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Default Air Force Logo 19th Air Force commander directs T-6 operational pause
The 19th Air Force commander has issued an operational pause for all T-6 Texan II operations to ensure aircrew safety after a cluster of unexplained physiological events occurred at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, and Sheppard AFB, Texas within the last week.
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2018
Capt. Joe Zujus, 48th Flying Training Squadron flight commander, speaks to 14th Airlift Squadron pilots about the expectations, background and benefits to becoming a T-1A Jayhawk or T-6A Texan II jet trainer aircraft instructor at the 14th AS on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Nov. 13, 2017. T-1, T-6 instructors visit 14th AS
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- T-1A Jayhawk and T-6A Texan II jet trainer aircraft instructors from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, travelled here to brief 14th Airlift Squadron pilots on what it takes to become an instructor, Nov. 13, 2017. The visit helped promote the need for instructors due to the training school increasing the number of
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2017
Col. Douglas Gosney, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, talks to students as they wait in line for the Rapid Strike simulator Oct. 3, 2017, during the Imagine the Possibilities Career Expo at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Mississippi. Airmen from Columbus AFB represented seven pathways at the expo, including aerospace, communications, engineering, government and public administration, health sciences, logistics and law and public safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross) Airmen showcase AF opportunities to 7,000 students during career expo
TUPELO, Miss. – More than 110 Airmen from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, spent several days showing more than 7,000 eighth-grade students, from 17 northeast Mississippi counties, some of the vast career opportunities the Air Force offers during the Imagine the Possibilities Career Expo Oct. 3-5 at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo.
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2017
Families watch the different fire trucks pass by Sept. 30, 2017, in Magnolia Village on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, and the surrounding communities. The trucks and vehicles, from Columbus AFB and surrounding communities’ fire departments, participated in a parade as part Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross) Columbus AFB goes all out for Fire Prevention Week
The Columbus Air Force Base Fire Department values the safety of its Airmen and their families, and during Fire Prevention Week Sept. 25-30, they organized 11 events to educate the base and local community on fire prevention and safety.
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2017
Second Lt. Jason Bentley, 14th Student Squadron student pilot who is assisting the 14th Security Forces Squadron, works the front gate Oct. 3, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Before entering the 37th or 41st Flying Training Squadrons, student pilots will work with other units on base to help manning and learn about everyday base operations. Casual lieutenants who assist the 14th SFS receive four days of training and all certifications required to work the gate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb ) There’s nothing casual about a casual lieutenant
When walking around Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, it doesn’t take long to realize the high population of lieutenants. They are either in pilot training or waiting until their class starts.
0 10/06
2017
Moody AFB A-10s evacuate to Columbus AFB Moody AFB evacuated 21 A-10s to Columbus AFB
In order to avoid possible damage from Hurricane Irma, 21 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 75th Fighter Squadron and a HC-130J Combat King II evacuated from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, and began arriving here Sept. 8; the HC-130J was transporting aircrew.
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2017
ACC Commander offers encouragement to newest AF aviators ACC Commander offers encouragement to newest AF aviators
Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, addressed Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-14 during their graduation ceremony here Sept. 8. Holmes, a former 14th Operations Group Commander, spoke to the Air Force’s 22 newest aviators, one of which was his son, 2nd Lt. Wade Holmes.
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2017
3 student pilots continue journey on ‘America’s Got Talent’ 3 student pilots continue journey on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Three members of the 14th Student Squadron here are now in the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent,” a nationally televised talent competition. When the competition started back in March, all 16 members of the a capella group, “In the Stairwell,” were cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. But since then, five members have graduated and are now commissioned second lieutenants.
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2017
Autocross comes to Columbus AFB Autocross comes to Columbus AFB
Seventeen autocross drivers from the Columbus, Mississippi, surrounding communities and states competed in several categories for fastest times on the flightline at Columbus Air Force Base Aug. 12-13.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Luis Chiriboga, a 14th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering technician, and his wife, Airman 1st Class Estefania Briceno Ron, a personnel and administration technician assigned to the 14th Medical Support Squadron, stand at the entrance of Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Chiriboga and Briceno Ron are both natives of Ecuador and received their U.S. citizenship after joining the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Gross) AF couple takes journey to US citizenship
The Air Force affords its Airmen a plethora of opportunities and benefits; many advance their education and obtain degrees, skills are learned and can often be applied in future careers -- but for some, their service can grant them U.S. citizenship. This is the case for a dual military couple at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, who was born and spent the early part of their life in Ecuador. Both are now Airmen and U.S. citizens.
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2017
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