Military Affairs Committee

Military Affairs Committee

The Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce charters a Military Affairs Committee (MAC).  This is a committee of volunteers solicited from the chamber-member business.  The committee chairperson was elected by the MAC members in the spring.  Chairman is Ms. Julie Heintz, Social Science Faculty, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.


  • Support the Pilot Partner program ‘welcome receptions’ for each new class of pilots
  • Determine more effective ways to involve the community with Columbus Air Force Base
  • Host appropriate Wing Commander change of command receptions
  • Maintain base visibility by attending and supporting CAFB annual awards
  • Assist CAFB with Fireworks on the Water, Air Shows and the Pilot for a Day program
  • Support the Base Community Council on Community outreach activities with CAFB
  • Host a barbecue for each of the two CAFB Airman Leadership School classes
  • Promote, encourage and advocate Columbus Air Force Base partnerships


  • The Chief, 14 FTW Public Affairs is a standing representative on the committee
  • The CAFB Community Council should have a liaison attend the MAC meetings


  • The MAC usually meets monthly.  Subcommittees may meet more frequently
  • MAC members attend/host the Pilot Partner reception every three weeks
  • MAC members will often help with setup and hospitality for CAFB functions like air show DV tents, Blaze picnics, July 4th events, etc
  • MAC members coordinate door prizes for the CAFB Annual Awards Banquet