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Maj. Eddy Gutierrez, 14th Communications Squadron commander, was originally born in Managua, Nicaragua. His mother took him and his brothers to the U.S. to flee the Contra War. Gutierrez joined the Army Reserves in 2000 and received his commission in 2006 through the Louisiana State University Air Force ROTC program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) 14th CS commander shares journey: ‘If you don’t try, you won’t go far’
Born in a foreign country then enlisting in the U.S. Army Reserves and later commissioning as a U.S. Air Force officer, this Airman has had quite the journey.
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A decorative phoenix sits inside a display case in the 43rd Flying Training Squadron office June 12, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The 43rd FTS, also known as the Firebirds, have been producing pilots at Columbus AFB since 1990. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Total force is vital part of pilot training at Columbus AFB
The total force concept has been a big part of the Air Force’s mission to fly, fight and win. The 43rd Flying Training Squadron, an Air Force Reserve squadron, has been helping produce pilots here for 28 years.
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Pvt. Bradley Reilly, heavy equipment operator, poses for his first official military photo at 18 years old in San Diego in1988. (Courtesy photo) Chief mentors Airmen their career field doesn’t define them
“Once upon a time…I was indestructible. I feared no one and nothing. Every challenge was an opportunity to triumph, every roadblock an opportunity to crush and prevail by brute force alone. Every decision I ever made in my military career was exclusively aimed at getting myself closer and closer to the fight,” – Chief Master Sgt. Bradley Reilly
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Barnhill returns from Warrior Games, earns 3 medals Barnhill returns from Warrior Games, earns 3 medals
Capt. Hunter Barnhill was greeted with cheers from Columbus Air Force Base Airmen as he entered the terminal at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport June 10 in Columbus, Mississippi, after returning from the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Robert Miller, 14th Civil Engineer Squadron pest controller, prepares a fogging machine June 5, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The pest controllers fill the fogger with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved pesticides and drive around the base to control the mosquito population. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) No pests, no problems
Tucked away by the Kortiz Clinic, the 14th Civil Engineer Squadron Entomology team rarely sees the spotlight, but the work they do keeps Team BLAZE safe and comfortable.
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2018
N/A CSAF presents French medal to WWII Army vet, AF civilian
At a ceremony overlooking the Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2, 2018, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented the French Legion of Honor to a World War II Army veteran for his efforts to liberate Western Europe in 1945.
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Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty; AF accepting up to 1,000 rated officers for staff/flying Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty
Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.Also eligible to apply are current Air Force rated officers in those
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Columbus AFB Library offers summer reading program
The Base Library urges families to get ready, get set, and go to the Library on June 18 to sign up for its Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is Reading Takes You Everywhere!
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43rd FTS pilot invests in fur-baby futures 43rd FTS pilot invests in shelter animals' futures
43rd Flying Training Squadron pilot invests time, money, personal airplane to help transport shelter animals to their forever homes.
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CAFB honors Memorial Day, pays tribute to late pilot from Class 09-10 CAFB honors Memorial Day, pays tribute to late pilot from Class 09-10
Members of the 14th Flying Training Wing along with family and friends of Maj. Andrew Becker gathered in the Kaye Auditorium here during a Memorial Day Ceremony and paid tribute to Becker during a special memorial service May 24. Becker, along with two other Airmen, were killed when their U-28A crashed in March 2017 during a training sortie near Clovis, New Mexico.
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