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U.S. Air Force Col. Seth Graham (Right), 14th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Antonio Cooper (Left), 14FTW command chief, share a laugh during a briefing tour of the  new Welcome Center, July 20, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The Welcome Center was inspired by the Air Force True North Program, which seeks to help improve the well-being of Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Haynie)

U.S. Air Force Col. Seth Graham (Right), 14th Flying Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Antonio Cooper (Left), 14FTW command chief, share a laugh during a briefing tour of the new Welcome Center, July 20, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The Welcome Center was inspired by the Air Force True North Program, which seeks to help improve the well-being of Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Haynie)

Refreshments including donuts and cookies were offered to attendees for the grand opening of the 14th Flying Training Wings very first Welcome Center, July 20, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The Welcome Center will help mitigate the frustrations incoming Airmen may feel while completing their in-processing checklist by brining all agencies needed to complete in-processing to one central location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Haynie)

Refreshments including donuts and cookies were offered to attendees for the grand opening of the 14th Flying Training Wings very first Welcome Center, July 20, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The Welcome Center will help mitigate the frustrations incoming Airmen may feel while completing their in-processing checklist by brining all agencies needed to complete in-processing to one central location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Haynie)

U.S. Air Force Col. Seth Graham (right), 14th Flying Training Wing commander, cuts a ribbon with Chief Master Sgt. Antonio Cooper, 14FTW command chief, signifying the grand opening of the new Welcome Center, July 20, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Within the center new Team Blaze members will find a one stop shop for all their in-processing needs to include, Finance, Medical, Housing, Military Personnel Flight, and the Traffic Management Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Haynie)

U.S. Air Force Col. Seth Graham (right), 14th Flying Training Wing commander, cuts a ribbon with Chief Master Sgt. Antonio Cooper, 14FTW command chief, signifying the grand opening of the new Welcome Center, July 20, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Within the center new Team Blaze members will find a one stop shop for all their in-processing needs to include, Finance, Medical, Housing, Military Personnel Flight, and the Traffic Management Office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica Haynie)

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss.--The grand opening of the 14th Flying Training Wings first Welcome Center took place July 20, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.

Base personnel along with community partners were invited to tour the new streamlined Welcome Center.

“The Welcome Center you will tour today was inspired by the Air Force True North Program which seeks to enhance force and family wellbeing, increased resilience, decrease negative outcomes, and optimize human performance,” said Capt. Elijah Nicholson, 14th Contracting Squadron contract administrator.

The center was designed as a one stop in-processing shop, providing appointments to permanent party members, ranging from first term Airmen, all the way up to the Wing commander.

Within the facility, members will meet with representatives from Finance, Medical, Housing, Military Personnel Flight, and the Traffic Management Office.

The center also offers a playroom for those with children, as well as a waiting area where customers can enjoy a cup of coffee, read a book, or just relax.

“The idea here is that every new Airman that comes to our base will come to our Welcome Center,” said Col. Seth Graham, 14th Flying Training Wing commander. “Their families will come. They will find connection with the Wing and should feel welcome to be a part of this team.”

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