January 22, 2011 9:36:00 PM
The city of Columbus was selected as the first Air Education and Training Command community to receive the AETC Community Support Award (Altus Trophy), sponsored by the Altus, Okla. Chamber of Commerce''s Military Affairs Committee, during a presentation at the AETC Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, Thursday.
The City of Columbus was one of eight communities in AETC that submitted an award package for the "Altus Trophy" that recognizes the community which provides the finest support to an AETC unit.
Among some of the programs the city of Columbus was best known for in supporting CAFB were the Pilot Partners, Pilot for a Day, the Wings over Columbus Air Show and Open House, T-37 static display maintenance, administrative foundation for the Base Community Council and "adoptions" of military family member for the holidays.
"This award only restates what I have felt from the first moment I arrived in the Golden Triangle," said Col. Barre Seguin, 14th Flying Training Wing commander. "That we have the best community support in the Air Force."