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Airman 1st Class Jacob Davis, 14th Student Squadron aviation resource manager, helps a pilot with flying profile records March 20, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Aviation Resource Management specialists maintain flight records to validate aircrew safety requirements, making sure every mission is ready to go according to plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Airman drops weight to join, gains confidence
Not everyone trains like a warrior, not everyone hits the minimum standards to complete basic training, not everyone can give up their bad habits for a cause greater than themselves, but the few who do go to great lengths to sacrifice comfort end up where they want to be.
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2018
Cadet 3rd Class Jack Bell, Cadet Squadron 29, poses for a photo on the Terrazzo at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., March 19, 2018. In the span of 72 hours, Bell talked a suicidal man off a Colorado Springs overpass and helped air traffic controllers in Northern California locate a downed aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Rivezzo) 72 hours: Cadet saves suicidal man, assists finding crashed plane
There’s a lot more to the Air Force Academy’s honor code than not lying, stealing or cheating and tolerating those who do.
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2018
19th Air Force experts transform flying training syllabi 19th Air Force experts transform flying training syllabi
It started with a homework assignment from the commander in June 2017.Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, asked his team to deliver a redesigned Undergraduate Pilot Training syllabi “that embraced common sense and held ideas from the leaders and instructor corps to produce more pilots, higher quality pilots with agility and speed.”
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2018
Retired Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, former Vietnam War prisoner of war, speaks to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-06’s graduation audience about the TAP code March 9, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. He spoke to the class about his time as a POW and recounted how his success throughout his life came from the same attributes the pilots have and will continue developed throughout their training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) “Smitty” Harris motivates 18-06 with his story
“It’s such a pleasure to be here today with you,” began retired Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, former Vietnam War prisoner of war. “One of the things I like most is to be with and talk to those folks in blue suits.”
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2018
Senior Airman Tavone Travers, 14th OSS weather forecaster studies weather patterns March 12, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Looking at previous storms and patterns airmen can learn about reoccurring weather that may help future forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Eyes on the skies: Weather Flight always on watch
Severe rainstorms, hail or tornadoes, the 14th Operations Support Squadron’s Weather Flight has seen it all on their radars, here.
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2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is briefed by 2nd Maintenance Squadron Airmen during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 14, 2017. During the tour, Wilson reiterated the importance of readiness, modernization and innovation to remain the greatest Air Force in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha) Service Secretaries: People Are Most Important Part of DoD’s Success
Speaking at a forum here March 12 on issues surrounding the president’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget request, the three service secretaries agreed that the Defense Department’s most crucial need is continued investment in people.
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2018
An aircraft from each of the 14th Flying Training Wing flying squadrons were represented in a dissimilar formation in the vicinity of Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi Oct.1, 2015. The formation was led by the T-1A Jayhawk and flanked by two T-6A Texan II aircraft on its left, two T-38C Talon aircraft on its right and followed by the A-29 Super Tucano behind it. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile) AF, NATO works to address pilot shortage
Pilot shortages, syllabus changes among topics discussed during the 75th meeting of the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program Steering Committee at Sheppard Air Force Base that wrapped up March 9, 2018.
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2018
U.S. Air Force Maj. Justin Elliott, Air Force Strategic Policy fellow, was recorded while presenting a briefing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas on Feb. 22, 2018.  Elliott’s briefing, sharing an aviator’s perspective on physiological events in flight, is now being integrated into student undergraduate pilot training across Air Education and Training Command bases.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Melissa Peterson) Test pilot briefs T-6 nation
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas—An F-16 Fighting Falcon’s sustained 9 g-force break turn is no small matter on a normal day.  Imagine yourself there. Your head weighs 180 pounds and your arms are pinned to the stick and throttle; let go of your breath the wrong way, and you watch the world fade from gray to black in an instant.  Now add to
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2018
An aircraft from each of the 14th Flying Training Wing flying squadrons were represented in a dissimilar formation above Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi Oct.1, 2015. The formation flight was performed to showcase the capability of Columbus’ aircraft to incorporate the A-29 into a formation of six aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Lile) Our 14th MDG: Air Force award winners
Two individuals from the 14th Medical Group earned Air Force level Awards for their hard work in 2017.
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2018
West Lowndes and Columbus High School students do push-ups Feb. 23, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The student are enrolled in a Too Good for Drugs program, which promotes healthy living and smart life choices.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Columbus AFB tells children they are ‘Too Good for Drugs’
Children from West Lowndes and Columbus High Schools participated in a Too Good for Drugs program Feb. 23 here to promote a healthier lifestyle.
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2018
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