Other Services and Programs
Corner of 7th St and Imes St
Left side of the building
Hours of Operation
Open to Airman E1 thru E5
Tues & Thurs: 11am-1pm
All other active duty members & dependents 1st Sat of the month: 10am-12pm
The Airman’s Attic is a store that junior enlisted members can go to for clothes and household essentials free of charge. If you would like to help volunteer on Saturdays for a bullet, please contact us to set up a Saturday for you to come help.
DONATIONS are gratefully accepted anytime at the loading dock located at the side of the building and in the front lobby. There is a designated side for airman’s attic donations.
Items obtained at the Airman’s Attic are not to be used in home day care environments or given to ineligible personnel. These items are not intended for friends or extended family members. If a patron or a volunteer is found to be misusing the Airman’s Attic for intended purposes, or placing items received from the Airman’s Attic into garage sales, auction sites, Thrift Shop consignments, or anywhere else profit or non-profit, the patron or volunteer will be banned from using the Airman’s Attic for one year. If you no longer have a use for an item obtained from the Airman’s Attic, please consider donating back for other families to use.
HR Office (256) 650-5928
Hours of Operation
When your vehicle needs a little TLC, swing by Columbus AFB’s own car wash! Whether you just returned from a long trip during leave or just culled one of Mississippi’s many herds of insects, our car wash will help restore your vehicle to its full shining glory for a modest price. Don’t carry coins? For your convenience, a change machine located on-site! The car wash is located behind the Youth Center.
Fax: (662) 434-7770
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6pm
Monday: 12:00pm – 6pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 7pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 6pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday: 9:00am – 6pm
Click the image below to go to the Commissary website
Hours of Operation
Monday: 9am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Friday: 9am – 4:30pm
1530 – Religious Education, grades K-8 (Chapel Annex)
1600 – Choir Practice (Chapel Sanctuary)
1600 – Confession (or by appointment)
1700 – Mass
1000 – Daily Mass (Phillips Auditorium near the flight line)
1000 – Daily Mass (Phillips Auditorium near the flight line)
1030 – Adoration (Phillips Auditorium near the flight line)
0900 – Adult Sunday School (Chapel Conference Room)
1045 – Christian Community Worship Service
1800-1920 – AWANA (Religious Education 4 year’s old to 6th grade)
1730 – Student Pilot Bible Study (Chapel Conference Room)
1800 – Dorm Bible Study (Montgomery Village)
Services and Events
- Confession (Sundays 1600-1630 or by appointment)
- RCIA is help in coordination with Annunciation, please contact Annunciation for details
- Faith Ablaze (Young Adult 21-39)
- Baptism Classes and the Sacrament of Baptism upon request
- Sacramental Preparation Classes
- RE Program for Grades K-8
- Choir Practice (Sundays, 1600-1645)
- Adult Sunday School
- Protestant Men of the Chapel (Monthly Breakfast & Bible Study)
- Children’s Church
- Ladies Luncheons (Monthly)
- Family Retreat (May)
- Potluck Luncheons (Monthly)
- Outreach Opportunities
- Protestant Faith Ablaze: Bible Study for Young Adult/Families
- Other Religions & Faith Groups
If you have questions concerning services for other religions or faith groups, please call the Chapel at (662)434-2500.
Air Force Chaplain Corps
The Air Force Chaplain Corps provides spiritual care and the opportunity for Airmen, their families, and other authorized personnel to exercise their constitutional right to the free exercise of religion. This is accomplished through religious observances, providing pastoral care, and advising leadership on spiritual, ethical, moral, morale, relational, and religious accommodation issues. Whether you are new to Columbus Air Force Base or have been around for a while, our parish communities welcome you to join us as we worship, fellowship, and encourage one another. For more information, please call 662-434-2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As visible reminders of the Holy, chaplains directly and indirectly provide for the free exercise of religion for Airmen, their families, and other authorized personnel. Chaplains do not perform duties incompatible with their faith group tenets, professional role, or noncombatant status.
About Religious Affairs Airmen
Religious Affairs Airmen facilitate the free exercise of religion for Airmen, their families, and other authorized personnel. They are assigned at all levels of command to facilitate spiritual care and ethical leadership. Religious Affairs Airmen are vital to providing spiritual care and are exempt from performing additional duties or details that impede ministry accomplishment.
You have the right to privileged communication when speaking to a chaplain or Religious Affairs Airmen. AFI 52-101 paragraph 5.1.1 states “Under no circumstances may a chaplain disclose privileged communication revealed in the practices of his/her ministry without the individual counsel’s informed, written consent.”
Ignition Teen Ministry
Meeting on Wednesday nights at the chapel from 6:00-7:20 PM is our chapel sponsored ecumenical Teen ministry. Whether Catholic or Protestant, 7th – 12th grade students are invited to attend. We gather to fellowship, pray, learn, eat and play. We also do fun outings such as movies, sporting events, bowling and more. Please call 434-2500 for more info!
The new Columbus AFB Dog Park is located in the between State and Magnolia Housing (grassy area adjacent to the Child Development Center), this local attraction gives your dog the room to run, have fun, and socialize with other canines. The park is open from dawn until dusk.
We ask that you please be courteous and clean up after your dog.
Dog Park Rules
- Dog waste must be cleaned up immediately
- Aggressive dogs are prohibited
- Owners are responsible for their dogs at all times
- Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult
- Use and enjoy the park at your own risk
ON BASE PET POLICY
- Pets must be “on a leash” at all times when outside the fenced area of the home.
- A pet is considered to be a domesticated animal living in association with a household. No more than two pets per household are allowed. A pet that weighs more than 100 lbs. will not be accepted. Certain breeds of dogs are not allowed, including but not limited to Pit Bulls, Rottweiler’s, and Doberman Pinchers, Wolf Hybrids or any canine breed with dominate traits towards aggression.
- Residents are responsible for keeping the grounds clean and sanitary. All yards and common areas must be kept clean of pet droppings. Residents must pick up and properly dispose of animal waste in their yard. Residents who walk their pet/s must carry a plastic bag to retrieve and dispose of any droppings. It is a violation of the Pet Policy for any Resident to simply “turn out” their pet and recall it at their convenience.
- Pets shall not be tethered outside the home. Pets must be in the home or behind an approved fenced area in the backyard if unattended. Avoid leaving pet food outside for prolonged periods of time, as it will attract vermin and pests.
- Residents will be asked to remove any pet that constantly disturbs other Residents, whether inside or outside the home, or prevents the Landlord’s agents and employees from properly performing their duties. If Resident fails to remove said pet, when requested by the Landlord, the Lease may be terminated in accordance with established guidelines.
For More information on the Base Pet Policy, contact Columbus Family Housing at 662-434-8213.
In the Shoppette at the Commissary/BX Plaza
Hours of Operation
Mon – Fri: 7am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 8am-9pm
Located in the Shoppette, Shelton’s Dry Cleaning service is easily accessible and very convenient. Simply fill out a ticket and place it along with your garments in the prepared bag, and leave the other copy with the attendant. Your items will be pressed and ready in no time!
Commercial: (662) 434-2631
FAX: (662) 434-2483
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Searching for a new job? The Military & Family Readiness Center is the right place for you! The Employment Readiness Program provides no cost consultations, programs and services to help families in the job search process. Consultants are available to guide spouses and family members on career planning, job seeking and resume writing, as well as to help them prepare for interviews and negotiate offers. We are here to assist you if you are looking for a new career or simply a temporary job.
Click below for latest Job Announcements!
Local Job Opportunity Page
AFJAG Military Spouse Hiring Program Information Sheet
Employment Newsletter – Jan 2022
Useful Websites in Job Search and Transition
Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) – consultants provide professional guidance to military spouses on careers, education and training, employment readiness and career connections.
Volt Military Heroes Program is excited to announce the launch of our powerful new Candidate Skill Assessments at http://www.voltmilitary.com/site/8417/Assessment.html.
There’s no cost for these tests and no obligation to the program for veterans and their families. Volt is offering more than 800 specialized assessments and tutorials so that military community members can assess their proficiency in variety of skills that will help them get their desired job. These free assessments can give you an extra edge in your job search. Veterans and military spouses bring a broad range of talent and experience to the private sector, yet the demands of military life on individuals and families can make it difficult to compete in the civilian job market. These new skill assessments are a crucial part of Volt’s commitment to offering the military community the employment support they deserve.
We invite you to investigate the site and share it with people and organizations who will benefit from this new and free service.
Volt offers more than 800 essential skill evaluations in a range of disciplines listed below:
Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) -search for jobs online that connects military spouse-friendly companies with jobs to military spouses seeking employment.
Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) -provides financial assistance to eligible spouses pursuing licensure, certification or an associate degree.
Employment Workshops offered on regular basis
Resumes & Interviews– A resume is the key to obtaining interviews. The Military & Family Readiness Center can help make sure your resume advertises your skills and abilities. Then the job interview is your opportunity to market yourself and learn more about the position. We offer Resume/cover letter class every other month and set up mock interview boards on request.
Federal Employment– We offer USAJobs workshops every other month, or call and set up a one on one appointment. https://www.usajobs.gov is updated daily with excellent opportunities to join the Federal Government in such career fields as Logistics, Financial Management, and Contracting. These appropriated funded civil service positions are paid for by money appropriated by Congress.
NAF Employment–https://www.nafjobs.org/ offers great opportunities to join the Federal Government as a Non-appropriated funds (NAF) employee where you can work in the services industry for the Air Force. NAF positions can be found in the Air Force clubs, bowling centers, golf courses and many other activities and are paid from these self-generating activities.
Self-Employment– Do you want a job where you can be your own boss, set your own hours, or have the flexibility you need to raise a family and support your military career? We offer a 2 day Entrepreneur Work shop quarterly, conducted by Mississippi State University Small Business Development Center using Small Business Administration curriculum.
Local Employment Workshop- Every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Bring current resume, and we will sit down with you and explore to possible employment opportunities in our area. If this day and time is not convenient, we can always schedule an appointment for one on one service. You can also be added to our employment opportunity e-mail list.
Companies in the surrounding Columbus area that can offer employment opportunities include but are not limited to:
Stark Aerospace, Inc.
Aurora Flight Sciences
And, don’t forget about volunteering. It is a great way to learn new skills, create important networks and gain experience while contributing to the community.
Career One Stop
The Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce charters a Military Affairs Committee (MAC). This is a committee of volunteers solicited from the chamber-member businesses with the sole purpose of supporting Columbus AFB in the following ways:
- 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
(see below for departments)
201 Independence Dr, Columbus AFB, MS 39710
Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Closed on the third Thursday of each month
- Flight Medicine: 662-434-2222
- TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration and Referrals: 662-434-1252
- Pharmacy: 662-434-2168
- Laboratory: 662-434-2119
- Dental: 662-434-2256
- Mental Health: 662-434-2239
- Family Practice and Immunizations: 662-434-3119
- Physical Therapy: 662-434-2120
- Optometry: 662-434-2331
- Public Health: 662-434-2241
- Radiology: 662-434-2211
Patients have the right to make recommendations, ask questions, or file grievances to the military treatment facility Patient Advocate. If concerns are not adequately resolved, patients have the right to contact The Joint Commission at 800-994-6610, or by submitting a concern or complaint online.
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.
Commercial: (662) 434-2319
FAX: (662) 434-2327
Most squadrons have coffee funds, flower funds, or other small operations – all examples of unofficial activities. When an unofficial activity’s current monthly assets exceed $1,000 over a three-month period, the activity must become a private organization.
A private organization (PO) is a self-sustaining special interest group set up by people acting outside the scope of any official position they may have in the federal government. They operate on Air Force installation with the written consent of the Installation Commander.
POs and unofficial activities may not engage in frequent or continuous resale activities. The Installation Commander has authorized the Mission Support Group Commander to approve an occasional fundraiser such as bake sale or car wash. The prohibition of continuous resale does not preclude collective purchasing and sharing of purchased items by members of the PO or unofficial activity. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Private Organization POC at (662) 434-2325.
The Air Force Instruction which governs POs is AFI 34-223.
All unofficial activities on Columbus AFB, whether POs or not, must submit fundraiser requests for approval. Fundraisers are limited to two (2) events per calendar quarter and may not be conducted during the annual AFAF and CFC campaign.
Contact the Private Org POC for a starter package.
Current Columbus AFB Private Organizations:
- Columbus Spouse Group
- 14 OSS Booster Club
- 1st Sergeants Council
- Fire Bird Fund
- Alley Cat Booster Club
- Air Force Sergeants Association
- Airman Activity Council
- Air Force Ball Committee
- Bengal Tiger Booster Club
- BLAZE 56
- Buzzsaw Nations Booster Club
- Company Grade Officer’s Council
- Top 3 Association
- Fire Fighters Association
- PPAAFF Booster Club
- 14 MSG/LGR Booster Club
- Friends of Airmen & Family
Contact (662) 434-2325 for more information on any of the PO’s listed above.
Near base supply
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 6am – 4:00pm
At CAFB, we strive to be good stewards of the environment, and one way we do that is by diverting as much solid waste as possible away from the local landfills. However, to reach peak effectiveness we need the assistance of everyone living and working on CAFB. To do your part, please read the information below, and start diverting more today!
The main recycling center is located just next to Outdoor Recreation. Additionally, there are two 24-hour collection points, one is located in the shoppette parking lot and the other is outside the fence at the recycling center. Please drop-off items INSIDE building 151 during business hours, and only use the 24/7 wall or shoppette when building 151 is closed.
Items that can be dropped off at building 151
Paper: All colors and textures; cardboard boxes, writing paper, envelopes, junk mail, advertisements, bound books, newspapers, phone books, magazines, packing paper, shredded paper, paper bags; if it’s paper we take it.
Plastic: #1 & 2 plastics only; check container for PETE or HDPE
Metal: Drink/ food cans, appliances, wire, file cabinets, trash cans, car parts, aluminum, steel, copper; if it’s metal we take it.
Glass: Bottles of all colors, shapes and sizes; No other glass products accepted.
*Please empty bottles and cans before putting them in the recycling bin of dropping them off at the recycling center. Cardboard boxes should be flattened before being placed in the bin or dropped off as well.*
E-Waste: All non-government owned electronics such as TVs, computers, phones, radios, etc.
Universal Waste: Batteries (i.e. vehicle, computer, 2-way radio, cell phone, AA), Pesticides, Mercury-Containing Equipment (i.e. thermostat, thermometer, mercury switch), Florescent Lightbulbs (i.e. tube, u-shape, compact)
Used Oil: Engine oil can be dropped off at bldg. 151, and cooking oil can be taken to the bowling center or base club.
Other waste diversion available at CAFB
Paint: Drop off on south side of bldg. 385 every Wednesday 1300-1500
Plastic Bags: Take to the CDC for reuse in diaper disposal
- The Columbus AFB recycling center processes on average close to 40,000lbs of recyclable material a month. That’s 240 tons annually!
- Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour
- Recycling one ton of plastic bottles saves the equivalent energy usage of a two person household for one year.
- Recycling just one jar of glass saves enough energy to light an 11 watt CFL bulb for 20 hours
- Glass can be recycled and re-manufactured an infinite amount of times and never wear out.
- The average person has the opportunity to recycle more than 25,000 cans in a lifetime.
- Recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.
- Every three months, Americans throw away enough aluminum in the landfills to build our nations entire commercial air fleet.
- Recycling cardboard only takes 75% of the energy needed to make new cardboard.
- Recycling 1 ton of cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil
- Nearly 80% of all retailers and grocers recycle their cardboard
- Recycling a stack of newspaper just 3 feet high saves one tree.
- Making paper from recycled paper reduces the related contribution to air pollution 95%
Please help recycle these items!