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1st Lt. Harrison Jerrolds, 50th Flying Training Squadron, taxis on the Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, flightline June 23, 2017. Several 14th Flying Training Wing T-1A Texan II and T-38 Talon First Assignment Instructor Pilots joined instructors from throughout Air Education and Training Command and beyond for FAIPaPalooza 2017. (Courtesy photo) ‘FAIP Mafia’ gathers at Laughlin AFB
Despite temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, dozens of First Assignment Instructor Pilots gathered to “chill out” at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, for FAIPaPalooza June 23 – 25, 2017.
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First Lt. Fiona Akoth, 14th Student Squadron Student Pilot, holds a ceramic Kenyan decoration June 16, 2017, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Akoth has always wanted to be a pilot and is excited to be in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) First Faces: 1st Lt. Fiona Akoth
Moving to a new place is hard on everyone. You have become accustomed to your old home and the people who surrounded you; now you have to start over.
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Unsold items from the Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Commissary are loaded onto a truck to be delivered to the United Way of Lowndes County June 26, 2017. The Columbus Air Force Base Commissary, the United Way of Lowndes County, and the 14th Flying Training Wing’s 14th Mission Support Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the Air Force Community Partnership meeting in Columbus, Mississippi, June 22, 2017, allowing the Columbus AFB Commissary to donate unsold items to the United Way of Lowndes County for use in local food pantries. (Courtesy photo) CAFB hosts third Air Force Community Partnership meeting
Columbus Air Force Base hosted its third Air Force Community Partnership meeting June 22, 2017, at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi.
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Col. Stan Lawrie, 14th Operations Group Commander, passes the 49th Fighter Training Squadron Guidon to Lt. Col. John Macasek, the new 49th FTS Commander, June 16, 2017, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The passing of the guidon has been a military tradition dating back to ancient times. The troops of the old commander would assemble and salute him one last time, then the new commander would receive the guidon, symbolizing he is taking charge of the troops, and the troops would then welcome the new commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Melissa Doublin) Lt. Col. Macasek takes command of 49th Fighter Training Squadron
Col. Stan Lawrie, 14th Operations Group Commander, passes the 49th Fighter Training Squadron Guidon to Lt. Col. John Macasek, the new 49th FTS Commander, June 16, 2017, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The passing of the guidon has been a military tradition dating back to ancient times. The troops of the old commander would assemble and
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On Saturday, July 1, fireworks will fly over the Stennis Lock and Dam in a patriotic salute to our nation's history. The event, entitled 'Fireworks on the Water 2017,' is a free, open-to-the-public initiative between the community and Columbus Air Force Base celebrating Independence Day. Fireworks on the Water returns to Columbus
On July 1, fireworks will fly over the Stennis Lock and Dam in a patriotic salute to our nation's history. The event, titled 'Fireworks on the Water 2017,' is a free, open-to-the-public initiative between the community and Columbus Air Force Base celebrating Independence Day.
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Airman 1st Class Michael Mannarino, 14th Medical Operations Squadron Bioenvironmental Technician, reads a device used to read the pH level in water June 21, 2017, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Bioenvironmental Flight uses a range of tools to test water, air and soil for hazardous materials. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Bioenvironmental Flight ensures Airmen can breathe, drink at ease
They are the ones who run in after a dangerous chemical spill or a biological attack in order to protect Airmen. They make routine visits to ensure a work environment’s air, water, and materials are clean and free of toxins and other harmful substances.
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Brig. Gen. Thomas Owens II, Assistant Adjutant General of Air New York National Guard, Latham, New York and his son, 2nd Lt. Thomas Owens III, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-10 graduate pose for a photo June 9, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Owens III will be the third generation of pilots in a row in the family and his father pinned the pilot wings on him during the ceremony.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

Owens reminds Class 17-10 to remain engaged
Brig. Gen. Thomas Owens II, Assistant Adjutant General of Air New York National Guard, Latham, New York visited Columbus Air Force Base, to speak at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-10’s graduation here June 9, 2017.Owens is the primary advisor on all Guard matters to the Adjutant General. He assists the commander to ensuring
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Staff Sgt. Juliana White, 14th Comptroller Squadron Financial
Manager, poses for a photo June 13, 2017, inside the Fitness Center on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Weight lifting has been a part of White’s life since she was a high school athlete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

AETC First Faces: Staff Sgt. Juliana White
A clank of metal against metal followed by the slick sound of the large plate sliding toward the center of the bar. The bar is pushed through the air and held still for a moment. Slowly being lowered, the bar now hovers above White. Sweat building with each repetition.Staff Sgt. Juliana White, 14th Comptroller Squadron Financial Manager, has used
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Airman 1st Class Alan Elkins, 14th Operation Support Squadron Air Traffic Controller, practices a position in the Radar Approach Control room May 31, 2017, on Columbus
Air Force Base, Mississippi. The RAPCON is where Air Traffic Controllers direct and coordinate flight paths for aircraft in flight.U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

Airmen, pilots bring a new atmosphere to communication
A room is illuminated by greens, whites and blues filled with the chatter of Airmen and civilians alike. Seemingly random words are paired with numbers creating sounds almost like another language. Hands waving and pointing to screens that resemble an 80’s arcade game, then writing on strips of paper with a swiftness only extreme repetition can
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Mike Orzel, driver, takes a turn on the flightline track June 10, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Some cones were placed sideways to indicate to the drivers which side to turn around. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

Drivers compete at Autocross
Mike Orzel, driver, takes a turn on the flightline track June 10, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Some cones were placed sideways to indicate to the drivers which side to turn around. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)
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