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U.S. Army Parachute Team “Golden Knights” members jump out of a C-31 Fokker during the 2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show: America’s Air & Space Expo at JBA, Md., Sept. 17, 2017. The three-day event was in conjunction with the Air Force’s 70th anniversary and displayed it capabilities through air power and focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez) Army’s “The Golden Knights” to be at Columbus AFB
The U.S. Army Parachute Team, “The Golden Knights,” inspire audiences of all ages with their patriotism and exciting maneuvers. Formed in 1959, the Golden Knights are the Army’s official demonstration team. Members are drawn from U.S. Army paratroopers who have demonstrated excellence in parachuting skills.
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Tony Givens, 14th Medical Support Squadron laboratory services technical supervisor, inspects a test sample Feb. 20, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. From August to January no patients have fainted during blood draws, and the lab continues to strive toward minimizing the risk of patients passing out during the blood drawing process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Koritz Clinic lab puts patients first, increases efficiency
The Koritz Clinic Laboratory Services Flight performs tests to give doctors conclusive evidence to properly diagnose individuals as well giving accurate diagnosis to confidently clear or retract a pilot’s ability to fly.
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Steve Henderson, L3 Technologies T-38C Talon maintainer, finishes switching the stability augmentation system on a T-38 Feb. 14, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Maintainers must take the outside hull of the aircraft apart, similar to a shell, to reach pieces such as the engine to complete some of their maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) L3 maintains pilot production one aircraft at a time
The L3 Technologies, a Mississippi aerospace and defense company, provides contracted maintenance to Columbus Air Force Base, ensuring the pilots have the aircraft they need to train at their peak performance every day.
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Fourteenth Flying Training Wing annual award winners stand with Col. Douglas Gosney, 14th FTW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Johnathan Hover, 14th FTW command chief, during the 2017 Annual Awards Banquet, Feb. 9, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Fifty-five members and two flights, which represented 20 categories, were recognized during the evening and competed for 20 wing level awards. Awards show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Melissa Doublin) Awards show Columbus AFB Airmen’s excellence
Team BLAZE celebrated the hard work of Airmen throughout the wing during the 2017 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 9, on Columbus Air Force Base.
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Ava, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Mia Johnson, 14th Force Support Squadron Logistics Manager, enjoys her time at the Child Development Center Feb. 5, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Children are taught basic social skills that will help them as they get older. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) CAFB Child Development Center earns 5-star accreditation
The Child Development Center on Columbus Air Force Base recently earned a five-star accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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Retired Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris speaks to media and a nearby crowd in Feb. 1973. He did not realize his wife was within a few steps of him during the address, but saw her later along with the rest of his family. (Courtesy photo) 8-year POW recalls return home 45 years later
Stepping off the bus, recently freed American prisoners of war formed up from the tallest to shortest, stiff at attention facing Capt. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris and with a salute they defied their Vietnamese captors one final time.
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An F-22 Raptor, flown by Maj. Paul Lopez, flies over the flight line on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 2018, during an aerial demonstration. The F-22 has a maximum takeoff weight of 83,000 pounds. For public demonstrations the aircraft will not carry any ammunition and will open the bomb doors to show off the array of areal capabilities the airframe has. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) F-22 prepares for air show season at Columbus AFB
Maj. Paul Lopez, flew an F-22 Raptor through Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, airspace Feb. 2, 2018.
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Capt. Hunter Barnhill, a 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, sits with his wife, Crystal, and their 3-year-old son, Nowlan, Jan 28, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Many friends and families from Columbus AFB gave artwork and memorabilia from the 37th FTS to show their support for their family through his brain surgery and recovery process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Pilot battles brain cancer, recovery with faith
Walking into his backyard after an Easter egg hunt Capt. Hunter Barnhill’s hand formed a fist, holding itself with incredible and uncontrollable strength, he attempted to spread his fingers, but instead consciously fell to the ground before his friends and his own 2-year-old son, Nolan, looked onto him confused.
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Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C, speaks at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-04’s graduation Jan, 19, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Nowland gave every pilot statistics on the aircraft they would be learning how to fly, and he recognized the impact that each of them had together. He spoke about the refueling airframes, the cargo airframes, bombers, fighters and remotely piloted aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Nowland breaks down fundamentals of service
Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C, spoke at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-04’s graduation here Jan, 19.
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The Airman & Family Readiness Center on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, is home to many programs and courses to help Airmen and their families through a change in station, deployments, financial issues or job searching outside of the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Airman & Family Readiness Center has support, resources

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