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Lt. Col. Hanling Joswick, 14th Medical Group dentist, poses for a photo May 2, 2018 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The dental clinic on Columbus AFB works to keep the dental health of every beneficiary in the best condition possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) 14th Medical Group’s care keeps Airmen flying high
There are many stressors throughout a pilot’s career and being unable to fly because of a stuffy nose and a sneeze can cause a student to be pushed back if left untreated.
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Dr. Marcia Stewart, 14th Flying Training Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program manager, and a volunteer from Mississippi State University hold a moment of silence for the victims of sexual assault April 27, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The SAPR team worked with MSU and other colleges to help educate and raise awareness about sexual assault prevention and what to do if someone has be affected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sonic Johnson) SAPR month over, continues to support victims
Every April, the Defense Department recognizes the importance of sexual assault prevention and response and supporting those affected by sexual assault.
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Retired Col. Cesar Rodriguez, a former F-15 Eagle pilot, speaks at the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-08 graduation April 27, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Rodriguez spoke about the importance of family, friends and teamwork for every Airmen and leader in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Retired Col. Rodriguez brings passion to SUPT Class 18-08 graduation
Retired Col. Cesar Rodriguez, a former F-15 Eagle pilot, spoke to Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-08 during their graduation April 27, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
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Eight recruits take the oath of enlistment, administered by Maj. Paul Lopez, Air Combat Command’s F-22 Demonstration Team pilot, during the 2018 Wings Over Columbus Air and Space Show April 21, 2018, on Columbus Air Force, Base, Mississippi. The recruits were positioned in front of the F-22 Raptor display, one of which took part in an aerial demonstration during the air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Future Airmen enlist at Wings Over Columbus
In the midst of all the events that happened at the 2018 Wings Over Columbus Air and Space Show, one event will be very memorable for eight of the attendees and their families.
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A dissimilar formation of all 14th Flying Training Wing aircraft change their course to fly over the 2018 Wings Over Columbus Open House and Air and Space Show grounds April 20, 2018,  over Columbus, Mississippi. Roughly 21,000 people were able to view hours of aerobatic acts and many static displays from the Air Force’s current inventory at the 2018 air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Columbus AFB hosts one-day air show
The 2018 Wings Over Columbus Open House and Air and Space Show was held April 21, here, providing roughly 21,000 people with hours of aerobatic acts and many static displays from the Air Force’s current inventory.
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Airmen assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., speak to the attendees of the 2018 Wings Over Columbus Air and Space Show about the MQ-9 Reaper and it’s capabilities April 21, 2018, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. This was the first Air Force event the MQ-9 and its aircrew attended during the 2018 season and marked the first time the aircraft was at Columbus Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) MQ-9 visits CAFB, community gets rare look at Air Force RPA
An MQ-9 Reaper and a team from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., were one of the attractions during the 2018 Wings Over Columbus Open House and Air and Space Show April 21, here, and spoke to the local population and Airmen about their mission flying the remotely piloted aircraft.
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The 454th Bombardment Wing reunion group gather around a B-52 Stratofortress static display April 21, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, during the 2018 Wings Over Columbus Open House and Air and Space Show. The group had veterans who worked on, with, or around the B-52 in different capacities for the 454th BW, and told each other stories of their experiences almost 50 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) 454th Bombardment Wing veterans reunite during Columbus AFB airshow
Members from the now inactive 454th Bombardment Wing met together at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 21, 2018, during the 2018 Wings Over Columbus Open House and Air and Space Show.
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U.S. Air Force Special Operations Surgical Teams practice integrated operations during a Special Tactics exercise, Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 16, 2015. Air Force Medicine is adapting the SOST model for battlefield care, to provide additional support for future combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Callaway) Ready today, ready tomorrow - Air Force prepares for the future of medical readiness
The future of warfare is uncertain, and tomorrow’s conflicts may not look like today’s. To prepare for this uncertainty, the Air Force is assessing how it prepares its medical forces to support the warfighter.
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Two students follow an instructor pilot to a T-1A Jayhawk, April 10, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The T-1 is the aircraft that ‘heavy’ pilots will train on before learning to fly anything from the C-5 Galaxy to the KC 135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) The 48th FTS makes a ‘heavy’ impact on student pilots every day
A high pitched whirring begins as three pilots prepare for their flight inside a T-1A Jayhawk on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
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2018
Lt. Col. Brent Green, 43rd FTS assistant director of operations, is sprayed with champagne and water by his family April 13, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. He is one of the original cadre in the Firebirds. It was shortly after the squadron expanded in 1999 from teaching only in the T-38C Talon to teaching all airframes that he was hired. Green has spent 22 years of his career in a full-time capacity learning or teaching in the T-37, T-38 and T-6A Texan II on Columbus AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) 43rd FTS instructor pilot dedicates 20 plus years of training to CAFB
The 43rd Flying Training Squadron started over 20 years ago as a flight dedicated to the pilot training mission here; within one year, the unit grew to a squadron with more than 100 positions total, attached to each of the five active-duty flying squadrons.
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