Posts Tagged ‘Columbus Air Force Base’

MDEQ welcomes new members to enHance program

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has accepted three new members, seven renewal memberships and two returning members into its enHance program for the 2014 class. enHance is a voluntary stewardship program begun in 2009 that recognizes committed environmental leaders who accomplish goals beyond their legal requirements. enHance is open to […] [...]

County hires consultant to look at land use around air base

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County will hire a consultant to make sure maps defining land use of property around Columbus Air Force Base are up to date. The board of supervisor will accept proposals from planners through Nov. 29. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the joint land use study was completed earlier this year. The study […] [...]

Columbus AFB runway reopens after $32M improvement project

COLUMBUS — Columbus Air Force Base has reopened its 12,000-foot long center runway. The $32-million project involved replacing 10,000 feet of old runway with a 10-inch thick, 200-foot wide concrete surface. The runway was built in 1959. CAFB officials say less than 20 percent pavement life remained on the asphalt surface before construction began in […] [...]

State puts $2 million into effort to keep military bases

Mississippi’s state and local officials can tell you that defending the state’s military bases from closures can get expensive. The state spent a reported $60 million to $65 million in the 2005 round of base closings, an effort that helped to save such Mississippi military mainstays as Keesler Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Meridian, […] [...]

Columbus AFB gets new commander

Col. Roger Watkins, commander at Columbus Air Force Base for the past two years, has received new orders. A change-of-command ceremony will be held July 28 as Watkins turns over leadership of the 14th Flight Training Wing to Col. Barre R. Seguin, commander of the 8th Operations Group at Kunsan Air Base in Korea. Watkins […] [...]

Meet Columbus, Mississippi

COLUMBUS- MBJ-TV visits Columbus, Miss., a 2010 winner of the Great American Main Street Award. [...]

Committee approves spending projects in Mississippi

Funding to support four defense projects in Mississippi has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee as part of the FY2010 Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Mississippi projects are: Columbus Air Force Base — $10 million for an aircraft maintenance administration facility to provide adequate workspace […] [...]

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