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Emmie Sherertz, local artist, stands next to her work Jan. 12, 2018, inside of the Club on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Club art gallery was created in 2015 with the opening of the newly renovated Club. The Columbus Arts Council switches the art out roughly every two months, providing six artists a year to showcase their work to the Columbus AFB service members and family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Columbus Club wall holds local artists’ work
In the Columbus Club there is a wall which displays the work of local artists, showcasing the Columbus Arts Council’s work, and bringing some Mississippi culture onto the Club’s walls.
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Second Lt. Kenneth Soyars, 14th Student Squadron student pilot, takes off during a virtual reality flight simulation Jan. 10, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Two subjects flew at a time but no other subjects were allowed to watch or learn from other individuals’ sorties. The Adaptive Flight Training Study pushed subjects to learn through the VR technology. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Researchers test virtual reality Adaptive Flight Training Study at Columbus AFB
A team of student researchers from Air Command and Staff College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, conducted an Adaptive Flight Training Study from Jan. 9-12, here, to aid in the Air Force’s advancement in training and education through virtual reality.
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Members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders perform a routine for people at the Youth Center Dec. 4, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Following their routine, the cheerleaders performed a Cheer to Fitness Clinic for children who attended. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross) Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders visit CAFB families during USO tour
Members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders visited Columbus Air Force Base Dec. 4 where they were given a flight line tour, did a meet-and-greet at the Exchange, were shown a military working dog demonstration and conducted a Cheer to Fitness Clinic for children at the Youth Center.
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Senior Airman Hayden Harrison, 48th Flying Training Wing Aircrew Flight Equipment technician, reads a T-6A Texan II survival equipment checklist Dec. 5, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The T-6 and T-38C Talon have survival kits inside of the cockpit with each pilot and are an essential portion of the AFE mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Columbus AFE keeps pilot production going
The U.S. Air Force is known for its air supremacy around the globe, and pilots are recognized for their ability to keep the skies safe from America’s enemies. But who keeps the pilots safe?
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Brig. Gen. David W. Hicks speaks at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-02’s graduation Nov. 17, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Hicks is the Director of Strategy, Concepts, and Assessments, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Hicks motivates SUPT Class 18-02, gives words of advice
Brig. Gen. David W. Hicks, the Director of Strategy, Concepts, and Assessments, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C., spoke at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-02’s graduation ceremony Nov. 17 at the Kaye Auditorium here.
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Col. Guy Majkowski, 14th Medical Group Commander, commands a flight of Airmen Nov. 11, 2017, before a Veterans Day parade at the Columbus Municipal Complex in Columbus, Mississippi. Following the parade was a ceremony which included a wreath laying ceremony, flyover and participation from Columbus Air Force Base and West Lowndes High School Air Force Junior ROTC Honor Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Airmen, city of Columbus celebrate Veterans Day
Airmen from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, participated with the city of Columbus in a Veterans Day parade and ceremony Nov. 11.
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Two 14th Operations Support Squadron Radar, Airfield and Weather Systems Flight (RAWS) technicians watch a C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, prepare to land Nov. 2, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The RAWS Flight technicians work to maintain the radar and communication equipment that allows aircraft to land safely and efficiently on Columbus AFB. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) 14th OSS flight RAWS into existence
Though callers to a particular 14th Operations Support Squadron may be caught off guard if they hear a soft roar on the other end, they will no longer be confused as to who exactly they are calling.
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2017
Capt. Christian Litscher, 14th Operations Group Commander’s Action Group officer, speaks to cadets about what pilot training is like on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Nov. 3, 2017. The students were split into groups; some of them got a close-up look at Columbus AFB’s three aircraft while others received tours of the flying training squadrons as they spoke with experienced Air Force pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Cadets see operational Air Force at Columbus AFB
About 80 Mississippi State University U.S. Air Force ROTC Detachment 425 cadets visited Columbus Air Force Base Nov. 3.
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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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Second Lt. William Groff, 37th Flying Training Wing student pilot, prepares for a solo flight Oct. 11, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Students complete solo flights in order to progress through the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training course; however students will fly with an instructor pilot a majority of their flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) 37th FTS teaches aviation basics to new pilots
The 37th Flying Training Squadron on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, is where roughly 50 percent of Columbus AFB student pilots will learn to fly the T-6 Texan II trainer aircraft.
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