Orientation @ Youth Center
CDC 5 year olds will spend a morning with the School Age Program! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
Key Spouse Mentor Training (via Zoom) 9:30 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training (via Zoom) @ A&FRC
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Key Spouse Mentor Training (via Zoom) @ A&FRC
If you need to complete Key Spouse Mentor training, Please call 434-2839/2790 for more information.  
Pre-School Orientation 10:00 am
Pre-School Orientation @ Youth Center
May 19 @ 10:00 am
Pre-School Orientation @ Youth Center
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 … Continue reading
Youth Book Club 4:00 pm
Youth Book Club @ CAFB Library Facebook page
May 19 @ 4:00 pm
This month’s Youth Book Club pick is “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi. Join the Library’s Zoom discussion of the book on Facebook. Call the Library at 662-434-2934 for more details.
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Millionaire Day
Millionaire Day @ Youth Center
May 20 all-day
Millionaire Day @ Youth Center
Youth will talk about life as a millionaire! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
Blaze Book Club 5:00 pm
Blaze Book Club @ CAFB Library Facebook page
May 20 @ 5:00 pm
This month’s Blaze Book Club pick is “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Join the Library’s Zoom discussion of the book on Facebook. Call the Library at 662-434-2934 for more details.
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Member Appreciation Day
Member Appreciation Day @ Youth Center
May 21 all-day
Member Appreciation Day @ Youth Center
PIZZA PARTY!! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
National American Red Cross Founder’s Day
National American Red Cross Founder’s Day @ Youth Center
May 21 all-day
National American Red Cross Founder's Day @ Youth Center
A guest speaker will talk to the youth about the importance of the American Red Cross. Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
National Endangered Species Day 2:00 pm
National Endangered Species Day @ CAFB Library Facebook page
May 21 @ 2:00 pm
Help the Library raise awareness! Email the Library at 14fss.fsdl.library@us.af.mil about an animal on the endangered species list. Tell us why the animal you chose is endangered and how we can help to save it! Entrants 13 and under will … Continue reading
We Own Friday Mexican-Themed Teen Party 7:00 pm
We Own Friday Mexican-Themed Teen Party @ Youth Center
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
We Own Friday Mexican-Themed Teen Party @ Youth Center
Mexican-themed Teen Night for ages 13-18! Youth will participate in “walking tacos” and team building games. Dinner will be provided. $10 per teen. Sign up by 20 May. Masks are required. Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
DJ at the Club 8:00 pm
DJ at the Club @ The Columbus Club
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – May 22 @ 12:00 am
DJ at the Club @ The Columbus Club
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Brother’s Day
Brother’s Day @ Youth Center
May 24 all-day
Brother's Day @ Youth Center
We will recognize youth with brothers in the Program! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day @ Youth Center
May 24 all-day
National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day @ Youth Center
A guest speaker will talk to the youth about Aviation Maintenance. Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
World Turtle Day 10:00 am
World Turtle Day @ CAFB Library Facebook page
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us on Facebook for a virtual story about turtles! Call the Library at 662-434-2934 for more details.
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Children’s Safety Awareness Day
Children’s Safety Awareness Day
May 25 all-day
Children's Safety Awareness Day
Family Advocacy will speak to the youth about staying safe! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
Wing Newcomers Orientation 8:00 am
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wing Newcomers Orientation @ Columbus Club
  A workshop introducing arriving personnel and their family members to the key personnel and services located on the base. Mandatory voting assistance information is provided. Normally conducted once a month for military and civilian newcomers to the base. . … Continue reading
Story Time at the Park 10:00 am
Story Time at the Park @ Freedom Park
May 25 @ 10:00 am
Join the Library for a socially-distanced story time at Freedom Park, every Tuesday in May at 10am! Call the Library at 662-434-2934 for more information.
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Burger Day
Burger Day @ Youth Center
May 26 all-day
Burger Day @ Youth Center
We will have burgers for lunch! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
National Paper Airplane Day
National Paper Airplane Day @ Youth Center
May 26 all-day
National Paper Airplane Day @ Youth Center
CAFB Pilot, Lt. Durr, will lead a paper airplane craft! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details
Key Spouse Initial Training via Zoom 9:00 am
Key Spouse Initial Training via Zoom @ A&FRC
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Key Spouse Initial Training via Zoom @ A&FRC
<>Initial Key Spouse Training.  Call 662-434-2839 or 662-434-2790 for details. <https://www.columbusafbliving.com/airmen-family-readiness-center/key-spouse-program/
Get Caught Reading Month 10:00 am
Get Caught Reading Month @ CAFB Library Facebook page
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Get Caught Reading” is the theme for this month. Whether it’s for study or pleasure, we want to see what you’re reading! We’ll post what we’re reading on our Facebook page, and we encourage you to do the same! Call … Continue reading
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End of School Year Bash
End of School Year Bash @ Youth Center
May 27 all-day
End of School Year Bash @ Youth Center
Youth will have a luau themed outdoor fun day with water games, bouncy castles, glitter tattoos, and more! Call the Youth Center at 662-434-2504 for more details.
Plan My Move- Smooth Move 10:00 am
Plan My Move- Smooth Move @ A&FRC
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Plan My Move- Smooth Move @ A&FRC
Updated information about relocating held at AFRC. TMO, Housing, Military Pay, Billeting, Tri-Care, Medical Records, and A&FRC, spouses are encourage attend call (662) 434-2701 or 662-434-2790 to register.  
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Independence Pool Grand Opening Weekend 6:00 am
Independence Pool Grand Opening Weekend @ Independence Pool
May 28 @ 6:00 am – May 31 @ 6:00 pm
Independence Pool Grand Opening Weekend @ Independence Pool
Splash into summer at Independence Pool over Memorial Day Weekend!   SWIM TIMES: Lap Swim: 0600-0900 Open Swim: 1100-1400 Open Swim: 1500-1800   For more information about the pool, call Outdoor Recreation at 662-434-2505 and stay tuned on ColumbusAFBLiving.com for more updates!
Memorial Day Word Search
Memorial Day Word Search @ CAFB Library
May 28 all-day
In recognition of Memorial Day, the Library is designing a word search for our young patrons to pick up and take home! Patrons who send us a picture of their completed word search will be entered into a raffle for … Continue reading
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