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Columbus AFB kicks off CFC 2017 Columbus AFB kicks off CFC 2017
The 14th Flying Training Wing kicked off the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 31 and will run until Dec. 1. This year’s campaign theme of “Show Some Love” truly represents the spirit of the CFC and further bridges the gap between Columbus AFB and the local community.
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The Air Force is looking for applicants for its newest enlisted aviation AFSC – 1U1X1, Enlisted RPA Pilot. The Air Force has plans for the number of enlisted RPA pilots to grow to 100 within four years in order to integrate them into RQ-4 Global Hawk flying operations. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Kat Bailey) Enlisted RPA pilot opportunity window open for NCOs, SNCO's: Apply before Nov.15 deadline
Noncommissioned and senior noncommissioned officers interested in transferring to the Air Force’s newest enlisted aviation Air Force Specialty Code have until Nov.15 to submit their applications to meet the next selection board.   More than 800 applicants submitted for the program last year; those who were not selected by the inaugural board are
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Col. Joel Carey, 12th Flying Training Wing Commander, shakes the hand of 2nd Lt. Emerson Cameron, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-01 pilot, Oct. 27, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Carey spoke in front of the class to commemorate the graduates and give them words of encouragement for the hard work ahead of them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) 12th FTW Commander reminds 18-01 why we are team players
Col. Joel Carey, 12th Flying Training Wing Commander at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, spoke at the graduation of Specialized Undergraduate Class 18-01 Oct. 27 at the Kaye Auditorium here.
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Members of the 12th Flying Training Wing pose with senior leadership after winning the "Wing of Wings" award during the inaugural flying training awards ceremony Oct. 20, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The awards paid tribute to the individuals and teams who continue to produce highly qualified aircrew for the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer) AETC holds inaugural flying competition
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, TEXAS – The excitement and anticipation from the crowd was palpable as you entered the Fleenor Auditorium Friday night.    The evening marked the culmination of the past year’s flying training production from across Air Education and Training Command and the inception of the first annual AETC Flying Training
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Maj. Benjamin Lindsay, 41st Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot and Assistant Director of Operations, prepares to fly Oct. 11, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. After instructing student pilots as a first-assignment instructor pilot here, Lindsay flew fighter aircraft during multiple tours, and now instructs again at Columbus while passing his knowledge onto the next generation of aviators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Aspiring baseball professional chooses to become world class aviator
Being an Air Force pilot is a dream job for some people, so much so, that they would choose this avenue instead of becoming a professional baseball player. For Maj. Benjamin Lindsay, 41st Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot and Assistant Director of Operations, piloting was not initially his life-long goal.
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Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Gene” Smith, former 50th Flying Training Squadron Commander, holds a prisoner of war bracelet Oct. 17, 2017. The date Smith was shot down, Oct. 25, 1967, is inscribed on the bracelet, along with his rank and name. The bracelets help keep the memory of POWs and those missing in action. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) POW recalls mission that led to capture 50 years ago
On Oct. 25, 1967, now retired Lt. Col. Richard “Gene” Smith and his wingmen had orders to bomb the Paul Doumer Bridge in North Vietnam; the bridge was a mile long and one of the most heavily defended positions in Southeast Asia.
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Default Air Force Logo Active-duty positions added for Guard, Reserve pilots
Air National Guard and Reserve pilots now have 20 more opportunities to fly in order to augment active-duty chronic vacancies across the force.
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Edie Hyatt speaks with David Ross, 14th Medical Operations Squadron optometry technician, about the benefits retirees are able to utilize Oct. 20, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. There are many benefits retirees and beneficiaries may use on military installations, including access to the 14th MDG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Keith Holcomb) Retirees are shown base-wide appreciation
Members of Columbus Air Force Base community showed retired veterans and their families how much they’re appreciated by dedicating their time and resources Oct. 20 at the Columbus Club.
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Jason Michaels, illusionist and magician, performs at the Kaye Auditorium Oct. 13, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Michaels was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome at 6 years old; overcoming it, he is now an international award-winning sleight-of-hand artist and professional speaker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Jason Michaels performs at the Kaye Auditorium
Jason Michaels, illusionist and magician, performs at the Kaye Auditorium Oct. 13, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Michaels was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome at 6 years old; overcoming it, he is now an international award-winning sleight-of-hand artist and professional speaker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith
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Dale Hopkins, T-1A Jayhawk simulation instructor pilot, stands in front of a T-1A Oct. 17, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Since he retired as a colonel in 1989, he has continued his service to the Air Force as a sim instructor, his passion for aviation helping him teach the newest Air Force pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) T-1 sim instructor serves over 50 years, has no end in sight
The simple passion of aviation and love of the job has led Dale Hopkins down a 50-plus-year-long career, and it continues to keep him motivated to this day.
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